IntelliFlash vs. Pure Storage FlashArray

As of June 2019, IntelliFlash is ranked 15th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 1 review vs Pure Storage FlashArray which is ranked 3rd in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 77 reviews. The top reviewer of IntelliFlash writes "Improved throughput throughout our organization, and very robust". The top reviewer of Pure Storage FlashArray writes "The data reduction technology part of the scalability has been impressive, like its ability to host additional workloads, volumes of data, and databases". IntelliFlash is most compared with Nimble Storage, Pure Storage FlashArray and Dell EMC Unity. Pure Storage FlashArray is most compared with Dell EMC Unity, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) and Nimble Storage.
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It's very fast. We were seeing read latencies of less than one millisecond. It is robust.

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It is noticeably easier to manage than other appliances that we have.We have tons of capacity on it.It is fast and reliable. It works.With Pure Storage, we don't see any latency or IOPS. It has been a very seamless integration.They have really good baked in analytics to show you trends for growth history, so it does help with future planning for data growth.The most valuable feature is its upgradeability.The most valuable feature is test performance. It helps us store large amounts of data along with providing us faster retrieval of data.Running SAP on Pure Storage helps a lot without doing any further tuning to improve application performance. Our internal clients are happy.

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It's somewhat scalable, but maybe not so much as some of the competition.

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We do have an issue with the vCenter integration. Pure Storage says it has a lot of free space, but vCenter says its completely full. This is because their dedupes are saved as space, but Vcenter still detects the disk as completely full. So, we do have an issue with that.The GUI is simplistic and basic. I feel like it's explanatory, but not enough, it needs a little more to it.I would love to see a true one click upgrade solution. Right now, you have to click and schedule an appointment with Pure Storage to be able to upgrade. I would love for it to automatically download, install, and fall-over every controller as it updates.What it needs to do is work a little closer with solutions, like VMware, so it understands the particular workloads that are on it. Today, it does not understand the applications which are running against it.The technical support is okay, but could be improved.I would like to have support available in Spanish.The data reduction that we had initially anticipated when we bought Pure and we move over, is way lower than the expected reduction. It depends on the workloads, of course. But that has been a challenge at times.I would like to see data tiering to AWS.

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We have seen a reduction in total cost of ownership.It is cheaper than NetApp.There should be quite a bit of reduction of TCO with just licensing (and stuff) because we run the VM environment off it.The solution could be cheaper.The Evergreen Storage subscription is great, because then I get new controllers every three years.Our licensing is on a yearly basis. So, every year, we renew. We could do a three-year contract, but right now, we only do a one-year.Pure Storage has not helped us to reduce our licensing costs.Pure Storage has not helped to reduce our HANA licensing costs.

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Also Known As
Tegile, IntelliFlash N-Series, IntelliFlash T-Series, IntelliFlash HD-Series
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Western Digital
Pure Storage
Overview

Western Digital through its IntelliFlash arrays delivers high-performance storage with a complete range of features and connectivity options, including inline compression and deduplication, application and VM consistent snapshots, replication, RAID, data encryption, VMware vCenter integration, and multi-protocol support for SAN (FC, iSCSI) and NAS (NFS, SMBv3). IntelliFlash arrays deliver high availability through dualredundant and hot-swappable components, active/active or active/passive controllers, non-disruptive software upgrades, eMLC flash, and proactive cloud-based monitoring, analytics, and intelligence. A RESTful API provides scripted or programmatic control.

Pure Storage FlashArray is the world’s first enterprise-class, all-NVMe flash storage array. It represents a new class of storage – shared accelerated storage, that delivers major breakthroughs in performance, simplicity, and consolidation. Pure Storage is fresh and modern today and will be for the next decade. Without forklift upgrades or planned downtime, Pure takes the work out of storage ownership and delivers unprecedented customer satisfaction.

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Healthcare Company15%
Mining And Metals Company11%
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Financial Services Firm18%
Healthcare Company16%
University9%
Manufacturing Company9%
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Financial Services Firm23%
Healthcare Company12%
Retailer9%
Government8%
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Small Business75%
Midsize Enterprise25%
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Small Business23%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise56%
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Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise58%
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