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Score 8.8 out of 100

Pure Storage FlashArray

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Likelihood to Recommend

Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage

This really depends on how you want to use it. If you are a large-scale corporation that needs to have a highly scalable and high I/O usage this is a fantastic array. If you do not have static storage admin that centralizes on EMC storage than this could be a difficult array to manage.
Paul Phelan | 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

Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage
7.7
Pure Storage FlashArray
9.1
Flash Array Performance
Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage
10.0
Pure Storage FlashArray
9.8
Flash Array Integration
Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage
7.0
Pure Storage FlashArray
9.7
Data Compression
Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage
8.0
Pure Storage FlashArray
9.2
Non-Intrusive Upgrades
Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage
10.0
Pure Storage FlashArray
8.1
Simplicity
Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage
4.0
Pure Storage FlashArray
9.5
Power Savings
Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage
7.0
Pure Storage FlashArray
8.2

Pros

Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage

  • It creates a fully redundant connection from multiple controllers that are always up even during updates.
  • Once setup there is little to no adjustments that need to be made to the storage array. All that's needed is volume updates.
Paul Phelan | 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

Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage

  • The configuration portion is really difficult. If you are not a fully trained Dell storage admin you won't be able to setup this array.
  • The GUI is stuck in the 90's and has very little user-friendliness.
Paul Phelan | 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

Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Pure Storage FlashArray

Pure Storage FlashArray 8.9
Based on 27 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

Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Pure Storage FlashArray

Pure Storage FlashArray 8.8
Based on 18 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

Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Pure Storage FlashArray

Pure Storage FlashArray 8.7
Based on 7 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

Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage

No score
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Pure Storage FlashArray

Pure Storage FlashArray 8.5
Based on 7 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

Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage

Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage 8.0
Based on 2 answers
The best part about this array is that once you have it configured it is pretty much done. There is little to no other configurations to be done other than normal volume adjustments. Support is great as they understand this array very well. The updates are very hands-off and are done solely by support. You contact them and then there are no other changes done on the end-user's side.
Paul Phelan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pure Storage FlashArray

Pure Storage FlashArray 8.8
Based on 107 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

Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage

No score
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Pure Storage FlashArray

Pure Storage FlashArray 8.6
Based on 4 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

Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Pure Storage FlashArray

Pure Storage FlashArray 8.2
Based on 2 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

Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Pure Storage FlashArray

Pure Storage FlashArray 9.1
Based on 9 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

Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage

The EMC array is a lot more robust, but the PURE array does almost the same with about a tenth of ease from the configuration. It really depends on the type of backend servers that you need to support as to whether you need a EMC array or a PURE array.
Paul Phelan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pure Storage FlashArray

Pure Storage FlashArray came up as being the most cost-effective of the lot plus the extras added like call-home support were very welcome. The competitors' options were a lot more expensive and the call-home support added a lot more to the already high costs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage

No score
No answers yet
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Pure Storage FlashArray

Pure Storage FlashArray 8.3
Based on 5 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

Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage

  • This storage array is great because it is an always on even during updates.
  • The negative is the time spent on configuring and the need for a dedicated storage admin.
Paul Phelan | 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

Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage

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

Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage
7.0
Pure Storage FlashArray
9.8

Likelihood to Renew

Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage
Pure Storage FlashArray
8.9

Usability

Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage
Pure Storage FlashArray
8.8

Reliability and Availability

Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage
Pure Storage FlashArray
8.7

Performance

Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage
Pure Storage FlashArray
8.5

Support Rating

Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage
8.0
Pure Storage FlashArray
8.8

In-Person Training

Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage
Pure Storage FlashArray
8.6

Online Training

Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage
Pure Storage FlashArray
8.2

Implementation Rating

Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage
Pure Storage FlashArray
9.1

Scalability

Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage
Pure Storage FlashArray
8.3

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