Pure FlashArray X NVMe Overview

Pure FlashArray X NVMe is the #2 ranked solution of our top NVMe tools. It's rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, and is most commonly compared to Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe: Pure FlashArray X NVMe vs Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe

What is Pure FlashArray X NVMe?

Pure Storage FlashArray//X is the world’s first enterprise-class, all-NVMe flash storage array. It represents a new class of storage – shared accelerated storage, which is a term coined by Gartner – that delivers major breakthroughs in performance, simplicity, and consolidation.

Pure FlashArray X NVMe is also known as Pure FlashArray//X NVMe, Pure FlashArray//X, FlashArray//X.

Pure FlashArray X NVMe Buyer's Guide

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Pure FlashArray X NVMe Archived Reviews (More than two years old)

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Ray Smith
Head DBA and Technical Management at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 20Leaderboard
Nov 25, 2018
We're able to get higher-density workloads on the same infra, with a smaller footprint

What is our primary use case?

We run all our Tier 1 and Tier 2 storage on it, our VMware infrastructure, all of that would be running on the //X70s. Our database workloads are on the new Xs.

Pros and Cons

  • We're able to get higher-density workloads on the same infrastructure, and we have a smaller physical footprint. The performance is excellent – during our test the bottlenecks are never on the X array, it just keeps picking up the pace to match what you need. The real-time visibility is a differentiator in my opinion.
  • We've seen that when we create a POD in synchronous mode, it increases the latency.

What other advice do I have?

It depends through which lens you're looking at it. If you're looking at it from a database perspective, you obviously want to make sure that you can scale your workloads without a degradation in performance, your latency times. What we've seen on the Xs, and the Pures in general, is that we can scale way beyond what we need to without any degradation in performance. We don't need to sacrifice any of the performance as we scale up or scale to the side. There aren't many vendors that we looked at that can scale to the size of the operations that we needed, from an I/O-testing perspective. In…
Sean Donaldson
CTO at Secure-24
Nov 13, 2018
It's incredibly easy to use and simplified our ability to deploy and manage our storage subsystems

What is our primary use case?

At Secure-24, we have been a long time customer of Pure Storage. We started with Pure Storage approximately four years ago. We use it as the primary mechanism for block storage in our environment. We specialize at comprehensive managed services of business-critical applications. We run a hosting environment and the full gamut of applications, infrastructure, security, compliance, and governance. Using that model, Pure Storage is a key part of being able to deliver the performance, encrypted storage, and reliability for mission-critical applications.

Pros and Cons

  • It's incredibly easy to use and greatly simplified our ability to both deploy and manage our storage subsystems.
  • It's helped us because we've changed fundamentally what we talk about. We don't talk about storage and different tiers of storage anymore nor do we talk about servers. We talk now about applications and how applications impact the business and end users.
  • I want to see Pure Storage not only be for fast storage, but I want to see it be for the entire data center.

Cost and Licensing Advice

  • 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.

What other advice do I have?

To say, "Pure Storage has simplified storage," is a bit of an understatement. The array has gone from having a PhD in working with it to effectively having a high school diploma. Anyone who understands anything about IT can run a Pure Storage array. It's incredibly easy to use and greatly simplified our ability to both deploy and manage our storage subsystems. With the traditional Pure Storage array, you had very consistent low latency, but you still were in one to three milliseconds. Now, with the all NVMe arrays, it's a whole new paradigm of fast. You're actually measuring everything in less…