PureStorage - Why look at anything else?
Updated May 22, 2020

PureStorage - Why look at anything else?

Ben Moore | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

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.
  • Deduplication and compression
  • Support
  • I honestly can't think of anything.
  • 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.

Pure Storage FlashArray Feature Ratings

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


Integrating Pure Storage FlashArray