Pure Storage FlashArray vs. SolidFire

As of June 2019, Pure Storage FlashArray is ranked 3rd in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 77 reviews vs SolidFire which is ranked 7th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 14 reviews. 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". The top reviewer of SolidFire writes "Some of the valuable features are compression, deduplication, and thin provisioning". Pure Storage FlashArray is most compared with Dell EMC Unity, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) and Nimble Storage. SolidFire is most compared with NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), Pure Storage FlashArray and VMware vSAN. See our Pure Storage FlashArray vs. SolidFire report.
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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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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.

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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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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.

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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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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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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.

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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Financial Services Firm18%
Healthcare Company16%
University9%
Manufacturing Company9%
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Financial Services Firm23%
Healthcare Company12%
Retailer9%
Government8%
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Retailer33%
Healthcare Company11%
Financial Services Firm11%
Comms Service Provider11%
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Pharma/Biotech Company46%
Transportation Company17%
Financial Services Firm13%
Computer Retailer8%
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Small Business23%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise56%
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Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise58%
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Midsize Enterprise6%
Large Enterprise69%
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