Pure Storage is simply the best!
February 22, 2019

Pure Storage is simply the best!

Erik Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Pure Storage FlashArray

Support is definitely better than most other vendors I have come across.
We replaced our older spinning disk arrays with Pure Storage M70s flash arrays to address latency issues that we were having with a number of applications. Pure Storage solved those issue and at a cost per TB that was on par with the cost of the spinning disk at that time. It also solved the problem of rip and replacing with Pure Storage's evergreen program with controlled maintenance cost.

Pros

  • In my testing of Pure Storage with its data reductions capabilities, I was able to conclude that its compression/dedup/zero detect thin provisioning results in about 43% less raw capacity requirements against vendors such as NetApp or nimble.
  • Pure Storage Support response time is positive and is based in the United States.
  • Pure Storage Employees such as my Account rep and SE have been very helpful after the sale with any questions I have had.

Cons

  • I am not 100 percent sure if Pure Storage NAS ability is up to snuff with the competition yet. I'm sure this will change over time.
  • Pure Storage can be expensive unless you get multiple bids from other vendors to get the price down.
  • Maintenance costs are controlled through the life of the product, so you don't need to worry about those costs getting jacked up after year five, which forces you, in turn, to rip and replace, so there's no re-buying your existing capacity and the time to mass migrate your data to other arrays.
It is my opinion that Pure Storage has about the best compression/deduplication data reduction on the market based on my testing, and with the evergreen program you get the upgraded controllers every three years, so your performance and capacity increase over time.
Pure Storage is well suited when performance is required, and with getting the most effective capacity out the of raw capacity that is available if you want to get the best cost per TB. Scaling is a concern if your growth outpaces the performance and capacity of Pure Storage biggest controllers, but most customers may not have this problem.

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