Great Enterprise Storage Solution
Updated September 20, 2019

Great Enterprise Storage Solution

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

Overall Satisfaction with Pure Storage FlashArray

It is used as the primary enterprise storage for all tiers of applications. Primarily for databases, VDI, laboratory systems, but also as community storage for ESXi clusters and standalone servers. It is replicated from coast to coast for DR purposes and recently we started to deploy smaller appliances of PureStorage into our Tier 2 data centers and laboratories to support local applications. It is easy to grow and upgrade. Our vendor was extremely quick to master the management and initial setup. Using this storage is giving us great business agility.
  • Databases - Extremely low latency
  • VDI - Great data reduction rates and response times.
  • Community storage - Mixed workloads.
  • Never had any production issues
  • Excellent support, proactively notifying before we can see any manifestation of the problem.
  • For the basic use, the storage is excellent. However, it needs improvement in the replication department. We have difficulties sharing replication circuits between different vendors.
  • Eliminated storage related downtime, scheduled and unscheduled.
  • Reporting runs much faster.
  • Evergreen eliminated all upgrade related activities. No storage migrations after Pure was introduced.
  • Increased costs for maintenance.
Pure has better granularity and the data reduction rates are much better on Pure than on this product. XtremeIO had faster sequential read/write operations.
FlashArray is well suited if you use encryption or have a high level of data compression like encrypted an Oracle database, you still get the performance and low latency, but data reduction is 1:1 - nonexistent.

Pure Storage FlashArray Feature Ratings

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

Using Pure Storage FlashArray

8 - I counted 8 people like storage managers, but enterprise storage is used by the whole company and most of the applications.
5 - Basic IT skills are required.
  • Database.
  • ESXi community storage.
  • We may start using it for file storage in smaller offices.
At this point I do not see any alternative on the market offering the same benefits.

Pure Storage FlashArray Support

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

Using Pure Storage FlashArray

So far it is a very good product with the best support and very useful tools to manage and control.
Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Quick to learn
Feel confident using
  • Replication setup.
  • LUN creation and change of size.
  • Capacity planning.