What is our primary use case?
Our primary use of Pure Storage was for a data virtualization project using Belfrics. We needed the latency that would be required for the project.
The analytics that we gather is used for just one environment (which is big in the banking industry). Production wise, it's running Oracle. Performance wise, it's basically running enterprise applications.
How has it helped my organization?
Once the project was enabled with data persuasion and we had Pure Storage behind it, there was a lot of saving storage. Before we used Pure Storage it took 93 days of employees who run the database to back up and restore databases. The scale of deployment basically went from several days to a few minutes.
What is most valuable?
Infrastructure as a base is important, but the end game is to have the DevOps pipeline, which is the most valuable feature.
What needs improvement?
A three wave application or multi-wave application synchronization would be an improvement.
For how long have I used the solution?
One to three years.
What do I think about the stability of the solution?
The company started off with a small chunk of the product. Now they have moved up to where Pure Storage became the direct responder in our Australian office, they said it was very stable on their end.
We have a capital of storage with EMC, our previous solution. The fact that Pure has a petabyte of storage means that Pure Storage will become a de-facto standard in all the global organizations.
How is customer service and technical support?
We don't use the tech support, but we have an in-house engineer in one of our offices.
How was the initial setup?
The initial setup was really straight forward.
Which other solutions did I evaluate?
We needed to choose a new investment because our solution couldn't do data provisioning very quickly. The main solution that the bank normally had was EMC. We looked into HP, IBM, and Pure Storage. But, cost, rate per terabyte, and speed is why we chose Pure Storage. It was a no brainer.
What other advice do I have?
Latency defines everything.