Pure FlashArray X NVMe Review

Reliable, easy to install, with good support

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution mostly for our databases.

What is most valuable?

The latency is good.

The administration and the stability are very good.

What needs improvement?

The software layer has to improve. The software is promising but not prominent.

We have upgraded more than 21 things. We have four artists and have had to upgrade the codes. 

There are several upgrades required, but we are slowly catching up to them.

There are not many drill-down options available. EMC is providing many reporting tools that are not available in Pure.

They need better reporting. Some of the tools are missing. EMC is a step ahead in that area.

The usage at the host level has some limited options.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using this solution for one year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's a stable solution. It's reliable, we have not been faced with any issues.

Our IT operations team is the only one to use this solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have not yet scaled this solution.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support is really good.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was easy. It was straightforward.

The installation was done within three hours. 

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The licensing is on a yearly basis. We have a three-year subscription.

I don't know about the pricing as it is not my department, but if we were not satisfied with the pricing we would not have purchased it.

What other advice do I have?

This is a solution that I would recommend.

I would rate Pure FlashArray X NVMe an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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