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Pure Storage FlashArray

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Score 9.3 out of 101
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Likelihood to Recommend

Pure Storage FlashArray

PureStorage is well suited for any situation where performance is the top requirement. Since implementation, we have not been able to throw anything at it that has caused any latency above 1ms. It would not be well suited as a backup endpoint, or NAS type storage simply due to the cost and available performance.
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Western Digital IntelliFlash

SMB business Tegile pricing and performance is particularly well suited. BC/DR scenarios are also enhanced as they are extremely good at upgrading each side and failing over for upgrades. I don't know any situations where these would not be appropriate.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Enterprise Flash Array Storage

Pure Storage FlashArray
8.5
Western Digital IntelliFlash
Flash Array Performance
Pure Storage FlashArray
8.8
Western Digital IntelliFlash
Flash Array Integration
Pure Storage FlashArray
8.4
Western Digital IntelliFlash
Data Compression
Pure Storage FlashArray
8.4
Western Digital IntelliFlash
Non-Intrusive Upgrades
Pure Storage FlashArray
8.8
Western Digital IntelliFlash
Simplicity
Pure Storage FlashArray
8.6
Western Digital IntelliFlash
Power Savings
Pure Storage FlashArray
8.1
Western Digital IntelliFlash

Pros

Pure Storage FlashArray

  • Speed of use compared to traditional drives.
  • Easy to provision.
  • Very insightful graphs and logistics.
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Western Digital IntelliFlash

  • Fast writes to and retrieves from the disks.
  • Fast ethernet communication and full support for Vmware.
  • NFS storage means no LUN rebuilding or painful LUN migrations.
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Cons

Pure Storage FlashArray

  • In our environment, Pure could provide additional network interconnect technologies. HPC is not that common a market niche, though. Pure could at least test and validate limited compatibility with third-party hardware, even if they then needed to limit their support or warranty if customers chose to implement it.
  • Pure provides a lot of API support for building your own integration solutions for things like VMWare administration, container orchestration, and hybrid cloud environments. They do seem to be investing in these technologies, but full-featured, pre-packaged, tested and supported solutions would be a lot better. Most enterprises don't want to build their own automation and integration, they want things to just work, out of the box.
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Western Digital IntelliFlash

  • I would like to see every update to be able to be reached via either partial or full updates. In the past we had progressed to one level of software and then found we could not get to a later version from that level, though they did address that.
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Likelihood to Renew

Pure Storage FlashArray

Pure Storage FlashArray 8.5
Based on 6 answers
I give 9 points because we are very satisfied with Pure Storage,its become Core to our infraestructue because we found performance, support and costs that helps on our needs and we think that they are in the right way over the competitors and if they keep like this it would be very difficult to change to another competitor
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Western Digital IntelliFlash

Western Digital IntelliFlash 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Because when something works this well you don't change it
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Usability

Pure Storage FlashArray

Pure Storage FlashArray 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Never had an array that was easier to use.
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Western Digital IntelliFlash

Western Digital IntelliFlash 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It just works, and works very well. The GUI is clean and easy to understand, and the dashboard gives vital information at a glance. It also gives a very comprehensive view of what all the moving parts are doing. It is so clear and matches the view in real life that I can have a non-technical person looking at it and talking to me on the phone and we both see the same things, instantly.
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Support

Pure Storage FlashArray

Pure Storage FlashArray 8.7
Based on 70 answers
Support is definitely better than most other vendors I have come across.
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Western Digital IntelliFlash

Western Digital IntelliFlash 10.0
Based on 1 answer
WE always get an answer right away, and help is available 24/7/365.
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Implementation

Pure Storage FlashArray

Pure Storage FlashArray 9.1
Based on 2 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.
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Western Digital IntelliFlash

Western Digital IntelliFlash 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Be sure you have your networking right and you are golden.
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Alternatives Considered

Pure Storage FlashArray

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Western Digital IntelliFlash

We used to have both Nimble and Compellant in the past, and there is no comparison with the Tegile offerings. The Tegiles outperform them in every area and are easier to use.
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Return on Investment

Pure Storage FlashArray

  • So far the overall investment has definitely been worth it.
  • We are looking into using this product in more areas since it has resolved issues we were having with our large databases and the lack of flexibility we had due to speed.
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Western Digital IntelliFlash

  • It has increased our productivity in our database users by about 40%
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Pricing Details

Pure Storage FlashArray

General

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

Western Digital IntelliFlash

General

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

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