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Likelihood to Recommend

IBM POWER8 Servers

Do you run Windows loads? Are those loads exclusive to Windows? If yes, that's the only case where you cannot take advantage of POWER8 Systems.For all the other cases, workloads run better on POWER8. It doesn't matter if they are OLTP or web servers, in AIX, IBM i or Linux (Big Endian OR Little Endian), POWER8 Systems can run it. For HPC or AI cases where you need powerful GPU-CPU communication, POWER8 Machines have you covered as well, boasting better training times for AI models.
Roberto Etcheverry | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pure Storage FlashBlade

It's not appropriate for storage workloads that need replication to another site, for instance, disaster recovery.It's also not appropriate for storage processes that rely on cloning and snapshot capability, for instance, database server volume cloning for refreshing data between application environments.
Jeremy Calcamuggio | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

IBM POWER8 Servers

  • Performance
  • Flexibility
  • Security
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pure Storage FlashBlade

  • Supports CIFS, NFS, and S3 for storage options.
  • Top level folder quotas for CIFS helps keep usage under control.
  • For basically secondary storage, it's very fast.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

IBM POWER8 Servers

  • The noise levels for the scale-out machines are too much for small offices.
Roberto Etcheverry | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pure Storage FlashBlade

  • The user interface is a little clunky.
  • Monitoring is a challenge - The flash array does send disk space alerts but proactive system monitoring is lacking.
Chris Stotler | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

IBM POWER8 Servers

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Pure Storage FlashBlade

Pure Storage FlashBlade 8.7
Based on 9 answers
Without exception, the contacts with support have been quick and extremely knowledgeable. I do not fear getting an underqualified engineer to assess or work on my arrays. In addition to this support structure, the sales engineers are top notch as well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

IBM POWER8 Servers

When deciding on servers to run our critical applications IBM Power systems are always at the top of our list. The tradition of reliability, performance and security is unmatched in the industry. We have a large VMware environment running x86 servers but they mainly support windows based applications like exchange
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pure Storage FlashBlade

Pure is easiest to install and administer making it a perfect fit for our EDA scratch environment. Pure lacks mixed mode support which forces Qualcomm to use NetApp or Isilon for any SMB environments.
Todd Crouse | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

IBM POWER8 Servers

  • POWER8 Machines have allowed our customers to stay current on hardware and software, and to comply with the security standards required for communication.
  • Newer and faster machines have solved bottlenecks in our customers' workflows, meeting their growing demands.
  • POWER8 Introduces support for little endian Linux, which solves a problem some customers had when migrating to POWER8 Systems (the specific code that had endian-ness dependencies).
Roberto Etcheverry | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pure Storage FlashBlade

  • fewer people to administer the systems, as it's easier to use and easy to teach how to use.
  • less space in the rack -- a better density of equipment
  • Users are much happier with the performance of their systems.
David Thornton, CISSP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

IBM POWER8 Servers

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Pure Storage FlashBlade

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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