We bet on PURE Storage, and have won performance and less stress.
April 19, 2021

We bet on PURE Storage, and have won performance and less stress.

Ben Bullock | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Pure Storage FlashArray

[Pure Storage FlashArray is] used across the whole environment for both block and file storage
  • Easy to implement
  • Always get a live transfer when calling in
  • Proactive support
  • Kinda like a black box in some situations, ie system space
  • Positive - Long-running jobs take less time with AFA
  • Positive - no longer have to spend time looking at disk performance when events happen, it's rarely a storage issue these days.
[Pure Storage FlashArray] was costly up-front, no doubt about it, but with the compress and dedupe, it comes in closer to disk.
Back 6 years ago there were more flash vendors and we picked Pure, it was a good choice as some of those other vendors are no longer around.
[There is a] lot less to manage. Not lots of "nerd knobs" so very little customization needed. Luckily it performs well in almost all situations.
Support. Hands down the best I've encountered in the industry.
Evergreen. Getting a new controller ever 3 years is much better than a forklift upgrade.
Being able to confidently do [Pure Storage FlashArray] software upgrades without causing downtime is a great thing. That was not the case with our previous storage vendor.
[They] seemed to have all the right things in place for our environment. A bit costly up front, but good return on less stress, better performance and good support whenever we do have issues.
[Pure Storage FlashArray] fits almost all environments. The one that has been an issue in the past is large amounts of uncompressible/undedupable data, however with the C-series, that somewhat addresses that issue.

Pure Storage FlashArray Feature Ratings

Flash Array Performance
9
Flash Array Integration
10
Data Compression
9
Non-Intrusive Upgrades
9
Simplicity
9
Power Savings
10