Pure Storage FlashArray Pricing and License Cost

Senior Systems Administrator for Research at Chapman University
In terms of other contemporary arrays, Pure is something you need to have a use case for. It isn't priced for you to just buy one off-the-shelf. If you have an appropriate use case though--heavy lift Oracle Databases, any type of noticeable virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), or workloads that just really need low latency and high throughput--you should consider all-flash at least and probably Pure Storage. For example, we are starting to use our second array for high performance computing, primarily around machine learning, and that sort of research analytics and heavy math computation needs all-flash. View full review »
IT Supervisor at a insurance company with 501-1,000 employees
Our licensing is on a yearly basis. So, every year, we renew. We could do a three-year contract, but right now, we only do a one-year. View full review »
System Engineer at a consultancy with 5,001-10,000 employees
Pure Storage is a good price and it's a solid product for the price point. Only two or three times over the last 5 years have we had Pure flash drives die to a point where they had to be replaced, so the reliability is also very good. View full review »
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Mike Salins
Principal Product Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
It is light years beyond anything else with the same price point. View full review »
Thomas Charewicz
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Pure Storage is expensive. It comes with features, so you get what you pay for. It is expensive compared to our old storage systems, but from the amount of human effort that you have to pay to babysit a storage system, it reduces that. I don't know if the TCO is reduced, but it's not a concern for us. The guaranty that Pure Storage provides when you purchase it doesn't meet the overall capacity needs to provide extra storage, if needed. Thus, it is not meeting our expectations. View full review »
IT Director at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
In the beginning, we saw that the price is not very good. When we made some compilations about the deduplication and the compression and what the equipment does, including the differentiation of upper management of the storage, the price was not so bad. However, in the beginning, the price was very difficult to justify. View full review »
Christian Gravel
CEO at Intellect Dynamics
Pricing is very competitive, and it's better than other competitors, as we've looked at some of the other competitors on the market. Pure, for the quality of gear we're getting versus the price, is a good value for us. View full review »
Kristi Kettgen
IT Network Engineer at Turlock Irrigation District
The Evergreen Storage subscription is great, because then I get new controllers every three years. View full review »
Andrea Spaziani
Chief Information, Facility, Purchasing and Services Manager at Roma Metropolitane S.r.l.
Everything is included, so there is very simple licensing. F View full review »
Chad Skidmore
Director at Engage
It was less expensive than some of the alternatives. It's not as though it was a premium price to get that kind of quality. It's a very competitive product from a price perspective, but I would say better than many in terms of performance and service. View full review »
CTO at a health, wellness and fitness company with 201-500 employees
I definitely like the licensing model. It's a lot better than being "piecemealed" as a customer. I've been extremely happy. Cost-wise, it's been very effective. We're a nonprofit-based organization, so pricing is at the forefront of every conversation we have, and it's been a good marriage between the technical capability of the product, the software that we get, the service and support that we get. From a price standpoint, it's been very effective. View full review »
Storage Solutions Architect IV at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The price seems fair according to the market. We analyzed multiple All-Flash Arrays (AFA) in the market, but Pure came at the top in many areas. The price was slightly higher than others, but competitive, if you consider all the other features that you get from it. I love the Evergreen model to replace any parts after three years with a newer part as part of your support contract. The licensing is based on your capacity. View full review »
Strategy Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Pure Storage is all-flash, so this sometimes tends to make it a bit more expensive in the beginning. Once a customer gets a demo and starts using Pure Storage, sees it working with its ease of use, stability, and performance, this encourages them into purchasing the product. View full review »
Jerome Deliege
Head of Infrastructure Architecture at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
We would like them to improve the pricing, so we could put them to use some more product, like backup or long-term storage. In the future, if the price goes down, then we could buy different types of products. View full review »
Systems Admin at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
It is cheaper than NetApp. View full review »
Director of IT at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Like anything, when you are paying more than you were paying for the storage space, you'd like the cost to be less. If they could get into the spinning disk kind of cost, that would be it. But what you are getting for it, you are definitely seeing a good ROI. View full review »
Sr. Systems Engineer at a legal firm with 501-1,000 employees
It is a more expensive solution, but it is worth it. You are getting what you paid for. I never have to worry about its performance or if it is the root cause of an issue. View full review »
Alberto Zanon
CIO at NGS srl
It's cost-effective when we replace it and has rich improvements with low effort from the customer side. View full review »
Systems Analyst at a government with 501-1,000 employees
There are a lot of companies that give a solid performance and a lot of places you can get flash. The pricing wasn't that much different, It's really the simplicity that makes a difference. If the data starts flowing too fast, it slows things down and does it later. Those features are the winners for us. View full review »
David Fong
Sr System Engineer at Stanford University
It's expensive but compared to other solutions, you get what you pay for. View full review »
Deputy Executive Officer at a transportation company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The price-to-performance is good. I looked at Pure about three to four years back, but the price-to-performance wasn't right for us. Now, it's right. View full review »
Marcel Colsoul
Technical and Pre-sales Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
The pricing of Pure Storage is all-inclusive. It is very fair, and very easy. In comparison, Dell EMC has licensing that needs to be added if you wan to work in a complex environment or in specific functionalities. View full review »
Associate Director of Computing Services at Carnegie Mellon University
The cost was initially high, but once more people were using it, the costs came down. This was because the University was reselling it to other departments. View full review »
Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The cost of the storage needs improvement. View full review »
Technical Marketing Engineer at a tech company with 51-200 employees
Pure Storage has not helped to reduce our HANA licensing costs. View full review »
Melissa Burg
Director of MIS at Watson Clinic
I'm good with the licensing. Of course, pricing can always be less. That's standard business. It's actually not a bad pricing model, considering I don't have to rip-and-replace. That's huge for me. View full review »
Senior Network Systems Engineer at a Consumer Goods with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's expensive, but it's worth it. View full review »
Sartor John
IT Manager at Haworth
Pure Storage has not helped us to reduce our licensing costs. View full review »
Wally Bostrom
Network Manager at Macc 911
The solution could be cheaper. There should be quite a bit of reduction of TCO with just licensing (and stuff) because we run the VM environment off it. View full review »
CTO at a individual & family service with 1,001-5,000 employees
Price is about the only thing that's wrong with it. A little bit better pricing would be great. The client environment for a non-profit 501C3 organization makes it much harder for us to come up with the dollars and to cover the increased cost of hardware support, but we do like the way the product runs. It's perfect for us. View full review »
Development Manager at Moreton Bay Technology
Speak to an account manager and get the right deal. View full review »
Georg Dueren
Cloud Solution Architect at Dimension Data
The pricing is an issue. However, being all-flash, it will always be sort of expensive. View full review »
Network Specialist at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
I would prefer that they lower their pricing. View full review »
Chief Technology Officer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
In comparison to the competitors, Pure is very price-competitive for the future functionality that it provides. View full review »
CTO at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's expensive, but you get what you pay for. View full review »
Director at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Price per terabyte is substantially higher than their competition. We would like to see it drop. View full review »
Javier Echave
Pre-Sales Engineer at Cisco Systems, Inc.
The price is too high. Because the price is a bit higher than other products, the data reduction equalizes the price with amount of the data reduction. View full review »
Siddarth Kotha
Solutions Architect at a non-profit with 1,001-5,000 employees
There is always room for negotiation. View full review »
Frank Thompson
Director of Network Services at Engage
All storage is expensive so any price improvement would help. View full review »
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