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Pure Storage FlashArray

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Likelihood to Recommend

CTERA Edge X Series

This is all about the selling you a "Device" and prices vary greatly between resellers. The devices work well, but the pure cloud solutions need a lot of work.
Lee Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pure Storage FlashArray

When you need speed, it's FAST, especially for MS SQL databases. If you are having bottlenecks, you can spend your time finding it in the code because it's not Pure Storage. Love the data reduction and duplication. We can store so much more on this unit than the base physical size. Love the data snapshots. When you need to complete copy your entire environment for testing etc. Nothing is easier, a few clicks and you are done. Extremely helpful for testing and training.
Todd Rasmussen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Enterprise Flash Array Storage

CTERA Edge X Series
Pure Storage FlashArray
9.4
Flash Array Performance
CTERA Edge X Series
Pure Storage FlashArray
9.4
Flash Array Integration
CTERA Edge X Series
Pure Storage FlashArray
9.2
Data Compression
CTERA Edge X Series
Pure Storage FlashArray
9.4
Non-Intrusive Upgrades
CTERA Edge X Series
Pure Storage FlashArray
9.5
Simplicity
CTERA Edge X Series
Pure Storage FlashArray
9.5
Power Savings
CTERA Edge X Series
Pure Storage FlashArray
9.1

Pros

CTERA Edge X Series

  • Standard File Backup
Lee Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pure Storage FlashArray

  • The Pure Array does data reduction particularly well. We've seen a 7x reduction on some of our volumes.
  • It is easy to get used to the system after coming from other storage arrays.
  • It has some welcome additions such as a smartphone app that makes it easier to view your cases, etc.
Muhammad Mulla | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

CTERA Edge X Series

  • SQL Backups just don't work reliably. For us, we lost all of our SQL data backed up through the CTERA Application process. Although the logs indicated a success, that was really not the case. This came close to putting us out of business. Luckily I had taken a genuine SQL backup to a folder. Unfortunately it was a month old. We had to pick-up the pieces from there.
  • Don't use it for file sync and share. There are better products out there i.e. anchorworks.com
  • Support sucks. Good luck with response time and answers that are inconsistent between team members. For example I had to rebuild a VM from scratch. When I re-installed the CTERA client It obviously thought I was adding another device. When I inquired to tech support, one member said "copy the old Data folder" (I still had the old VHD. That did not work). The other directed me to the correct spot to just change the associated folder. The turn-around time was over 24 hours for this simple fix.
  • Documentation, plenty of fodder but no real tech there.
Lee Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pure Storage FlashArray

  • Reporting is too general. Being a tech nerd, I want to be able to see the nitty-gritty details. I also need to be able to define canned sets of reports for problem application systems.
  • Pricing is a bit higher then some of their direct competitors .
  • Seriously, I have nothing else.
Don Howard | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

CTERA Edge X Series

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Pure Storage FlashArray

Pure Storage FlashArray 8.9
Based on 28 answers
It has so far been a very fast and stable product. We have had wonderful support when we have needed it and the account manager and engineer attached to our organization have been very responsive with any questions and concerns we have had.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

CTERA Edge X Series

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Pure Storage FlashArray

Pure Storage FlashArray 8.9
Based on 19 answers
The install went smoothly, and the engineer explained every step along the way. The next couple of days he checked in to make sure that migration was running as planned. The user interface is designed with usability in mind. You don't need a dedicated "Storage Silo" to manage this product. For smaller IT departments that need to support many different workloads, this could not be a better feature
Kevin Hannon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

CTERA Edge X Series

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Pure Storage FlashArray

Pure Storage FlashArray 8.9
Based on 9 answers
We have never had an outage with Purestorage. Yes we have had 2 drives go out but replacements were installed so fast there wasn't any issues. We have had a NVRAM module replaced but were noticed from Pure they were sending a replacement because they were predicting a failure so pure was proactive preventing any issues. Knowing Pure is monitoring our device 24x7 gives us peace of mind.
Todd Rasmussen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

CTERA Edge X Series

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Pure Storage FlashArray

Pure Storage FlashArray 8.7
Based on 9 answers
The corporation has a very diverse data load and when we migrate from a hybrid storage to pure all-flash, significant gains have already been observed. Latency always remains below 1 ms regardless of the load and volumetry used. Application performance also depends heavily on whether or not the code is more permormatic and network access infrastructure. The product has been meeting expectations
Marcelo Rosas | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

CTERA Edge X Series

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Pure Storage FlashArray

Pure Storage FlashArray 8.7
Based on 109 answers
Pure Support is timely and communicative. They are always ready to assist and very skilled at what they do, no matter the time of day. Even at 12:10 a.m. on New Years Day when your array has a hiccup that causes some errors in your environment, they will be on the phone with you in an instant. If they are unable to determine the cause right away, because things appear to be normal, they will take your environment's configuration, lab it up in their support environment and then research until they figure out what caused the problem. Even if it takes 3 months. True story.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

CTERA Edge X Series

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Pure Storage FlashArray

Pure Storage FlashArray 8.7
Based on 5 answers
Excellent training and really you don't need that much. We received training at the Pure offices and also on site when the product was installed. Simple things like how to login to the GUI interface, how to setup users, how to create volume and mount it. How to make a snapshot, how to copy it and mount it. Really is pretty self explanatory on how to do things with the GUI interface. We were expecting complicated base on other vendor products, we got super simple.
Todd Rasmussen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

CTERA Edge X Series

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Pure Storage FlashArray

Pure Storage FlashArray 8.5
Based on 3 answers
Great videos and documentation. There is a common theme with PureStorage, "Keep it elegantly simple". They have great support network and great support user groups. Documentation has been very helpful with providing auditors with methods and procedures on security and other ways the product works. Great documentation on setting PureStorage to be the most effective with VM's, SQL Server, and other products.
Todd Rasmussen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

CTERA Edge X Series

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Pure Storage FlashArray

Pure Storage FlashArray 8.6
Based on 11 answers
The install was very quick. The engineer that Pure sent said that if we started by 10 am we would be done by lunchtime, and he was not kidding.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

CTERA Edge X Series

Unfortunately CTERA does not stack up well if you want a pure cloud BDR. I have use iDrive and Asigra. iDrive has similar support and SQL backup issues. Asigra can vary widely in support and price, but the software is solid.
Lee Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pure Storage FlashArray

[They] seemed to have all the right things in place for our environment. A bit costly up front, but good return on less stress, better performance and good support whenever we do have issues.
Ben Bullock | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

CTERA Edge X Series

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Pure Storage FlashArray

Pure Storage FlashArray 8.6
Based on 6 answers
In our case we have equipment in all of Latin America in different data centers and with the mobile app or with pure1 we have everything centralized in just one
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

CTERA Edge X Series

  • NONE, it about put us out of business
Lee Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pure Storage FlashArray

  • Thanks to the deduplication that is built into the product we are seeing great reduction in total space required by consolidating similar data types on the same array.
  • Our users are very pleased with the performance.
  • The replication allowed us to move our workload from to another data center with minimal downtime.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

CTERA Edge X Series

General

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

Pure Storage FlashArray

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

CTERA Edge X Series
1.0
Pure Storage FlashArray
9.4

Likelihood to Renew

CTERA Edge X Series
Pure Storage FlashArray
8.9

Usability

CTERA Edge X Series
Pure Storage FlashArray
8.9

Reliability and Availability

CTERA Edge X Series
Pure Storage FlashArray
8.9

Performance

CTERA Edge X Series
Pure Storage FlashArray
8.7

Support Rating

CTERA Edge X Series
Pure Storage FlashArray
8.7

In-Person Training

CTERA Edge X Series
Pure Storage FlashArray
8.7

Online Training

CTERA Edge X Series
Pure Storage FlashArray
8.5

Implementation Rating

CTERA Edge X Series
Pure Storage FlashArray
8.6

Scalability

CTERA Edge X Series
Pure Storage FlashArray
8.6

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