What is our primary use case?
We are a solution provider and we sell all sizes of Pure FlashArrays. The FlashArray X NVMe is one of the products that we provide to our customers.
Our clients with their own data centers purchase FlashArray storage because they are replacing old storage systems. They often have HP systems with hard disks and these systems are old and too slow. They are replacing them with faster systems and don't want to have additional costs every three years to renew their storage.
We also have a FlashArray for our own use.
What is most valuable?
The most valuable feature is the performance.
One of the best features is the support, which is excellent.
The user interface and reporting are good.
It is easy to deploy and administrate this solution.
What needs improvement?
In the future, I would like to see integration with enterprise backup systems. They should have direct integration available using Pure APIs. Good candidates would be Rubrik and Veeam.
For how long have I used the solution?
We have been working with Pure FlashArray storage for more than seven years.
What do I think about the stability of the solution?
We have not had any problem with stability, even when updating controllers for customer arrays.
What do I think about the scalability of the solution?
We haven't had any issues in terms of scalability.
How are customer service and technical support?
The support from Pure is excellent.
How was the initial setup?
The deployment is simple. We have a single person for maintenance and they spend one or two hours per month doing it.
What other advice do I have?
This is a good solution and one that I recommend.
I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.
Which deployment model are you using for this solution?