Pure Storage FlashArray

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Victor Padro | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • 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
June 08, 2021

Pure Storage review

Sateesh Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • 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.
Score 10 out of 10
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  • 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.
Mark McCully | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • 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.
Score 10 out of 10
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  • 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.
March 23, 2021

Pure-ly fast storage!

Muhammad Mulla | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • The Pure Array does data reduction particularly well. We've seen a 7x reduction on some of our volumes.
  • It is easy to get used to the system after coming from other storage arrays.
  • It has some welcome additions such as a smartphone app that makes it easier to view your cases, etc.
  • It would have been good to see vvol support for ESX 6.0.
Adam Morrison | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • 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.
Score 10 out of 10
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  • 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
Score 10 out of 10
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  • 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.
Score 10 out of 10
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  • 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.
Christopher Mills | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • The integration with VMware's vSphere has made creating and expanding datastores/volumes easy for all of our admins. They can do everything from one browser tab.
  • The ability to run future planning scenarios has been helpful in knowing what we need to purchase in future budget cycles.
  • The preemptive parts replacement that Pure Storage provides has led to us never having an outage on our arrays.
  • We have not seen much, as they seem to be keeping up with requested features and functions over the 5 years we have been consumers.
Score 10 out of 10
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  • 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.
Score 10 out of 10
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  • 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
March 23, 2021

PURELY Positive

Score 10 out of 10
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  • It is very easy to use the management interface.
  • So far the product has been incredibly fast.
  • It has a very robust feature set and they are constantly improving upon its capabilities.
  • We are waiting for support of VVOLs along with the active clustering at the same time.
  • I really don't have any more negatives as the product thus far has been wonderful.
Score 10 out of 10
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  • 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

Pure Storage FlashArray Scorecard Summary

Feature Scorecard Summary

Enterprise Flash Array Storage (6)
91%
9.1
Flash Array Performance (156)
97%
9.7
Flash Array Integration (146)
97%
9.7
Data Compression (155)
93%
9.3
Non-Intrusive Upgrades (150)
83%
8.3
Simplicity (156)
95%
9.5
Power Savings (133)
83%
8.3

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.

Pure Storage FlashArray Integrations

Pure Storage FlashArray Competitors

  • Dell/EMC
  • NetApp
  • HPE

Pure Storage FlashArray Pricing

Pure Storage FlashArray Technical Details

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Pure Storage FlashArray?

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

What is Pure Storage FlashArray's best feature?

Reviewers rate Flash Array Performance and Flash Array Integration highest, with a score of 9.7.

Who uses Pure Storage FlashArray?

The most common users of Pure Storage FlashArray are from Enterprises and the Information Technology & Services industry.