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"With other options, you need to buy a couple of different products to achieve the same outcome.""The pricing is good.""It consolidates a lot of our storage into one or two chassis, which makes money savings in our data center.""We have used the solution’s thin provisioning to add new applications without having to purchase additional storage. We use thin provisioning on all of our flash arrays at this point. It gives us the choice to be able to overprovision and take advantage of compression, compaction, and thin provisioning all at the same time. We can get more out of the purchases that we make.""I would like it to be a lot less expensive, but it's been a very good solution for us.""The price of the upgrading of the solution is high. I could buy a whole unit of All Flash FAS 300 with a shelf for around $285,000. Yet if I want to add one additional shelf, it'll cost me $275,000. So they want you to upgrade by replacing it. It's cheaper to buy a whole new unit than to just scale out. The upside is they last. AFF lasts us three or four years. So that's a good investment.""It definitely reduces costs because it simply takes less power to run these systems. While the SSDs don't take power, they are in general very big right now. So, the running cost has decreased for a lot of our customers.""We benefited from implementing all-flash by reducing our data center footprint. We took it from 30 racks to just over five. This is one of the biggest savings for us."

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"We pay approximately $50,000 USD per year in licensing fees.""With VMware, we pay $300,000 annually.""Our licensing fees are $500,000+ USD.""As far as the licensing costs, everything is included in the license.""They can tout the functionality and cutting edge technology that they have, but that's where the price tag comes in. The cost is high, but I think as they grow their business and get more customers that it will probably go down a little bit.""Its price could be better. It is not too expensive, but it is the high-end cost. It is kind of a Rolls-Royce. You pay a lot, but you get a lot out of it. So, the price pressure on the way down would be great, but at the end of the day, if you need to do the work, you just pay for it."

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Top Answer: Overall stability is very good. It is a very stable solution.
Top Answer: In terms of what needs improvement, the dashboard and management could be simplified.
Top Answer: We are using version //X70 of Pure FlashArray. Our primary use case is to have a very fast storage array.
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NetApp All Flash FAS, NetApp AFF, NetApp Flash FASPure FlashArray//X NVMe, Pure FlashArray//X, FlashArray//X
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NetApp AFF8000 All Flash FAS systems combine all-flash performance with unified data management from flash to disk to cloud.  Leverage the Data Fabric to move data securely across your choice of clouds—enabled by Cloud ONTAP™ and NetApp Private Storage for Cloud. Plus, you get the industry’s most efficient and comprehensive integrated data protection suite, on premises or in the cloud.

The Fusion ioMemory platform uses flash memory technology to accelerate enterprise applications such as databases, virtualization, cloud computing, big data by integrating hardware and software to overcome the limitations of legacy architectures and specialized hardware.

Pure Storage FlashArray//X is the world’s first enterprise-class, all-NVMe flash storage array. It represents a new class of storage – shared accelerated storage, which is a term coined by Gartner – that delivers major breakthroughs in performance, simplicity, and consolidation.

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Acibadem Healthcare Group, AmTrust Financial Services, Citrix Systems, DWD, Mantra GroupCassandra, MongoDB, REDIS, GigaSpaces XAPFremont Bank, Judson ISD, The Nielsen Company
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Fusion-io is ranked 21st in All-Flash Storage Arrays while Pure FlashArray X NVMe is ranked 2nd in NVMe with 9 reviews. Fusion-io is rated 0.0, while Pure FlashArray X NVMe is rated 9.2. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Pure FlashArray X NVMe writes "Excellent diagnostics, intuitive console, and fantastic support". Fusion-io is most compared with Pure Storage FlashArray, Dell EMC XtremIO and Dell EMC Unity XT, whereas Pure FlashArray X NVMe is most compared with Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe, HPE Nimble Storage, Dell EMC Unity XT, Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform E990 and NetApp NVMe AFF A800.

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