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Pure Storage FlashBlade

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Likelihood to Recommend

Pure Storage FlashBlade

Since implementing FlashBlade into our backup infrastructure, the speed at which the backups complete on a nightly basis has increased tremendously. On the reverse, the time it takes to restore from the FlashBlade is very minimal. Couple the FlashBlade with a FlashArray and the backup and restores are insanely fast. The FlashBlade works well in our scenario as a backup target/ It would not work so well as a standard SAN scenario. While it would be fast, the cost does not make it feasible.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Quantum ActiveScale (formerly from Western Digital)

Enterprise grade organizations with B2B clientele would be served well by using this product. It alleviates the need for an on-premise storage solution by offering a cloud-based alternative. Smaller organizations with less data capacity needs would be better served with an in-house solution, unless they come out with more reasonable pricing down the road.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Pure Storage FlashBlade

  • Speed. We are seeing large transactions take very little time.
  • Upgrades- In-place upgrades of both hardware and software are extremely easy.
  • Ease of use- I have several engineers working on this and from setup to day to day operations it is extremely easy to maintain.
Michael Cannella | TrustRadius Reviewer

Quantum ActiveScale (formerly from Western Digital)

  • Flexible data management options
  • Powerful data housing system storing trillions of bits of data seamlessly
  • Conveniently built in the cloud
  • Safe option for storing sensitive data
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

Quantum ActiveScale (formerly from Western Digital)

  • Lack of customization, though not much is needed with the out of the box solution
  • Better options for B2C customers
  • More flexible pricing plans
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Pure Storage FlashBlade

No score
No answers yet
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Quantum ActiveScale (formerly from Western Digital)

Quantum ActiveScale (formerly from Western Digital) 8.0
Based on 1 answer
It has been a fantastic solution, and now it is so highly integrated into our business, it would be difficult to imagine continuing to without it. It is part of our customer contracts as well, and it saves us from having to invest in the on-premise alternative to provide the required storage capacity.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Pure Storage FlashBlade

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

Quantum ActiveScale (formerly from Western Digital)

No score
No answers yet
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Support Rating

Pure Storage FlashBlade

Pure Storage FlashBlade 8.6
Based on 10 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

Quantum ActiveScale (formerly from Western Digital)

Quantum ActiveScale (formerly from Western Digital) 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Support has been wonderful. Representatives are generally empathetic and knowledgeable, and they’re quick to provide status and resolution.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Pure Storage FlashBlade

The NetApp a800 we tested was 14% faster than Pure FlashBlade with NFS workloads. However, NetApp lacked ease of administration and performing simple tasks such as creating multiple NFS volumes required scripting from the command line. Our flashblade contained 15 baldes and our NetApp was a clustered pair with each half containing 24 nvme devices.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Quantum ActiveScale (formerly from Western Digital)

What sets Amplidata apart is the cloud-based storage capability. We’ve realized cost savings due to the fact that we are no longer housing the data on premise, and clients rest assured that they have greater visibility into their data.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Pure Storage FlashBlade

  • We were able to consolidate 5 different storage platforms of lesser performance onto a single Flashblade and achieve much, much lower latency and higher throughput.
  • We've been able to reduce the amount of training and configuration required to just Pure Flashblade, instead of 5 different vendors and products.
  • In addition to our core use cases, Flashblade has capabilities that we are pursuing for some new projects, i.e. analytics data store and the object store features.
Jeremy Calcamuggio | TrustRadius Reviewer

Quantum ActiveScale (formerly from Western Digital)

  • Amplidata has enabled us to replace our on-premise data storage for many of our larger clients, thus reducing the cost to deploy and house this ourselves
  • Clients feel confident in storing their sensitive data with us knowing that they have full management and visibility at their fingertips
  • The ability to quickly scale allows us to meet the needs of clients of all sizes
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Pure Storage FlashBlade

General

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

Quantum ActiveScale (formerly from Western Digital)

General

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

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