Overall Satisfaction with Pure Storage FlashArray
We have 2 Pure arrays and use them to serve around 95% of data to our hosts. We use other NVME cards for other applications like IBM Informix and Oracle ODA. We moved everything off of Compellent to Pure Storage. I think our Pure Storage arrays are both very solid and so far I am pleased with the performance and manageability of these arrays.
- IT servers up data with < 1ms
- It is very easy to configure new storage
- Make zoning data and expanding storage sizes very well
- The data can always be faster. We purchased NVME storage as the data was slower than what we were using before.
- I am a sourcing partner, so ROI I am not aware of.
- Most of our source data is using Pure Storage
Fusion-IO is very expensive per TB and limited to host you can connect. Pure Storage might not be as fast but its ease of use, along with compression and dedupe make up for it.
Pure Storage is a very nice array and easy to manage. It can serve up data in normal environments that do not require fast IO. The speed of the array for applications that require very fast IO is lagging. We are not using the Pure Storage Array for our most critical servers and use NVMe for those servers instead.