Pure Storage FlashArray

Pure Storage FlashArray

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Pure Storage FlashArray

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10 out of 10
June 08, 2021
Pure Storage FlashArray is used by my department to support various customers. FlashArray helps my organization to resolve problems that …
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10 out of 10
April 01, 2021
We use Pure as our primary storage array. This has been an outstanding investment and the performance has been a huge improvement. The box …
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7 out of 10
March 26, 2021
We have an ever expanding database for our main ERP, and PURE Storage helps cut processing and transaction times down to 1/8 of what they …
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  • Flash Array Performance (156)
    9.9
    99%
  • Simplicity (156)
    9.5
    95%
  • Data Compression (155)
    9.0
    90%
  • Non-Intrusive Upgrades (150)
    7.2
    72%

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What is Pure Storage FlashArray?

Pure Storage in Mountain View, California offers all-flash array data storage promising affordability, high availability, and consistent performance.

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Enterprise Flash Array Storage

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Product Details

What is Pure Storage FlashArray?

Pure Storage FlashArray is available in tow models: FlashArray//C is an all-QLC flash array thatdelivers the NVMe performance, hyper-consolidation, and simplified management. FlashArray//X is all-flash, 100% software-driven, and 100% NVMe storage optimized for corporate and enterprise environments.

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Pure Storage FlashArray Competitors

  • Dell/EMC
  • NetApp
  • HPE

Pure Storage FlashArray Technical Details

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Pure Storage in Mountain View, California offers all-flash array data storage promising affordability, high availability, and consistent performance.

Reviewers rate Flash Array Performance and Flash Array Integration highest, with a score of 9.9.

The most common users of Pure Storage FlashArray are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees) and the Information Technology & Services industry.

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Victor Padro | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We deployed one array to a client's DRP which went pretty well. Currently it handles the DRP data and a few offsite production workloads which needed to be handled since this client is a wholefood distributor and didn't have enough infra to handle its load on the DRP and the offsite needs.
  • Ease of deployment.
  • Robustness at its core.
  • Helpful documentation.
  • Clear path to get compatibility matrices, it was hard to get it while doing it for Dell and VMware products.
  • More options regarding SMB, sometimes a few clients don't have a very big budget to implement a simple iSCSI SAN.
  • Spanish speaking techs, they need to improve that.
Integrating it to a regular sized company has been flawless. No problems whatsoever with the VMware integration, Veeam integration and general storage consumption. As a matter of fact, I could say we haven't seen this integration go so smoothly on any other partner. But trying to deploy it on a SMB, it was hard to get the proper budget to implement a simple iSCSI SAN.
Score 10 out of 10
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Pure Storage FlashArray is being used in UAT and Production environment. Pure Storage FlashArray is used within the cloud operation department to support the production application. The decision to move from a non-Flash array to Flash array has predominantly resolved several performance-related and latency-related issues within the application and improved the business goals.
  • Solid performance
  • Easy to configure
  • Knowledgeable customer support
  • 9999 uptime
  • Hassle free firmware upgrades
  • Every month or frequently there is a firmware upgrade. I believe this should be released every quarter.
  • Very expensive to expand the disk capacity.
Pure Storage FlashArray is always a leader in the market when it comes to the performance , seamless upgrades, the latency, and a simple and well designed GUI through which anyone with the basic knowledge can create and present the lun to hypervisor. It also helps in saving lot of $$ on SQL servers due to the fact that since Pure Storage FlashArray offers a very solid performance and latency, the vCPU can be cut down to 25% and thus by reducing the license cost. This is one of the major benefits that we have seen post implementing Pure Storage FlashArray in our environment.
Score 10 out of 10
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We use the Pure Storage FlashArray as our main storage system for all of our Hyper-V Virtual Machines (around 150 on 4 different hosts) and we use it across the county in multiple locations.
  • All-flash array, super quick and responsive
  • Ease of setup and management
  • Incredible call-home support
  • Pricing
  • A more streamlined update process
If you are looking for an all-flash storage solution there really is no competition. The quality of the product, the support offered and the costs are unbeatable.
Score 10 out of 10
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Our Pure Storage array is used as our primary SAN for our virtualized environment. As the primary SAN, it serves all end-user and IT workloads. When designing the system we sought a solution that would provide plenty of performance and robust uptime. The Pure Storage array fits that description perfectly.
  • It is very robust, error free, and requires little maintenance.
  • The SAN is never a bottleneck in our environment, the performance is excellent.
  • A recent upgrade was completely online and was seamless.
  • We are completely happy with our array.
The array is well suited for general computing, VDI, or high IOPS required environments. It is less appropriate for bulk storage unless the stored data de-duplicates well.
June 08, 2021

Pure Storage review

Sateesh Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pure Storage FlashArray is used by my department to support various customers. FlashArray helps my organization to resolve problems that our legacy storage lack in terms of IOPS, hardware issues, manageability, and performance.
  • Pure1 portal where you can see all your Pure Storage usage and other features is very impressive.
  • Pure Storage integration with VMware SRM makes it very easy to configure array-based replication.
  • Pure Storage Support is very good and the resolution time to fix a problem is impressive.
  • Pure GUI is very user-friendly and makes it very easy for new users to learn how to create LUNs and others in no time.
  • Introduce a new support tab in Pure Storage GUI for any individual storage would be great.
  • They offer few trainings for Customers who have invested in Pure Storage for free.
  • Suggest to Customers how they can improve Pure Storage functionality from time to time.
Pure Storage FlashArray is suited for environment where high performance is needed with very less latency.
Esteban Rey | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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On Cloud, a Mexican based cloud service provider, Pure Storage, is one of our secrets to improve our SLA and user performance. The heterogeneous environment that we have is well supported by FlashArray, helping us to deliver any kind of application.
  • Almost zero administration
  • SLA
  • The support
  • Native NAS
  • Better price
  • MSP or service provider program
Pure runs perfectly over VMware and hyper-v environments.
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We don't have any downtime.
Everything went smoothly
Score 10 out of 10
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We purchased Pure Storage FlashArray's to replace aging Dell Equallogic SANs that were going end of support. We had had the Dell SANs for over 10 years and our replacement cycle for our Storage is a long term investment. We were looking to go all flash to get ahead of the technlogy and in the end did not even consider a hybrid solution due to the performance increases we obtained when doing a proof of concept with Pure. We deploy Pure FlashArrays and FlashBlades in all of our datacenters located across the city.
  • Speed - our VM's boot up in less then 10 seconds compared to about 90 seconds on the previous spinning disk arrays
  • Support - we have had great response / automated ticket creation for issues the may pop up
  • Up time - we have done numerous software upgrades and even hardware updates with ZERO down time in our virtual environments. We never could of done this with our previous Dell SANs
  • None that I can think of
If you are looking for speed, reliability and 100% uptime, Pure is the way to go!
Ben Bullock | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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[Pure Storage FlashArray is] used across the whole environment for both block and file storage
  • Easy to implement
  • Always get a live transfer when calling in
  • Proactive support
  • Kinda like a black box in some situations, ie system space
[Pure Storage FlashArray] fits almost all environments. The one that has been an issue in the past is large amounts of uncompressible/undedupable data, however with the C-series, that somewhat addresses that issue.
Score 10 out of 10
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We use Pure Storage FlashArray across the whole organization. It is our primary enterprise storage for general purposes from database to virtualization data. So far we have had an excellent return of investment with high performance and low latency. Pre-sales and after-sales support have been very positive.
  • Simple management
  • High performance
  • Excellent support
  • Quick installation and setup
  • Trend line in local management
  • Performance analysis for more concurrent disks
  • More accurate data reduction information by volume.
Very suitable for general purpose data. Unsuitable for compressed and encrypted data as these functions will be repeated without gain. We expected greater gains in the Hyper-V virtualized environment, which turned out to be not as great, but still significant. Very useful in environments that require high availability because of its architecture supporting the full IO load by a controller as the environment is updated.
Yes
Update occurred as expected, with no impact or downtime.
  • in-person training
It is a very helpful support with fast service and always satisfactory results.
Score 10 out of 10
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We use Pure as our primary storage array. This has been an outstanding investment and the performance has been a huge improvement. The box has done everything we asked it to do! We are nearly out of storage capacity on our EMC and when we saw Pure as an option we jumped at the opportunity.
  • Deduplication.
  • Processing speed.
  • Price is high.
While expensive, Pure Storage is by far the best experience we have had with a storage array. It is strong in all categories and delivers outstanding performance. It is a great product to work with. My team is also very happy with it and they have high expectations of systems, just like I do.
They are fast to respond and active in assisting. They monitor the system to help avoid problems that could arise. We could not be happier. They are very knowledgeable of challenges with some of the upgrades and versions to avoid when and if possible. Its everything you would expect and more.
Adam Morrison | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Our Pure Storage FlashArray is currently being used as our main storage backend for VMWare. The virtual machines hosted on these systems support the entire company.
  • Mobile app. Allows quick view of the health of all of your arrays from your mobile device. You can also open a ticket from the app.
  • Unbelievable IOPS with the flash storage.
  • Extremely easy to install and configure. I installed it into the rack before the Pure engineer got onsite.
  • It could be less expensive. Pure storage is not cheap. But, outside of price I cannot thing of a thing it is lacking.
Well suited for virtualization, Microsoft SQL, Oracle databases, and hosting. If you have a storage need like "cold storage" it would be a waste to spend the money on IOPS that you do not need.
Yes
We have now been through several upgrades to our Pure Storage Flash Array. The upgrades were very smooth. So smooth I almost couldn't believe they were done. There was zero downtime or performance impacts during the upgrade. The process was handled 100% by remote technicians. They kept us up to date through the process.
Score 9 out of 10
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We use Pure Storage FlashArray with integration in OpenStack with our private cloud. We also have the boxes connected directly to the physical servers, and in turn, by VMware and Xen. We have no commercial problems.
  • Online compression and deduplication
  • Integration with OpenStack
  • Low latency compared to its competitors
  • I see nothing to improve on the side of Pure Storage FlashArray
Relational and non-relational databases are adequate and get a very good understanding. For databases like Mongo, MySQL, Cassandra it is good. But it is less suitable for archiving storage as it is wasted.
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It always works without problems since in the case of iscsi the multipath paths are ok, there are some points to check before doing the upgrade, such as the connectivity of the hosts, or the multipath configuration in each host. But we had no downtime on any of the 35+ upgrades
  • Online training
  • in-person training
  • no training
It always worked very well, the only thing that in the last version of Purity they promised native NFS in the box and did not explain that it was only for model X
Score 7 out of 10
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We have an ever expanding database for our main ERP, and PURE Storage helps cut processing and transaction times down to 1/8 of what they were on spinning drive arrays.
  • Fast - very fast.
  • We found our main IT vendor is no longer a partner with Pure Storage :(
Our D3 system requires a lot of disk power, and Pure Storage FlashArray has a proven track record with excellent uptime.
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With PURE storage, there is no real downtime that I've experienced during the upgrade. We always took precautions with our database because a typical storage failover to a secondary controller can sometimes cause hiccups, however it went very smoothly and had the least noticeable software upgrade.
Score 10 out of 10
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Pure Storage is used in all of our data centers across the Pacific Northwest, including in our Candian operations as well. Since moving from traditional RAID, disk-based arrays (EMC, HP/LeftHand) we have left behind the 'old ways' of storage implementations. Implementation, provisioning, and management of storage with Array has been greatly simplified. We have undergone multiple Array upgrades from one model to the next, non-disruptively, 100% as advertised. We have even seen the new controllers upon renewal of support at the end of year 3, as well. Support costs remained relatively stable and predictable based on capacity and since moving to Pure we have not had to migrate all our data to a new SAN because it was cheaper to buy a new array than to continue support on the existing. All of these benefits have revolutionized our data center management strategy, all the while giving us amazing performance for our virtual workloads.
  • Performance: heads and tails above and beyond what a traditional array ever brought to the table.
  • Manageability: 8 hour, overnight upgrades are a thing of the past. Open a case with Pure's Support Team, give them an operating window for the upgrade and then they do the upgrades remotely, generally within an hour.
  • Deduplication: because of the 4:1 deduplication ratios that we are seeing in our environments, we reduced from a full rack of EMC VNX hardware, to 5RU of Rackspace in one of our data centers, while the rest of our arrays are sitting in a single 3RU chassis, providing all the storage we need for 100s of Windows Server and Desktop VMs.
  • I really cannot think of anything that Pure needs to do differently. They are constantly innovating their Pure1 SaaS interface with more benefits and providing on-array software updates that provide value to our IT Team.
FlashArray is well suited to general virtual workloads, especially where there are low latency and high I/O requirements. We run all kinds of virtualized SQL workloads without issue and we run our VMware Horizon VDI deployment right alongside the virtual server infrastructure without any performance problems. If you have a lot of test/dev environments, it is a great solution as well because of the deduplication technologies built into Array.
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The upgrade processes across all our arrays went smoothly, every single time. Both, standard code upgrades and the 'free every three' controller non-disruptive upgrades where the controllers are replaced one at a time, were absolutely without issue and ZERO disruption to service and completed within an hour or so of the start. It really is a phenomenal setup/process that Pure has going.
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.
Score 10 out of 10
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We originally started using Pure Storage FlashArray for our VDI workload. We have subsequently expanded usage to include general virtualization workloads. This has been a perfect storage platform for fast disk with data that can be deduplicated and compressed. In our VDI environment, we are seeing better than 7:1 data reduction, and for our other use cases we are seeing 5:1 or better.
  • Simple management
  • Dedupe and compression
  • Snapshot replication
  • Display of different data reduction rates can be confusing and could be noted better in the interface
  • Pure doesn't have an easy way to note who at the customer is responsible for management/maintenance of different units under the same overall account
Well suited to workloads that require fast Flash storage and that can support a reasonable level of deduplication and compression. Most cost-effective when the workload supports data reduction. Data that cannot be deduplicated and/or compressed may not be as good a fit as it increases the cost of the storage.
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Upgrade was completed with no downtime and no performance impact, although out of an abundance of caution we did this off-hours. Pure support always checks the environment prior to upgrading to ensure all paths are active and everything looks good prior to starting.
Score 10 out of 10
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Pure Storage is used to provide storage as a service (STaaS) to our cloud and managed services customers. Pure is also leveraged in infrastructure as a service (IaaS) for our virtualized environments to provide customers with dedicated compute and storage. In today's world where rapid response is required, ease of management, availability, low latency, and high throughput are key metrics for a business. Pure Storage enables us to meet these tight SLAs.
  • Ease of operational management and provisions
  • Performance: low latency and high throughput
  • Ease of scale: online and non-disruptive
  • Ease of upgrades: online and non-disruptive
  • Better integration for CIFS/NFS services out of the box built into the array.
  • Better integration with VMWare VCD
Pure is suited for these requirements:
  • High performance (low latency and high throughput)
  • Small data center footprint
  • Low power (as opposed to an equivalent array sized with disk platers.)
  • Ease of operational management
Yes
The new release of the Purity software was deployed smoothly, the upgrade was online and non-disruptive. This provide a smooth experience for end customers with no perceived interruptions.
Score 10 out of 10
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It's used across the entire organization to house virtual machines and containers with varied workloads and purposes. It speeds our virtualization, containerization, and database systems with its incredibly fast and highly reliable storage.
  • A single pane of glass management that is incredibly simple to use.
  • Incredibly fast initial and subsequent deployments.
  • The deduplication/compression and speed exceed our expectations.
  • I can't think of a single thing, to be honest.
I would recommend Pure Storage for all workloads except maybe long-term large storage, as the price point might be prohibitive, and a waste of the capabilities of the Pure Storage FlashArray.
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The upgrades went perfectly! There was zero down time. I could not be more pleased with the upgrades. We have been through a few of them now.
Score 10 out of 10
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We are using Pure Storage FlashArray for the entire organization to replicate to identical array in our co-lo site. This array is blazing fast and it solved I/O and latency issues we had with our databases. Our VMs are lightning quick on the array making any storage migrations a breeze. Management of the array is also very simple and easy to use. Overall this is a great product!
  • Customer service is fantastic. We have not had any issues with the array, but even doing a code upgrade is simple as support is very friendly and quick to respond.
  • The array is FAST! Being an all-flash array that is expected, but bundle that with their architecture and this thing is lightning quick in all storage operations.
  • We have not yet had the opportunity to take advantage of the Evergreen Model, but are looking forward to a hardware upgrade. This model is great and allows for quick and easy uplift to the newest hardware without replacing the array.
  • The array is so simple and easy to use that, we rarely need to manage it or do anything really. It really feels like a set and forget kind of system because it just works.
I would recommend this array for any scenario. I have yet to find any faults in this product, sales team, support team, or anything else. This array is a well worth it upgrade for any data center and I would be hard-pressed to think of any scenarios where this array would not be appropriate.
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The updates to Purity are performed by Pure support and have been flawless for a few years now. They makes sure the array is configured correctly and run some pre-checks so ensure the update compatibility. All you need to do is enable remote assist and they do the rest.
We have done a few version upgrades over the past 3 years and never had any issues or any downtime. Updates are done to each control station one at a time so there is no downtime for the array.
Mark McCully | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We use Pure Storage FlashArray as our Tier 1 storage platform across our entire organization. We have been using it since 2015 and it has worked out great so far. We don't have to deal with disk slowness complaints from our DBA's anymore.
  • Technical support from Pure has been great. They are very proactive and responsive when necessary.
  • Pure Storage FlashArray is very easy to install, configure and administer.
  • We have been very satisfied with the performance of FlashArray - under 1 millisecond latency.
  • Pure Storage FlashArray is not cheap, but you definitely get what you pay for.
  • We have seen a few too many necessary firmware updates to fix software bugs in 2019.
  • There is a bit of "sticker shock" to see how much usable disk you end up with from the raw TB total.
Pure Storage FlashArray is great as a tier 1 storage solution for any workload that needs to have excellent performance. SQL or Oracle databases, in particular, run very well and also see good data reduction.
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We have done multiple firmware upgrades to our Pure Storage FlashArrays and also upgraded the controllers to new models as well and never had any downtime. We have not had any issues with the new firmware releases causing any issues with our storage arrays either - everything has gone very smooth.
Score 10 out of 10
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We have 3 Pure arrays that are used across the whole organization. We run a VDI environment on it and lots of SQL that benefits from the all flash array. We have an array for development, production, and DR. Using the arrays in these 3 environments ensures that we do not have to sacrifice performance.
  • Pure's dedupe algorithm allows us to save storage space considering we have several stacks running the same software.
  • The evergreen program allows us to upgrade the controllers on our arrays every 3 years so we are always current.
  • Support is amazing, they will work at fixing a problem even if it isn't on their end.
  • There is nothing that I can think of that they could do better.
  • I would like better notifications of new features.
VDI is a great use case for FlashArray. Users benefit from solid state drives that can help drive productivity. Placing fileservers on the array can cause the dedupe ration to drop and there is less benefit to having them on an all flasharray, we moved them off to a hybrid array.
Yes
I have gone through several upgrades from Firmware upgrades to Controller upgrades and drive upgrades. The process is always seamless and zero downtime.
Their support is very responsive and always willing to help out. I have never had to wait on hold for a support rep. We also have them do all the array upgrades, they start on time and complete in a timely manner. Their staff is very knowledgeable.
Score 10 out of 10
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Pure Storage is used by the entire organization to host Microsoft SQL Server 2019 database as well as hosting multiple VM's. Pure Storage is extremely efficient for fast database OTLP & OLAP processing. Data duplication allows us to host many copies of the database and duplicate VM's for production, testing and development. Pure Storage has completely changed and improved our entire development. Things that used to take hours and days have turned into seconds and minutes.
  • Data compression and data duplication.
  • FAST FAST FAST and reliable It just works!
  • Customer support is #1. We have never had a vendor better than Pure Storage.
  • EASY EASY EASY It just works! Stupid simple and easy to configure and manage.
  • Love to see the price come down. We want more units for data replication.
  • More details on the mobile app.
  • More support for Hyper-V.
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.
Yes
Upgrade process was easy easy easy. Zero down time or slowness. Pure support did it all. We have performed firmware upgrades, controller upgrades, model upgrades (/M to /X), storage shelf additions, drive swaps (SAS to NVME) and storage pack increases, drive replacements, and NVRAM module swaps . Never had a single performance issue ever.
  • Online training
  • in-person training
  • no training
Never had an issue. Support is proactive in many cases. Complete follow through from beginning to end.
Score 10 out of 10
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We use FlashArray for our file data, SQL data, and Exchange DB's. Its Dedupe is great and allows for lots of storage at a good price.
  • Dedupe on file storage is great.
  • Active cluster allows for synchronous writes to multiple data centers for an active/active setup.
  • Management of volumes and hosts is very simple from the web UI.
  • 24/7 support is phenomenal.
  • Direct visibility of protection groups from the VMWare console would be helpful for restoring data.
  • Would like to be able to manage all FlashArrays from a single web UI.
Great for File Server, SQL DB's, and anything where you need good Dedupe without losing too many IOPS.
Yes
We have been through several upgrades on multiple arrays. The process was smooth with no down time. We never experienced any unexpected issues from upgrades.
Chris Saenz | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Pure Storage is our Tier 1 storage platform for all servers and services hosted in our datacenter. That's dozens of applications, big and small, in a diverse technical environment with lots of different workloads. The workloads on Pure Storage arrays are 99% virtualized. While it was originally brought in to host our largest workloads that require the highest performing IO, it quickly became the standard for storage performance. Any system engineer will tell you that storage performance issues are a pain, and with shared storage, are not easy to manage. Pure Storage has made storage performance issues a thing of the past and high performing storage is the new normal.
  • High performing storage IO.
  • Simple set-up, configuration, and administration.
  • Cost can be relatively high.
  • Capacity increases only come in specific sizes (2, 5, 10TB), so upgrades are not very customizable.
Pure Storage FlashArray works extremely well as an on-premise high-performing storage array. It has worked very effectively for us in our virtualization environment, throwing workloads like Oracle, PeopleSoft, OpenShift, VDI, etc. at it. Their APIs and software support makes integrations with hypervisors and hardware very straight forward. If you need low performing disk arrays with simply a lot of storage capacity, this may not be appropriate for your environment - you can definitely get a ton of cheap capacity elsewhere.
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Being a customer of Pure storage for over 4 years, we have been through several software and hardware upgrades. The software upgrades have always been efficient engagements that are performed almost completely by Pure support. You schedule the upgrade with them and allow support access to your controllers (a couple of clicks). All the upgrades they have performed have been non-disruptive with no downtime or degradation of performance.
Score 10 out of 10
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We are a Cloud Service Provider and we have Pure Storage for our virtual machines. Pure works very fast and improve the storage volumes with its greate compression and deduplication.
Pure works very well with VMware Hypervisor.
  • IOPS is one of the best features.
  • Deduplication.
  • Compression.
  • Improve the GUI related to the replica VOLUMES. There are showed page per page.
Pure is ahead of the pack in Storage industry. Is the best option for enterprise environments.
Score 10 out of 10
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It has consistently provided sub one second response times for all of our applications. Pure Storage is being used as the primary storage for our virtualization platforms supporting the entire company.
  • Speed and response time.
  • Ease of management and Powershell support.
  • Replication, Pure Snap independence and offloading are very useful.
  • Add better support for file protocols to directly access the array.
At the price point, it is hard to find somewhere it is not suited to be used.
Yes
No downtime. No issues. You login to Pure1 Portal, select Support > Schedule Array Upgrade. Then select the array you wish to upgrade, the code level you want to upgrade to, and select a date/time that Pure Support Team has open to perform the upgrade. From there you open the Remote Assistance connection to Pure Support and an engineer will pre-check the array and send an email for sign off to proceed at the scheduled date/time. Then at the date/time scheduled, they will remotely connect and upgrade the array as planned. It's seamless, I have upgrades multiple arrays, multiple times each and never had a single issue. Not even an attached host dropping path's and not re-establishing (hosts are all ESXi and AIX).
  • in-person training
The support team is great. Pure1 portal allows customers to easily manage support cases and schedule code upgrades. The support team will remotely connect to the array and perform the code upgrades at the scheduled time, with or without your involvement (your choice). They also proactively monitor the array with AI and ML technologies and quickly alert you when anything is skewing off the normal expectation. The experience has been refreshing.