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Pure Storage opens R&D centre in Prague

US-listed Data specialist Pure Storage has a new European Research & Development Centre in Prague, Czech Republic. The opening marks further investment in the EMEA region and demonstrates Pure’s continued commitment to innovation, it says.

The centre will be headed by Dan Decasper, General Manager of Pure1, the company’s cloud-based software platform. Commenting on the launch of the centre, Decasper said: “I’m thrilled that on our 10th anniversary we maintain the same commitment to innovation that we had on day one. We’ve experienced tremendous growth and have always believed in investing back into talent acquisition and expansion. We chose Prague because great talent can be found here, and it’s a gateway to the rest of the region.”

Pure has worked with CzechInvest, a local business and investment development agency to open this new R&D centre in Prague. The Government-backed organisation aides global companies to establish in the Czech Republic. CzechInvest’s access to local experts, partnerships with academic institutions and existing focus on research and development were important support mechanisms in opening the R&D centre in the Czech Republic.