Pure Storage FlashArray Other Solutions Considered

James-Kelly
Senior Systems Administrator for Research at Chapman University
We had existing relationships with vendors who had spinning disk technology. What we weren't getting was the type of flexibility for automation and copy management that all-flash technology offered with the same level of functionality. Spinning disk, if you're going to copy things, has zeros and ones, on a piece of metal or glass, being moved to another piece of metal or glass, and there is physics involved. All-flash is largely a metadata-based environment, which means you can make copies of things by changing a few bytes in a table somewhere. Pure Storage was chosen because we wanted to move our university's database environment forward in terms of optimization and automation for everyday database administrator activities. I work with a lot of different storage technologies, including other all-flash solutions, and Pure Storage stands out. View full review »
Virgilio Albert
Owner at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Normally, when we go to compete for a customer, they are looking at all the most important brands. Dell EMC is part of most storage bids. There is NetApp and sometimes we face IBM. In our territory there is Hitachi, which is a great product, but usually it's not on the shortlist. Finally there is HPE. Those are the brands that we normally find we're competing with when we offer Pure. In the end, so far, haven't lost one deal where we involved Pure. We have won deals against NetApp, which is a great product, we have won deals against Dell EMC - and that is the brand to beat. But when customers compare Dell EMC with Pure, there is no competition. Pure is, by far, better. View full review »
Sre61c6
SRE at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have a bunch of different storage, like Isilon from Dell EMC, NetApp, HPE 3PAR, Cohesity, and Pure Storage. They're all different functions, and Pure is our warrior, if we need something really fast, really low latency. View full review »
SystemEnd4f8
System Engineer at a consultancy with 5,001-10,000 employees
In the past we've considered EMC, Dell Compellent (Dell EMC), NetApp and of course Pure Storage. We had Dell Compellent in the past and there were some issues with the implication and the way that it used storage. We had firmware trouble with it, which drove us away to seriously consider other brands offerings. We considered EMC, except EMC was expensive. Pure came in at a better price point than EMC and performed better than Compellent. View full review »
SysAdmin3d53
Sys Admin at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
We looked at Hitachi which we did put in place for some of our dev environments. We also spoke to IBM. We used to use Texas Memory Systems which was bought out by IBM and we reached out to them to see if there was an equivalent and there wasn't. View full review »
Infrastr0f81
Infrastructure Manager at a insurance company with 501-1,000 employees
We initially looked at Pure Storage and Dell EMC Unity. We made the poor decision of going with Unity and eight months later we went with Pure Storage. View full review »
Andrea Spaziani
Chief Information, Facility, Purchasing and Services Manager at Roma Metropolitane S.r.l.
We evaluated EMC XtremIO and NetApp FAS. View full review »
it_user211857
IT Program Manager at a media company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We evaluated EMC (which we already had), Dell, and HP. View full review »
Kelvin Foo
APAC System manager at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We also considered Hitachi Storage and NetApp. Our decision was ultimately based on two factors: simplicity of the usage and overall performance. We ended up choosing this specific product because we had good support from the application team and we liked the performance coming from the product itself. View full review »
SysAdm3408
System Administrator at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We looked at Pure Storage vs Dell EMC, but we thought Pure Storage has newer, better technology developed from the ground up, whereas Dell EMC is a patchwork solution. In addition, the price was more favorable. View full review »
CTO6a2e
CTO at a health, wellness and fitness company with 201-500 employees
I looked at a half a dozen other products and Pure won over across the board. View full review »
RESC
Storage Solutions Architect IV at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We researched other products from Kaminario, NetApp SolidFire, Nimble Storage, EMC XtremeIO, and HPE. View full review »
Chaan Beard
Senior Data Center Solutions Architect at ChaanBeard.com
We also looked at Nimble, which is now owned by HPE, and E8, Dell EMC, and NetApp platform. View full review »
Strategy2bd0
Strategy Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
We have received good feedback from customers, in general, using Pure Storage compared to other competitors in this space. We had an employee who used to work for one of the competitors, Dell EMC. After a year of selling Pure Storage with us, Dell EMC offered him a good job to come back. However, after selling Pure Storage, he was unable to go back to selling Dell EMC knowing what Pure Storage is capable of doing. View full review »
Jim-Davis
Director of IT at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We considered other options. I have used the others, EMC and NetApp, etc. We have looked at all of the platforms, and to see what Pure was able to do within a PoC environment meant that we never turned back our PoC environment. We just bought it and kept running with it. It was an amazing product based on what we had seen out there in the market. View full review »
reviewer762012
Sr. Systems Engineer at a legal firm with 501-1,000 employees
We looked at Nimble and EMC. View full review »
Peter Golledge
Unix and storage manager at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
We considered different products from Dell EMC and NetApp. We didn't choose Dell EMC because it was a cost issue. For NetApp, there was an ease of use difference and we felt that Pure Storage was an easier product for our team to use. We chose Pure Storage primarily because of its combination of performance and ease of use. View full review »
Alberto Zanon
CIO at NGS srl
Our customers will usually also evaluate HPE 3PAR. It is a good competitor because they put emphasis on their infrastructure. In the end, the customers pick Pure Storage because of me. I don't sell 3PAR because I don't believe in the solution. View full review »
SystemsA5733
Systems Analyst at a government with 501-1,000 employees
We're constantly on the hunt, and we always keep three to four vendors in. Usually, it's been the bigger players, the IBM's, the EMC's. They all have their strengths and weaknesses, but we were looking for something a little different this time around. View full review »
Parikshit Goutam
IT Manager at a consultancy with 5,001-10,000 employees
We also considered Hitachi and Dell EMC XtremIO. Pure Storage made the cut because of its PoC performance. View full review »
Jon Waite
CTO at CCL
The main solutions on our shortlist at the end of the process were NetApp, EMC, and Pure Storage. We ended up buying both NetApp and Pure Storage because we always like to have at least two different vendors involved in our data centers. The decision not to go with EMC was because of the design that they'd done for an all-flash storage solution. It didn't fit with what we were trying to do. View full review »
QaEngine77f9
QA Engineer at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
We did a vendor search, which included a big payments project across Asia-Pacific for a company that could do data provisioning very quickly. Then, Pure Storage was chosen. We also considered Dell EMC, HPE, and IBM. We picked Pure Storage because of its ratio per terabyte and speed. View full review »
Marcel Colsoul
Technical and Pre-sales Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
When comparing Pure Storage and Dell EMC, I think that Dell EMC has to improve its real performance. Also, Pure Storage is a lot easier to install than the Dell EMC product. View full review »
Michael Raunig
System Engineer at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
We did not evaluate other solutions since our partners were using Pure Storage, so we decided to move forward with Pure Storage. View full review »
SocialAr4d8e
Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
We also evaluated Dell EMC and locally attached storage. We chose Pure Storage because it had the best performance of all the products that we tested. Also, its virtualization performance is extremely fast, and it has good ease of use. View full review »
Francis Pascual
Systems Architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
We needed to choose a new investment because our solution couldn't do data provisioning very quickly. The main solution that the bank normally had was EMC. We looked into HP, IBM, and Pure Storage. But, cost, rate per terabyte, and speed is why we chose Pure Storage. It was a no brainer. View full review »
ComputeS90b1
Compute Storage Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dell EMC was another vendor we looked at. View full review »
Sartor Dick
IT Manager at Haworth
We looked at Pure Storage and Dell EMC. We chose Pure Storage because of its innovation. View full review »
CTO77ed
CTO at a financial services firm with 11-50 employees
We actually originally went with a competitor's product, and after about eight months, a lot of wrangling, had them buy it back from us. And then we bought similar Pure Storage product, and it's just been great. View full review »
David Beaulieu
Digital Architect at CBC
Compuverde. But, we like to have data sheets and a more traditional storage than a complex unit. View full review »
Michael Glickman
President at Computer Network Architects, Inc.
We looked at everything. In dealing with this, we got mission-specific. It's like different kinds of planes or sailboats: What's the mission? For this high-performance mission, that's what Pure is about. View full review »
Georg Dueren
Cloud Solution Architect at Dimension Data
NetApp is the biggest competitor, then SolidFire, and not so much Dell EMC anymore. View full review »
NetworkSe0b1
Network Specialist at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
We only considered Pure Storage. My company stays focused with one solution (product) for approximately three years. Then, every three years, we make discussion whether to keep the solution or not. View full review »
SrTechMa1007
Sr Tech Manager at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
We also looked at Dell EMC and NetApp but Pure Storage performed better. View full review »
ChiefTec2f46
Chief Technology Officer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We considered Dell EMC, we looked at Nutanix, Cohesity, IBM, HPE. We ran quite a bit of the gamut. View full review »
Venu Kulkarni
Senior Manager at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
We also looked at IBM and Oracle. We did internal evaluations and we decided to go with Pure Storage. We chose Pure Storage because of the processor's performance. View full review »
Siddarth Kotha
Solutions Architect at a non-profit with 1,001-5,000 employees
Nimble and NetApp. View full review »
Nikolay Georgiev
Infrastructure engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We also looked at NetApp. We chose Pure Storage because we did research and heard good things. View full review »
Frank Thompson
Director of Network Services at Engage
We always consider other storage options. View full review »

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