Pure Storage FlashArray Initial Setup

SrManagee02f
Sr Manager at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
My understanding is that the initial setup is generally easy compared to some other implementations we have done for storage in the past. View full review »
James-Kelly
Senior Systems Administrator for Research at Chapman University
It was very straightforward, to the point that our SE said, "Watch me as I do this. You'll never need to do this again. It will just sit here." The array set up, for our first array, from taking it out of the box to mounting the first volume, took less than an hour. View full review »
Thayne Yost
Senior Network Engineer at US Dept of Energy Idaho Operations Office
The initial setup was pretty straightforward. We had a Pure Storage Rep onsite to help us install it. They had their installation guide with the steps outlining how to do this and that: x, y, z type steps. It only took us two hours to get it out-of-the-box, in the rack, turned on, added to vCenter, and have our first VM on the system. View full review »
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SeniorMa7726
Senior Manager of Technical Alliances at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
The initial setup was very simple. They came in before lunch, and we had it up after lunch. Then, we were already starting to move workloads to it after that. We have upgraded firmware controllers and physical controllers. It works exactly like they say it does, which is the best part. You don't even notice. Business runs as usual. You can replace a controller, it fails over to the other controller, and everything runs smooth as butter. View full review »
Marlin McNeil
CTO at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
I saw a little bit of the initial setup at Chapman University, and it didn't look all that complicated. It appeared to be pretty straightforward. View full review »
Operatio6735
Operation Manager at a government with 5,001-10,000 employees
The initial setup is insanely easy. It's so easy our sales guy can do it with Pure. View full review »
Virgilio Albert
Owner at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The initial setup is very simple. As a partner, we like to have products that need a lot of service because we make more money on the service than on the hardware. But with Pure being so simple, there is not a lot of consulting that is needed. That's one of the reasons why customers would rather buy Pure than other brands. While Pure does not allow us to make a lot of money on consulting, it is a very simple and easy sell to customers. View full review »
Sre61c6
SRE at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The initial setup was very easy. View full review »
Derek Small
President and Principal Architect Engineer at Technetics
The initial setup can be challenging. If everything works the way it a supposed to, which it often does, then it is fine. However, when your encounter problems and you have to get into those local admin accounts, that can be a pain. You have to call tech, they need to look up what the password is, then send it to you, which can be a pain. I would like to see a bit different setup. It would be nice if they have something where you can plug into the thing and see an HTTPS address, like with a bench setup. A couple of other vendors has upped their own Layer 2 protocol for discovery. As long as you are on the same network segment, it pops right up and you can do the base config, then you are ready to log into it in about five minutes. Pure Storage's process is not bad, but it could still be better. I have never had a problem with a firmware or controller update. View full review »
CloudAdm1d74
Cloud Administrator at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The initial setup was straightforward. View full review »
ITsuper677
IT Supervisor at a insurance company with 501-1,000 employees
The initial setup was very straightforward. We were about to get the installation done within two hours. We have done a firmware upgrade for the OS. We clicked the button to place the call in with support. They remote in with a time that we agreed upon to upgrade the solution. We have never had any problems with it. View full review »
Delmar Tanner
Sr Systems Engineer at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
The initial setup was straightforward. We deployed it in our VR site first. We got it set up in VR and made sure everything was working. Then we brought it into production and deployed it on the production side. We tested it first on the VR site. We personally didn't test a unit, besides our VR site, which was about two weeks. Our vendor-approved it and they used it. We went on the advice of our vendor and got the system. View full review »
Infrastr31b9
Infrastructure Architect at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
The set up was very easy. The hardest part was getting it out of the box and into our tack. View full review »
Sean Bettencourt
Supervisor of Systems Engineering at a software R&D company with 501-1,000 employees
The initial setup was very straightforward. It took about 30 minutes from unboxing to actually being on the network and being able to utilize it in our VMware environment. View full review »
TeamLeadc75a
Team Lead at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
This initial setup and deployment are pretty straightforward. For the setup, it is very simple to populate the information. We had a workbook that was provided by Pure to give to the customer to gather all of the details. That made the implementation very straightforward. The one thing that was a little bit annoying was the fact that we still had to come back through Pure to get the software. A lot of our other partners, we can just download it ourselves, and as long as we've got the process, we can go and do it ourselves. But, in this scenario, we still had to come back through Pure to actually get the software. View full review »
Rujuswami Gandhi
Associate Director of Cloud Engineering at ZS
The setup was pretty straightforward. We recently added two more areas to our ecosystem and the set up was pretty good. View full review »
DBA0bbf
DBA at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The initial setup of this solution was pretty straightforward. It was a vanilla, out-of-the-box setup with nothing out of the ordinary. View full review »
Mike Salins
Principal Product Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The setup is straightforward. Anyone who is familiar with setting up Pure Storage can set it up with Actifio in the mix. Anyone familiar with Actifio can integrate it with any back-end storage. Actifio runs, in most scenarios, as a virtual machine. We use whatever storage the hypervisor gives us. Setting up Pure Storage to present the storage to a hypervisor, like VMware or Hyper-V, is run of the mill, and the most common use case there is. View full review »
Thomas Charewicz
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
The setup is straightforward. We recently added two more areas to our ecosystem, and the setup was phenomenal. View full review »
SeniorVib215
Senior Vituralization Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
The initial setup was straightforward. The hardware was installed by the vendor and the integration and the configuration pieces were simple. View full review »
SrITAnal8af3
Sr IT Analyst at a local government
It was pretty easy to set everything up. We used an integrator from Pure and we had to fill in a worksheet beforehand, so we gave them all the information they needed, like IP addresses and ports. It took less than an hour. View full review »
CloudInfd4f4
Cloud Infra Manager at a university with 5,001-10,000 employees
The initial setup was very straightforward. I did the GUI configuration after Pure finished their end, so it was very easy for me to set up. They just did the back end. I did the physical setup. They came back and did the configuration on the heads and I did the GUI set up with the network configuration, so everything else we set up ourselves. The setting up volume was very easy. View full review »
SysAdmin3d53
Sys Admin at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
The initial setup was straightforward. The other guy we used took a week to set up and there are still issues. Here we had two arrays set up within four hours with a thirty minute drive time. View full review »
ITDirect71e2
IT Director at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The initial setup was very simple and straightforward. View full review »
Christian Gravel
CEO at Intellect Dynamics
Depending on the deployment, the configuration, and the size of the project, and some of our larger machine-learning deployments, where we have to put in an AI-ready infrastructure box, those projects tend to take a little bit longer. It's a newer product and they're still figuring all that out. But it's comparable to any other vendor up there. View full review »
Sarkis Kotelyan
System Administrator at VERIFI
The setup was very good. For my environment, which is a cluster environment, they were able to pick that up and do that (and iSCSI) very well. I had no issues with upgrading our firmware controllers. View full review »
Infrastr0f81
Infrastructure Manager at a insurance company with 501-1,000 employees
The initial setup was easy and we were able to sort data almost immediately. The time from racking to being in production was very short and very simple. View full review »
Infrastrcbc2
Infrastructure Architect at a health, wellness and fitness company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The initial setup was very simple. View full review »
SeniorMa0c72
Senior Manager of IT Infrastructure at a K-12 educational company or school with 10,001+ employees
I wasn't part of the initial setup. View full review »
Kristi Kettgen
IT Network Engineer at Turlock Irrigation District
The initial setup was straightforward. It was very easy to setup because everything was brand new. We had brand new Cisco UCS servers with the FIs that plugged right in. It was seamless. We have experienced an upgrade of firmware controllers. The process is very easy. View full review »
Andrea Spaziani
Chief Information, Facility, Purchasing and Services Manager at Roma Metropolitane S.r.l.
The initial setup was very simple. In two hours, we started to use Storage vMotion. View full review »
SysAdm3408
System Administrator at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
It was very easy to set it up. No complexity at all. View full review »
Directorf1b0
Director of Information Security at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The initial setup was straightforward. Plug it in, then they show up to do the firmware upgrade. We connected the fiber channel, we put it on the network and within two hours we were moving workloads over. View full review »
Strategy2bd0
Strategy Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The initial setup is straightforward. View full review »
Principa93ed
Principal Engineer at a tech consulting company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The initial setup was a little complex. We had some initial issues with the design and had to help correct some of the white papers for it, but it wasn't your standard use case. View full review »
Rob Wysocki
Infrastructure Engineer at Paylocity
The initial setup was straightforward. View full review »
Jerome Deliege
Head of Infrastructure Architecture at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The initial setup was very simple. It's basically a few cables with two plugs. Plug it in, and it is that easy. View full review »
SystemsA417a
Systems Admin at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
The initial setup was pretty straightforward. They set it all up for us. They pretty much manage the firmware upgrades for us, and they've gone well so far. View full review »
Architec2276
Architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
The initial setup was pretty straightforward and the integration was very easy to do. There were no hidden features and the GUI was very straightforward. View full review »
Jim-Davis
Director of IT at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Deployment was easy. I didn't do it. I am not a technical guy, but my team was able to get it deployed and then connected to our ESX environment within two hours. View full review »
Tim Kovars
Sr. Systems Engineer at Quarles & Brady LLP
IctAndSebb6d
ICT and Security Specialist at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
The initial setup was straightforward. It only took us a couple of days to set it up. It was so simple. View full review »
Alberto Zanon
CIO at NGS srl
The initial setup is very straightforward. It is clear, simple, and easy. While it's a human interface, there a lot of operations that are automatically done by the unit itself. View full review »
SystemsA5733
Systems Analyst at a government with 501-1,000 employees
They gave us the rundown and was simpler than expected. They gave us the sheet and sent us off saying, "Hey, if you need us, give us a call." We just plugged it in and up it came. View full review »
Parikshit Goutam
IT Manager at a consultancy with 5,001-10,000 employees
The initial setup was straightforward in the way that the configuration was simple. It's simple to manage. View full review »
David Fong
Sr System Engineer at Stanford University
The initial setup was very straightforward. View full review »
DeputyEx7942
Deputy Executive Officer at a transportation company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The initial setup was straightforward, very fast. We had done a PoC before. View full review »
Jon Waite
CTO at CCL
The initial setup was very straightforward and very quick. It was up and running in our data center within 24 hours of receiving it. View full review »
Dean Bolton
Chief Architect at VLSS LLC
The initial setup is very easy. You rack the array, you plug it in, you connect a couple cables, and you can be up and running in under an hour. View full review »
QaEngine77f9
QA Engineer at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
The initial setup was straightforward. We started with about 60TB and have grown from there. View full review »
HeadOfIn50e7
Head of Infrastructure at a health, wellness and fitness company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The initial setup is very straightforward. You simply plug it in and turn it on. View full review »
Marcel Colsoul
Technical and Pre-sales Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
It is easy to install. It took us only a half an hour to deploy. If you have a complex environment with a lot of servers, it may take a bit more. I would say the average setup time is one to two hours. View full review »
Michael Raunig
System Engineer at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
The setup is straightforward, not complex. It has a very simple installation. Installation took about three hours, not one or two hours, but three hours. We had an issue with our network during the first installation, but now it is up and running. View full review »
SocialAr4d8e
Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The configuration was very easy. View full review »
SystemAd0ccc
System Administrator at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
The integration was straightforward. View full review »
Technicab541
Technical Marketing Engineer at a tech company with 51-200 employees
The initial setup was straightforward and simple. Our HANA installation was a greenfield. So, we started the Pure Storage system with HANA. View full review »
Melissa Burg
Director of MIS at Watson Clinic
To me, the installation is easy. I'm not the one who put it together, their techs came out and helped us. I don't remember anything momentous about it. View full review »
ITManage715c
IT Manager at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
The initial setup was very straightforward and we used FlairTech for the deployment. View full review »
SystemsE5fd9
Systems Engineer at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
The initial setup of this solution was straightforward. View full review »
Francis Pascual
Systems Architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
The initial setup was really straight forward. View full review »
TimothyNewman
Manager of Technical Management at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
We own five Pure arrays. The salesperson came in and set it up for us every time. Note that it was the salesperson who was able to set them up for us. View full review »
Customer85c3
Customer Support Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
To set it up is quite easy. When you know how it works, it's really easy. You can set it yourself without any problems. Plug it in, the software updates, and that's it. View full review »
Sartor John
IT Manager at Haworth
We plugged it in, and in an hour, we were using it. It is very straightforward and simple. View full review »
SrManage7091
Sr Manager at a insurance company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The initial setup was straightforward. View full review »
ITManage17e2
IT Manager at a government with 51-200 employees
The initial setup was straightforward. I had done the preparation first. I had a good relationship with the presales engineer. It went as expected. View full review »
Wally Bostrom
Network Manager at Macc 911
The initial setup was pretty straightforward and simple. View full review »
ITOffice3736
IT Officer at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
The initial setup was straightforward in configuring the database and storage. View full review »
Sun Kim Dosik
SDDC Senior Director at SK Telecom
The initial setup was straightforward. View full review »
IctOpera3163
ICT Operations Manager at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
It is quite easy to set up. View full review »
CTO77ed
CTO at a financial services firm with 11-50 employees
Everything with Pure Storage is so straightforward. It was an easy setup, and we were storing data almost immediately. View full review »
David Beaulieu
Digital Architect at CBC
The first set up we had was really straight forward and simple. View full review »
Michael Glickman
President at Computer Network Architects, Inc.
It's one of the easiest out there, in terms of installation. View full review »
DevManag32ea
Development Manager at Moreton Bay Technology
The initial setup is straightforward. Though, I have now passed this task onto the tech team to do. View full review »
Georg Dueren
Cloud Solution Architect at Dimension Data
The initial setup was relatively straightforward from what I heard. View full review »
NetworkSe0b1
Network Specialist at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
The initial setup was very simple. We put it on the rack, switched it on, and it worked. View full review »
SrTechMa1007
Sr Tech Manager at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
The initial setup was straightforward in the way that it was a database vacuum storage. View full review »
Dave Petroski
Senior Architect at Southwest Gas Corporation
The initial setup was straightforward. We have undergone an upgrade of firmware. View full review »
ChiefTec2f46
Chief Technology Officer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The implementation process was seamless. It was very quick. It took less than a week to deploy. View full review »
Ganesh Kuppuswamy
Engineer at CSG Systems
This initial setup was straightforward. After we launched it, it was very simple to move the old to the new. It didn't take much time. View full review »
Felipe Labarca
CTO at Ticel
The initial setup was straightforward. View full review »
SystemEne60c
System Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The initial setup was easy and straightforward. View full review »
NetworkE15cd
Network Engineer at a logistics company with 201-500 employees
The initial setup was straightforward. We just followed the information on the screen: click, click, click. The start up process is very easy. View full review »
Director85c1
Director at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The initial setup was very easy and straightforward. View full review »
Frank Thompson
Director of Network Services at Engage
The deployment is very easy. It's quick. View full review »
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