Pure Storage FlashArray Primary Use Case

SrManagee02f
Sr Manager at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We use this solution for general, primary storage in an on-premises deployment. View full review »
James-Kelly
Senior Systems Administrator for Research at Chapman University
Our primary use case has been our production Oracle campus management database environment. We use Oracle PeopleSoft as our campus management solution and underneath that we have about six terabytes of Oracle Database. Our most demanding use-case for Pure Storage has been hosting these high performance, transactional databases, while also hosting all of our other critical application storage needs (MSSql data-warehouse, BI/Analytics, VMWare). View full review »
Thayne Yost
Senior Network Engineer at US Dept of Energy Idaho Operations Office
In our company, we implemented a Pure Storage FlashArray for our VM virtualized environment. We do have vCenter integrated with Pure Storage. We use that application to deploy virtual volumes on our Pure Storage solution. We are still in the beginning stages, so we only have four virtual systems running on it. However, in the coming months, we will be migrating the bulk of all of our VMs over to vCenter and Pure Storage. View full review »
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SeniorMa7726
Senior Manager of Technical Alliances at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
As a customer, we use them as our Tier 1 storage arrays. It has been amazing. It's extremely fast, reliable, and resilient. View full review »
Marlin McNeil
CTO at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Since we're a database shop, we primarily do databases on Pure. Everything else follows from that. View full review »
Operatio6735
Operation Manager at a government with 5,001-10,000 employees
We use the FlashArray X20, M20, M10. We have regulations against cloud, so we're mostly on-Prem. However, we do use Office 365 for email and we have Azure for development on another team but I don't manage that team. Our primary use case of this solution is to house data stores on virtual machines. View full review »
Virgilio Albert
Owner at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Pure has become the main storage solution for our customers. It is mainly used for our customers' Oracle databases. View full review »
Sre61c6
SRE at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We use Pure Storage on our databases. We have massive SQL databases, four-node clusters and we present a LUN directly to them. Then we have Fusion-io cards as a backup. We also use Pure in our data centers to replicate our databases for our DR center so that we can be secure. View full review »
Derek Small
President and Principal Architect Engineer at Technetics
Anytime that you need fast storage. View full review »
CloudAdm1d74
Cloud Administrator at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
We use the private deployment model of this solution and VMware for our storage provider. Our primary use case of this solution revolves around our clients. We have different tiers of storage. We use the Pure Storage FlashArray for our tier-one storage, our higher-level storage to support not only multi-tenant clients but also our private cloud clients, and to provide them with an all-flash storage solution. View full review »
ITsuper677
IT Supervisor at a insurance company with 501-1,000 employees
We have all-flash for our SQL environment. View full review »
Delmar Tanner
Sr Systems Engineer at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
We use the solution for the vendor support. It's a banking software system. It's an IBM system and it requires some Pure Storage for the backend and SSDs for performance. The vendor supports Pure Storage. View full review »
SystemEnd4f8
System Engineer at a consultancy with 5,001-10,000 employees
It is the SAN backbone for our company. We have multiple SANs, all Pure at this point. It runs everything from tasks to business intelligence to enterprise applications. View full review »
Infrastr31b9
Infrastructure Architect at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Our primary use case of this solution is for the production storage, development, and DR storage. View full review »
Sean Bettencourt
Supervisor of Systems Engineering at a software R&D company with 501-1,000 employees
We use the solution for VM storage in a private cloud model. The main motivations we had to run VMware on Pure were the simplicity and cost. We're using the M70 R2. View full review »
TeamLeadc75a
Team Lead at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
We are a system integrator and this is one of the solutions that we provide for our clients. For our most recent customer, this solution is being used to host VMware workloads in an on-premises deployment. View full review »
Rujuswami Gandhi
Associate Director of Cloud Engineering at ZS
All of our production, development, and workloads run on it. View full review »
DBA0bbf
DBA at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We primarily use this solution for our SQL server in an on-premises deployment. Having a dedicated array for our SQL server is very nice. We are running VMware on Pure, and the main driver for that is because it is all-flash. Also, we wanted a dedicated solution for our SQL environment. Running on Pure has given us the ability to scale out our SQL environments. We tripled our environment in the past three years since implementing this solution, and we have not had any issues with the storage keeping up with the workloads. We are making use of some of the VMware integrations that have been developed by Pure, but we are really waiting for the copy data management part. View full review »
Mike Salins
Principal Product Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Most of our customers who use Pure Storage have one of two scenarios: * They have production data with high performance requirements running out of Pure Storage, and they want an efficient way to make a copy of that data onto some other storage for backup and DR purposes. For this scenario, we have integration with Pure Storage that allows us to very efficiently leverage their APIs to capture that data without the need to do things like repeated full copies of that data, leverages their snapshot APIs and differential APIs which tell us what's different from one snap to another to another. * The customer has their data, maybe it is on Pure Storage or it's on some other array, then they want to use Actifio to get a copy onto a Pure Storage array. For example, an Oracle user might need to make a copy of a large Oracle Database. They would want us to spin that database up in one or more lower, testing, or QA environments. These environments sometimes have high performance requirements, which could be met by placing a copy on Pure Storage on them. Another example is a customer who has Oracle Exadata. Obviously, Oracle engineered systems have very high performance, and they don't want to have all of their test and dev copies in that Exadata platform, because of the cost of the platform. Therefore, Pure Storage, combined with Actifio, captures the data efficiently from the Exadata environment, then stores it on the Pure Storage disk. We then present that data to their test servers, which can be the Exadata Compute Servers or it can be any non-Exadata Linux-based Oracle servers. Then, they can have great performance because of the high speed delivery of data from Pure Storage using Actifio. View full review »
Thomas Charewicz
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
All of our production and development workloads run on Pure Storage. View full review »
SeniorVib215
Senior Vituralization Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
We primarily use the solution for internal storage for all virtual environments. We also use it for the SQL database, Oracle and private cloud. The storage is used to manage the internal private environment. View full review »
SrITAnal8af3
Sr IT Analyst at a local government
Our primary use case of this solution is to manage our virtual environment and storage so our entire VMware environment runs on Pure. View full review »
CloudInfd4f4
Cloud Infra Manager at a university with 5,001-10,000 employees
We primarily use the solution for desktop virtualization. I have IOPS and IOPS input/output. The reason that we have virtualization required for the media is because of high IOPS and we're able to maintain it with PR. The encryption is pretty high. We like the encryption right on the storage. View full review »
SysAdmin3d53
Sys Admin at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
Our primary use case of this solution is for Rack Database Storage and Virtualized Server Storage. View full review »
ITDirect71e2
IT Director at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
We use it for performance, the capacity of deduplication, and compression of the data. View full review »
Sarkis Kotelyan
System Administrator at VERIFI
We use it as our primary application driver for all of storage reasons in our data center for both our corporate and production environments. We just did all-flash, and all-flash is better than anything disk related. View full review »
Infrastr0f81
Infrastructure Manager at a insurance company with 501-1,000 employees
We use this solution for storage of critical data and for storage of replicated backups. We use Zerto replication software. We write all of those backups to Pure Storage and then we use those in our disaster recovery scenarios. View full review »
Infrastrcbc2
Infrastructure Architect at a health, wellness and fitness company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We use the private deployment model of this solution. In terms of our cloud provider, we use Azure, we are signing on with AWS, and we'll be using vCloud in the next quarter. View full review »
SeniorMa0c72
Senior Manager of IT Infrastructure at a K-12 educational company or school with 10,001+ employees
Our primary use case is a big bucket of storage for VMware. We run our virtual machines mostly to make sure that we have our SQL databases sitting on Pure Storage, because it's the fastest storage which we have available. View full review »
Kristi Kettgen
IT Network Engineer at Turlock Irrigation District
We attach it to a Cisco UCS for VMware. View full review »
Andrea Spaziani
Chief Information, Facility, Purchasing and Services Manager at Roma Metropolitane S.r.l.
Our VDI with VMware Horizon include 100 VM for office and graphics desktop with nVidia GRID, the low latency and the high deduplication permit to reduce storage footprint, power consumption and to increase the consolidation on few VMware Host. View full review »
Kelvin Foo
APAC System manager at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Our primary use case of this solution is for storage. We use it to ensure better application performance and to improve the user experience of the application. The cross-storage appliance improves the overall application experience. We have been using this solution as an on-premise solution. It has been useful for our critical applications. View full review »
Chad Skidmore
Director at Engage
We have a lot of MEDITECH electronic health records systems running on it, as well as some other ancillary applications, but it's core hospital EHR, predominantly. View full review »
SysAdm3408
System Administrator at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We use it for VMware virtualization. View full review »
Chaan Beard
Senior Data Center Solutions Architect at ChaanBeard.com
We are a reseller of Pure Storage FlashArray. Our customers use it for virtualization, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. View full review »
Directorf1b0
Director of Information Security at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Our primary use case for Pure Storage is for disaster recovery. We use AWS for our cloud provider. View full review »
Strategy2bd0
Strategy Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Our customers are using Pure Storage to replacing old storage infrastructure. View full review »
Principa93ed
Principal Engineer at a tech consulting company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We use it for virtualization. View full review »
Rob Wysocki
Infrastructure Engineer at Paylocity
It is our core storage. View full review »
Jerome Deliege
Head of Infrastructure Architecture at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The primary use case is storage for payment platforms. View full review »
SystemsA417a
Systems Admin at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
The primary use case is for any server and database that has high I/O demands on disk. View full review »
Tim Kovars
Sr. Systems Engineer at Quarles & Brady LLP
SAN solution for Tier 1 storage for VMware, Exchange, SQL, and physical servers; trying to fit as much production load as possible on them. View full review »
Peter Golledge
Unix and storage manager at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
We've been using this solution for four years. We are on-prem with Pure and we are not using any of Pure's off-prem product. We do have experience with a variety of storage in AWS. For us, it's still two very different things, we like Pure Storage because our key business systems are still on-prem. It's been extremely reliable and gets the job done. Our primary use case is for Oracle databases, data warehouses, and mission critical apps. View full review »
IctAndSebb6d
ICT and Security Specialist at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
We use the hybrid cloud deployment model of this solution and use both AWS and Microsoft Azure as our cloud providers. Our primary use case for this solution is for mixed workloads. We are running VMware on Pure. Pure gave us the storage because we're a partner so we're running on it. View full review »
Alberto Zanon
CIO at NGS srl
There are two real use cases. * General purpose infrastructure for VMs. * Business technical applications, such as Oracle DB or MS SQL DB. View full review »
SystemsA5733
Systems Analyst at a government with 501-1,000 employees
VMware is currently our main use case because it dedupes really well. View full review »
Parikshit Goutam
IT Manager at a consultancy with 5,001-10,000 employees
Our primary use case of this solution is to keep our production and DR data in this storage. View full review »
David Fong
Sr System Engineer at Stanford University
We use this solution for everything. We have a mixed storage use. View full review »
DeputyEx7942
Deputy Executive Officer at a transportation company with 5,001-10,000 employees
We use it for VDI. View full review »
Jon Waite
CTO at CCL
We're a service provider, so it's the primary storage for hosting our customers. View full review »
Dean Bolton
Chief Architect at VLSS LLC
We do a lot of Oracle implementations and getting Oracle workloads to run faster and better. For a lot of our customers, they are looking at Pure Storage for its underlying storage. It makes everything a lot easier for them in terms of increasing performance, lowering operational costs, and making their day-to-day lives easier. View full review »
QaEngine77f9
QA Engineer at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
The primary use of Pure Storage was for a data virtualization project using Belfrics. We needed the latency that would be required for the product. We are moving into a DevOps environment and CI/CD. Their departmentalization was an enabler because database is a service in the pipeline where the underlying risk factor has to be correct, especially the storage. This primarily applies to the driver and the infrastructure as a base, but the end game is to have a DevOps pipeline. View full review »
HeadOfIn50e7
Head of Infrastructure at a health, wellness and fitness company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We use the solution on-premises and each array has a different use case. We have VDI, SQL, and General and the program provide better integration between the management and visibility of the solution. Our organization takes advantage of the VMware integration developed by Parrot and this gives us a lower level administrative access to more admins that don't have a background in storage. View full review »
RameshGanesan
Senior Director of Databases at a health, wellness and fitness company with 501-1,000 employees
We use Pure Storage for most of our databases, as well as for other application binaries. View full review »
Marcel Colsoul
Technical and Pre-sales Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
We are using Pure Storage as an all-flash product. It is a niche product, and only used for high performance data. With Dell EMC, they have all-flash arrays, but they also have other types of storage. Our client use the solution for DevOps and their high speed databases. View full review »
Michael Raunig
System Engineer at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
The primary use case is block storage for retro machines running on VMware ESXi and Red Hat with Kernel-based Virtual Machines (KVMs). View full review »
RobertJones
Associate Director of Computing Services at Carnegie Mellon University
The primary use case is virtual machines. View full review »
SocialAr4d8e
Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The primary use case is for on-premise storage. I have personally used this solution for 15 years, and now, four years with my current company. View full review »
SystemAd0ccc
System Administrator at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
We use the private on-premise deployment model. Our primary use case of this solution is for virtual machines. We just use it as storage for our vCenter environment. View full review »
Technicab541
Technical Marketing Engineer at a tech company with 51-200 employees
The primary use case is to run SAP applications on top of the flash solutions. SAP is very important to our business. It's a key function. We are running ERP and CRM systems. Our systems run on-premise. View full review »
ITManage715c
IT Manager at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Our primary use case for this solution is for tier 1 critical applications on-premises. Our organization takes advantage of the VMware integration developed by Pure by integrating with vRealize. View full review »
SystemsE5fd9
Systems Engineer at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Our primary use for this solution is storage. We have a private cloud deployment. View full review »
Francis Pascual
Systems Architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Our primary use of Pure Storage was for a data virtualization project using Belfrics. We needed the latency that would be required for the project. The analytics that we gather is used for just one environment (which is big in the banking industry). Production wise, it's running Oracle. Performance wise, it's basically running enterprise applications. View full review »
SeverEngd3fe
Sever Engineer at a healthcare company with 11-50 employees
We use the on-premises deployment model of this solution. Our primary use case is for virtualization. View full review »
ComputeS90b1
Compute Storage Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have bare-metal boxes now so we are thinking of going Cloud. We have to have a hybrid solution because we're closer to the financial industry and we have regulations that require us to have on-premise systems. In that case, we would go with Pure Storage. View full review »
Customer85c3
Customer Support Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
It's a high performance storage array. We want some deals regarding replication and stretch cluster. View full review »
SeniorNec2fe
Senior Network Systems Engineer at a Consumer Goods with 1,001-5,000 employees
Our primary use case of this solution is for Microsoft SQL. View full review »
Sartor John
IT Manager at Haworth
Our primary use case is SAP. View full review »
SrManage7091
Sr Manager at a insurance company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Our primary use case of this solution is for Citrix. We use the on-premise deployment model. View full review »
ITManage17e2
IT Manager at a government with 51-200 employees
We use it as reliable storage. View full review »
Wally Bostrom
Network Manager at Macc 911
We use virtual servers on there. View full review »
ITOffice3736
IT Officer at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
It is storage for our database system. View full review »
Sun Kim Dosik
SDDC Senior Director at SK Telecom
The primary use case is big data. SAP is very important for our business. We are running our management system on SAP, so it's very critical. We are running SAP S/4HANA and other ERP modules. We run our config on-premise. View full review »
IctOpera3163
ICT Operations Manager at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
We're providing some ESXi solutions to our customers with high performance. View full review »
CTO77ed
CTO at a financial services firm with 11-50 employees
We use it for storage of critical data, and for storage of replicated backups. View full review »
David Beaulieu
Digital Architect at CBC
We use it for nearline storage. View full review »
DevManag32ea
Development Manager at Moreton Bay Technology
We sell a SaaS offering of the storage to our customers. We use the storage as our main storage and also as our backup storage. View full review »
Georg Dueren
Cloud Solution Architect at Dimension Data
We have workloads that demand high IOPS, so a lot of speed, fast access, time, and overall high performance. View full review »
NetworkSe0b1
Network Specialist at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
We use the space and optimize the makeup of the storage products. View full review »
SrTechMa1007
Sr Tech Manager at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Our primary use case of this solution is for the fast storage and database. View full review »
Ganesh Kuppuswamy
Engineer at CSG Systems
We use this solution for our database, log store, and for the file system. View full review »
Felipe Labarca
CTO at Ticel
The primary use case is SAP. It work very well. SAP is very important to our business. We are running all ERP solutions. Our configurations are run on-premise. View full review »
Cecilia Lenasdotter
Network Engineer at Altura Credit Union
We use it for our financial core storage. It has been a good product. It has a lot of good features on it. View full review »
SystemEne60c
System Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
We use the on-premise deployment model of this solution for the bank. We use AWS as our cloud provider. View full review »
NetworkE15cd
Network Engineer at a logistics company with 201-500 employees
It is for storage. View full review »
Javier Echave
Pre-Sales Engineer at Cisco Systems, Inc.
The primary use case is for the data and storage that we utilize in our managed services. We also use it in the company. We localized it. View full review »
Paul Stage
IT Director at a healthcare company with 51-200 employees
The Pure Storage array houses our entire production environment. Production consists of VMware 5.5 on three HPE DL360 G7 hosts. View full review »
Kyle Guichard
Senior Director of Systems Engineering at Bill.com
We run our production Oracle workload on it. View full review »
Anand AYYANGSR
Systems Engineer at PayPal
It's the back-end storage for all our virtual environments. View full review »
Jeff Bilbro
Infrastructure Manager at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
We use Pure Storage FlashArray as the storage for our virtual servers and our reporting databases. View full review »
Shaun Lingenfelter
Senior IT Systems Administrator at a tech vendor with 501-1,000 employees
Production storage for a lot of virtual machines. As a service provider, it is very important to have something with this much performance. View full review »
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