Pure Best Storage FlashBlade
August 26, 2021

Pure Best Storage FlashBlade

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Pure Storage FlashBlade

Pure Storage Flash Blade was used by my client to hold site wide backups for high value targets. It was used to replace tape storage. Overall, this was a fantastic choice. Tapes were slow and unwieldy. The UI is a little funky, and if you are coming from an environment where NetApp, or another vendor's units were in place, you'll miss some features that FlashBlade doesn't provide at this time. It [is] also serving the business by enabling the running of critical workloads that demand high IOPs throughput and are latency sensitive. The solution also easily scales to meet business demands.
  • High performance.
  • Easy to manage.
  • Quick restores.
  • Quickly backup.
  • Replication.
  • Kubernetes support.
  • Good support.
  • Easy to use interface.
  • Pricing.
  • Performance.
  • No data replication.
  • Please increase analytics and reporting information.
  • The price point and compact footprint worked well for a NAS unit in a co-location data center.
The NetApp All Flash FAS provided similar performance but had a larger footprint.

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Pure Storage Flash Blade is a great all purpose storage usage solution for our company data center and over time a big win over Amazon Web Service S3 in terms of both price as well as performance. Because of price many companies that are looking to have an on premises data lake will need to look at other HDD based systems for a tier 2 data lake that does not require the performance of Pure.

Also, we are currently using Pure Storage FlashBlade to provide high-speed storage for our container environments.
I'd like to expand its use more widely, but with no option to tier out to less performance storage for cold data, we have not been able to expand the footprint of it.