Pure Storage FlashArray Review

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What is our primary use case?

We use this solution to assist with our on-premise database workloads; In conjunction with our Oracle database and SQL server database.

Within our organization, there are roughly four people using this solution.

What is most valuable?

Pure Storage has been of great value to us as it provides us with a lot of great tools, especially for monitoring and capacity planning.

Also, Pure Storage is extremely user-friendly. 

What needs improvement?

The solution itself is pretty solid. Perhaps the time available for selecting upgrades or for scheduling things could be improved. On a couple of occasions, the waiting time for an upgrade has been pretty substantial. 

In the next release, I would like for them to support file systems on the lower-end models, like the X-10 or X-20. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Pure Storage is extremely reliable — it's never failed.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I have increased the capacity during working hours with no impact on production at all.

How are customer service and technical support?

Their technical support is excellent. Once we raise a ticket, they respond very quickly. Even better, their support is proactive. In most cases, they are the ones contacting us, not the other way around.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was extremely simple. It takes about half an hour to get it up and running. 

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

Our licensing is on a yearly basis. They have a standardized fee; it's been the same price for 10 years straight. I am happy with the price — I think it's good.

What other advice do I have?

I trust them — their reputation is outstanding. Pure Storage is an amazing solution. I would totally recommend this technology. Overall, on a scale from one to ten, I would give Pure Storage a rating of ten. 

If you're skeptical, there is a free demo that you can use to test it in your environment. Just give it a try, test out all the features, and experiment.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

Flash Array R2
**Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner
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