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Pure Storage FlashArray

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Score 9.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

NetApp FAS series

NetApp FAS is a great platform to solve a large variety of different problems. It is ideal for large organizations that have a variety of different business scenarios and locations. This ability allows global support organizations to have standard tools and methods even in a variety of use cases and site sizes. On the flip side, this flexibility is also sometimes the weakness of the platform. In very specialized use cases/areas such as low latency with flash this can be a detriment. We still seem to use specialty arrays to solve these point requirements.
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

NetApp FAS series
Pure Storage FlashArray
9.3
Flash Array Performance
NetApp FAS series
Pure Storage FlashArray
9.4
Flash Array Integration
NetApp FAS series
Pure Storage FlashArray
9.2
Data Compression
NetApp FAS series
Pure Storage FlashArray
9.3
Non-Intrusive Upgrades
NetApp FAS series
Pure Storage FlashArray
9.5
Simplicity
NetApp FAS series
Pure Storage FlashArray
9.4
Power Savings
NetApp FAS series
Pure Storage FlashArray
9.0

Pros

NetApp FAS series

  • Backups are a piece of cake with Snapshot technology.
  • Disaster recovery plans are made much easier with SnapMirroring to remote locations.
  • The support is incredible. Auto Support makes it incredibly easy. The Auto Support website also gives you a great view of your NetApp deployment.
  • Redundant paths make updating and maintenance much easier with no downtime.
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 FAS series

  • We have had too many troubles with the controllers, had one die completely, and are now fighting an issue where the two don't communicate.
  • They try to nickel and dime you with extra costs for additional features.
  • Software upgrades are too difficult.
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

NetApp FAS series

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Pure Storage FlashArray

Pure Storage FlashArray 8.9
Based on 22 answers
Up time, stability, ease of use, flexibility, and the support team. Pure continues to earn my business with all of these positives. These traits are reinforced with every interaction that occurs with the Pure team, whether it is sales or support. Pure continues to do what is can to make everyone successful
Wes Dunaway | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

NetApp FAS series

NetApp FAS series 8.0
Based on 1 answer
It does have a really nice and easy to use web interface to do pretty much anything you need with it. It was very simple to configure our volumes and luns and connect them to our VMWare environment using the interface. It has options to rename, shrink, grow, and other things with our luns and volumes. It was nice and easy to read graphs to see where you stand on your storage usage at a glance.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pure Storage FlashArray

Pure Storage FlashArray 9.0
Based on 14 answers
Pure's are very easy to use and provide some of the best performance available
Max Tevs | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

NetApp FAS series

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Pure Storage FlashArray

Pure Storage FlashArray 9.1
Based on 3 answers
5 years in production, with 0 outages.
Will Fife | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

NetApp FAS series

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Pure Storage FlashArray

Pure Storage FlashArray 9.1
Based on 3 answers
We get better than local SSD performance across many hosts at the same time. The only thing we have found is faster, and only by a little is local NVMe
Will Fife | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

NetApp FAS series

NetApp FAS series 7.6
Based on 3 answers
NetApp support in Brazil is managed by its partners. We know in other countries, such as the US and NO, they have support directly from Netapp. We have a very good NetApp partner working with us since the beginning, on both the implementation and daily support. Very few cases needed to be escalated to NetApp support, most of the cases are handled and satisfyingly closed by the partner.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pure Storage FlashArray

Pure Storage FlashArray 8.7
Based on 98 answers
Working with Pure's support team is 180 degrees different than working with any other storage vendor we've ever dealt with. Their technology and their product design makes their job a lot easier, because of its straightforwardness and reliability. Their centralized phone-home/management/analytics support platform also means that they will always know everything about your array that they need to, in real time. You don't need to run tests or gather data or run some kind of utility that you then send the results of to the support team. They already know. This allows them, sometimes, to even be proactive, making you aware of some emerging issue, and then fixing it, before you would otherwise have even started to notice it.
James Kelly | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

NetApp FAS series

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Pure Storage FlashArray

Pure Storage FlashArray 8.7
Based on 6 answers
The Pure side of the implementation went well, it was cleaning up bad decision made earlier that were the problems.
Trey Pautsch | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

NetApp FAS series

We ultimately went with the NetApp FAS series based upon the recommendation of our trusted reseller. The device implementation fit directly in with the bigger infrastructure plan/rollout we were in the middle of. However, I did my due diligence when researching the recommendations, and after careful comparison and fact checks, NetApp rose to the top as the most mature and stable platform that did exactly what we needed, and at a price we could accept.
Vin Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pure Storage FlashArray

We baked off Pure Storage FlashArray against NetApp and Nimble and Pure blew both of those products out of the water. Pure's all-flash approach guaranteed that none of our critical data would ever be on spinning disk - so that was a very important topic for use. Pure was also one of the first storage vendors to provide encryption across the whole array as well, and that was a big selling point for us.
Mark McCully | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

NetApp FAS series

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Pure Storage FlashArray

Pure Storage FlashArray 9.1
Based on 3 answers
All the features are there and we didn't have to purchase an extra license for anything. All pretty straight forward to confugure.
Trey Pautsch | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

NetApp FAS series

  • We rely on NetApp FAS for data replication as well as application and data protection integration capabilities.
  • Negative impact is it has a 5 years life cycle and as a result we find leasing the equipment has provided better ROI than the expense associated with owning and maintaining after the life cycle support ends.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pure Storage FlashArray

  • Out business projects have accelerated like never before. We have great confidence that the storage system is modular (thereby not making us spend huge amounts of money for each expansion) and that our investment is protected well in the long run due to the very long support life of the products while keeping the maintenance cost filed/flat.
  • Our virtualization environment is now running so much smoother and we reduced almost 20% of compute capacity/resource utilization right after we moved datastores to Pure FlashArray.
  • We moved from 2 hybrid storage systems of half a rack each to 3U with half capacity filled, reduced latency 10-15 times (depending on which application and which storage system the application moved from), reduced purchase costs and maintenance costs by at least 25% compared to alternatives evaluated.
  • As a negative impact, the IT infrastructure team is now dealing with more business projects and is much busier delivering those projects instead of troubleshooting performance issues or attending constant meetings explaining why we can't take on a project or calculating how much investment is needed for infrastructure for a new project.
Krishna Prasad Reddy Kunkala | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

NetApp FAS 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

NetApp FAS series
8.2
Pure Storage FlashArray
9.3

Likelihood to Renew

NetApp FAS series
Pure Storage FlashArray
8.9

Usability

NetApp FAS series
8.0
Pure Storage FlashArray
9.0

Reliability and Availability

NetApp FAS series
Pure Storage FlashArray
9.1

Performance

NetApp FAS series
Pure Storage FlashArray
9.1

Support Rating

NetApp FAS series
7.6
Pure Storage FlashArray
8.7

In-Person Training

NetApp FAS series
Pure Storage FlashArray
9.1

Online Training

NetApp FAS series
Pure Storage FlashArray
9.1

Implementation Rating

NetApp FAS series
Pure Storage FlashArray
8.7

Scalability

NetApp FAS series
Pure Storage FlashArray
9.1

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