Compare Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series vs. Pure Storage FlashBlade

Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series is ranked 21st in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 2 reviews while Pure Storage FlashBlade is ranked 10th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 14 reviews. Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series is rated 8.6, while Pure Storage FlashBlade is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series writes "Meets requirements for hosting our Virtual Machines in three data centers". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Pure Storage FlashBlade writes "An easy to use solution with a straightforward setup and good speed". Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series is most compared with Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series and NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), whereas Pure Storage FlashBlade is most compared with Pure Storage FlashArray, Red Hat Ceph Storage and Qumulo.
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The solution is very easy to troubleshoot. It's one of the most valuable features. It also doesn't take long to deploy and normally it comes with a three-year warranty.This solution is good for virtualization and meets the need for CPU and RAM requirements.

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The most valuable feature of this solution is performance.Using this solution has made our backups more reliable.The most valuable features include the ease of implementation, ease of use and the speed that you can do backup and recovery on.The initial setup is pretty easy and simple.We have integrated it with VMware. The integration process is pretty good. Especially with VMware, it helps with the capacity of it.We can capacity plan at a greater level than we used to.It has absolutely simplified our storage because the dashboards on the consoles show a clear understanding of where you are, and it is also very easy to provision. This been a big help for our teams.The ease of deployment and management has helped us simplify our storage. We also do not have to worry about capacity management as much. A lot of these things are native to Pure Storage.

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Usually, when a part fails, we have to replace it and it takes a while. It would be better if the part could be available locally here in Kenya so we don't have to wait so long to repair the solution.In the next release, I would like to see support for Hyper-converged infrastructure.

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I would like to see more VM-Aware features in the next release of this solution.I would like to see more monitoring capability included in the next release of this solution.In terms of scalability, it doesn't expand out quite as robustly as some of the others, but it covers 90% of the market in what it does.The speed could be improved.I have not seen ROI.The technical support needs 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.On our dedupe during our initial buy, we were expecting a number a little higher like 4x. However, we are getting about 3.6. While it is close enough, it doesn't quite hit the numbers. So, this has been a challenge.They need better integration with public clouds along with a better hybrid solution.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
The pricing for this solution is good compared to HP or Dell EMC.

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Support is a separate line item. Support is a different cost, but whatever your support is now, that's what you're going to pay forever. If your support's $100 today, six years from now it's $100. It doesn't fluctuate unless you upgrade it, or change it, etc.Our licensing is renewed annually.I have seen ROI. It has allowed me to increase the density of my VMs without having to purchase anything additional.We used a reseller for the purchase.Our customers have seen a reduction in TCO.

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Overview

The DE All-Flash Series delivers the performance of more than 2,000 15k rpm HDDs, yet requires only 2% of the rack space, power, and cooling. Because it consumes 98% less space and power, DE Series can significantly improve the overall efficiency of your IT operations while continuing to meet your performance requirements.

FlashBlade is the industry’s most advanced scale-out storage for unstructured data, powered by a modern, massively parallel architecture to consolidate complex data silos (like backup appliances and data lakes) and accelerate tomorrow’s discoveries and insights.

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Manufacturing Company9%
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