FlashBlade for NFS
Chris Stotler | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 30, 2019

FlashBlade for NFS

Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Pure Storage FlashBlade

FlashBlade is primarily used as an NFS target for log archiving, Database backups, and VM image-based backups. FlashBlade is used exclusively by the infrastructure team to facilitate backups at our remote data center. We had a business requirement to backup data in our remote data center, and it fit the bill.
  • NFS Target.
  • Allows for fast 40GB uplinks.
  • Storage is resizable on the fly with no downtime.
  • The user interface is a little clunky.
  • Monitoring is a challenge - The flash array does send disk space alerts but proactive system monitoring is lacking.
None! It was a pretty easy decision as we had a need and FlashBlade met that need.
The interface, while clunky, is easy to use. It is extremely fast to provision NFS shares.
We only utilize it for NFS and the setup for NFS is easy and fast to configure.
This is used as a backend infrastructure and is transparent to end-users.
  • Positive - Ease of use.
  • Negative - Lack of SMB support.
We did not evaluate any other products.
NFS Target is hands down the best use of this product. It can be utilized by almost any technology that supports NFS.