Pure Storage FlashArray SSD Implementations

Are you finding the TCO of flash to be lower than SSD implementations? If yes, what metrics do you track which supports this?

Jon Waite
Generally I find that the total cost of ownership to actually be lower than the fee implementation. We record and meter everything; electricity consumption, staff time spent looking after the arrays.
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SRE at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The 3PAR SSD arrays that we have are still failing a lot so even though we're under warranty, we still have to get someone out and usually have someone troubleshoot so that usually adds onto the cost. With Pure, we've had a disc fail and we pop it out and you pop it in and it's good to go.
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Kyle Guichard
Senior Director of Systems Engineering at Bill.com
Because of the SSD, it is cheaper because I am not purchasing so many disks.
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Chaan Beard
Senior Data Center Solutions Architect at ChaanBeard.com
We have also found that the total cost of ownership of flash is lower than SSD implementations. I track a whole bunch of business markers on the cost of components. I do a lot of cost analysis for customers and I get pricing from all the component manufacturers; Ingram Micro, Toshiba, Seagate and then I compare the pricing. I do that almost every week. I constantly see that it's cheaper than SSD implementations.
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Javier Echave
Pre-Sales Engineer at Cisco Systems, Inc.
We are finding the TCO of flash to be lower than SSD implementations.
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Network Specialist at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
The total cost of ownership is not that much lower for flash than SSD.
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Director of IT at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's been able to shrink all of our data center from two-and-a-half racks to one rack and give better performance with SSD drives versus spinning disk drives. It has saved overall costs from our heat and power within our data center where we're now just powering up a 2U device.
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Jerome Deliege
Head of Infrastructure Architecture at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Everything is embedded that is something managed from end-to-end by Pure Storage. This is something really easy for us. We don't have to work with integration and the different subcomponent of the storage that we would have to use if it was SSD.
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Felipe Labarca
CTO at Ticel
We are finding the TCO of flash to be lower than SSD implementations by 2:1.
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