Pure Storage FlashArray Previous Solutions

SrManagee02f
Sr Manager at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We needed to do a lifecycle replacement, and we also knew that at the time that flash was just really starting to take hold. We had used a hybrid model before and we weren't necessarily satisfied with that product from another vendor. We evaluated three products and Pure just really outshines them on the pre-sales. On the financing side of it they were more flexible. Today I would look at it and say that it's much more of an OPEX model, similar to Cloud, and as we try to promote our own on-premise cloud, that continues to be important to us. We want to be transparent about cost all the way back to our customer. View full review »
Thayne Yost
Senior Network Engineer at US Dept of Energy Idaho Operations Office
We are replacing legacy HPE EVA and legacy Hyper-V systems moving to VMware with Pure Storage, as our storage solution. We have a very old HPE EVA system. We knew that we needed an upgrade, because our system is 10 years old and out of support. We brought in a number of consultants to talk to us about whether we should upgrade our Hyper-V system or move to VMware. Thre or four consultants recommended (almost all of them) moving to all-flash. They highlighted Pure Storage as one of the industry leaders in all-flash storage. That is why we started working with Pure. View full review »
SeniorMa7726
Senior Manager of Technical Alliances at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
We thought we we going to go with the new version of Hitachi, and everything was going to fine: Lift, shift and replace with the new one. What we started doing was exploring the marketplace, then figuring out, "Is this the best option for us? Could it be simpler?" Because the Hitachi was a tank, but it was not simple to use. It performed very well, but it did not perform like an all-flash array does. The analytics are great. Previously, we had Hitachi solutions, and it was very hard to understand what was happening with the array. One of the great things about the Pure Storage solution is you can instantly know just by logging in or checking Pure1. You can do it on your phone. Hitachi doesn't have anything like that. It's amazing that you can get this type of visibility from your storage array. All the analytics feed up into Pure1, and you can just see them whenever you want. It used to be that people would buy Pure Storage arrays and they would use it for a single instance application, like an Oracle database. We never did that. We used the product to replace our entire giant Hitachi G1000 storage arrays. Everything that we had went to the Pure Storage arrays. We had three giant M70s that are now X90s which house everything the company was running when I was a customer. View full review »
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Marlin McNeil
CTO at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
I think our client, Chapman University, was on Dell EMC before they went to Pure. What I'm about to say are some of my impressions, I don't know that I know all the details that went into the decision. I think that they were just done with Dell EMC and that Dell EMC's all-flash solution was an afterthought, where Pure's was engineered from the ground up to be all-flash, as opposed to bolted on after the fact. From what I saw at Chapman University, they wanted the increase in performance plus the decrease in power utilization and space and cooling in their data center. That dramatically mitigated a whole bunch of data center issues they had before. It didn't take nearly as much power to power it or to cool it and they reduced their footprint significantly. View full review »
Operatio6735
Operation Manager at a government with 5,001-10,000 employees
Before Pure, we had EMC VNX, and we were having the entire array reboot and we would lose a server room at a remote casino. All VMs would go down and have to reboot because the entire array would reboot. That happened at least three or four times and then that's what made us decide to pay for what I would say is around triple the cost, just to guarantee that that doesn't happen. To my organization, money is less of the concern as the availability. Nobody wants to get that phone call. We had EMC, it was bad. Support wasn't great. I wouldn't say it was bad but it wasn't great. What put us over the top was that Pure is stable. View full review »
Sre61c6
SRE at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We switched because we were running out of support with 3PAR and they wouldn't renew our support unless we got a new array which was a lot of money. We had some of those SSD arrays, we didn't want to put all our eggs in one basket so we spread the vendors by having an SSD array from HPE and Pure. Once we solved the data reduction and what Pure does we were hooked. View full review »
Derek Small
President and Principal Architect Engineer at Technetics
I have at least three customers who have had other stores solutions and installed Pure Storage. There is no comparison. Their old storage solutions have now been relegated to archive, or they have ripped them out. View full review »
CloudAdm1d74
Cloud Administrator at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
We previously used XtremIO. We knew we needed to switch because of the trends in the industry. It's always going be a battle for consumer-based demands. Consumers are always going to demand more, and more; now. What that means is that you need to build apps that are quicker, faster; or have a more sleek run without as much code, or they're more highly available. That's what it really comes down to. View full review »
ITsuper677
IT Supervisor at a insurance company with 501-1,000 employees
A local VAR was talking about our challenges and some different solutions to take care of it. Pure just seemed like it could fit the bill. We have Tegile and HPE 3PAR in our environment. View full review »
Infrastr31b9
Infrastructure Architect at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
We were getting rid of Dell EMC because they were awful and they cost a fortune. vSAN was also an option because we use a lot of VMware but we stuck with Pure Storage. It was a solution that we'd put in a few years ago and we didn't have any problems with it so we wanted to continue using it. We have a good working relationship with the account managers in Scotland. They're really good. View full review »
Sean Bettencourt
Supervisor of Systems Engineering at a software R&D company with 501-1,000 employees
We were looking to get away from Dell EMC to some other platform, and Pure was the number-one disruptor in the market. Their story, their price point, and what they said they could deliver are what sold us. View full review »
TeamLeadc75a
Team Lead at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Prior to this solution, our customer used Dell EMC, but there were several problems. They were not happy with it because of the performance of the array, and also the complexities around engaging the support teams. Their solution had also reached end-of-life, so they had to move to a new platform anyway. Ultimately, they wanted to move to something simpler than their existing platform, so they moved to Pure. View full review »
DBA0bbf
DBA at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Our older solution was not very good. Pure increased our speed a lot. We needed to increase our storage because we were filling up the array. Our SQL footprint has greatly increased over the past three years. This solution was chosen because we happened to be doing a POC when our previous solution failed horribly, and we moved our production to Pure. It was able to pick it up, which was the selling point. View full review »
Thomas Charewicz
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
We were previously on legacy storage systems. After moving to Pure Storage, our stability and performance both drastically improved. View full review »
SeniorVib215
Senior Vituralization Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
We used EMC in the past. The reason we switched was the requirements of the users. They need better IOPS and better performance. That made us move to Pure. View full review »
SrITAnal8af3
Sr IT Analyst at a local government
We used an older program, but it was too slow. The main reason for switching over to run our VMware on Pure was the speed and, after several meetings with other vendors, we decided to go with the all-flash model. We replace our programs every five years because we want the best performance. View full review »
SysAdmin3d53
Sys Admin at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
We knew that we needed to switch solutions because we were using very old Dell EMC hardware. It was painful, we had weekly drive failures. Every single week one of the key drives failed. It was old, it was out of support, we were losing support, we were paying for extended support, we knew that we had to have this solution. It was all spinning discs, there were a couple SSDs on there but for the most part, it was all spinning discs. We saw some major improvements. View full review »
ITDirect71e2
IT Director at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Because of our clients, we needed a more structured solution with performance which was stable. So, we tested new storage, and Pure Storage was the one that revealed to be more flexible and simpler. View full review »
Infrastr0f81
Infrastructure Manager at a insurance company with 501-1,000 employees
We decided it was time to switch because the other solution was terrible. We were using Dell EMC Unity and it never worked properly and was full of software bugs. Dell EMC couldn't fix it and they had no intention of fixing it. View full review »
Sarkis Kotelyan
System Administrator at VERIFI
We didn't have all-flash. We needed a lot of performance for all of our production environment, and for everything else that was connecting to us. That is what basically drove us to Pure Storage. View full review »
Infrastrcbc2
Infrastructure Architect at a health, wellness and fitness company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have switched to EMC. They gave us more array for less money. View full review »
Andrea Spaziani
Chief Information, Facility, Purchasing and Services Manager at Roma Metropolitane S.r.l.
We have used 3PAR for VDI and NetApp for VSI. The new solution has a very low price/performance ratio. With the price of the SSD upgrade of our NetApp FA3220 and the one year maintenance of the old 3PAR, we bought Pure Storage with a three-year support agreement. View full review »
SysAdm3408
System Administrator at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The old systems we had were just not doing the job, so we knew we had to change. View full review »
CTO6a2e
CTO at a health, wellness and fitness company with 201-500 employees
Prior to Pure, the original implementations that we had for other vendors had been in place for about 15 years. This actually replaces another all-flash array product that had been in place for the three years previous. View full review »
Chaan Beard
Senior Data Center Solutions Architect at ChaanBeard.com
My clients know it's time to switch solutions because I run a proof of concepts where I test the manufacturer's equipment. If I find something that is a big difference then I let them know about it. Cost, performance, tools, and ease of use are all factors that we take into consideration when choosing to switch. We also chose this solution because of the Evergreen upgrade and the ease of use. View full review »
Directorf1b0
Director of Information Security at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
When I started at my current employer, our SAN was eight years old and out of support. It was very urgent that we replaced it immediately. View full review »
Principa93ed
Principal Engineer at a tech consulting company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We moved from an infrastructure that was owned by another team, so we needed something to move our own stuff onto. We originally tried some hyperconverged solutions from Dell EMC, but they didn't perform well at all. It took years to get that together and when we ran our benchmarks on them, and we decided they were not good. So, we immediately turned eyes to Oracle who is a big provider for my whole company, not just my team, and talked to them about what they had that was going to suit us, and they pointed us towards Pure Storage. As soon as we had a proof of concept and were testing it, we decided to run with it. View full review »
Jerome Deliege
Head of Infrastructure Architecture at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
We clearly have seen the difference between having storage on Dell EMC or NetApp versus what we have now on Pure Storage. The investment was a clear win for us. View full review »
SystemsA417a
Systems Admin at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
We noticed a dramatic increase in application performance when moving it from NetApp to Pure Storage. Pure Storage seemed more cost-effective than NetApp. When we did our POC, we saw big performance gains between all-flash on NetApp and all-flash on Pure Storage. It was significantly better. View full review »
Tim Kovars
Sr. Systems Engineer at Quarles & Brady LLP
Yes, plainly put, it sucked and we wanted to get to a solution that was fast, easy to maintain, and reliable. We had issues with it not handling the load and could never trust that it was serving data fast enough to not be causing issues. View full review »
Architec2276
Architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Pure was the first solution we used and now we use a couple more. One of them is an EMC product and then we also have a new start-up called Vector, so we currently use three solutions. View full review »
Parikshit Goutam
IT Manager at a consultancy with 5,001-10,000 employees
We switched because our old solution wasn't great and we wanted to replace it with a better solution. View full review »
IctAndSebb6d
ICT and Security Specialist at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
We switched to this solution because of the timing. We are using this solution in conjunction with a solution from EMC. View full review »
DeputyEx7942
Deputy Executive Officer at a transportation company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Our previous solution was slow. We ran into a lot of I/O bottlenecks. I had wanted to get Pure into our environment for a few years. They lowered the price to the point that the price-to-performance fit our budget. View full review »
Jon Waite
CTO at CCL
We switched to Pure Storage mainly because of the frustration of dealing with performance on the old platforms that we used to use. View full review »
David Fong
Sr System Engineer at Stanford University
We knew we needed to switch solutions because our last storage unit was running out of support so we needed a new one. We chose Pure Storage because we've been using it for a while back and knew that it's a good product. View full review »
Michael Raunig
System Engineer at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have been using another solution, IBM XYZ. We plan to migrate away from the IBM system to Pure Storage. We are planning to switch because of cost and performance. Also, the Pure Storage FlashArray is an upgrade in technology. All-flash storage arrays will be the future. View full review »
HeadOfIn50e7
Head of Infrastructure at a health, wellness and fitness company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We previously used Hitachi, 3PAR, and HP but we had performance limitations. View full review »
Marcel Colsoul
Technical and Pre-sales Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
I have 19 years experience with Dell EMC products, and almost two years of experience with Pure Storage. The main difference between Dell EMC All Flash and Pure Storage FlashArray is that the Dell EMC product is building on a traditional architecture. You have more functionalities and more connecting possibilities with Dell EMC at this moment. Of course, Pure Storage FlashArray is on a quick road to closing the gap. View full review »
RobertJones
Associate Director of Computing Services at Carnegie Mellon University
We went with Dell EMC first. When we had a ton of trouble with it, we dumped it for Pure Storage. View full review »
SystemAd0ccc
System Administrator at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
We knew we needed to switch to this solution because the industry is going away from spinning disks. We were on spinning disks, and the whole industry is going away from that. We are still using IBM but we are not happy with it. IBM has taken old technology and tried to make it new. Pure has started from the ground up and built it. View full review »
Melissa Burg
Director of MIS at Watson Clinic
We had multiple platforms beforehand. We had HPE, IBM. View full review »
ITManage715c
IT Manager at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
We realized that we needed to invest in a new solution when we ran out of space. We didn't really switch over to Pure, we basically just put the non-critical apps on our Unity storage and brought in Pure to be the tier 1 for the performance of critical applications. We had a few programs on our shortlist, like Dell EMC and Pure. We actually have all three on-site currently. View full review »
SystemsE5fd9
Systems Engineer at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Prior to this solution, we were using the IBM Storage Network. The support was not very good, and the feature set was very limited. We needed something that was simpler to manage and maintain. View full review »
ComputeS90b1
Compute Storage Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We switched solutions because we were looking to expand our storage and we looked at various options. We were having an issue with our previous solution in that we had to continuously upgrade solutions and had restrictions of creations of new environments. View full review »
SeverEngd3fe
Sever Engineer at a healthcare company with 11-50 employees
At the time we were evaluating a whole bunch of different solution platforms, and a lot of times it came down to use case, workload, and cost. We are using this solution in conjunction with EMC. We might still be using both for different workloads. View full review »
SeniorNec2fe
Senior Network Systems Engineer at a Consumer Goods with 1,001-5,000 employees
Previously, we were on Dell EMC. We went with HyperFlex in a hyper-converged environment. We switched because we really wanted our SQL on SSD. View full review »
TimothyNewman
Manager of Technical Management at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
We were using HPE 3PAR, which we liked, but this is much more cost-effective. View full review »
Sartor John
IT Manager at Haworth
Our previous platform did not support SAP. The driver for us to implement Pure Storage in our SAP landscape was that it was SAP certified. Additionally, it had really good numbers and reviews. View full review »
SrManage7091
Sr Manager at a insurance company with 5,001-10,000 employees
We replaced another Legacy Solution. We wanted to maintain its isolated capabilities. View full review »
ITManage17e2
IT Manager at a government with 51-200 employees
We were previously using a NAS, and it was not performing. View full review »
Wally Bostrom
Network Manager at Macc 911
We had tons of old physical servers and needed the storage room. It was more cost-effective to set this solution up for running our VM environment off it. The solution is bigger and faster than what we had before. View full review »
ITOffice3736
IT Officer at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
Previously, we used Oracle, Hitachi, and SAN storage. We switched because we needed storage that could be accessed and support our system very quickly. View full review »
IctOpera3163
ICT Operations Manager at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
Before working with Pure Storage, we were working with an SP and multi-tier solution. Most of our customers were looking for performance. So, we made the choice to have an all-flash platform with replication. At the time, Pure Storage was the only one to be able to provide some all-flash storage with replication, and replication was mandatory for our customers. View full review »
David Beaulieu
Digital Architect at CBC
Our storage is old, so we were searching for what would be the next good solution for us. We had an integrated solution with a supplier, so we were looking to get rid of this kind of model. View full review »
Sun Kim Dosik
SDDC Senior Director at SK Telecom
We switched because the performance was bad with our previous solution, and it was expensive. View full review »
NetworkSe0b1
Network Specialist at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
In the past, we had Lenovo. With the Pure Storage, it improved and simplified our connections. View full review »
SrTechMa1007
Sr Tech Manager at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
We knew we needed to switch because the older solution we were using was at its end of life. View full review »
Ganesh Kuppuswamy
Engineer at CSG Systems
We switched because we had a lot of issues with our previous storage solution. View full review »
Cecilia Lenasdotter
Network Engineer at Altura Credit Union
We need the encryption at REST. That is why they wanted this solution. View full review »
CTOa58c
CTO at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We moved off of VMAX storage. It wasn't keeping up with the workloads that we had. Pure has done this for us. View full review »
NetworkE15cd
Network Engineer at a logistics company with 201-500 employees
The technology that we had was outdated. We were using HPE SAN. View full review »
Director85c1
Director at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We were previously using EMC. The difference is unbelievable. We are buying more. View full review »
Kyle Guichard
Senior Director of Systems Engineering at Bill.com
We were previously using Dell EMC. View full review »
Anand AYYANGSR
Systems Engineer at PayPal
We have also used NetApp, but not for all-flash. This is our first all-flash solution. View full review »
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