Pure Storage FlashArray Review
Updated April 01, 2021

Pure Storage FlashArray Review

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Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Pure Storage FlashArray

We use Pure as our primary storage array. This has been an outstanding investment and the performance has been a huge improvement. The box has done everything we asked it to do! We are nearly out of storage capacity on our EMC and when we saw Pure as an option we jumped at the opportunity.
  • Deduplication.
  • Processing speed.
  • Price is high.
  • Scalability.
  • Reliable.
I believe that Pure has set itself way ahead of its competition in the storage market, you could probably find something faster but it will lack in ease of use. You could pay less for something but it will lack a key feature that Pure offers. It is hard to find something like Pure!
While expensive, Pure Storage is by far the best experience we have had with a storage array. It is strong in all categories and delivers outstanding performance. It is a great product to work with. My team is also very happy with it and they have high expectations of systems, just like I do.

Pure Storage FlashArray Feature Ratings

Flash Array Performance
9
Flash Array Integration
9
Data Compression
10
Non-Intrusive Upgrades
9
Simplicity
9
Power Savings
Not Rated

Simplicity

Using Pure Storage FlashArray

250 - All of our virtual machines are on this array so each user uses it whether they know it or not. When systems work the way they are intended then users tend to ask fewer questions. We have had no major issues so users are able to do what they need to do.
2 - My infrastructure team does our in-house support. We are lucky to be on a system that requires less internal work to keep it running as planned. I am very impressed with the limited lift that this system requires in keeping systems online for all types of users. They love it.
  • Meets all of our needs now
I have renewed this and will continue to. This system does the work we ask it to do. I am very pleased as is my team. This is as close to a perfect on-premises storage system as you can get and the value is off the charts. I would purchase additional ones and continue the support.

Do you think Pure Storage FlashArray delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Pure Storage FlashArray's feature set?

Yes

Did Pure Storage FlashArray live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Pure Storage FlashArray go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Pure Storage FlashArray again?

Yes

Evaluating Pure Storage FlashArray and Competitors

Yes - We replaced our Dell EMC, we were ahead of schedule when it comes to the usage on the EMC. We had to make a decision on what to do and this by far made the most sense and it has paid off significantly. I would absolutely do it again.
  • Product Features
This net our need. We need something that had better power and something that we could expand. This met both and we have never looked back. They could charge more for this box and I think people would still invest it in. It's been that good.
Not at all. What we did work perfectly and made the most sense for us.

Pure Storage FlashArray Support

ProsCons
Quick Resolution
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
None
We purchased a high level of support because this is a critical system for us. We cannot live without it. Downtime must be avoided. My team who works with support on more of a daily basis is very impressed with response times and efforts. They take support seriously.
They are fast to respond and active in assisting. They monitor the system to help avoid problems that could arise. We could not be happier. They are very knowledgeable of challenges with some of the upgrades and versions to avoid when and if possible. Its everything you would expect and more.
It has been everytime we asked. Whether it was a challenge with extending a volume and LUN or upgrading the software. They take the time to make sure you are comfortable with the plan and then execute very smoothly. They are the model of how support should be offered.

Integrating Pure Storage FlashArray

It seemed to have only taken minutes to have it talking on the network and not much more time to have it connect to the UCS blade center. I was blown away by how quickly we were able to move ahead with this. I would do it again 100 times over.
  • Cisco UCS
  • Rubrik
These were some of the easiest integrations we have ever done. The Pure Array is one of the most flexible options out there when it comes to storage.
No additional plans at this time
  • File import/export
no
This hardware and software is outstanding. I have been blessed with next to no issues with this system. The software updates are easy to execute and the support team is outstanding. It does cost a bit more than some options but you get every bit of what you pay for.
Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops (formerly XenDesktop), Cisco Meraki MS