Pure Storage FlashArray Review

Enables us to allocate resources as needed and manage our whole infrastructure that way


What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case of this solution is for Citrix. 

We use the on-premise deployment model. 

How has it helped my organization?

Our previous SAN storage environment never performed with the same levels as this does. The performance levels and the storage have improved my organization. 

It has benefited our IT organization because we're a 95% virtualized environment and we're able to allocate resources as needed and manage our whole infrastructure that way.

We are running VMware on Pure. Our main driver for this was to isolate our Citrix environment from the general SAN storage board.

The joint solution has benefited my organization in the way that it isolates it, giving peak performance and does not share it with other environments that have any infrastructures or competing resources.

What is most valuable?

The speed is the most valuable feature of this solution. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It has been very reliable. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have had no issues with scaling up to whatever demands that we have.

How are customer service and technical support?

I haven't had a lot of direct interaction with their support but VMware is very good.

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

We replaced another Legacy Solution. We wanted to maintain its isolated capabilities.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was straightforward. 

What was our ROI?

We haven't seen ROI. 

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated EMC and HP.  

What other advice do I have?

I would rate it an eight out of ten. The storage has been very good. I don't know that it's a large enough deployment across the boards to know how it would fit in the rest of the enterprise. 

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