Pure Storage FlashArray Reviews

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Muhammad Mulla | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 01, 2019

Pure-ly fast storage!

Score 9 out of 10
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We are using Pure Storage in our organisation to provide datastores in our production VMware vSphere environment and have found it to be a great replacement for the EMC XtremIO that we previously had. The data reduction is brilliant. The ease of use, clear dashboards, online analytics, and smartphone app are all great additions.
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Don Howard | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pure Storage FlashArray is now our primary platform for block data. All of our production databases and VMware environment live on Pure. This brings us great performance, along with improvements in manageability. We are now positioned for the future and the ability to take advantage of NVMe-oF when it becomes mainstream. No more limiting our options because of the technology already in house. The Evergreen process gets us away from fork-lift storage upgrades, and the support is top notch and fast.
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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.
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Brad Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We are leveraging the FlashArray for our virtual environment, SQL data and WFS. We are also using the FlashArray as warm storage in our Splunk environment. This is accessed by the entire company and has primarily resolved latency issues.
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Krishna Prasad Reddy Kunkala | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We use Pure Storage Flash Array X and M for our primary and data recovery sites. Pure Storage is our primary storage mechanism for an enterprise workload that has a healthy mix of applications, databases, VMs and file systems. Deploying Pure Storage not only addressed our performance, cost, manageability, flexibility and investment protection (hardware support lifecycle) problems but also has introduced new avenues for us in supporting our business units to make decisions easily about dynamic business plans that explore IT systems' ability to support those plans with not much overhead - both people and money-wise.
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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.
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Neil Bell | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Our Pure Storage FlashArrays are our businesses primary data storage. Primarily used to host our virtual infrastructure, they provide high bandwidth, low latency storage with in-line dedupe and compression that hugely reduces our raw storage consumption whilst never being the bottleneck in any of hosted systems. Not a single storage failure to date.
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Ken Garcia | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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The State of Colorado is using the Pure Storage FlashArray as the enterprise storage platform to solve the Storage-As-A-Service problem by consolidating multiple storage arrays into a smaller and faster footprint and bring in new capabilities such as Disaster Recovery by providing the data replication for critical and essential services between multiple sites.
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Chad Skinner | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We implemented Pure Storage FlashArrays for our tier 1 storage to meet the high IOPS, low latency demands of our applications. All tier 1 storage resides (currently) on one of three arrays. We have a very bursty workload and Pure Storage is able to handle the workload better than any other storage that we have used.
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Mark Locastro | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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The Pure storage is used as our Enterprise block storage capability supporting over 8,000 VMs running enterprise & research workloads. The solution addresses the issue of provisioning & supporting thousands of disparate workloads with various performance characteristic (medium/high IOPs and low latency requirements) cost-effectively with minimal administrative overhead. The Data Reduction in production is over 5x which allows great performance with a compelling value proposition.
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Eric van Ingen | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Primary storage for corporate storage needs like virtual machines, collaboration, and ERP. It replaced two HP EVA 6400s with that were not able to keep up with I/O needs, while frequent failing components and the EOL made it a risk to keep them as primary storage. We use the built-in snapshot feature to snapshot 90% of all volumes every 30 minutes and keep them 6 days on the array. This will help us recover in case of ransomware. We have a second PURE X20 in our remote site 300 KM from here and use async replication to sync critical data off-site.
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Paul Phelan | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Currently, we use the M 20 Pure FlashArray and I have to say it is pretty great. It took little to no effort to set up so from an engineering standpoint we had very little need to go through in depth training and setup like other storage arrays such as Dell, Hitachi, etc. We use it primarily for our virtual desktops to have redundant fast storage.
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Drew Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 04, 2019

Very happy!

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We are currently using the FlashArray as backing storage for our virtual server environment, virtual desktop environment, and our high transaction databases. We currently have devices deployed at our major sites and are in the process of deploying to all of our second tier locations. We were struggling with our previous storage providers to deliver the performance, scalability, and cost targets. Pure Storage was able to deliver on all of our key metric areas and continue to work diligently in maintaining the value in our relationship.
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College325 Hess | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We have 2 Pure arrays and use them to serve around 90% of data to our hosts. We use other NVME cards for other applications like IBM Informix and Oracle ODA. We moved everything off of Compellent to Pure Storage. I think our Pure Storage arrays are both very solid and so far I am pleased with the performance and manageability of these arrays.
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Trey Pautsch | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 27, 2019

Why we switched to Pure

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We are a managed service provider, we use FlashArrays for shared storage for our private cloud customers and as dedicated storage for several of our larger customers. We have been steadily replacing all older spinning disk storage systems with FlashArrays. This has allowed us to greatly increase storage efficiencies and provide outstanding storage performance to all our customers. FlashArrays have solved varying issues for different customers, from database performance to storage efficiency of VDI applications.
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Patrice Charbonneau | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We resell the product - It's used in various use case where clients need to access data without any compromise to speed. It solves space disk problem by showing an amazing deduplication and compression ratio. Also, their business model to refresh controllers every 3 years changes the game since clients will be saving overtime by not doing a forklift upgrade every 3-5 years.
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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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Our Pure Storage array is being used as storage for our financial cores and Cisco UCS hosts. Our old platter drive SANs were end of life and we needed modular, expandable storage that would grow with our organization for years to come.
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Garrick Dunkley | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 24, 2019

FlashArray Review

Score 10 out of 10
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Pure Storage FlashArray is CBH Group's primary storage system and hosts all of CBH's system across the board. It enables us to provide excellent storage performance without having to worry about where data has to go for it to perform. Because of this, the day to day management of the storage infrastructure has almost disappeared completely. It also allowed us to consolidate the physical footprint for data center relocation.
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Adam Morrison | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 24, 2019

Orange is the new Flash

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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.
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Ken Crowley | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 24, 2019

Pure Magic

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Pure Storage FlashArray provides superior performance at an attractive price point to support our organization's applications. Almost all workloads that we have moved to Pure Storage FlashAray have seen a noticeable improvement in processing times, not just noticed by IT metrics but also by end-users.
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Ivan Sytchev | TrustRadius Reviewer
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!
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Cédric MARIOT | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We deployed two active-active arrays (m50r2) for our group datacenter and all our data workloads are hosted on Pure arrays. We use the Active Cluster feature to build our business continuity plan. Then, this year we have bought an x10 one for a production site (warehouse). Pure Storage FlashArray has solved our storage issues around latency, growth, and protection.
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Max Tevs | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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The FlashArray is being used across our entire environment/organization. Internally, and customer clouds as well. Atmosera is a cloud service provider of both Private and public cloud offerings. We utilize the FlashArrays for our private cloud offerings, selling datastore volumes as managed storage. The FlashArray allows us to be scalable in our internal infrastructure, while also offering the huge benefits of Flash storage. The FlashArray fleet we have also given us a single vendor infrastructure, which eases management.
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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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Turbonomic (formerly VMTurbo)

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