Happy with Pure Storage FlashArray
Updated May 22, 2020

Happy with Pure Storage FlashArray

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Overall Satisfaction with Pure Storage FlashArray

Pure Storage FlashArray is being used by the whole organization. It provides high speed, reliable block storage for performance-sensitive OLTP workloads. It provides snapshots, redundancy at a network level, at a node/rack level, and provides for snapshots. It is easy to manage and has a relatively easy to use management user interface. We've never had it fail, and Pure support always contacted us for repairs and upgrades. These were easy, usually with me approving work over email, clicking on "Remote Assist", and letting engineers do all the work remotely. The array was moved from two separate physical locations and continues to operate normally.
  • Reliable
  • Fast
  • Easy to use
  • Better interface for metrics reporting
  • More details on the Pure CLI
  • More details on storage, compression/dedup, and background jobs to better explain when volume size is actually reclaimed after deletes/trims
  • Reliability provided savings related to failures that paid for many times the cost of the array.
We've used or evaluated an in-house DRDB SSD commodity server pairs and NetApp SSD storage units.

Performance and reliability were better with Pure Storage FlashArray, given that we didn't have a ton of time to dedicate in-house resources to, and it was less expensive than the other options.
Perfect for business-critical databases that do not fit entirely in memory. If the database fits in memory, there are better distributed solutions. If the database is non-critical, then Pure is more expensive than just hosting a database on local SSDs with regular backups. It offers the best reliability when combined with a physical on-prem 10G dual switch environment.

Pure Storage FlashArray Feature Ratings

Flash Array Performance
Flash Array Integration
Data Compression
Non-Intrusive Upgrades
Power Savings
Not Rated