- It has a small footprint, as the current system is only four units per rack.
- It's got good speed for the price, as it uses eMLC, an advanced type of SSD.
- It's very scalable, and we're not paying for capacity.
- We get free controllers every three years.
Improvements to My Organization:
For VDI, there's a consistent user experience. Users don’t switch to VDI if it's not at the same speed as a laptop or desktop, and Pure Storage provides that.
Room for Improvement:
It doesn’t provide enough information on performance analytics. For example, Nimble Storage has Infosight, which provides data; Pure Storage doesn’t have an equivalent. It has every other feature, but more data would be the only thing missing.
No issues with deployment.
It's really good and we've never had problem.
Also, it's very simple to use, and one of our customers described it as, “If you know how to use Facebook, you know how to use Pure Storage.”
I think it's actually easier than Facebook.
It scales very well. A new box contains three units, and uses the power of a toaster oven.
We haven’t had to use it. We ran into some issues, but found their technical engineer not as good as Nimble Storage's.
The setup is easy, but not as easy as Nimble. It took about five hours to setup.
Cost and Licensing Advice:
There's no additional licenses needed, as everything is included.
Once you try it, you’ll realize how easy it is to use. It has almost every feature.
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Aug 31 2015