Pure Storage FlashArray's are a great addtion to any environment.
June 11, 2021

Pure Storage FlashArray's are a great addtion to any environment.

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Overall Satisfaction with Pure Storage FlashArray

Our Pure Storage array is used as our primary SAN for our virtualized environment. As the primary SAN, it serves all end-user and IT workloads. When designing the system we sought a solution that would provide plenty of performance and robust uptime. The Pure Storage array fits that description perfectly.
  • It is very robust, error free, and requires little maintenance.
  • The SAN is never a bottleneck in our environment, the performance is excellent.
  • A recent upgrade was completely online and was seamless.
  • We are completely happy with our array.
  • We never have storage performance issues.
  • The array was set it and forget it, admin time can be spent on other areas of the business.
I bought my first Pure Storage array when they were only shipping hardware for a year. It was easily the best IT purchase I've made throughout my career. Since that time, I've purchased 5 arrays across 4 companies. If I needed to look at an array, Pure Storage would be my first choice.
Aside from the raw performance, the biggest benefits have been Pure Storage FlashArray's reliability, and ease of use. I go months in between logging into the interface to check on the device. We did an online controller upgrade to switch platforms all completely seamless with no downtime. The array has been running for 3 years without a single issue.
It's hard to pick a single feature. Pure Storage FlashArray does a great job on all the features we've used. There are other features that are available that we haven't had a chance to test/use yet but I have no doubt they'd work exactly as advertised.
Pure's simplicity is delivered exactly as promised. IT time isn't focused on the SAN or it's performance, it can be focused where the business needs it the most. The only consideration we have is data growth. As the company has grown we're generating more data. At some point, we'll have to add more capacity but I know it will be less than an hour to add all the needed capacity for years to come.
The Pure Storage FlashArray blows any other array I've used out of the water. We had an investment in EqualLogic and purchased an all-flash array. A couple of years later and with many performance issues, we purchased our first Pure Storage array and the difference was amazing. All our performance issues were gone. I've considered other vendors over the years since and no one has been able to get close to the features that Pure offers.

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The array is well suited for general computing, VDI, or high IOPS required environments. It is less appropriate for bulk storage unless the stored data de-duplicates well.

Pure Storage FlashArray Feature Ratings

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