Pure Storage FlashArray Review

Its ease of use has allowed us to stand up landscapes faster.


What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case is SAP. 

How has it helped my organization?

Its ease of use has allowed us to stand up landscapes faster.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is its upgradeability.

Pure Storage helps to streamline storage because of its simplicity.

What needs improvement?

What it needs to do is work a little closer with solutions, like VMware, so it understands the particular workloads that are on it. Today, it does not understand the applications which are running against it. 

For how long have I used the solution?

4 years

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We have never had an issue.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We just doubled it in size it was painless.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support is fantastic and proactive.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Our previous platform did not support SAP.

The driver for us to implement Pure Storage in our SAP landscape was that it was SAP certified.  Additionally, it had really good numbers and reviews.

How was the initial setup?

We plugged it in, and in an hour, we were using it. It is very straightforward and simple.


What about the implementation team?

We deployed it in-house.

What was our ROI?

We did not displace any other technology with the Pure Storage purchase so it's doesn't have a traditional dollar ROI.  From an intangible standpoint the lack of care and feeding is notable and freed up the Storage Team to do other things.  

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

Pure Storage has not helped us to reduce our licensing costs.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at Pure Storage, EMC and HPE. We chose Pure Storage because of its innovation.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend the product.

Disclosure: IT Central Station contacted the reviewer to collect the review and to validate authenticity. The reviewer was referred by the vendor, but the review is not subject to editing or approval by the vendor.
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