How Pure Storage made my job easier
September 18, 2019

How Pure Storage made my job easier

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Pure Storage FlashArray

The Pure Storage FlashArray is the primary SAN that runs the entire business. It solved all of the problems we were having with our prior arrays - its speed and dedupe technology allows the business to save money in the long term via its easy management and lower operating cost.
  • Dudupe and compression is very power and space efficient
  • All flash based array solved all performance problems
  • Easy to expand and upgrade solved the fork-lift upgrade problems of past arrays
  • It was a little bit more expensive up front, but worth it in the long term
  • Huge positive ROI on all business objectives. It gave us more performance and space that was promised.
  • No more balancing out which apps get more performance or expensive disk than others.
  • So easy to manage, it almost doesn't need to be.
There is no comparison to Pure Storage vs. EMC. EMC requires forklift upgrades and their maintenance fees are very expensive. With Pure's flash guarantee, you always keep the storage you paid for and if you keep under maintenance with Pure, you will receive new storage processors every 3 years (when you buy 3 years of maintenance up front)
Well suited for companies that have a sizable need for storage. I don't know how small they go, but I'd imagine its not a good fit for someone needing only 5-10 TB. To my understanding it grows well beyond 100 TB. Compression and dedupe doesn't work well for already compressed files such as video and pictures, so another technology would be good for that. Does well with database and file servers.

Pure Storage FlashArray Feature Ratings

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