Pure Flash always gets you there in time
August 30, 2021

Pure Flash always gets you there in time

Victor Padro | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
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Modules Used

  • FlashArray//C

Overall Satisfaction with Pure Storage FlashArray

We deployed one array to a client's DRP which went pretty well. Currently it handles the DRP data and a few offsite production workloads which needed to be handled since this client is a wholefood distributor and didn't have enough infra to handle its load on the DRP and the offsite needs.
  • Ease of deployment
  • Robustness at its core
  • Helpful documentation
  • Clear path to get compatibility matrices, it was hard to get it while doing it for Dell and VMware products
  • More options regarding SMB, sometimes a few clients don't have a very big budget to implement a simple iSCSI SAN
  • Spanish speaking techs, they need to improve that
  • Seamless integration really takes the big screen
  • Speed on the vCenter cluster storage backend really was something everybody should have
  • The simplicity on getting deployed on a single work day is awesome
Well, you could say it was the price. When we first brought the quote to our client they thought we were quoting an all spindle array for an exorbitant price, but when we let them knew that it was all flash and the dedupe and compression numbers began to show their path they definitely changed their minds and we have to do a few technical meetings to really show the numbers on a hands on lab. Shout out to our Pure reseller in Mexico for that!
Well definitely the ease of use has been the top of the cart thing here. Our clients and ourselves have been very happy with this decision. Pure seems to really have thought on the UI part of the things. Myself being one of their true supporters, I really can't make enough compliments to them, but the speed at first was not very good and we had to call Pure and in less than 30 minutes we saw [substantial] improvements on the vCenter cluster.
Deduplication and compression ratio really makes our day. It seems that the underlying node's hardware has been put through enormous tests to achieve those ratings. Granted we just carry on with not so heavy VMs at HQ, but at our client's site, Oracle and Postgres make the Pure Array go crazy and really it's very very stable and fast. There no deduplication is used but nevertheless it seems the greatest array our client ever had.
Well actually our client has a storage grow ration of 30% each year, so we are [expecting] to upgrade the Pure Storage FlashArray second quarter next year and until then we probably see that simplicity. But like I said before, our experience has become more clear now since we could visualize all the perks in a couple deployments, and we had a couple issues that were resolved in no time so there is that.
Really the deduplication and compression ratio has been all over these guys. The speed on the flash storage seems more customized if I may say and our deployments were smooth. Nothing against these guys since we work with all at the same level, but there are very notable perks when talking about Pure Array.

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

Integrating it to a regular sized company has been flawless. No problems whatsoever with the VMware integration, Veeam integration and general storage consumption. As a matter of fact, I could say we haven't seen this integration go so smoothly on any other partner. But trying to deploy it on a SMB, it was hard to get the proper budget to implement a simple iSCSI SAN.

Pure Storage FlashArray Feature Ratings

Flash Array Performance
10
Flash Array Integration
10
Data Compression
8
Non-Intrusive Upgrades
7
Simplicity
10
Power Savings
8