Pure Storage Flashblade is easy and expensive
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
July 24, 2019

Pure Storage Flashblade is easy and expensive

Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Pure Storage FlashBlade

This is used for high-speed cross-platform unstructured file storage.
  • Ease of connectivity
  • Fast storage
  • Great Deduplication
  • Security options are limited
  • SMB connectivity was limited
We were able to get a solution up and running and available on our test systems in under a day. It also is directly integrated into the IOS monitoring apps which Pure provides, giving us a quick overview of system health and performance.
  • Fairly expensive initial cost
  • Steady maintenance costs makes easy budgting
Carefully weigh the need for complex security requirements and for mandatory replication needs. There is currently no built-in replication mechanism. You will need to rely on separate applications to handle off-siting of data.
Without exception, the contacts with support have been quick and extremely knowledgeable. I do not fear getting an underqualified engineer to assess or work on my arrays. In addition to this support structure, the sales engineers are top notch as well.
  • Hitachi Network Attached Storage Platform (HNAS)
Pure is both more expensive and less configurable than the excellent HNAS. However, the HNAS is now dependent upon Hitachi storage. The Flashblade is a self-contained unit, which helps reduce cross-platform lock-in. It's not mandatory to have Pure block storage to use the Flashblade.
  • Despite being some of our most expensive storage, it is excellent for quick backups and recoveries of critical systems.
  • It really aids disaster recovery testing, providing quick accessible storage for scratch space to test procedures.
If you need fast storage with easy setup with a simple environment, this excels.