Pure Storage FlashArray Review

Easy to use, great technical support, and saves us a lot of space


What is our primary use case?

Our primary use for this solution is storage. We have a private cloud deployment.

How has it helped my organization?

Using this solution has improved our consolidation ratio and it saves us a lot of space. 

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of this solution is the support.

This solution is easy to use.

What needs improvement?

The price of this solution could be improved.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

So far, the stability of this solution has been really good.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability of this solution is really good.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support for this solution is excellent.

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

Prior to this solution, we were using the IBM Storage Network. The support was not very good, and the feature set was very limited.

We needed something that was simpler to manage and maintain.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup of this solution was straightforward.

What about the implementation team?

We used an integrator for our deployment, and our experience with them was good.

What was our ROI?

In terms of space savings, we were able to save a lot of money.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated a second IBM-based storage solution, and after that, Pure was the second one that we looked at. We heard so many good things about it that we leaned towards that way.

What other advice do I have?

Using VMware has improved our IT organization by providing a stable virtualization platform.

We are running VMware on Pure, which was driven by our interest in consolidation. It has helped us by saving space over using less dense storage.

We have the Pure plug-in for the VMware environment. It has helped us with information monitoring.

For anybody comparing this solution to similar products, my advice is to look into the numbers. This product is definitely worth the price, and it is easy to use.

I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.

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