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Pure Storage FlashArray

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Pure Storage FlashBlade

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Highlights

Pure Storage Flashblade and Pure Storage FlashArray are both storage solutions used by businesses to allow for affordable, scalable storage for business data.  Pure Storage FlashBlade is an Object Storage software built to store files and objects in a blade architecture that can be accessed by servers.  Pure Storage FlashArray is an Enterprise Flash Array Solution that compresses files to store for access from servers.  PureStorage FlashArray is most popular with mid-sized businesses, while Pure Storage FlashBlade is most popular with larger enterprises.

Features

Pure Storage FlashBlade and Pure Storage FlashArray are both all flash storage solutions, but they have some unique features that set them apart from each other. 

Pure Storage FlashBlade provides support for large amounts of data storage and analysis, which makes it a popular choice for larger enterprises.  Additionally, implementation and management of Pure Storage FlashBlade is simple, allowing new users to get their storage set up easily, with dashboards to provide information about their storage solution.  Additionally, storage backups are simple to set up, and data restoration is efficient.

Pure Storage FlashArray includes data compression and deduplication, allowing Pure Storage arrays to hold larger amounts of data then one would normally expect in a single array.  In addition to storing large amounts of data, Pure Storage FlashArray also has high reliability, with many users stating they never experienced unplanned downtime.  Lastly, Pure Storage FlashArray offers high speed and performance in virtual environments.

Limitations

Pure Storage FlashBlade and Pure Storage FlashArray both provide storage solutions, but they also have some limitations that are important to consider.

Pure Storage FlashBlade has limited replication features, which can be a problem for businesses seeking to replicate large amounts of data.  Additionally, Pure Storage FlashBlade doesn’t include block-level deduplication.

Pure Storage FlashArray provides an API for building integrations with other software, but there aren’t many connectors out of the box.  Businesses with many needed integrations may need to consider other options if they aren’t comfortable building out integrations. 

Pricing

Pure Storage FlashBlade and FlashArray both offer free trials businesses can use to see if the solutions will work for them before making a purchasing decision.  Detailed pricing for either solution is not available online, but businesses can reach out to the vendor for an exact quote.

Likelihood to Recommend

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

Pure Storage FlashBlade

It's an expensive product, but it's worth the investment. It is recommended for scenarios of medium and large robust companies that have critical data on the network. If it's a smaller scenario I would recommend other cheaper storage solutions with better cost-benefit. If access is critical and interruptible and that requires a centralized backup, fast and with full data protection, this is the ideal solution in my opinion. I really enjoy using it and feel comfortable with its high performance and information protection.
Felipe Santos | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Enterprise Flash Array Storage

Pure Storage FlashArray
9.1
Pure Storage FlashBlade
Flash Array Performance
Pure Storage FlashArray
9.8
Pure Storage FlashBlade
Flash Array Integration
Pure Storage FlashArray
9.7
Pure Storage FlashBlade
Data Compression
Pure Storage FlashArray
9.2
Pure Storage FlashBlade
Non-Intrusive Upgrades
Pure Storage FlashArray
8.1
Pure Storage FlashBlade
Simplicity
Pure Storage FlashArray
9.5
Pure Storage FlashBlade
Power Savings
Pure Storage FlashArray
8.2
Pure Storage FlashBlade

Pros

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

Pure Storage FlashBlade

  • It is helpful in backup storage of our confidential data .
  • It is fast speed software and works without any interruption.
  • It can process bulk amounts of data.
  • We can get the documents and we don’t have to run for internet to get documentation.
  • Data is fully protected with this software.
Benison Tayler | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

Pure Storage FlashBlade

  • When reporting out a user has exceeded there quote, it only references the UID. It would certainly be nice it calls out the UID name that is clearly present in the Dashboard.
  • The ability to determine a snapshot total size would be helpful.
  • Proactive reachout to discuss new versions and assist in planning the upgrade would be a key win.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

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

Pure Storage FlashBlade

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

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

Pure Storage FlashBlade

Pure Storage FlashBlade 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Good API, multi-protocol support is great.
Edward Hammond | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

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

Pure Storage FlashBlade

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

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

Pure Storage FlashBlade

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

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

Pure Storage FlashBlade

Pure Storage FlashBlade 8.3
Based on 13 answers
Without exception, the contacts with support have been quick and extremely knowledgeable. I do not fear getting an underqualified engineer to assess or work on my arrays. In addition to this support structure, the sales engineers are top notch as well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

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

Pure Storage FlashBlade

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

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

Pure Storage FlashBlade

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

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

Pure Storage FlashBlade

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

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

Pure Storage FlashBlade

While Pure Storage FlashBlade is expensive, it offers better features and is as well scalable. In addition, it is secure and offers some data threat protection capabilities hence it was a better choice for us.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

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

Pure Storage FlashBlade

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

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

Pure Storage FlashBlade

  • It can handle our large data and can store conveniently so we can do research [on] whatever we want to.
  • Its high performance is helping us to get the best out of it.
  • Since its reports and analytics are not so good, it has some negative impact on our business.
Jessica David | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Pure Storage FlashArray

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Pure Storage FlashBlade

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Pure Storage FlashArray
9.8
Pure Storage FlashBlade
8.8

Likelihood to Renew

Pure Storage FlashArray
8.9
Pure Storage FlashBlade

Usability

Pure Storage FlashArray
8.8
Pure Storage FlashBlade
8.2

Reliability and Availability

Pure Storage FlashArray
8.7
Pure Storage FlashBlade

Performance

Pure Storage FlashArray
8.5
Pure Storage FlashBlade

Support Rating

Pure Storage FlashArray
8.8
Pure Storage FlashBlade
8.3

In-Person Training

Pure Storage FlashArray
8.6
Pure Storage FlashBlade

Online Training

Pure Storage FlashArray
8.2
Pure Storage FlashBlade

Implementation Rating

Pure Storage FlashArray
9.1
Pure Storage FlashBlade

Scalability

Pure Storage FlashArray
8.3
Pure Storage FlashBlade

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