Pure Storage FlashArray Competitors and Alternatives

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Real User
IT Infrastructure & Systems Manager at a healthcare company with 51-200 employees
Jul 07 2019

What is most valuable?

We use a platform as a service and have multiple application vendors who comprise that platform. There are moments when those application vendors put the blame on us. By working in InfoSight, I am… more »

How has it helped my organization?

For us, it is about speed and stability. There are a lot of redundancies in place. I am able to access what I need to access. Our situation is sort of unique. We need fast disk for compute, but then… more »

What needs improvement?

I wish they would put the InfoSight page back the way it was. I got in it for the first time about two years ago, and it looked the same for about a year and a half. Then, about six months ago, it… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We did not have a previous solution.

What other advice do I have?

At my previous place of employment, I mentioned to my previous boss about this solution because it would have been good at my prior place of employment. They were in a similar situation. They had… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at other storage companies. The fact that I can incorporate both flash and spin into one pane, look at Nimble and still get solutions. For me, it was a no-brainer. This was the discovery… more »
Real User
Storage Architect at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
Nov 23 2018

What is most valuable?

* SnapMirror * SnapVault * FlexClone capabilities

How has it helped my organization?

It takes no time at all for our production instance to be snapped over to development and QA servers. Because so many other features and products interoperate with NetApp, the IT team is able to… more »

What needs improvement?

It takes a good administrator or someone with knowledge of the product in order to manage it. That was one of the downfalls that we had with AFF. We have a lot of offshore team whom we have to spend a… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We were running into a lot of storage roadblocks that were performance based. Also, the IBM product that we were using was at the end of life for 90 percent of our enterprise. I spent 15 years with… more »

What other advice do I have?

NetApp, being the behemoth company that it is, if you're looking to have a solution provider be end-to-end when it comes to file, block, scale, and cloud, NetApp is probably the leader of the market… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

The two vendors that made it through the evaluation process were Pure Storage and NetApp. We had Pure Storage and NetApp proof of concepts. Both of them performed admirably. Pure Storage beat out on… more »
ArnaudSalmon
Reseller
Presales Engineer at Tech Data Corporation
Jun 01 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the QoS and its ease of use. The dashboard is such that you don't need to be a storage expert to administer it. The replication works well. They now have a 100GB network interface, which is nice because I was disappointed with the original iSCSI protocol. That was all… more »

What needs improvement?

For people using FC SAN, SolidFire is not an option because of the interface. The inclusion of more protocols and interfaces would make it easier to integrate with other products. Adding NFS or another file service would be a good feature, on top of the block storage. There are, however, already… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have experience with Pure Storage and NetApp is the better option. The software is similar and the Pure Storage has better performance but with NetApp, it is easier to scale up and scale-out.

What other advice do I have?

Most of the time when we sell SolidFire, it is integrated with NetApp HCI. Together, they make up part of a whole package that includes servers, compute, storage, and network. SolidFire can be fun in standalone mode but most of the time, if we have a need for flash storage then we will use the… more »
Reseller
Senior Storage Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Feb 26 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of this solution is the price to performance ratio. It is a very good price compared to other products and taking the performance into account, it is probably the best price-to-performance ratio on the market right… more »

What needs improvement?

The logistics can be improved because sometimes we have to wait a long time for the product to be delivered, despite there being stores available in Europe. Some of our customers are discouraged due to this long wait time. The marketing for… more »

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

There are lots of features included with this solution and some of them require additional licensing, such as creating high availability storage using a cluster.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I am also familiar with Pure Storage. They have a nice product and they concentrate only on storage solutions. It is very easy to manage, as well. I have also worked with storage solutions by Fujitsu and HPE.

What other advice do I have?

In Poland, cloud-based workloads are just starting to be adopted. For the time being, the majority of solutions are still deployed on-premises. Overall, this is a good product that performs well and is easy to manage. Everything that is… more »
Real User
Enterprise Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Jun 02 2020

What is most valuable?

Our customers have given very positive feedback about InfoSign, which is the management software for this solution. Primera has good performance and the compression is also good. It integrates well with other software including Docker and… more »

What needs improvement?

This solution would be expensive for small business and it could be priced more competitively for that market.

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

The price of this solution is good for medium-sized and large businesses.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I work with a variety of vendors for all-flash storage solutions including Nimble, Primera, NetApp, Pure Storage Evergreen, E8 storage, and Huawei. A lot of the products from different vendors have the same features. This suitability of one… more »

What other advice do I have?

Overall, Primera is a good product and if it is suitable for the requirements then it is one that I recommend. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.
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