Most Helpful Review
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The duplication algorithm allows us to get a lot more use out of less storage. We're running a five terabyte array right now and we're running probably about 30 terabytes on it. So the duplication rate is pretty phenomenal, without a cost to performance. It still runs pretty smoothly.
What I really like about this program, is that it is easy to use and easy to configurate.
The most valuable feature of this solution is reliability.
The most valuable feature of this solution is its ease of use.
It has benefited my organization because it has reduced time to insights.
The most valuable features of this solution are its ease of use and performance.
We're able to get higher-density workloads on the same infrastructure, and we have a smaller physical footprint. The performance is excellent – during our test the bottlenecks are never on the X array, it just keeps picking up the pace to match what you need. The real-time visibility is a differentiator in my opinion.
It's incredibly easy to use and greatly simplified our ability to both deploy and manage our storage subsystems.
The quality of service for minimum iOS, to maximum iOS in a multi-terminal environment is very powerful. The SQL service feature is the best part of SolidFire.
Overall performance of the solution.
The scalability and being able to implement it quickly.
Individual settings you can put on each individual volume, if you want to do that.
We can add a node, we add compute, we add storage, and we've had really good luck with that.
If we get complaints about any kind of performance metric issues, whether it's storage related or something on the virtual side, we use it to pinpoint what the actual issue is.
SolidFire is one of the products that does have great APIs right out-of-the-box. It works great. The tools and the other stuff seem to work a little better right out-of-the-box than the ONTAP stuff does, C-Mode.
Being able to provide quality of service as promised.
Every time I think of something that needs to improve, they're one step ahead, which I love. The only area I wish to see improve, I believe is coming, is in the FlashBlade product. Blade implementation fell short on a few of the services.
The UI for this solution needs to be improved.
I would like to see replication and DR features in the next release of this solution.
In the next release, I would like to see real-time analytics for further insight into consumption models.
We would like to see VNC integration or be able to use Pure Storage with VNC.
We've seen that when we create a POD in synchronous mode, it increases the latency.
I want to see Pure Storage not only be for fast storage, but I want to see it be for the entire data center.
I think there is room for improvement needed with its storage capability. A bigger node is needed.
It's a very good Windows-type solution. But we do a lot of legacy systems and the like. So it's getting that incorporated into it that would help us.
A little better segregation of the multi-tenancy. Right now, it's just VLAN-specific, that's all you can do.
We had some false positives, power supplies failing, and that's really been about it. We had a couple of glitches during some upgrade processes but nothing that was really concerning to us.
For example, the ease of use with the reporting. Right now it's not impossible, but you have to know Sequel. It's a little time consuming to get those customized reports in there.
They could do a file-based NAS: SolidFire NAS-based. It's probably not its niche, but that is our direction, not to use block, and it's block. Solid state block is what it is.
I would like to see integration with the cloud, number one. Being able to spin SolidFire in the cloud.
So feature-wise, I would say more reporting tools that could be merged into it.
Pricing and Cost Advice
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.
As far as the licensing costs, everything is included in the license.
Our licensing fees are $500,000+ USD.
With VMware, we pay $300,000 annually.
We pay approximately $50,000 USD per year in licensing fees.
With Pure Storage, we would like to continue seeing price reductions with flash storage. I don't think we're any different than anybody else when we continue to look to the industry for price reductions of both NVMe and traditional SSD storage. We would like to see these prices continue to decline and erode, even displacing large spinning disks.
We would probably use SolidFire more, except we're getting more bang for our buck with our purchases of ONTAP right now, and the deal we made with NetApp, so it's more of just a cost decision
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Also Known As
|Pure FlashArray//X, FlashArray//X|
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.
SolidFire delivers all five core elements needed to deliver newfound storage agility to your next generation data center and beyond. With SolidFire you can deploy new applications and capabilities faster, provide more agile and scalable infrastructure, increase application performance and predictability, enable automation and end-user self-service and raise operational efficiency and reduce cost.
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