Pure Storage FlashBlade Review

Our latency has gone down and the compression is amazing

What is our primary use case?

It is for our enterprise. The product is fantastic. 

We have an Evergreen Storage subscription.

How has it helped my organization?

Our latency has gone down.

We can capacity plan at a greater level than we used to.

What is most valuable?

Speed is its most valuable feature.

The compression is amazing.

What needs improvement?

The support needs improvement.

How are customer service and technical support?

I would rate the technical support as a five (out of ten). They need to improve. When we open a case, it is auto assigned to a support tech person. Nine out of ten times, we get an email right back saying that person is off until tomorrow. I cannot handle that. They just did this over the weekend to us, too. I had to call our rep and have them do something about it.

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

My previous solution was EOL.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was straightforward because Pure Storage set it up for us.

We have undergone an upgrade of our controllers, and the process was okay.

What about the implementation team?

We did use a company for the deployment, and our experience was fantastic. We ended up buying the company.

What was our ROI?

I have seen ROI. It has allowed me to increase the density of my VMs without having to purchase anything additional.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

NetApp and Isilon were also on the shortlist.

What other advice do I have?

The compression is true and does happen.

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