A flash travel to the future
Updated April 19, 2019

A flash travel to the future

Andrea Spaziani | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Pure Storage FlashArray

Pure Storage is used by the whole organization. We have consolidated all the VSI (55 VM) and VDI (100 VM) into the same storage, improving performance and overall virtual desktop acceptance. Our VDI with VMware Horizon includes 100 VM for office and graphics desktop with nVidia GRID, the low latency and the high deduplication permit us to reduce the storage footprint and power consumption, and to increase the consolidation on fewer VMware Hosts.
  • The most valuable features are extremely low latency, high IOPS with VMware, inline deduplication and compression. We have consolidated all of the SAN into the same box.
  • I liked the non-disruptive downgrade from FA-420 (POC) to FA-405 in production and the non-disruptive upgrade from FA-405 to M20. This is a great plus for the business.
  • Reports of performance and LUN utilization/deduplication could be improved. I’d love to view the average, minimum, and maximum performance in the reports but it is only graphics and you need to export the data into a CSV to find this information.
  • The Non-Disruptive Upgrade gives us the ability to do maintenance without out of hours work or downtime.
  • With the Forever Flash, you don't need to change your "old" SSD when you upgrade your storage to a new model
  • The performance is so high that we have consolidated all the SAN in one storage, Pure Storage, and it doesn't need maintenance!
We are very happy with quick response, remote support on your hardware and the Italian team is great!
We have used NetApp for SAN and NAS, the experience is very different for the learning curve, NetApp is much more complicated, the integration with other software like backup and replication is simple, you don't need an orchestrator like DFM.
  • The VDI experience with this kind of storage is much better especially with CAD, 3D and other software that uses very large files
  • We have consolidated VDI and VSI on one storage that now is pushed during the day from VDI and during the Night from the servers back up
In my experience is perfect for VSI & VDI, it's not perfect for big file share.