Pure from the beginning and for the foreseeable future.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 14, 2018

Pure from the beginning and for the foreseeable future.

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Overall Satisfaction with Pure Storage FlashArray

I've had nothing but excellent support on the product with same day (usually same hour) responses to all inquiries.
Pure storage is our "Tier 1" storage for in house applications. It is being used across the entire organization for a number of mission critical and time sensitive workloads. The FlashArray has allowed us to reduce processing time in our Data Warehouse as well as increase performance along all analytics and statistical models.
  • Non-disruptive upgrades
  • Ease of use
  • Excellent Customer Support both in sales and technical aspects
  • Providing more detailed reporting on data reduction and deduplication
  • Lowering cost for barrier of entry
  • Reduced processing times on complex calculations that run on SQL providing more instantaneous access to sales data.
  • In-house applications that are customer facing respond significantly faster.
We have done 2 controller upgrades in the middle of the day with no disruption whatsoever. We have upgraded firmware versions in much the same way without having to worry about scheduling outage windows.
Plan your sizing accordingly. Once you put something on Pure Storage you won't want to have to move back to your tier 2 or tier 3 storage.
Nimble is good for a mixed workload, but at the time it didn't have an all flash offering. Now there is no advantage to a rip and replace. They were the first into the hybrid space which was good for SMB, but didn't work at the enterprise level.
Pure Storage is useful in high IO environments including SQL and Data and Analytics. Due to the increased cost of flash storage, it is not a good candidate for deep and cheap archival storage.