Pure Storage FlashArray Reviews

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Muhammad Mulla | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 01, 2019

Pure-ly fast storage!

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The array is quite well suited as a general-purpose storage device for VCenter. We also have some volumes directly zoned to some Windows servers and it is equally adept at handling that.

I would, however, not recommend using Pure Storage FlashArray as a backup target. Use a purpose-built appliance for backups and, for goodness sake, keep backups on a separate storage device to production!
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Don Howard | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Any block storage load, except perhaps mainframe, should feel right at home on a FlashArray. It doesn't depend on proprietary agents or multi-path software to get performance. We use it on physical systems and virtual systems alike. Our system administrators are amazed with how quickly we can respond to their needs with Pure Storage. Plus we get storage-level duplication and compression to lower our overall footprint.
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Krishna Prasad Reddy Kunkala | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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When you need [a solution with] high performance, that is scalable with low TCO, Pure Storage works great. Almost no learning curve for administrators makes it even better.

If all you need is some disk space and performance is not a requirement - something like slow file systems, and the budget is very low - it definitely feels expensive and unfit.
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Chris Saenz | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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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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Neil Bell | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Definitely not the cheap option but perfect for any setup where speed and reliability are paramount. It is also great knowing that any updates will be done by the support staff.

Much as I love the idea of this being my only storage solution, we do use cheaper options for storing bulk media content (doesn't compress or dedupe well) and for storing our backups.
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Ken Garcia | TrustRadius Reviewer
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We've seen that almost all VM workloads have been drastically improved when moving to the Pure Storage FlashArray. One scenario that hasn't worked well, and seems to be an expensive investment, are the encrypted SQL database systems that do not dedupe or compress. The data consumption on this workload was a 1:1 ratio, which killed our overall capacity right off the bat.
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Chad Skinner | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Pure Storage arrays are perfect for any tier 1 storage need. It excels in VMware environments and particularly with data sets that lend well to deduplication and compression. We have many postgres database servers that can run very hot. Pure Storage has helped us to remove IO bottlenecks that we have run into in the past.
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Mark Locastro | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Block is where Pure Storage excels, such as enterprise VM hosting, Critical Oracle, SQL, MySQL Databases, and farms. Basically any high/medium performance workload, they cover easily. Their product is rock solid from an availability and performance perspective. General file and object storage is not their play. The value proposition is only effective at a large scale, so small/medium enterprises may not get the value from the product.
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Paul Phelan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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High usage servers that need the I/O to stack behind with storage is where Pure Storage should be. It also works great in an environment when there is no stable storage engineer that understands the backend of storage array 24/7. This is great because it takes maybe an afternoon to set up, and once you have it done there is very little to no need to go back around to tweak the setup. After that, all you have to do is maintenance that Pure Storage support assists with and provisioning a LUN is a breeze.
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Drew Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 04, 2019

Very happy!

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The FlashArray excels at virtual workloads. The level of integration and reporting that they have achieved is phenomenal. For our purposes the only area that we have elected to not leverage these devices are where we have extremely large file storage where high performance is not paramount.
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College325 Hess | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pure Storage is a very nice array and easy to manage. It can serve up data in normal environments that do not require fast IO. The speed of the array for applications that require very fast IO is lagging. We are not using the Pure Storage Array for our most critical servers and use NVMe for those servers instead.
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Trey Pautsch | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 27, 2019

Why we switched to Pure

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We have only one scenario where Pure is not the answer; backups and archives. For all other scenarios, we have been very happy with the FlashArrays. We are investigating FlashBlades for a couple of specialized deployments, where they may be better suited but we will stay with Pure for all solutions not involving backups.
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Todd Kuhn | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 25, 2019

Pure Is A Good Solution

Score 9 out of 10
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Love the Pure arrays as primary storage for direct connected servers and VM hosts. Pure is much too expensive for our bulk storage (backups).
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Garrick Dunkley | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 24, 2019

FlashArray Review

Score 10 out of 10
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We primarily use FlashArray to host our VMware environment where, along with its great performance, the deduplication of data we are hosting enables us to store a lot more in a minimal footprint.
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Adam Morrison | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 24, 2019

Orange is the new Flash

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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.
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Ken Crowley | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 24, 2019

Pure Magic

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We saw a tremendous performance boost when migrating MS SQL workloads to the Pure platform. Pure also gave us unbelievable capacity from its data reduction algorithms.
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Ivan Sytchev | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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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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Max Tevs | TrustRadius Reviewer
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The FlashArray is well suited in a high utilization environment. I believe the best use for the FlashArray is for cloud/managed service providers, however, the FlashArray has its place in on-prem high utilization environments as well. The FlashArray is also well suited in environments where there will be multiple FlashArrays as you can set up pods and interconnect the arrays.
In smaller and lower utilized environments, the FlashArray may not be as well suited due to the cost of the array. For example, the FlashArray is not the best use for backup storage (as backup storage does not need to be fast and does not typically carry production workloads).
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Flash Array Performance (136)
9.4
Flash Array Integration (127)
9.1
Data Compression (135)
9.3
Non-Intrusive Upgrades (129)
9.5
Simplicity (136)
9.4
Power Savings (114)
8.9

About 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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