Pure Storage is purely awesome!
Updated May 22, 2020

Pure Storage is purely awesome!

Mike McFarland | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Pure Storage FlashArray

Pure Storage is used by our entire organization because it is our sole storage solution going forward. All of our VMs run from Pure and we integrated vCenter with Pure to ease management. Whenever our business analysts discuss performance issues with databases and applications, I remind them that we cannot put the data on faster storage because Pure is the fastest.
  • Increasing LUN sizes as the business needs grow is very easy. The easiest I have ever managed when I compare with other major vendors.
  • As stated earlier, the performance with Pure is the fastest available.
  • I never worry about growth because I know I just need to add more shelves and not redesign my architecture.
  • NFS support would be nice but not really needed. Some people feel NFS is a requirement but I don't agree.
  • Snap shots of SQL will be the biggest area of improvement that I can give to my business users. Giving them an almost real time copy of a production database that they can use without impacting production performance would be a huge win.
  • Support for Azure storage would also be helpful since it is our primary cloud provider.
  • While Pure seemed expensive up front, when our cost analysis revealed that over the long term it was less expensive than other solutions, we quickly chose to standardize on Pure.
Support has done all the work for us and is very communicative.
All of the major competitors did not perform as fast nor were as easy to maintain and administrate.
Our databases and application servers is well suited for the flash array. File server and other servers are wasted a bit with flash. Still, because there is no faster available storage then this is the best solution in terms of performance.

Pure Storage FlashArray Feature Ratings

Flash Array Performance
Flash Array Integration
Data Compression
Non-Intrusive Upgrades
Power Savings


Using Pure Storage FlashArray

2000 - Education of our nursing students.
2 - System administrators
  • Transition to the cloud.
The best storage I have seen and used.