From the depths of hell in silence, to the heights of success in one move.
September 25, 2019

From the depths of hell in silence, to the heights of success in one move.

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Pure Storage FlashArray

We use Pure Storage FlashArray across the whole on-prem estate for everything from file servers to MSSQL databases.
The problems it addresses are mainly performance and capacity.
  • Performance is the main area of strength. This is a huge increase over our previous storage providers.
  • The deduplication is also a huge plus as this can give us 19 to 1 reduction is data footprint.
  • There have been a lot of new versions of Pure Storage released over a very short period of time. This gives us a headache trying to keep up to date as we have many arrays.
  • We have had reliability issues, and strange bugs causing problems. We did suffer a complete outage, with a resolution still not applied almost a year after the event.
  • Since we installed Pure, the number of storage related problems has dropped significantly.
We wanted simplicity, without a loss in availability and functionality, and that's what we have.
Database and ESX performance is definitely one of Pure's strengths.

If you have a mixed type of workload, the Arrays can struggle with completing the dedup processes if you drive the controllers hard. If this happens, disk space can suddenly disappear. We have had to ask Pure to install tuning configurations on a number of occasions to help.

Pure Storage FlashArray Feature Ratings

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