Overall Satisfaction with Pure Storage FlashArray
We use it for all storage requirements in NSA. The speed and flexibility allow easy deployment and growth. Did I mention SPEED! It is truly sub-1ms IO, so storage is no longer the single bottleneck in processing.
- Very easy to assign storage to any server.
- Really fast disk IO.
- Uptime is remarkable!
- Explaining to management that something so small with so little lights does so much is a challenge. So we always keep an old MFM drive around just to show them that size has changed. So I'd love some clever way or change to make it look flashier! Seriously, for what we use it for, it does the job.
- The single system that sees the biggest benefit is our financial budgeting system. The time it takes to do a budget model has reduced drastically, so more scenarios can be built before the final option is selected.