Pure Storage FlashArray Benefits

SrManagee02f
Sr Manager at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
This solution has improved our performance. We run a lot of security tools that scan for different things, and this would greatly impact our other storage arrays that were either spinning disks or hybrid storage. Even though we did see an impact on Pure, none of our applications that ran on Pure had experienced any problems. Part of it was to simply go to an all-flash technology that shielded us from that, but it was also that the toolset was very valuable. We could quickly see how we were performing. With some of the other vendors' tools, it's really hard to know where the problem is or how it's performing. You just see the results. You see the symptoms of the problems, and it's hard to come to understand where they are coming from. View full review »
James-Kelly
Senior Systems Administrator for Research at Chapman University
As soon as we introduced our first Pure Storage FlashArray, the first benefit we saw, from our very first benchmarks, was that our production databases simply ran twice as fast with no other changes. That increase in performance allowed us to then redesign our database environment in ways which had many knock-on benefits, primarily virtualization and automation. Our primary activity as DBAs is copying databases: making clones, doing refreshes, and creating development/test copies. We spend all day, every day doing this. Pure Storage's technology allowed us to automate these tasks, reducing a manual database-deployment process that started as a 12-hour turnaround to an automated solution that takes about 15 minutes. View full review »
Thayne Yost
Senior Network Engineer at US Dept of Energy Idaho Operations Office
The inline deduplication and compression have exceeded our expectations. The rep from Pure Storage kept promising us 4:1, and we were very skeptic about getting that. We were anticipating mainly getting 1.5:1. So far, with the VMs, we have been running closer to 5:1 deduplication and compression, which is amazing to us. It's reduced our overhead management time on storage, since it is so simple to get in and just provision a volume, present it to the host, and then you are done. With the old HPE system, there were quite a few more steps to have to deal with. Therefore, it has definitely reduced our management. View full review »
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SeniorMa7726
Senior Manager of Technical Alliances at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have done a lot of different things with Pure Storage. We have included some real-time analytics that we developed for our eCommerce website and run those on FlashBlade. We used FlashBlade as it was the only storage platform fast enough to keep up with that data flow. We are able monitor I/O, latency, read/write, capacity used, and all the different metrics that the Pure gives us the ability to monitor. It definitely affected the ability to capacity plan, but in a good way. We have all the visibility into the capacity, forecasting, and all the metrics that the solution provides us with. It takes drastically less time to manage and administer the solution. We would have about three or four people who were dedicated just to work on storage with only one guy who could actually do the Hitachi replication, because it used old archaic technology called HORCM files. In the Pure Storage realm, this is not true. All our junior partners can administer the storage arrays. It is simple and easy to use. We don't have to dedicate a whole team of full time people to work on it. View full review »
Marlin McNeil
CTO at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
We are doing a project in tandem with Boeing to develop a security solution for their Oracle databases. We've been doing it in the VMware virtual solutions lab, which is back-ended by Pure Storage. It's a very complex project. Pure made it fast enough that we could cycle through the things that we needed to cycle through to get it exactly right. We were able to do so a lot of times, to rev it enough to get it refined to where the process was exactly right every time. There's no way we would have had time to rev it that much had it been on anything slower. It helps simplify storage. When you're running Pure all-flash, you don't have to do a lot of the old Oracle best practices. You don't have to worry about putting log files on a different disk channel than the data files, and those types of issues. As long as you don't max out the bandwidth of your connectivity, your Fibre Channel, then it doesn't matter. That has pushed the bottleneck down to the connectivity to the storage, as opposed to the different spindle groups on your storage. That has made it vastly easier to do large volumes, rapid provisioning in databases, without taking a performance hit. We like the data reduction rates. That has been really helpful. You get 4U of Pure Storage replacing something like two racks of spinning disks. One of the things that has contributed to that are the data reduction rates. Not only that, it helps dramatically speed the read coming back in, because you don't have to read it 400 times. Actually, the write doesn't hurt anything either because the write goes in once and then it gets deduplicated and that's that. It does help speed I/O because then everything is coming right off the front end of cache. Certainly, in terms of space, it's probably the most helpful. View full review »
Operatio6735
Operation Manager at a government with 5,001-10,000 employees
It helps us maintain uptime much better than other solutions we've used in the past and the support is extremely quick and responsive. The ease of management, cutting edge technology, and higher availability benefits our IT organization. We are running VMware on Pure. The main driver for this was the speed of the virtual machines and the ease of administration with Pure is pretty seamless. The joint solution has helped my organization. Cody from Pure Storage has been a really big advocate for cutting edge technologies within Pure Storage. He's given us as a customer a lot of tools from his social media to help us do our jobs easier. That's been amazing. It's been awesome for us. The support's been great. Our SC has been great, and our sales reps have been great. Performance is awesome. View full review »
Virgilio Albert
Owner at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
We are a Pure partner. What Pure has brought to us is a solution that our customers see has a lot of value. For the last ten years, there hasn't been a lot of differentiation between storage brands. We also deal with other products, other manufacturers, which are good products, but Pure is a different solution. It has allowed us to go with a different approach for our customers. When compared to different providers - I won't name them - there are other great companies out there, but Pure has managed to have a very different product with a differentiation that customers value. Also, the guys who normally spend hours, or days, or weeks working with storage, trying to get something done, can do it in minutes with Pure. They save a lot of time, and they can do other stuff instead of managing storage. View full review »
Sre61c6
SRE at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Pure Storage has helped improve our organization because before them we had a 3PAR of a giant V400 and every day we would lose a disc or a magazine. We had to call out a guy to come onsite. It was a massive three-rack thing. Pure Storage, it's really modular, we're maxing out shelves where we can, and it doesn't take up as much space, it's not as hot, its a lot better than 3PAR. Replication is the main reason we have it. It has helped to simplify our storage in the way that it just simplifies and there's nothing to really set up. Once we have them linked we ship them over and we sit our RTOs and our RPOs. As dedupe and compression go up and we get more out of it, then we do see reduction in total cost of ownership. We're also throwing more and more on than we ever had before, so it's hard to tell, but we're getting more data on a smaller array than we ever had before. 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. In terms of performance metrics, depending on what we have on it, some of our databases will get 4.8:1. When we do a big release our SQL tables change values so we'll see that reduced and we'll go up to sometimes 110% utilization. We're working with Pure Storage to try to fix that and see what we're changing so much. We also mistakenly had a 10pb on Pure so that data churn really reduced our usable storage. We're learning how to use Pure properly. View full review »
Derek Small
President and Principal Architect Engineer at Technetics
The back-end data reporting for Pure Storage is phenomenal. The data that you can see on the performance of your customers' array, so you can be proactive about upgrades or enhancements, and is a phenomenal tool to have access to as a partner. I haven't seen this type of stuff out of anything of the other storage systems. Pure Storage has a lot of statistics which help out with capacity planning. As a partner administrating the solution, the back-end reporting has positively affected the time involved in managing and administrating. View full review »
CloudAdm1d74
Cloud Administrator at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
We used to use a product called XtremIO which was a pretty significant improvement on the old way of deploying storage which was through standalone SANDS and we also used EMC VMAX. That was really expensive. We saw a vast improvement when we switched over to using the Pure Storage model over the XtremIO. It just made us that much more competitive. We were able to offer those workloads to our clients, we sold more, and we keep selling it. VMware absolutely benefited our IT organization. VMware has always been just above the rest in terms of virtualization. I was not part of the organization prior to VMware being a prevalent powerhouse like it is today. But I know that back in the day of our organization, we used to have every server in a single box. Now, we've trimmed down so much of our infrastructure as well as some of our other client's that we've moved to VMware and it's been a significant improvement. We are and we aren't running VMware on Pure. We have our ESXi hosts are not running on Pure Storage but we use Pure Storage for the back-end data stores that we run. We don't necessarily run the Hypervisor on Pure, but we run a lot of our client's virtual machines on Pure Storage. The main driver of running VMware on Pure is for more IOPS. It's a growing trend in the industry that we have to have more clients that have more IOPS and low latency. It's an ongoing battle with the industry. When it comes down to it there's going to be a higher demand for even lower latency; even more speed, and more IOPS. We haven't hit that quite yet, but it will happen. It's just the nature of the business. The joint solution has benefited our organization. It's with the ability to have the tier-one storage from Pure Storage that's allowed us to not only sell more at a higher cost but also it's allowed us to separate certain workloads from others. We have the tier-one storage, then we have tier-two storage on a different provider that allows us to have more storage, but also to really just give Pure Storage to those that really need it. This provides better performance for those VMs. View full review »
ITsuper677
IT Supervisor at a insurance company with 501-1,000 employees
The product added speed to our SQL environment, so we receive a bit better compression. It did give us a little more space when I moved my SQL environment off the competitor onto Pure Storage. Therefore, I obtained a bit of space and saw an increase in performance. They have really good baked in analytics to show you trends for growth history, so it does help with future planning for data growth. View full review »
Delmar Tanner
Sr Systems Engineer at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
It saved a lot of space, as far as physical space in our data center. The old sand took up an entire rack and this entire system to about 6U. It's about 1/10th of the space and the power too. You get those power savings and space. The speed has also vastly improved. It's a lot faster than what we had before. We've been running VMware for over 10 years now, so we're all virtualized at this point. The solution has helped us to virtualize everything. Pure allows us to upgrade hardware anytime we want and not have to worry about converting everything. It makes everything easier to switch from one vendor to another if we want to. We just recently updated our sand from a Dell EMC. It allowed us to move it seamlessly without having to do anything with the software because it's all VMware. View full review »
SystemEnd4f8
System Engineer at a consultancy with 5,001-10,000 employees
Snapshot recovery has been very helpful. When there have been snapshots that we've had to restore it's been easy for our SAN team to make those available for our server team. View full review »
Infrastr31b9
Infrastructure Architect at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
We run a lot of Oracle workloads and we need a lot of development environments and this solution allows us to snapshot those environments. It releases those to new teams within minutes at a very small storage cost amount. It really helps simplify storage. It's very, very simple to use. The web interface is also very easy to use. The bureau's EOS is just perfect, there's nothing really complicated about it. With the help of the array, it's very easy to navigate. We can see the volumes and our protection groups. It's a breath of fresh air compared to the Legacy storage that we were using. View full review »
Sean Bettencourt
Supervisor of Systems Engineering at a software R&D company with 501-1,000 employees
We went from a four-cabinet VMAX array, where we paid $16,000 a month for a pod just for the array to sit in, and we took that down to seven U's of rack space in our existing co-lo facility. Not only did we save time, but we saved money, power, and air conditioning; all of that good stuff. We also use VMware integrations developed by Pure, their plugins in our vCenter environment. They help by allowing our non-technical operations teams to deploy new data stores and resize data stores without me having to involve myself all the time to do those simple tasks. View full review »
TeamLeadc75a
Team Lead at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Our customer has been able to migrate some of their cloud services back on-premises, which is of benefit because they were having some performance issues in the cloud. View full review »
Rujuswami Gandhi
Associate Director of Cloud Engineering at ZS
We were previously a legacy storage system. After moving to Pure, the stability and performance both dramatically improved. We don't have to worry about storage anymore. Previously, we had to babysit our storage system, doing things like managing the volumes, looking at the capacity, predicting when would we run out of space, and replication work. All of those created a lot of challenges with the previous system. Since moving to Pure, we no longer have to worry. We defined the policies once, and things mostly work. Pure Storage simplifies the management, overall. View full review »
Thomas Charewicz
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
It simplifies the overall management. We don't have to worry about storage anymore. The solution mostly works. We used to have to babysit our previous storage system, such as managing the volumes and looking at the capacity to predict when we would we eventually run out of space. All of these things used to be challenges with our previous system. After moving to Pure Storage, we don't have to worry about them too much. We have defined our policies once, then things mostly work. View full review »
SeniorVib215
Senior Vituralization Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Compared to what we used to use, it has improved the utilization. It has improved the statistics for all the users as well. It's better, and people are happy, but we're not quite there yet. The joint solution has helped my organization. The users are more satisfied. They were looking for better performance, which they got once we moved them into Pure Storage compared to what we had before. Now they are trying to add more and more applications because they're getting better performance and stability. There's a lot of stability now. We have fewer problems, fewer outages. View full review »
SrITAnal8af3
Sr IT Analyst at a local government
The solution increases the overall speed of our systems. We run our virtual desktops off of them and there was a noticeable improvement once we moved from our old sand to this new sand. One could tell, the minute we switched to this program, everything ran a lot faster. VMware benefits our IT board because all our servers are virtual, so it helps keep our footprint small. We spend less on hardware because all our servers are virtual. View full review »
CloudInfd4f4
Cloud Infra Manager at a university with 5,001-10,000 employees
I was able to put up more VMs using Pure. I'm running almost 3,400 VMs and VDIs on Pure Storage. This improves our organization because we can just set it up and we forget about it. Everything works. We do not need to worry about storage or bandwidth issues. Its ease of use is also helpful. The setup is very easy with Pure. View full review »
SysAdmin3d53
Sys Admin at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
I used to have to manually sync storage from server to server, for multiple clusters and database storage for disaster recovery but now, that's all automated. I set it up once, and it was done on the very first day we implemented bolts. Storage arrays were set up on the very same day and by that afternoon all of the replication was configured and I haven't had to touch it since. Has also helped simplify storage for us. It had taken the original person we used a full week to implement. With this solution, we had both arrays set up within around four hours with a thirty minute drive time between the two locations. We have seen TCO of flash be lower than SSD implementations. We're faster which is part of the equation too. We're paying for speed and if we would have had to buy other solutions, then that would have cost us on the morale side and on the user satisfaction side. Another way that it has helped my organization is that now we are seeing 3.6 to 1 on Oracle Databases. Our goal was 3, we had to have 3, so we got 3.6 to 1. View full review »
ITDirect71e2
IT Director at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
We are a small cloud service provider. When we put Pure Storage working on the services of our customers, most of the problems that we had in the past with the performance in IOPS have disappeared. It has been a great improvement for our customers' services. View full review »
Sarkis Kotelyan
System Administrator at VERIFI
This was our first all-flash storage enclosure, so we saw huge boost in performance for all of our servers. It has definitely helped us in terms of performance, which is what we needed it for. We don't have to build any type of storage device, which takes a long time for an IT guy to do. For storage, this makes it much easier when it is set up, because it can be done almost the same day that it is purchased. View full review »
Infrastr0f81
Infrastructure Manager at a insurance company with 501-1,000 employees
It helps us simplify our storage because we use it for a specific use case of replication between sites. We have two data centers: a primary data center and a secondary data center. We got a Pure Storage device in each location and we do backups of critical data in both locations and then replicate them back and forth between the sites. This is the biggest thing it does for us. We have seen a reduction in total costs of ownership. Most of the data that's on the Pure came off of Dell EMC VNX. The money I saved by not renewing maintenance on the Dell EMC devices paid for the Pure Storage devices. I've saved a lot of money and gotten better-performing storage. With every update we get, we get a reduction in the space used which has been pretty dramatic with each one of the upgrades that we've gone through. View full review »
Infrastrcbc2
Infrastructure Architect at a health, wellness and fitness company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It replaced an earlier tier. It replaced 3PAR Storage and gave us faster performance than the single databases. VMware has benefited our IT organization because we're 100% VMware, everything is running on it. We are running VMware on Pure. Our main driver was the performance for SQL servers. The joint solution has helped my organization in the way that the databases run faster. My organization is taking advantage of the VM integration developed by Pure. We've deployed it. I think it gives the storage administrator some additional insights on metrics. I don't think we're using it to actually manage the data stores. He's getting more insights on metrics. Pure has a VAAI plugin that allows you to manage the data stores. We're not doing that, but I think it gives them heightened analytics in addition to SD-Pure1, a web interface. The integrations have helped in the way that they're another dashboard to have. Somebody could think that the databases are running slow and our database administrator can look at that tool and say, "No, it's unique to your SQL databases, it's not the other VMs on the data stores." View full review »
SeniorMa0c72
Senior Manager of IT Infrastructure at a K-12 educational company or school with 10,001+ employees
It is easy to manage. You don't have to have the same people who used to manage the Dell EMC arrays because the solution is more intuitive. I like the fact that, by default, we encrypt at REST. So, with database encryption, we no longer have to layer it using Transparent Data Encryption, we can use the native storage. This helps lessen the performance impact and simplify configuration. View full review »
Kristi Kettgen
IT Network Engineer at Turlock Irrigation District
The product has helped with speed. Previously, on disk, we would see latency issues with our SQL boxes. With Pure Storage, we don't see any latency or IOPS. It has been a very seamless integration. View full review »
Andrea Spaziani
Chief Information, Facility, Purchasing and Services Manager at Roma Metropolitane S.r.l.
We have consolidated all the VSI (55 VM) and VDI (100 VM) in the same storage, improving performance and overall virtual desktop acceptance. View full review »
Kelvin Foo
APAC System manager at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
This solution has improved our organization in the way that in the past we had reports that were taking up to two hours and after switching to SSD storage the overall processing power dropped to half an hour. The end users saw an immediate performance gain. View full review »
Chad Skidmore
Director at Engage
We've seen a significant reduction in the total cost of ownership. When we bought this product, the arrays that it replaced were just shy of about $1,000,000 apiece and they were the size of big refrigerators. The product that we replaced them with is a couple of rack units, like the size of a stack of a couple of pizza boxes, consuming way less power. There was a dramatic improvement in operating costs just as a result of the environmentals and space, let alone the cost of the unit itself. View full review »
SysAdm3408
System Administrator at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have VDIs, virtual desktops, which users log into every day. On the old storage, they would sometimes have three, four, or five-minute delays; it just because useless for five minutes. They couldn't do anything when they were logged in, because of the slowness. Now, with Pure Storage, we have totally eliminated that problem. This was the primary reason we purchased it and it has performed very well. We're very pleased. It has helped simplify our storage. It's small, it's fast, and it's very simple to manage. In one of our arrays we had a 35-to-1 data reduction, which is very outstanding. Not many places have that kind of benefit. View full review »
Chaan Beard
Senior Data Center Solutions Architect at ChaanBeard.com
It has helped to simplify storage because it has a very easy graphical user interface. Our clients see a reduction in total cost of ownership by around 40%. 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. View full review »
Directorf1b0
Director of Information Security at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's fast because it's Flash storage so the IT team doesn't have to worry about it. Besides virtualization and the benefits associated with that, we're a Workspace ONE customer, we're going to be starting that deployment Q4 of this year and we're looking forward to improving the patient experience with the doctors and the rest of the medical staff. We are delivering a better experience for doctors and the other staff that deliver desirable outcomes. Again, it's easy on the IT staff. It's important to have infrastructure that you can rely on and not have to worry about failing. We use SRM for VMware integration. The failovers with SRM are fantastic. It's fast and reliable. It just works, which is sometimes difficult to achieve. View full review »
Strategy2bd0
Strategy Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
We have began to sell Pure Storage to our clients recently. A lot of these customers have become return customers because they have understood the model and its ease of use. This applies no matter the company's size, large or small. View full review »
Principa93ed
Principal Engineer at a tech consulting company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have complete control over it. We partner with Oracle on stuff, so we have support on it. Before, we have had issues with support from our other vendors. It has been a major improvement from a support perspective. The connections are a lot faster than what we had in the past. We've run Fibre Channel for our historical storage, and going from Fibre Channel to InfiniBand connected has blown up the amount of traffic that we can do. Now, we can support 40Gs per link, and there are eight links. When we went from being able to support four Fibre Channels at eight gigs a piece. One InfiniBand does what we did on all of our Fibre Channels. View full review »
Rob Wysocki
Infrastructure Engineer at Paylocity
The manageability: Our storage phones home. It is smart and intelligent in that aspect, which has been huge for us. We don't have to be storage administrators. It has been nice to be able to see capacity and project usage. That has been helpful. With the Pure1 analytics, we are able to identify whether the hardware that we are using today will meet our needs for tomorrow. That is probably the biggest thing for us. Also, the analytics has been great. View full review »
Jerome Deliege
Head of Infrastructure Architecture at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
We don't have anymore performance issues, which is good. The job of support for the storage engineers dramatically changed. We know more quickly the automation of the provisioning. We can now focus on things that bring more value to the company than just managing storage. View full review »
SystemsA417a
Systems Admin at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
It is noticeably easier to manage than other appliances that we have. Our Pure Storage unit is really small, so we just move what we have to it. View full review »
Architec2276
Architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
With Pure Storage FlashArray we have been able to deploy several thousand VDI servers, virtual machines, very quickly and efficiently. We were also are able to virtualize 80% of our workload, and we are planning to get 90 to 94% of our workload virtual. That's a huge reduction in the cost of hardware. View full review »
Tim Kovars
Sr. Systems Engineer at Quarles & Brady LLP
The speed to deploy or move VMs is ridiculous. By migrating our important systems to the Pure arrays, we have removed any storage issues and questions when there is a problem of "is it the storage?" The deduplication and compression rates are beyond impressive. The amount of data that I have moved to it from legacy storage has enabled us to retire units that are three or four times the physical size. View full review »
Peter Golledge
Unix and storage manager at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
This solution has improved my organization because we can easily snapshot and share the same storage platform for non-production production and so we've been able to get very high performance from non-production environments as well. View full review »
IctAndSebb6d
ICT and Security Specialist at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
The seamless integration into the public cloud has improved my organization. It also benefits my IT organization in many ways. We sell it, we use it, and it makes us faster. The joint solution, VMware on Pure, has helped our organization. It's tested a lot of stuff and been put in production. It's also used for customers. Our organization takes advantage of the VMware integrations developed by Pure, any APIs that are available to be using. It offers seamless integrations and has made it easy for us to do. It's a simple product. View full review »
Alberto Zanon
CIO at NGS srl
One customer didn't have the budget to renew all the VM and VDI infrastructure. It was not so huge (approximately 100 VMs). The VMware partner provided the Horizon View solution, suggested to upgrade it to Windows 10 (for example), but the customer didn't want to recreate the infrastructure. Without touching anything, and integrating from the traditional storage, was a two-tier Dell EMC squared infrastructure toward a flash array. We were able to guarantee the overall performance and consistency for Windows 7 machines without upgrading anything, which was a huge improvement without an additional cost. Then, we added a lot of additional VMs. View full review »
SystemsA5733
Systems Analyst at a government with 501-1,000 employees
Because we were able to afford to go all flash, we don't manage tiers, we're not moving data up, and we're not waiting for overnight cycles. View full review »
Parikshit Goutam
IT Manager at a consultancy with 5,001-10,000 employees
This solution has improved our organization in the way that we used to see latency but now with this solution we don't. It also has good performance. Latencies have come down for our performance in the SQL databases. We can put a lot more in a lot less in terms of space savings. We also save data center space and have good deduplication. It has also helped us simplify storage in the way that it's easy to manage. It's the most simple storage solution. View full review »
David Fong
Sr System Engineer at Stanford University
This solution has helped my organization by cutting down on provisioning time. I used to have to provision a VM and it would take ten minutes, now, it takes thirty seconds. It has helped simplify storage. I don't have to go to the management counsel anymore. Everything else is taken care of by support teams in the background which is very good. View full review »
DeputyEx7942
Deputy Executive Officer at a transportation company with 5,001-10,000 employees
We used to run VDI under other storage. The performance wasn't great, but when we moved to Pure we got less than a few microseconds in performance. Latency is the most important aspect for us. View full review »
Jon Waite
CTO at CCL
Pure Storage is easy to use it has helped simplify our storage. View full review »
Dean Bolton
Chief Architect at VLSS LLC
It helps to simplify storage. For most of our customers, when they move to Pure Storage, storage becomes an afterthought. They know it works and it performs well. View full review »
QaEngine77f9
QA Engineer at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
We have seen savings in our storage. The speed of deployment has gone from several days to a few minutes. E.g., our database team used to spend 93 days backing up and restoring databases. This product has reduced that time into minutes, simplifying storage for us. View full review »
HeadOfIn50e7
Head of Infrastructure at a health, wellness and fitness company with 1,001-5,000 employees
VMware is extremely beneficial to our IT organization because we can scale as we increase our usage. View full review »
RameshGanesan
Senior Director of Databases at a health, wellness and fitness company with 501-1,000 employees
Our biggest database is the Oracle ERP. Right now, it is around nine terabytes. It has grown from four terabytes in the last five to six years. Initially, we were worried because most of our functions and processes got slower. We thought we might have to add more infrastructure and upscale it from a CPU perspective. Then, we moved to Pure Storage, and we suddenly saw some of the processes, which were running slowly, sped up automatically. We have also seen a reduction in the latency. View full review »
Marcel Colsoul
Technical and Pre-sales Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
It reduces space and the the polar consumption. It also accelerates the applications. View full review »
Michael Raunig
System Engineer at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have perfect run through times and latency. We have a cluster system using two machines on Active-Active with a synchronized mirror. View full review »
RobertJones
Associate Director of Computing Services at Carnegie Mellon University
We can now quickly roll out multiple instances of virtual machines or FlashArray storage, more than we could before. View full review »
SocialAr4d8e
Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
It's a product that we hardly ever call tech support for, because it just works. The performance and ease of use are all there, which is what we were looking for. We don't want to always have to call into tech support for something. It's one of those products where you forget about it because it just works. View full review »
SystemAd0ccc
System Administrator at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
It has improved my organization in the way that we have high reliability and faster access to our data. It has improved our IT organization in the way that we are able to provide systems to our customers quickly and provide high availability and reliability for their applications. We are running VMware on Pure. Our main driver was speed. The joint solution has helped our organization through speed of delivery and speed of applications. View full review »
Technicab541
Technical Marketing Engineer at a tech company with 51-200 employees
Running SAP on Pure Storage helps a lot without doing any further tuning to improve application performance. Our internal clients are happy. View full review »
ITManage715c
IT Manager at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
With this program, all of our applications are able to perform faster and this enables us to provide faster platforms and services to our customers and employees. This solution is, therefore, a huge benefit to our IT organization. VMware is basically the platform that our entire on-premise residence runs on and we incorporate vRealize, vOperations, and SRM. We're also looking at partnering with a backup solution Zerto, so it just gives us a lot more flexibility. View full review »
SystemsE5fd9
Systems Engineer at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Using this solution has improved our consolidation ratio and it saves us a lot of space. View full review »
Francis Pascual
Systems Architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Once the project was enabled with data persuasion and we had Pure Storage behind it, there was a lot of saving storage. Before we used Pure Storage it took 93 days of employees who run the database to back up and restore databases. The scale of deployment basically went from several days to a few minutes. View full review »
SeverEngd3fe
Sever Engineer at a healthcare company with 11-50 employees
Having fast storage allows actual servers to perform in high capacity so we don't have slowdowns on our applications. It benefits our IT organization in the way that it drives down costs, allows us to migrate servers from one data center to another, and gives the flexibility that having bare metal servers wouldn't allow. We run VMware on Pure and our main driver was for cost and performance. View full review »
ComputeS90b1
Compute Storage Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Now we can store more for a cheaper price as opposed to paying for larger devices and larger rack spaces which get outdated sooner and which we'd have to change every two years. It simplifies storage for us. There has been a reduction in the total cost of ownership. We did a cost analysis before buying Pure Storage. Now with Pure Storage, our developers work a lot faster and more efficiently which has definitely improved our productivity. View full review »
Customer85c3
Customer Support Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
In our case, we are not using it for us. So, it helps us to go to customers and provide the full stack solution. So, we provide storage from Pure Storage. View full review »
SeniorNec2fe
Senior Network Systems Engineer at a Consumer Goods with 1,001-5,000 employees
This solution was installed at my organization before I got there but having worked with it in the past, I would say that the responsiveness with any SQL applications has remarkably improved. It has simplified our storage. It's a "set it and forget it." It's too early to tell if we've seen a reduction in total cost of ownership. The solution is expensive. It's hard to monetize the difference in performance that we're seeing, but it's obviously there and measurable. View full review »
Sartor John
IT Manager at Haworth
Its ease of use has allowed us to stand up landscapes faster. View full review »
SrManage7091
Sr Manager at a insurance company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Our previous SAN storage environment never performed with the same levels as this does. The performance levels and the storage have improved my organization. It has benefited our IT organization because we're a 95% virtualized environment and we're able to allocate resources as needed and manage our whole infrastructure that way. We are running VMware on Pure. Our main driver for this was to isolate our Citrix environment from the general SAN storage board. The joint solution has benefited my organization in the way that it isolates it, giving peak performance and does not share it with other environments that have any infrastructures or competing resources. View full review »
ITManage17e2
IT Manager at a government with 51-200 employees
The virtual machines hosted on this storage are much faster. It boots so quickly that it is almost inconvenient. The solution has probably reduced my power use substantially. View full review »
Wally Bostrom
Network Manager at Macc 911
We have tons of capacity on it. View full review »
ITOffice3736
IT Officer at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
The access in our system is more reliable and provides our users better speed. View full review »
IctOpera3163
ICT Operations Manager at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
We working now with VM Analytics to provide our customers some strategies about their VMs directly. View full review »
CTO77ed
CTO at a financial services firm with 11-50 employees
We use Zerto Virtual Replication software. We write all of those backups to Pure, then we use those in our disaster recovery scenarios. It has simplified our storage. We use it for a pretty specific use case of replicating between sites. I have two data centers, a primary data center and a secondary data center, with a Pure Storage device in each location. We do backups of critical data in both locations, then replicate them back and forth between the sites. View full review »
David Beaulieu
Digital Architect at CBC
Right now, we just have lab equipment that we test them on and we try to compare them with other solutions. View full review »
DevManag32ea
Development Manager at Moreton Bay Technology
You don't have to go and buy your own storage. You can get your storage access within two minutes, which is great, because it is a lot quicker for our team to get the servers up and running. It provides access to the systems that we want to give access to. View full review »
Georg Dueren
Cloud Solution Architect at Dimension Data
Its ease of use is a very big thing for our customers. It's easy to set up and easy to maintain. The support is automated, which is very good. View full review »
NetworkSe0b1
Network Specialist at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
It simplifies the connection between our infrastructure and storage. View full review »
SrTechMa1007
Sr Tech Manager at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
This solution has improved the way our organization functions through its reliability and consistent platform for storage. Has helped up to simplify storage because the management tools make everything a lot easier. View full review »
Dave Petroski
Senior Architect at Southwest Gas Corporation
It provides better performance for our desktops. It has positively affected our space requirements. We have reduced the time involved in managing and administrating our storage. We haven't done as much capacity planning as we should have. I am sure it would help us. View full review »
Ganesh Kuppuswamy
Engineer at CSG Systems
It has improved my organization in the way that now we have lower latency, we get fewer complaints from customers, and we see a constant response time. View full review »
Felipe Labarca
CTO at Ticel
It has easy implementation. View full review »
Cecilia Lenasdotter
Network Engineer at Altura Credit Union
Because of the encryption, we have different storage and the encryption can go over both. Therefore, we are NCA compliant. The solution has minimized the time involved in managing and administrating our storage. It has helped by shrinking our space requirements. View full review »
SystemEne60c
System Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
High speed has been an improvement for our organization. We are using the private cloud version. I run it on vSphere, vCenter, and vRealize. It benefits our IT organization in the way that it's easier for the administrators to manage. View full review »
NetworkE15cd
Network Engineer at a logistics company with 201-500 employees
It gives us capacity planning. It saves us on administrative work. View full review »
Javier Echave
Pre-Sales Engineer at Cisco Systems, Inc.
Deduplication works faster for our customers using this product. It simplifies building out the storage. View full review »
Paul Stage
IT Director at a healthcare company with 51-200 employees
I don't really need to worry about storage anymore. I can focus on more critical issues. I log into the array interface maybe once every month to see what my deduplication ratio is and that is about it. View full review »
Kyle Guichard
Senior Director of Systems Engineering at Bill.com
We have been able to scale it to ten terabytes. Whereas, before we were stuck. View full review »
Nikolay Georgiev
Infrastructure engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
This solution has improved my organization because it has good performance. The interface is simple. Its ease of use has simplified storage for us. View full review »
Jeff Bilbro
Infrastructure Manager at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
FlashArray has allowed us to go all flash. There is no more worrying about how many IOPS our different storage tiers have and trying to buy more disks just to get higher performance. We simply don't worry about performance. View full review »
Shaun Lingenfelter
Senior IT Systems Administrator at a tech vendor with 501-1,000 employees
* Cuts VM deployment down to seconds. * Cuts latency under MS. * Amazing performance. * Very stable; no worries about how much it can handle. View full review »
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