Pure Storage FlashBlade Review

The ease of deployment and management has helped us simplify our storage


What is our primary use case?

It helps our customers with their storage solutions. 

How has it helped my organization?

The ease of deployment and management has helped us simplify our storage. We also do not have to worry about capacity management as much. A lot of these things are native to Pure Storage.

Our availability is at nine nines.

What is most valuable?

  • Deployment
  • Cost per terabyte

What needs improvement?

They need better integration with public clouds along with a better hybrid solution. 

For how long have I used the solution?

One to three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I have been highly satisfied with the stability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We are highly satisfied with its capacity management.

How is customer service and technical support?

We have worked with the engineering team and professional services team. We have had no issues. They are excellent. 

Which solutions did we use previously?

Our customers asked us to change from our previous solution, HPE.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is straightforward. Implementing Pure Storage end-to-end from procurement all the way through deployment, we have no issues.

What about the implementation team?

We are the integrator.

What was our ROI?

Our customers have seen a reduction in TCO. The amount of reduction depends on how poorly they were previously doing at storage management.

Our customers have also seen ROI.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We also evaluate NetApp and Dell EMC. The reason that we chose Pure Storage was because the cost per terabyte was lower and customer demand.

What other advice do I have?

Pure Storage should be the top contender for certain types of workloads.

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Integrator.
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