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Pure Storage FlashArray

Pure Storage FlashArray

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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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Pure Storage FlashArray has been widely used across various industries and organizations to address a multitude of storage needs. Users …
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  • Flash Array Performance (154)
    10.0
    100%
  • Simplicity (154)
    10.0
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  • Non-Intrusive Upgrades (148)
    10.0
    100%
  • Data Compression (153)
    8.0
    80%

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Product Demos

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Demo of Pure Storage UCS Director Adapter for Creating LUNs on Pure Storage FlashArray

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Features

Enterprise Flash Array Storage

All-flash array storage is a solid state, high performance storage option.

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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.

Current available models include:

  • FlashArray//XL - Can be used to run everything from massive databases to cloud-native applications with faster transactions and more responsive customer experiences with enterprise availability and disaster protection. FlashArray//XL is designed to give businesses the freedom to innovate without storage as a constraint.
  • FlashArray//X - Unified block and file storage designed to be easy to use but also powerful. Used to accelerate everything from Tier 1 databases to large-scale virtualized and cloud-native apps, with a non-disruptive upgrade path.
  • FlashArray//C - Designed to provide a home to business-critical workloads and data, with 99.9999% availability, non-disruptive upgrades, and consistent single-millisecond latency.
  • FlashArray//E - Designed to deliver simplicity and efficiency of flash for all file and block data repositories, from content libraries to backup sets to active archives. Released in June of 2023, FlashArray//E are offered to expand customers’ options to tackle data growth down to 1PB without the need for frustrating offline archives or expanding expensive disk systems.

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FlashArray Architecture Overview
FlashArray//X: The Next Gen All-Flash Array
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Pure Storage FlashArray Integrations

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

Dell PowerMax NVMe, NetApp AFF A-Series, and HPE Nimble Storage are common alternatives for Pure Storage FlashArray.

Reviewers rate Flash Array Performance and Non-Intrusive Upgrades and Simplicity highest, with a score of 10.

The most common users of Pure Storage FlashArray are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).
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Pure Storage FlashArray has been widely used across various industries and organizations to address a multitude of storage needs. Users have experienced a significant increase in speed and improved data handling by replacing their existing storage with Pure Storage FlashArray. With its high-speed, reliable block storage capabilities, the array has been effective in supporting performance-sensitive workloads and unifying different storage technologies and manufacturers. Organizations have utilized Pure Storage FlashArray to house virtual infrastructure environments, resulting in great compression rates and easy setup of replications. It has also served as a primary SAN for virtualized environments, improving performance and supporting various departments. Furthermore, the array has proven effective in handling batch job performance, reducing job times from hours to minutes and increasing overall productivity. In addition, by running mission-critical applications on Pure Storage FlashArray, users have experienced noticeable performance increases. The array's ability to handle thousands of VMs while providing primary storage and data protection through replication has made it a valuable asset in large-scale environments. Pure Storage FlashArray has also been deployed across multiple data centers to address performance, capacity, and data security needs. Its simplicity of administration, patching, and upgrading processes has earned user satisfaction. Overall, Pure Storage FlashArray has addressed crucial storage challenges for organizations by providing high-speed storage, easy management, scalability, and improved performance for a wide range of workloads.

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Bagit Airlangga | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
In our opinion, the anti-ransomware feature is very good. It is also equipped with backup and restore features so that we no longer need to use third-party backup software to back up virtual machines every day. We have experienced data loss, and we were quickly able to recover the lost data. However, the drawback is that the restore process is too difficult so an expert must do it.
Victor Padro | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
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
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
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
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
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.
Ben Bullock | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
[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
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
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.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
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.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
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.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
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.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
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.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
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.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
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.
Chris Saenz | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
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.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
If you are able to dedupe/compress heavily (i.e. VM disk storage), the FlashArray is an excellent investment over a much larger spinning disk back end. We run a thousand virtual machines on a single array without optimizing our templates and having ~15 OS flavors.
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