Overall Satisfaction with Pure Storage FlashArray
The FlashArray is being utilized by our entire organization. We currently have 2 arrays. The first was specifically bought to correct storage performance issues that we were encountering in our VDI environment with a prior storage vendor. We were so impressed with that array that the following year we secured a second array to migrate our entire server workload to.
- Reduced man hours required for storage management
We compared the PureStorage side by side with EMC XtremeIO. At the time, XtremeIO seemed like a beta product compared to the PureStorage offering. XtremeIO had just released a software upgrade which required total evacuation of the array. Deduplication was not production ready. Replication was a half-baked bolt on using their virtual recoverpoint appliances (as well as an extra charge).
PureStorage is well suited for any situation where performance is the top requirement. Since implementation, we have not been able to throw anything at it that has caused any latency above 1ms. It would not be well suited as a backup endpoint, or NAS type storage simply due to the cost and available performance.