Pure Storage Flash in a Flash
Updated March 25, 2021

Pure Storage Flash in a Flash

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

Pure Storage is used to provide storage as a service (STaaS) to our cloud and managed services customers. Pure is also leveraged in infrastructure as a service (IaaS) for our virtualized environments to provide customers with dedicated compute and storage. In today's world where rapid response is required, ease of management, availability, low latency, and high throughput are key metrics for a business. Pure Storage enables us to meet these tight SLAs.
  • Ease of operational management and provisions
  • Performance: low latency and high throughput
  • Ease of scale: online and non-disruptive
  • Ease of upgrades: online and non-disruptive
  • Better integration for CIFS/NFS services out of the box built into the array.
  • Better integration with VMWare VCD
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I would recommend prospective customers to trial/POC with Pure Storage and simulate production workloads and bench.
Refer to my previous comments.
  • Storage efficiencies through thin provisioning, data compression, and deduplication.
  • Ease of operational management tasks through a friendly GUI.
  • Pure One's cloud storage portal simples and centralized management of a Pure Storage fleet.
The most noticeable impact is to the performance of critical business workloads that require increased IOPS and low latency. Due to the above reduction in operational storage tickets logged with storage operational team to investigate performance issues.
In a market with various storage vendors like NetApp, IBM, EMC, HDS, HP, Dell, Fujitsu, Pure Storage has key areas of advantage in the simplicity of configuration and use, online and non-disruptive way to scale array performance, reliability and performance, and a competitive cost point. Very good customer support and a collaborative team.
Pure is suited for these requirements:
  • High performance (low latency and high throughput)
  • Small data center footprint
  • Low power (as opposed to an equivalent array sized with disk platers.)
  • Ease of operational management

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 new release of the Purity software was deployed smoothly, the upgrade was online and non-disruptive. This provide a smooth experience for end customers with no perceived interruptions.
  • New Multi-Cloud Support
  • Performance Improvements
  • Strengthened Security Capability
  • Quality-of-Service (QoS) Enhancements
  • More improvements for Multi-Cloud Support
  • File and Block capability and interfaces from single storage array builtin

Integrating Pure Storage FlashArray

Pure Evergreen Storage Service (ES2), Pure1, Pure Storage Purity