PURE PODs - not just for eating
Updated March 23, 2021

PURE PODs - not just for eating

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Pure Storage FlashArray

We use FlashArray for our file data, SQL data, and Exchange DB's. Its Dedupe is great and allows for lots of storage at a good price.
  • Dedupe on file storage is great.
  • Active cluster allows for synchronous writes to multiple data centers for an active/active setup.
  • Management of volumes and hosts is very simple from the web UI.
  • 24/7 support is phenomenal.
  • Direct visibility of protection groups from the VMWare console would be helpful for restoring data.
  • Would like to be able to manage all FlashArrays from a single web UI.
  • We are looking to move the rest of our data load onto Pure in the coming months, allowing us to save on large maintenance contracts from our previous storage vendor.
EMC VPLEX is what we have compared to Active Cluster. Pure outperforms EMC in spied, dedupe and overall cost.
Great for File Server, SQL DB's, and anything where you need good Dedupe without losing too many IOPS.

Pure Storage FlashArray Feature Ratings

Flash Array Performance
10
Flash Array Integration
8
Data Compression
10
Non-Intrusive Upgrades
10
Simplicity
9
Power Savings
9

Upgrading Pure Storage FlashArray

Yes - We have been through several upgrades on multiple arrays. The process was smooth with no down time. We never experienced any unexpected issues from upgrades.
  • Bug fix
  • Feature enhancements
  • Improved performance

Simplicity

Using Pure Storage FlashArray

2000 - All business lines utilize the storage for everything from SQL DB's, File Shares and datastores for our virtualized machines and hosts.
4 - Basic background in storage and virtualization technologies is needed as well as an understanding of switch fabrics.
  • File Storage
  • Data Stores for virtual servers
  • SQL DB's
  • Containerization
  • DR strategies
Working great so far.

Pure Storage FlashArray Support

ProsCons
Quick Resolution
Good followup
Knowledgeable team
Problems get solved
Kept well informed
No escalation required
Support understands my problem
Support cares about my success
Quick Initial Response
None
No
Standard support works just fine.
Yes - Yes, i was informed that the bug i discovered was already a known issue and a minor update fixed the problem.
I've always received exceptional support from Pure. Anytime we've had an issue, they are quick to respond and remotely resolve the problem.

Integrating Pure Storage FlashArray

Citrix ADC (formerly NetScaler ADC), Ivanti Workspace Control (powered by RES), Ivanti Security Controls