Pure FlashArray//X NVMe Room for Improvement

Sean Donaldson
CTO at Secure-24
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. Ideally, in a perfect world, you would have all-flash arrays being able to displace even your traditional "cheap and deep" type storage frames. We are more excited from the industry perspective when this type of transition can happen from a cost perspective. Also, I want to see Pure Storage not only be for fast storage, but I want to see it be for the entire data center. View full review »
Ray Smith
Database Manager at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
One area that I haven't been sold on yet is the POD replication. We've seen that when we create a POD in synchronous mode, it increases the latency. We have another array that our latency isn’t affected by replication and when compared to the X array with a synchronous POD setup – it’s faster to respond to the system, but as soon as the POD mode is Async – the X is faster again. We not talking huge numbers – with the POD in synchronous mode with talking under 1ms for most IO operations.(Distance dependent to the other array) I do feel there is some gaps in my understanding of the POD setups in detail so perhaps its tuning gap. View full review »

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