Pure Arrays and the simplification of SANs
September 05, 2019

Pure Arrays and the simplification of SANs

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Pure Storage FlashArray

Our Pure array is used across our entire organization. It powers our entire software stack from the app/web/DB layers all the way to back office and end-user solutions.
  • An easy to manage interface.
  • Very fast performance.
  • Cost savings with dedupe and compression.
  • Limited native cloud support.
  • Limited precise metrics.
  • No automated reporting.
  • We were able to save millions over refreshing our legacy storage array.
  • Time to deployment is considerably faster with Pure.
  • Maintenance renewals are easy to calculate and no fear of forced upgrades.
We tested our Pure arrays agents a few alternatives. They're the only ones that built their platform to be future proof and had the simplest licensing agreement of the bunch (there was none!).
The Pure Storage array is designed to fit in any environment, from the smallest local branch office to a primary data center running a site.

Pure Storage FlashArray Feature Ratings

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

Using Pure Storage FlashArray

150 - Software development and engineering.
  • Software development.
  • End-user computing.
  • Archival storage.
The array has been performing admirably. There's no improvement we can love to move on.

Evaluating Pure Storage FlashArray and Competitors

Yes - EMC Symmetrix
  • Price
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
The product was significantly easier to use/manager. Less time was needed from an engineering standpoint.
No changes. Our array is doing everything we expected and wanted.

Pure Storage FlashArray Implementation

It's very easy to implement, especially in a virtualized environment.
Change management was minimal - Very limited change management needed.
  • Understanding how to set up resiliency on the array.

Pure Storage FlashArray Support

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
No - No premium support needed or is sold. We have a standard support agreement.
We recently moved a couple of our arrays to a new location. We reached out to support, and they provided us with detailed instructions and remained available while we moved the devices.

Using Pure Storage FlashArray

It's extremely easy to use.
Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Quick to learn
Feel confident using
  • Creating storage luns.
  • Creating hosts/groups.
  • Creating protection groups.
  • Viewing metrics on specific groups of luns.