FlashBlade, Always On, Always Up and Always Running at Lightning Speeds
Updated March 23, 2021

FlashBlade, Always On, Always Up and Always Running at Lightning Speeds

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Pure Storage FlashBlade

Pure FlashBlade is used solely as a backup target for our enterprise backup solution. It stores all of our server backups both physical and virtual. We utilize two FlashBlades for this purpose, one at our primary data center and a second one at our offsite for long term retention and archiving.
  • Reliable backup storage.
  • Quick backups.
  • Quick restores.
  • Easy to manage.
  • Increased analytics and reporting.
  • The speed of restores greatly reduces our RTO which means less downtime.
  • Faster backups mean we can back up critical systems more often in smaller predictable windows.
Prior to FlashBlade, we used Avamar for our enterprise backup solution. While Avamar is a solid product, the FlashBlade provides better and more predictable stable performance. Since owning FlashBlade, we have never had any hardware issues or a drop in performance over time. It is always on, always up and always running at lightning speeds.
Since we only use our FlashBaldes for backup storage, I can only state that it is well suited for that purpose.

Upgrading Pure Storage FlashBlade

Yes - Everything went as planned, it was a very simple non-disruptive process. We didn't have any unexpected problems during the upgrade. The support from Pure was excellent and it made the process very easy. We felt confident that Pure was 100% invested in ensuring that the upgrade process went off without a hitch.
  • Expanded storage
  • Upgraded features
  • Patched vulnerabilities
  • Expanded storage
  • Enhanced features and capabilities