Pure Storage Flash Array for the Win
Updated March 24, 2021

Pure Storage Flash Array for the Win

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Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Pure Storage FlashArray

It's used across the entire organization to house virtual machines and containers with varied workloads and purposes. It speeds our virtualization, containerization, and database systems with its incredibly fast and highly reliable storage.
  • A single pane of glass management that is incredibly simple to use.
  • Incredibly fast initial and subsequent deployments.
  • The deduplication/compression and speed exceed our expectations.
  • I can't think of a single thing, to be honest.
  • We can run more VMS and containers with better performance than on our previous SANs.
  • We can utilize more databases, especially replicated, as the dedup and compression are amazing.
  • We spend less time managing the SAN than ever before.
Pure Storage is cheaper to run and maintain, much simpler to manage, and outperforms the competition.
I would recommend Pure Storage for all workloads except maybe long-term large storage, as the price point might be prohibitive, and a waste of the capabilities of the Pure Storage FlashArray.

Pure Storage FlashArray Feature Ratings

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

Upgrading Pure Storage FlashArray

Yes - The upgrades went perfectly! There was zero down time. I could not be more pleased with the upgrades. We have been through a few of them now.
  • New Functionality
  • More Stable
  • Easy Upgrade
  • Better Performance
  • New Functionality
  • Keeping up-to-date!

Simplicity

Using Pure Storage FlashArray

2 - We have two engineers that manage our FlashArray, but it is "used" by every person in the company and all of our clients....it drives our backend processes.
2 - Really you only need one person, if that, but we have two, just to share responsibilities.
  • Database Performance
  • Speed of Deployment
  • Ease of Management
  • Virtual Machines
  • Varied DataWarehousing
  • Kubernentes Backend
Best SAN we have ever used.

Evaluating Pure Storage FlashArray and Competitors

Yes - HP MSA. Faster SAN, more space. Deduplication and compression. Ease of management.
  • Price
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Product Reputation
  • Third-party Reviews
We needed speed, reliability, and ease of use....we got it all.
Can't think of a thing really... We toured the corporate office of Pure and were impressed not only with the product, but with their philosophy and their people.

Pure Storage FlashArray Support

ProsCons
Quick Resolution
Good followup
Knowledgeable team
Problems get solved
Kept well informed
No escalation required
Immediate help available
Support understands my problem
Support cares about my success
Quick Initial Response
None
Yes
Pure support is amazing...they monitor the SAN with us to inform us of any issues. It gives a great level of confidence. Also, they provide a free upgrade after the 3rd year of support, which is amazing.
During our upgrade process, they held our hand and walked us through what they were going to do and when... We felt like communication with them was easy and they spared no detail during the process to help us feel good about what was going to happen. Was the smoothest upgrade we have ever had.

Using Pure Storage FlashArray

ProsCons
Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Consistent
Quick to learn
Convenient
Feel confident using
Familiar
None
  • Provisioning
  • Capacity Increase
  • Upsizing Volumes on the fly
  • At-a-Glance Metrics
  • I haven't found a single cumbersone item on this SAN yet...after 3 years of use.
Best SAN I have ever used, and I have worked with dozens of models and brands of SANs during my career.
Yes - the Pure1 Web interface is wonderful and so easy to manage, even on a mobile device.

Integrating Pure Storage FlashArray