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Real User
VP of Engineering at a pharma/biotech company with 51-200 employees
Dec 30 2018

What is most valuable?

Primarily, most of the features that we've used work out of the box. It's fairly simple if you just roll it out. We integrated it with our… more»

How has it helped my organization?

This solution has improved how our organization functions in the way that it has essentially made us not have to think about storage. That's… more»

What needs improvement?

The Pure Storage Orchestrator is our biggest pain point at the moment. If we can have more say in future developments of feature sets that we will… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We were just using a very homebrew, on-premise, traditional NAS-style storage solution that was quite a few years out of date already. We took the… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution a solid eight to nine, it does tick all of the major boxes. Our main concern is just with the little customizations that… more»
Real User
National Manager at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Dec 23 2018

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features would be the IOPS performance and the ease of management.

How has it helped my organization?

We have an improved the lifecycle of database testing and has improved QA in the space that we use it for. Storage has been simplified for us in… more»

What needs improvement?

In the realm of micro-services, I think that Pure Storage can do well if they start getting in there and making their arrays more micro-services… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We considered building our own solution but at some point, we realized that there was a higher risk to that. We ended up choosing Pure Storage… more»

What other advice do I have?

In terms of performance analytics, due to our own fault, we tend to use a lot of capacity faster than we think. Because of our slow internal… more»
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Real User
Practice Manager for Infrastructure at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Dec 31 2018

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is its ease of use. We went from six different storage vendors down to one. The training for the… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It creates a much smaller footprint. Previously, we had a large data center with 30 racks with 12 racks of storage, and we… more»

What needs improvement?

On our dedupe during our initial buy, we were expecting a number a little higher like 4x. However, we are getting about… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We used a reseller for the purchase.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We switched to Pure Storage as a decision to get away from Dell EMC.

What other advice do I have?

It works quite well for us, and I would recommend it. From a standpoint of pure performance, it's moving. We've been very… more»
Gustavo Lima
Real User
COO at Santa Lucia
Dec 23 2018

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature for us would be that it's a good cost-benefit solution for storing large amounts of data compared to other solutions in… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We needed a separate storage device because we have a large amount of data. The cost benefits of this storage have improved my organization. Has… more»

What needs improvement?

We haven't been able to use much of the cloud area of Pure Storage. We have a storage server and it would be better if it could integrate with… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I would rate this solution a nine. The only reason I wouldn't give it a ten is because the servers are a little big. We have seen smaller products… more»

What other advice do I have?

Nowadays we have plenty of data storage solutions in the market. Pure Storage is very fast, very straightforward. The price was nice. I believe… more»
Real User
Senior technical architect at a marketing services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Dec 30 2018

What is most valuable?

Speed and ease of use are the two most valuable features. I like the information that we're getting out of the predictive performance analytics… more»

How has it helped my organization?

This solution has improved my organization in the way that we used to have a lot of spinning discs. There had to be multiple racks because of the… more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see better integration.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We knew we needed to switch to this solution because of the speed. We had these in our data centers and the speed was rock solid and we wanted to… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution a ten. We haven't had any issues with it, it's easy to use, and the speed is incredible. I would advise someone… more»
Mudasser Zaheer
Reseller
Senior Global Manager at DXC Technology
Dec 31 2018

What do you think of FlashBlade?

What is our primary use case?

It helps our customers with their storage solutions. 

How has it helped my organization?

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. Our availability is at nine nines.

What is most valuable?

Deployment Cost per terabyte

What needs improvement?

They need better integration with public clouds along with a better hybrid solution. 

For how long have I used the solution?

One to three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I have been highly satisfied with the stability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We are highly satisfied with its capacity…
Real User
Staff System Administrator at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 31 2018

What is most valuable?

Its SSD to storage is its most valuable feature. It helps simplify our storage, because the user interface is very simple and the installation is… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Most of our jobs require partial storage (or read/write). While it is temporary storage, it is doing a fantastic job.

What needs improvement?

I would like to have Snapshots and Snapmail in the next release. People who came from a NetApp background, especially expect these features.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We wanted to have a multi-vendor strategy. We already had two storage vendors and we wanted to more competition. This was where Pure Storage came… more»

What other advice do I have?

We are using it for our scratch space, and it works well for our use case.
Real User
Technical Director at Envestnet Yodlee
Dec 23 2018

What is most valuable?

Deduplication and response time are its most valuable features.

How has it helped my organization?

We are pretty sensitive to response times and have been running storages before PR. We used to not have a great response time but once we moved to this solution it has saved total… more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see more deduplication.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution an eight plus. It has has good flexibility and stability, it's easy to manage and the response time is good.

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