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»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you 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»
Tye Summerville
Real User
IT Operations Manager at ACCC Insurance
Jul 03 2018

What is most valuable?

I live in Houston, so disaster recovery (DR) is very important, and the site-to-site replication is huge. I love that feature. We have our backups set up to replicate between two sites, then we also… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It had our organization start to think like an actual organization. A lot of stuff came out where the management of our workloads has improved dramatically. We have gotten out of the mindset of… more»

What needs improvement?

What appeals to me is having mobile functionality. There is a vendor portal for 3PAR for whatever you want to purchase. I would like to see something from an administrator's standpoint, as opposed to… more»

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

We had to go back and purchase iLO licenses and brocade switches for the flex fabric to have a complete solution.

What other advice do I have?

Understand your needs first. If you do not have a need for a highly technical solution, or you have workloads which are not high-performing. 3PAR is a perfect fit. Understand your environment. Know… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Our organization looked at NetApp and Pure Storage. Pure Storage was just too expensive. NetApp was good, but they did not have anybody familiar with the NetApp configuration. Our biggest requirement… 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»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you 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»
Real User
Storage and Virtualization Engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Oct 02 2018

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the ability to provision storage from the CLI, versus having to go in and use the GUI every time. I can just script it out and it will create what I need. That makes it… more»

How has it helped my organization?

For us, it is cheap and deep. That's really why we wanted it, to get an expanded amount of storage. We also run Xtremes, but they're a lot more expensive. Really, it was the cost-benefit for longterm… more»

What needs improvement?

It could always use native replication. Then I could get rid of RecoverPoint.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Our old arrays, the VNXs - we had a 5400 and a 5700 - were reaching the end of their days, and we wanted to go to the next step up, but not quite to the Xtreme level. Unity was the obvious choice… more»

What other advice do I have?

It really depends on your specific needs: if it's speed or if it's longterm storage. Dell EMC has a whole array of products. I would say go for it. We used to push the Isilon a lot, that's super cheap… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We only use Dell EMC and Pure for storage. We went with Dell EMC because of cost. We have an aging Isilon that we're also replacing. We do have Pure, we do the flash array there, but that's quite… more»
Real User
IT Director at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
Apr 29 2018

What is most valuable?

It's very fast. We were seeing read latencies of less than one millisecond. It is robust. This is our second Tegile product, so we are happy with the company and their support. It's very flexible. It… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has improved throughput throughout the organization. Our entire server stack runs on this. It has cut batch job runtime in half, so we're seeing performance improvement throughout the organization.

What needs improvement?

It does what we need.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We were using another Tegile product, a hybrid array, and were seeing average latencies of about eight milliseconds, but we were seeing spikes up to 50 milliseconds, and when that happened everything… more»

What other advice do I have?

We don't really have any other comparison. We're perfectly happy with it, so I'd have to give it a 10 out of 10. I would tell colleagues to at least consider Tegile. They're not as big a name, they… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

This time around it was Tegile versus Pure Storage. We went with Tegile, because they made us a good offer, and we were happy with them from our previous experience.
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