Pure, the only choice for flash!
Updated May 22, 2020

Pure, the only choice for flash!

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Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Pure Storage FlashArray

Pure Storage FlashArray is being used primarily to house our virtual infrastructure environment. It gives us a great compression rate and allows for very easy setup of replications to off-site DR. We are a VMware virtual shop, and every host is tied back into Pure Storage which gives us great performance speed.
  • Being able to capture snapshots of the data and reissue that data as new volumes makes data recovery and refreshes very simple.
  • We're currently on our 10th Pure Storage FlashArray and getting them physically set up is always a very simple process with their onsite technicians that handle any issues that come up.
  • The biggest strength is the ability to be so flexible when it comes to shuffling or moving storage around as needed and as our business requires.
  • We're currently going through a situation where one of our arrays is spitting out false flags alerts. There are no disruptions, but it is always scary to get woken up with a severity 1 alert just to find out it is a false alert.
  • We've had all positive impacts. I don't think we can ever go back to another flash storage platform that's currently on the market.
Pure Storage support is something that shines for me, personally. It has a very easy web-based ticket system. If I ever have any issues I can open a case and get in contact with them 24/7, 365 days a year. Someone will reply and contact me directly to answer my questions and concerns. Having someone on support, always in your pocket just gives good peace of mind.
We have used XIO Tech ISE arrays for all flash, and the stability and reliability of that product just don't compare. When making a change on that product you always did it with fingers crossed that some systems would not go down.
  • Doing data refreshes on products has been made very simple with the snapshot feature of Pure Storage FlashArray.
  • We’ve been able to move to virtual volumes with ease
  • Little to no impact to our customers or internal staff
The only thing I can attest to is if you are looking for a storage backend to your virtual infrastructure, I think Pure Storage FlashArray does a fantastic job at that. It allows very easy host group creation which makes assigning volumes to virtual hosts very simple, and on the flip side, breaking them down is also very simple.

Pure Storage FlashArray Feature Ratings

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