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Score 8.9 out of 100

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Likelihood to Recommend

NetApp AFF A-Series All Flash Arrays

We us our AFF to support all applications that have a response time imperative or are IO intensive such as databases, email, VMware VMs and applications that have users at a keyboard needing a responsive interaction. It is also where we put all data that must be encrypted at rest such as HIPAA data.
It is of no value to data that is generally archived, little used or has low IO requirements. These would include scanned images, videos, IP Camera storage and most CIFS and NFS file based storage. For these types of applications SATA is still a better choice.
Paul Lemmons | 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

NetApp AFF A-Series All Flash Arrays
9.5
Pure Storage FlashArray
9.1
Flash Array Performance
NetApp AFF A-Series All Flash Arrays
10.0
Pure Storage FlashArray
9.7
Data Compression
NetApp AFF A-Series All Flash Arrays
9.0
Pure Storage FlashArray
9.3
Non-Intrusive Upgrades
NetApp AFF A-Series All Flash Arrays
10.0
Pure Storage FlashArray
8.4
Simplicity
NetApp AFF A-Series All Flash Arrays
9.0
Pure Storage FlashArray
9.5
Flash Array Integration
NetApp AFF A-Series All Flash Arrays
Pure Storage FlashArray
9.6
Power Savings
NetApp AFF A-Series All Flash Arrays
Pure Storage FlashArray
8.3

Pros

NetApp AFF A-Series All Flash Arrays

  • Supports CIFS, NFS, ISCSI and FC protocols. Not all flash products out in the market today support all protocols and this makes it harder for small - mid scale organizations who cannot afford multiple million dollar storage platforms.
  • Handles workloads really well. We have VDI, SQL DB, Production workloads running on it all at the same time and the array doesn't choke on latency or IOPS.
  • CDOT has come a long way and with the newer versions of CDOT, the data reduction and compression makes way for a lot more usable storage than what you pay for in RAW.
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

NetApp AFF A-Series All Flash Arrays

  • The GUI of Ontap is in constant flux. Every time there is an upgrade it appears to be completely redesigned. Some stability in its design would be nice
  • As new or improved technologies addressing compression, compaction and deduplication occur within upgrades it would be nice if preexisting data could benefit from it by background processes looking for opportunities to apply savings to data in place.
  • It is not simple to see when data from the AFF is being access inefficiently through the cluster interconnect. Because data moves sometimes access to the data remains with the nodes that originally owned them. I would like to be able to easily identify these instances so that I can take corrective action.
Paul Lemmons | 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

NetApp AFF A-Series All Flash Arrays

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

NetApp AFF A-Series All Flash Arrays

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

NetApp AFF A-Series All Flash Arrays

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Pure Storage FlashArray

Pure Storage FlashArray 8.8
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

NetApp AFF A-Series All Flash Arrays

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Pure Storage FlashArray

Pure Storage FlashArray 8.6
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

NetApp AFF A-Series All Flash Arrays

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Pure Storage FlashArray

Pure Storage FlashArray 8.7
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

NetApp AFF A-Series All Flash Arrays

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

NetApp AFF A-Series All Flash Arrays

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

NetApp AFF A-Series All Flash Arrays

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

NetApp AFF A-Series All Flash Arrays

We looked at Pure, Nimble, XtremIO and NetApp. Although all the arrays did really well, the ability to support all protocols sets NetApp apart. Each vendor had its own pluses and minuses and we bought the array that best suited our business needs and budget.
Anonymous | 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

NetApp AFF A-Series All Flash Arrays

No score
No answers yet
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Pure Storage FlashArray

Pure Storage FlashArray 8.4
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

NetApp AFF A-Series All Flash Arrays

  • Epic, our EMR providor, has very aggressive guidelines for performance. The Netapp AFF meets those guidlines easily eben in a mixed workload environment. This has helped us meet our business objectives by not having to diversify our storage platforms or vendors.
  • Multi-protocol support (block (ISCSI/FiberChannel) or File (NFS/CIFS)) Allows us to use the Netapp systems to solve all storage requirements regardless of the system needing storage
  • Clustered technologies along with non-disruptive movement of data between nodes on the cluster make hardware refreshes simple and allows the business to keep running without interruption even during massive data moves.
Paul Lemmons | 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

NetApp AFF A-Series All Flash Arrays

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

NetApp AFF A-Series All Flash Arrays
10.0
Pure Storage FlashArray
9.7

Likelihood to Renew

NetApp AFF A-Series All Flash Arrays
Pure Storage FlashArray
8.9

Usability

NetApp AFF A-Series All Flash Arrays
Pure Storage FlashArray
8.8

Reliability and Availability

NetApp AFF A-Series All Flash Arrays
Pure Storage FlashArray
8.8

Performance

NetApp AFF A-Series All Flash Arrays
Pure Storage FlashArray
8.6

Support Rating

NetApp AFF A-Series All Flash Arrays
Pure Storage FlashArray
8.7

In-Person Training

NetApp AFF A-Series All Flash Arrays
Pure Storage FlashArray
8.6

Online Training

NetApp AFF A-Series All Flash Arrays
Pure Storage FlashArray
8.2

Implementation Rating

NetApp AFF A-Series All Flash Arrays
Pure Storage FlashArray
9.1

Scalability

NetApp AFF A-Series All Flash Arrays
Pure Storage FlashArray
8.4

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