Why be duped by others, when you can be de-duped by Pure
Carl van Eijk | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 17, 2018

Why be duped by others, when you can be de-duped by Pure

Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Pure Storage FlashArray

We use Pure Storage FlashArrays to underpin our virtual infrastructure and intrusion detection systems. In the high-end Mayfair gaming world latency is the enemy. Our customers demand a level of service that requires instantaneous results.

Our business purpose is to remain the market leader in Mayfair and the UK.

Simply put, Pure Storage FlashArrays help enable that.
  • It just works.
  • And works.
  • It's rock solid.
  • What initially sold me on it, during our POC, our sales engineer said we should test failures to data and power! That we did! We live pulled all the plugs and cables and moved the flash array to another rack and reconnected everything. Our test virtual infrastructure, having paused for the duration, just continued where it left off 5 minutes earlier, as if nothing had happened.
  • 0 downtime or issues in 3 years, including several major software revision updates.
  • It's fast. Fast enough run all of our virtual infrastructures and Intrusion Detection System writes for our entire network without missing a beat
  • It's simple. Having set up many storage systems in the past, I was blown away by how plug and play it was.
  • None
  • No downtime due to storage
  • Databases return results quicker, enabling a better customer experience
  • Our intrusion detection system gives us real-time results
Get one ( or more). There have been literally no regrets to selecting pure as our preferred storage platform.

Be weary of thin provisioning and ballooning, and understand what your data will look like after it hits the deduplication algorithm.
Every experience with the Pure support team has been exceptional. The remote support tunnel makes it easy for any engineer to assist quickly. Every engineer has been knowledgeable, friendly and professional. Software updates have been performed during whatever window we choose, with zero interruption of service. I don't have a single criticism.
During our POC against Tintri, our sales engineer said we should test failures to data and power! That we did! We live pulled all the plugs and cables and moved the Flash Array to another rack and reconnected everything. Our test virtual infrastructure, having paused for the duration, just continued where it left off 5 minutes earlier, as if nothing had happened.
None of the others are in the same game, let alone the same league as Pure when it comes to performance, support , features and stability.
EMX was a licensing nightmare! With Pure, you get all the features unlocked and useable.
Pure Storage FlashArray is perfect for databases, intrusion detection systems, network monitoring, SIEM, VDI, and virtual infrastructure.

Although Pure Storage FlashArray is also well suited for IDS(PCAPs), video and graphic design, the cost per GB is high due to the deduplication not performing optimally.

Pure Storage FlashArray is pretty much as plug and play as you can get. You're up and running in under 10 minutes (maybe a bit more if you include unboxing it and putting it in the rack).

We've run several software updates, with no service interruptions. Mostly for features, but once to improve the deduplication algorithm.