A flash array that improves performance and overall ROI for many many years.
Updated May 22, 2020

A flash array that improves performance and overall ROI for many many years.

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Pure Storage FlashArray

Our Flash array houses all virtual machines for all departments across our city. The performance improvement was immense over our previous IBM SAN. We recently renewed our Forever Flash support which means we will never need to buy a new flash array.
  • The latency and IOPS on our Pure SAN are incredible. After moving over VMs the performance improvement was noticed immediately.
  • Pure support is fantastic. They are constantly modifying the firmware to improve compression performance.
  • The Pure array is very pricey.
  • Deduplication and compression were oversold pre-purchase.
  • The initial buy-in is steep but the Forever Flash program ensures you will never need to buy a new array again, only pay for support.
  • Each firmware update improves on the compression algorithm. One update moved us from 80% utilization to 76% utilization.
  • Updates are non-invasive cutting down on costly downtime.
The Forever Flash offering from Pure is the deal maker. We will always have new controllers every 3 years and will not need to ever purchase new or upgrade our array.
Pure is great for production storage for any type of system. Database systems will benefit from the performance while file storage will benefit from the deduplication and compression.

Pure Storage FlashArray Feature Ratings

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

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
Yes - I have an open bug report due to being unable to disable an unused replication port. This isn't a serious issue and is mostly just being picky about aesthetics in the control panel.
I opened a ticket since the compression seemed to be less efficient than I expected. Support identified an bug and turned around a fix in a couple days. This fix increased the compression by 20%.