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IBM FlashSystem 7200

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Score 8.8 out of 100

Pure Storage FlashArray

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Likelihood to Recommend

IBM FlashSystem 7200

It is more trustworthy, has outstanding precision, and provides world-class performance. It will be the most cost-effective of all the virtual power systems, with enough connection. It is also affordable; but, having this many systems with higher efficiency at a cheaper cost is plenty. A minor item to notice is that it may become stuck due to excessive use, such as restless work, in a small percentage of situations, causing job disruption.
Anonymous | 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

IBM FlashSystem 7200
8.6
Pure Storage FlashArray
9.1
Flash Array Performance
IBM FlashSystem 7200
8.9
Pure Storage FlashArray
9.8
Flash Array Integration
IBM FlashSystem 7200
8.7
Pure Storage FlashArray
9.7
Data Compression
IBM FlashSystem 7200
8.6
Pure Storage FlashArray
9.2
Non-Intrusive Upgrades
IBM FlashSystem 7200
8.3
Pure Storage FlashArray
8.1
Simplicity
IBM FlashSystem 7200
8.5
Pure Storage FlashArray
9.5
Power Savings
IBM FlashSystem 7200
8.7
Pure Storage FlashArray
8.2

Pros

IBM FlashSystem 7200

  • Performance is the crucial element to be highlighted, as it delivers the best in class industry performance.
  • Guaranteed compression ratio, one of the leading in [the] industry we got a 2:1 guaranteed and it achieved as per the commitment.
  • Reliability is one of the main elements which works really well, even being a storewide family product it delivers [the] best reliability features.
  • [The] footprint is key, as it helped us to reduce our organization's 2 racks storage capacity into a 2U rack space.
Anonymous | 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

IBM FlashSystem 7200

  • IBM has been a leader in data management for a long time and Flashsystem doesn't give much to its competitors to challenge it. they're very robust
  • though the UI to work with takes some time to get used to for DataBase Admins
Anonymous | 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

IBM FlashSystem 7200

IBM FlashSystem 7200 8.7
Based on 4 answers
The results we have obtained are much better than expected, the amount of IOPS are good but the latency is very good, although it is not the best for databases and sequential writing, the team meets and exceeds expectations for secondary storage. , I am convinced that for small and medium-sized organizations it can be a great alternative considering the cost per TB, the ease of implementation, the ease of use and the support.
Esteban Rey | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

IBM FlashSystem 7200

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

IBM FlashSystem 7200

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

IBM FlashSystem 7200

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

IBM FlashSystem 7200

IBM FlashSystem 7200 10.0
Based on 2 answers
It is just IBM, it is pretty good
Anonymous | 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

IBM FlashSystem 7200

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

IBM FlashSystem 7200

IBM FlashSystem 7200 10.0
Based on 1 answer
IBM organize best training setup for resource and trainer explained very well.
Ravinder Hooda | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

IBM FlashSystem 7200

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

IBM FlashSystem 7200

I selected IBM Flash System 7200 because it is affordable, efficient, reliable and easy to use. It does not have complicated functionalities and it is very fast and stores data in a safe manner. IBM Flash System also has an on premise to hybrid cloud functionality which enables our organization to switch between the two storage options whenever suitable[.]
muphulusi dzivhani | 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

IBM FlashSystem 7200

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

IBM FlashSystem 7200

  • It is available at low cost, but any number of low cost and highly efficient systems will suffice.
  • Such as we can suffer from increased usage, it only happens in exceptional cases and for a limited time . It's not a disadvantage, but it can cause interruptions in your work.
  • It doesn't have a negative impact over ROI.
Anonymous | 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

IBM FlashSystem 7200

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

IBM FlashSystem 7200
8.8
Pure Storage FlashArray
9.8

Likelihood to Renew

IBM FlashSystem 7200
8.7
Pure Storage FlashArray
8.9

Usability

IBM FlashSystem 7200
Pure Storage FlashArray
8.8

Reliability and Availability

IBM FlashSystem 7200
Pure Storage FlashArray
8.7

Performance

IBM FlashSystem 7200
Pure Storage FlashArray
8.5

Support Rating

IBM FlashSystem 7200
10.0
Pure Storage FlashArray
8.8

In-Person Training

IBM FlashSystem 7200
Pure Storage FlashArray
8.6

Online Training

IBM FlashSystem 7200
10.0
Pure Storage FlashArray
8.2

Implementation Rating

IBM FlashSystem 7200
Pure Storage FlashArray
9.1

Scalability

IBM FlashSystem 7200
Pure Storage FlashArray
8.3

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