My Pure Storage FlashBlade Review
Updated October 05, 2020

My Pure Storage FlashBlade Review

Edward Hammond | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Pure Storage FlashBlade

The initial use case for our 1st FlashArray was for high performance VM storage. We were rolling our our initial Kubernetes cluster and needed a good storage solution. The Pure Storage Orchestrator plugged right into our initial deployment and worked so well we used it for all the storage for our new 150+ node Kubernetes deployment at our new datacenter with almost all our production systems utilizing it.
  • Kubernetes support
  • Replication
  • Great support
  • Price
  • BYO keys to S3 storage
Speed and automation with kubernetes
Pure Storage FlashBlade solved our Kubernetes storage problems.
  • Has been very reliable
  • Has given us a fast enough storage for us to attempt things that would;t be possible otherwise
Whenever we have had an issue, support has been quick to reply and find a solution.

Do you think Pure Storage FlashBlade delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Pure Storage FlashBlade's feature set?

Yes

Did Pure Storage FlashBlade live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Pure Storage FlashBlade go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Pure Storage FlashBlade again?

Yes

Good API, multi-protocol support is great.
Pure Storage FlashBlade provides higher performance than the competition.
Pure Storage FlashBlade is a great all-purpose storage solution for our datacenter and over time a big win over AWS S3 in both price and performance. Due to the price, many companies looking to have an on-prem data lake will need to look at other HDD bases systems for a tier2 data lake that doesn't require the performance of Pure.

Using Pure Storage FlashBlade

All of our research and production tasks running on-prem use prep storage
3 - We have 3 people in our sysops dept that keep our pure healthy