Pure Storage FlashBlade Review

The initial setup is pretty easy and simple


What is our primary use case?

We use it for backups and replications of our IBM Systems.

How has it helped my organization?

It does a good job in-house, as an onsite solution.

What is most valuable?

The solution’s inline deduplication and compression do a good job.

What needs improvement?

The speed could be improved.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We are on the low side for our storage. I wish we had purchased more.

We are looking to grow, so we will probably be adding more storage.

How are customer service and technical support?

The tech support is pretty good.

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

It was setup before I joined the company.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is pretty easy and simple.

We have done upgrades of our physical controllers.

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

Our licensing is renewed annually.

What other advice do I have?

They are doing very well with the product.

We have integrated the solution with VMware. The integration process was user-friendly.

We use SolarWinds to evaluate our performance metrics.

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