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"The pricing is good.""It consolidates a lot of our storage into one or two chassis, which makes money savings in our data center.""We have used the solution’s thin provisioning to add new applications without having to purchase additional storage. We use thin provisioning on all of our flash arrays at this point. It gives us the choice to be able to overprovision and take advantage of compression, compaction, and thin provisioning all at the same time. We can get more out of the purchases that we make.""I would like it to be a lot less expensive, but it's been a very good solution for us.""The price of the upgrading of the solution is high. I could buy a whole unit of All Flash FAS 300 with a shelf for around $285,000. Yet if I want to add one additional shelf, it'll cost me $275,000. So they want you to upgrade by replacing it. It's cheaper to buy a whole new unit than to just scale out. The upside is they last. AFF lasts us three or four years. So that's a good investment.""It definitely reduces costs because it simply takes less power to run these systems. While the SSDs don't take power, they are in general very big right now. So, the running cost has decreased for a lot of our customers.""One of the reasons we like this solution is that all of the features are included with the one license.""We would like it to be free."

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"The Evergreen Storage subscription is great, because then I get new controllers every three years.""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.""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.""We have a seen a reduction in TCO. It is definitely a cost-effective solution for us. We have seen ROI.""We have an Evergreen Storage subscription, which I think is a great feature."

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NetApp All Flash FAS, NetApp AFF, NetApp Flash FAS
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NetApp AFF8000 All Flash FAS systems combine all-flash performance with unified data management from flash to disk to cloud.  Leverage the Data Fabric to move data securely across your choice of clouds—enabled by Cloud ONTAP™ and NetApp Private Storage for Cloud. Plus, you get the industry’s most efficient and comprehensive integrated data protection suite, on premises or in the cloud.

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.

Quartet™ is the name of VIOLIN’s software-driven flash storage product portfolio. Quartet™ helps customers access and use more of their data, while reducing the complexity and expense of managing the infrastructure behind it. The Quartet Platform was purpose-built to the highest industry standards and has four components:

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Pure Storage FlashArray is ranked 1st in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 47 reviews while VIOLIN QV2020 is ranked 32nd in All-Flash Storage Arrays. Pure Storage FlashArray is rated 9.0, while VIOLIN QV2020 is rated 0.0. 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 XT, IBM FlashSystem, HPE Nimble Storage, Dell EMC PowerStore and VMware vSAN, whereas VIOLIN QV2020 is most compared with HPE Nimble Storage and IBM FlashSystem.

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