Pure Storage FlashArray Competitors and Alternatives

The top Pure Storage FlashArray competitors are
  • NetApp All Flash FAS
  • Nimble Storage
  • Dell EMC Unity
  • HPE 3PAR Flash Storage
  • Dell EMC XtremIO Flash
  • VMware vSAN
  • IBM FlashSystem
  • SolidFire
Read reviews of Pure Storage FlashArray competitors and alternatives
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NetApp
Steve Rennick
Real User
Enterprise Architect at Ciena
Nov 02 2017

What is most valuable?

For us it's the horizontal scalability. We traditionally run our private clouds for our R&D engineering on AFF, which worked quite well. But... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Our use case is all private cloud right now, running OpenStack. All internal, for our internal R&D and engineering. For us, moving into a... more»

What needs improvement?

We're really in our infancy right now for what we use it for. We haven't really gotten into a lot of the advanced features and functionality of... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We had initially purchased AFF for this solution and, while it met our needs, we thought that SolidFire might be a better fit based on how we... more»

What other advice do I have?

The most important criterion when selecting a vendor to work with, for me personally, is partnership. I think it's also important that the... more»
Solutionb181
Real User
Solution Architect tct at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jul 20 2017

What is most valuable?

This was a great step forward from the XIV in next generation hardware for the customer. We're seeing tremendous data reduction for many... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Benefits for us include lower overall cost, higher density, lower data center costs, and reduced total TCO, as well as moving to an all-flash... more»

What needs improvement?

The HSM management console GUI still need some enhancements. It is still a bit awkward in navigation, and some functions/features are not yet... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Regarding previous solutions, this was more of a technology refresh decision. A customer was heavily invested in an older technology that they... more»

What other advice do I have?

Read anything and everything you can, such as documentation manuals and best practices that are coming out. Stay plugged into the IBM... more»
Russ Timberman
Real User
Senior Network Engineer at Reliance Standard Life Insurance
Oct 03 2018

How has it helped my organization?

The benefit is easier deployment of storage. We don't have to order a storage system, we can just use whatever we have on hand and roll it into our virtualization system.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see a little bit more documentation on the initial setup, and a little bit more explanation on the expandability: How to extend out your vSAN much more simply... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We use in-place storage systems, but I wanted to be able to spin something up quickly, for the development side, for our clusters. Since it's not a permanent thing, it's much... more»

What other advice do I have?

I would definitely tell colleagues to move towards this solution. I've had a lot of people wanting to go to Hyper-V, not VMware. I have told them VMware is much more mature, it's... more»

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