Compare Pure Storage FlashArray vs. Violin Memory

Pure Storage FlashArray is ranked 3rd in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 105 reviews while Violin Memory is ranked 27th in All-Flash Storage Arrays. Pure Storage FlashArray is rated 9.2, while Violin Memory is rated 0. The top reviewer of Pure Storage FlashArray writes "A solution with high performance that is easy to install, troubleshoot, and manage capacity". On the other hand, Pure Storage FlashArray is most compared with Dell EMC Unity, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) and Nimble Storage, whereas Violin Memory is most compared with Pure Storage FlashArray and Dell EMC Unity.
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In terms of other contemporary arrays, Pure is something you need to have a use case for, as it's not priced for you to buy one off-the-shelf. If you have a use case, heavy lift Oracle Databases, any type of noticeable virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), or need low latency and high throughput, you should consider all-flash at least and probably Pure Storage.I don't know the exact cost but it's around $1,000.Pure has been flexible with us on the pricing models.We have 16 or 18 arrays. We like to do the three-year support model so that we get Evergreen and therefore, we get free upgrades. We pay around more than 1.5 million dollars.Our costs are around $100,000.I have had a couple of customers who have complained about the cost. It can be a little more expensive than some of the other platforms. After it has been installed, I have never had a customer say, "I wish we wouldn't have spent all that extra money." They have always been happy with the product after it has been installed. They might be on the fence about it because of the price, but everybody who I have ever seen install it, they are always happy with it.We evaluated Oracle and Hitachi, but Pure Storage had the better pricing.The cost has room for improvement.

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Overview

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.

The Violin Flash Storage Platform stores more data in a smaller footprint and drives faster application performance for the same cost as traditional storage. It’s time to make Violin your primary storage.

The Violin Flash Storage Platform drives efficiencies in CPU and server infrastructures. A Flash Storage Platform takes up less space and consumes less power than old style HDD arrays or Solid State Hard Drive-based hybrids. Simplify the economics of the entire data center.

The Violin Flash Storage Platform closes the processor–storage performance gap. Redeploy resources to development of strategic initiatives and open new business opportunities. The Violin Memory Flash Storage Platform simplifies storage economics, data center economic and business economics.

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Government10%
University8%
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Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise58%
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Large Enterprise59%
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