Pure Storage FlashArray is worth it
August 27, 2019

Pure Storage FlashArray is worth it

William Winslow | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Pure Storage FlashArray

Cars Inc. uses Pure FlashArray (PF) as it's block storage solution.

Cars Inc wanted a partner that approached storage from a different perspective, giving its customers a flexible and affordable storage platform (Evergreen). Cars Inc's engineering team needed a solution that was easy to manage, performant, and and a small form factor.
  • Management/Admin software - Unlike legacy storage platforms, PF's administration is simple and flexible. We no longer require an SME, all engineers can manage the arrays with a high degree of confidence.
  • Excellent support organization - Pure requires very little engagement from the customer for issues. Simple email communications will address %100 of our issues.
  • Evergreen program - Allows it's customers to upgrade to a new storage head assuring they can take advantage of Pure's technology road map.
  • Cars Inc has always been interested in a file storage solution. However, the Flash Blade has lacked built-in replication.
  • Datacenter power and space.
  • Empowering all engineers to manage storage arrays.
  • I wish the Flash Blade would have evolved more. Would have loved to invest in this solution, but the time has passed.
Cars Inc doesn't use other Pure Storage solutions.
PF is a great solution for organizations that are either firmly planted in the data center, in a hybrid mode moving some or all of its workload to a public cloud. Their support organization is exceptional as is their account management team. By far the easiest partner to work with.

Pure Storage FlashArray Feature Ratings

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