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Score 9.4 out of 100
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Score 9.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Dell VMAX ranks higher in 1 feature set: Enterprise Flash Array Storage

Enterprise Flash Array Storage

9.7

Dell VMAX

97%
8.9

Pure Storage FlashArray

89%
Dell VMAX ranks higher in 4/6 features

Flash Array Performance

9.8
98%
9 Ratings
10.0
100%
156 Ratings

Flash Array Integration

9.4
94%
9 Ratings
10.0
100%
146 Ratings

Data Compression

9.6
96%
9 Ratings
8.9
89%
155 Ratings

Non-Intrusive Upgrades

9.9
99%
8 Ratings
7.1
71%
150 Ratings

Simplicity

9.9
99%
8 Ratings
9.6
96%
156 Ratings

Power Savings

9.9
99%
8 Ratings
7.6
76%
133 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Pure Storage FlashArray is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.5

Dell VMAX

95%
9 Ratings
10.0

Pure Storage FlashArray

100%
209 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Dell VMAX

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9

Pure Storage FlashArray

89%
27 Ratings

Usability

Dell VMAX

N/A
0 Ratings
8.7

Pure Storage FlashArray

87%
18 Ratings

Availability

Dell VMAX

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6

Pure Storage FlashArray

86%
8 Ratings

Performance

Dell VMAX

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4

Pure Storage FlashArray

84%
8 Ratings

Support Rating

7.0

Dell VMAX

70%
3 Ratings
9.9

Pure Storage FlashArray

99%
143 Ratings

In-Person Training

Dell VMAX

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6

Pure Storage FlashArray

86%
4 Ratings

Online Training

Dell VMAX

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

Pure Storage FlashArray

82%
2 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Dell VMAX

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Pure Storage FlashArray

91%
13 Ratings

Configurability

Dell VMAX

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

Pure Storage FlashArray

82%
3 Ratings

Ease of integration

Dell VMAX

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6

Pure Storage FlashArray

86%
4 Ratings

Product Scalability

Dell VMAX

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

Pure Storage FlashArray

82%
5 Ratings

Vendor post-sale

Dell VMAX

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Pure Storage FlashArray

91%
6 Ratings

Vendor pre-sale

Dell VMAX

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9

Pure Storage FlashArray

89%
6 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Dell Technologies

Dell EMC VMAX All-Flash Storage is a very powerful storage that easily manages huge data transactions with high IO processing speed. This Storage is well suited for critical production environments because response times are much better. This storage enables direct data backup. It's always up and running during updates because it creates a redundant connection from the controller.
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Pure Storage

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.
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Pros

Dell Technologies

  • 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.
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Pure Storage

  • 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.
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Cons

Dell Technologies

  • Initial configuration are bit difficult need some experience resource to manage it.
  • We faced issue with vendor support during major impact.
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Pure Storage

  • 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.
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Pricing Details

Dell VMAX

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Dell VMAX editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Pure Storage FlashArray

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Pure Storage FlashArray editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Likelihood to Renew

      Dell Technologies

      No answers on this topic

      Pure Storage

      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.
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      Usability

      Dell Technologies

      No answers on this topic

      Pure Storage

      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
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      Reliability and Availability

      Dell Technologies

      No answers on this topic

      Pure Storage

      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.
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      Performance

      Dell Technologies

      No answers on this topic

      Pure Storage

      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
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      Support Rating

      Dell Technologies

      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.
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      Pure Storage

      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.
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      In-Person Training

      Dell Technologies

      No answers on this topic

      Pure Storage

      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.
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      Online Training

      Dell Technologies

      No answers on this topic

      Pure Storage

      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.
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      Implementation Rating

      Dell Technologies

      No answers on this topic

      Pure Storage

      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.
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      Alternatives Considered

      Dell Technologies

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      Pure Storage

      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.
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      Scalability

      Dell Technologies

      No answers on this topic

      Pure Storage

      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
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      Return on Investment

      Dell Technologies

      • Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage provides the hybrid cloud solution
      • Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage provides the great storage capacity with data security
      • Data Migration from other storage, data compression, stability
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      Pure Storage

      • 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.
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