Pure Storage FlashArray is great!
August 22, 2019

Pure Storage FlashArray is great!

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Pure Storage FlashArray

It is used as the central storage of our company. It is also the base of our internal private cloud where all VMs are stored. It solves our problems in several areas: 1. All upgrade and maintenance needs with no downtime 2. The upgrade path is very easy 3. Performance is outstanding and 4. Price is competitive.
  • Performance is excellent.
  • No downtime for upgrades or maintenance.
  • Simple licensing and competitive pricing.
  • User management is still not role-based.
  • The Support team may need to improve in the area of communication.
  • We need not worry to shop around and can focus on upgrading the device if expansion is needed. Things make simple!
I compare PureStorage M20 to 3Par 8600 with all SSD disks.

- Performance - Pure is far better than 3Par.
- License - 3Par is very expensive and complicated. Pure is simple and all included in one package.
- Maintenance - 3Par maintenance cost increases every year but Pure is a straight through for 10 years.
- Upgrade - Upgrade of 3Par is destructive while Pure is non-destructive and seamless.
- Easy of use - 3Par's management system is complicated and difficult to use while Pure is simple and knit.
During the POC period, the product already showed its outstanding performance against the other brands. After the product delivered, the setup time was lightning fast (around 3 hours) and we were good to go! The management of the device is easy, though, there is room to improve. The performance and reduction ratio is up to what it is advertised so that we can make an accurate estimation of the usage.

Pure Storage FlashArray Feature Ratings

Flash Array Performance
Data Compression
Non-Intrusive Upgrades
Power Savings