Pure FlashArray X NVMe Review

Has good speed and offers good virtual volumes


What is our primary use case?

We are using version //X70 of Pure FlashArray. Our primary use case is to have a very fast storage array.

What is most valuable?

The virtual volumes and clarification around storage arrays are the most valuable features 

What needs improvement?

In terms of what needs improvement, the dashboard and management could be simplified.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using the Pure FlashArray for about five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Overall stability is very good. It is a very stable solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is very scalable as you can add capacity very easily. We have about 2000 users using the storage array.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support was not good in the beginning. I would rate the support at a five out of 10. It has improved though.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was very straightforward. It took two weeks from start to finish.

What about the implementation team?

We were able to complete the setup in house without any vendor support.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at IBM and NetAPP before choosing Pure FlashArray.

What other advice do I have?

I would definitely recommend Pure FlashArray. I would rate the product at ten out of 10.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
**Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner
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