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Pure Storage FlashBlade

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Attribute Ratings

  • Azure Blob Storage is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.8

Azure Blob Storage

88%
9 Ratings
8.7

Pure Storage FlashBlade

87%
35 Ratings

Usability

Azure Blob Storage

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

Pure Storage FlashBlade

82%
1 Rating

Support Rating

9.0

Azure Blob Storage

90%
6 Ratings
8.2

Pure Storage FlashBlade

82%
19 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Azure Blob Storage

Azure Blob Storage is well suited for cases where you are working with different data formats and looking for cost-effective storage solutions based on access frequency. Another area of strength is the encryption of data at rest, and encryption can be managed on your own. However, it may not be appropriate for transferring large data very fast.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pure Storage FlashBlade

If data storage, access, and security [are] of the highest priority to your business then Pure Storage FlashBlade is an excellent tool that must be considered. Analytics or sharing that requires the fastest speeds available will benefit from the NVMe solid-state drives they use which are far superior to spinning rust. It is less ideal for those who do not require such time-critical work.
Alexander Cooper | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Azure Blob Storage

  • Ease of use both through Azure Portal as well as API.
  • Cost-effective solution for storing a large amount of data compared to other storage solutions.
  • Scalability, Security, and Performance are the other key aspects of Azure Blob Storage that are easily manageable through Admin Console.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pure Storage FlashBlade

  • Flexible on the pricing models.
  • Comes with a large number of features out-of-the-box.
  • It is all included in one price.
  • Satisfied the needs of low latency and high throughput.
  • Beautiful REST API, well-documented, and easy to use.
  • Provides the twice of the performance.
  • Easy to manage.
  • Immutable snapshots, to avoid possibly ransomware.
  • Very helpful Mobile app.
  • Support is extremely quick and responsive.
Stefano Monti | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Azure Blob Storage

  • Unstructured data makes it harder to conceptualize what we have but with partners like Panzura that has been a non-issue for us.
  • Not always easy to understand the different models or tiers you can pick from when purchasing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pure Storage FlashBlade

  • When reporting out a user has exceeded there quote, it only references the UID. It would certainly be nice it calls out the UID name that is clearly present in the Dashboard.
  • The ability to determine a snapshot total size would be helpful.
  • Proactive reachout to discuss new versions and assist in planning the upgrade would be a key win.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Azure Blob Storage

General

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

Starting Price

$0.0,081 per GB/per month

Azure Blob Storage Editions & Modules

Edition
Block Blobs$0.00811
Azure Data Lake Storage$0.00811
Managed Discs$1.542
Files$0.0583
  1. per GB/per month
  2. per month
  3. per GB/per month
Additional Pricing Details

Pure Storage FlashBlade

General

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

Starting Price

Pure Storage FlashBlade Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Usability

Azure Blob Storage

No score
No answers yet
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Pure Storage FlashBlade

Pure Storage FlashBlade 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Good API, multi-protocol support is great.
Edward Hammond | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Azure Blob Storage

Azure Blob Storage 9.0
Based on 6 answers
Documentation sometimes appears to be out of date or not fully documented properly with new releases. It is like documentation comes out for a specific version and is quickly out of date. Another issue is documentation is scarce on new releases and only seems to get properly updated (and sometimes is still wrong) once enough people hit the forums to complain.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pure Storage FlashBlade

Pure Storage FlashBlade 8.2
Based on 19 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

Azure Blob Storage

We are affiliated with Azure so Azure Storage is our only choice but I have worked with other storage resources of Azure like Azure Data Lake Storage. Both are good and robust storage resource but they differ in the application that they do best
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pure Storage FlashBlade

The primary difference was speed. Pure Storage Flash Blade worked up as a wonder while migrating, storing, recovering, and backing up data. Hitachi Content Platform was much more scalable but was occasionally flared up with some optimized performance and speed issues while handling large amounts of data across various platforms in the organization.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Azure Blob Storage

  • Allowed us to store files more cheaply than on-prem.
  • Allowed us to store files securely.
  • Allowed us to transport files with HTTPS easily.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pure Storage FlashBlade

  • Pure has greatly narrowed the performance gap between file storage and fiber channel block storage with FlashBlade. Exotic file systems and costly FC fabrics are no longer needed to run performant storage.
  • Training is not required for a storage admin who has never touched a Pure array. Everything is where you would expect to find it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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