Pure Storage FlashArray Review

It was a very simple configuration to integrate the VMs and have them read our storage


What is our primary use case?

It is storage for our database system.

How has it helped my organization?

The access in our system is more reliable and provides our users better speed.

What is most valuable?

For flash storage, the speed access is its most valuable feature.

The solution’s inline deduplication and compression is very good.

The predictive performance analytics is a very good feature, as our system is performing better than before.

What needs improvement?

There are a lot of things to improve.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

They make a reliable storage. We use it as a very critical system, and we don't want any corruption on our system.

Since our design is a high availability design, it can work 24/7.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The product is scalable.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support is very fast.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Previously, we used Oracle, Hitachi, and SAN storage. We switched because we needed storage that could be accessed and support our system very quickly.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was straightforward in configuring the database and storage.

What about the implementation team?

We used a Pure Storage partner for the deployment. They were very good, supportive, and responsive.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated Oracle and Hitachi, but Pure Storage had the better pricing.

What other advice do I have?

The features that we wanted have already been added.

We integrated the product with VMware and vCenter. It was a very simple configuration to integrate the VMs and have them read our storage.

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