Pure Storage FlashArray Reviews

Filter by:Reset all filters
industry
Loading...
Filter Unavailable
Company Size
Loading...
Filter Unavailable
Job Level
Loading...
Filter Unavailable
rating
Loading...
Filter Unavailable
James-Kelly
Real User
Senior Systems Administrator for Research at Chapman University
Apr 16 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature has been its performance. It has allowed us to virtualize our production environment, which has many secondary benefits… more»

How has it helped my organization?

As soon as we introduced our first Pure Storage FlashArray, the first benefit we saw, from our very first benchmarks, was that our production… more»

What needs improvement?

In the higher-education industry, things moves slowly. We are still looking forward to implementing the full list of their existing features. In… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

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… more»

What other advice do I have?

Start with performance, then start to narrow things down by looking at the additional functionality that a particular solution is going to bring… more»
Marlin McNeil
Real User
CTO with 1-10 employees
Nov 25 2018

What is most valuable?

* It's really fast * It's fall-off-the-log easy to use. That is the strongest selling point. The ease of use is really nice. In terms of the Predictive Performance Analytics, it… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We are doing a project in tandem with Boeing to develop a security solution for their Oracle databases. We've been doing it in the VMware virtual solutions lab, which is back-ended by… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

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… more»

What other advice do I have?

Do it. I have zero reservations about recommending Pure to anyone who is looking for some really good all-flash. Pure is the way to go, for sure. All-flash is great whenever you can… more»
Find out what your peers are saying about Pure Storage, NetApp, Dell EMC and others in All-Flash Storage Arrays. Updated: April 2019.
333,928 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Virgilio Albert
Consultant
Owner with 51-200 employees
Nov 25 2018

What is most valuable?

The ease of use. That's what our customers love. They say it's very easy, they don't need special training, they don't need to call us or any other company or integrator to help them… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We are a Pure partner. What Pure has brought to us is a solution that our customers see has a lot of value. For the last ten years, there hasn't been a lot of differentiation between… more»

What needs improvement?

Pure will probably have to move to other layers of the stack, not only storage but, maybe, hyperconverged. That's one thing they might have to look at because, if you are looking for… more»

What other advice do I have?

My advice is to buy Pure. I am very excited about this product. I would recommend that anybody who is looking at storage should really look at and consider Pure, and they will… more»
Anonymous User
Real User
SRE at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 31 2018

What is most valuable?

The magic that the storage does would be the most valuable feature for us. Deduping on the fly is really cool to us because some of our stuff we get around seven to one, which is… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Pure Storage has helped improve our organization because before them we had a 3PAR of a giant V400 and every day we would lose a disc or a magazine. We had to call out a guy to come… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

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… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution a nine. If someone was considering this solution I'd definitely ask them what their use case for was. If they had a high workload, like for example, I have… more»
Anonymous User
Real User
System Engineer with 5,001-10,000 employees
Dec 30 2018

What is most valuable?

There are a couple of things we really like: the flash storage, the deduplication, and IO times are very good. The snapshots are also fairly… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Snapshot recovery has been very helpful. When there have been snapshots that we've had to restore it's been easy for our SAN team to make those… more»

What needs improvement?

The one major gripe I have is that there is no snapshotting enabled by default on the SAN. There was a situation where all of our LUN were… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

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… more»

What other advice do I have?

When we do a mass migration of data to the Pure SAN, it along with any other SAN out there still has to deduplicate that. So, it arrives in a large… more»
Anonymous User
Real User
Infrastructure Architect at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 23 2018

What is most valuable?

Ease of use is the most valuable feature for us. It just does what it says. It's very efficient, really quick, and replication is great. Predictive… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We run a lot of Oracle workloads and we need a lot of development environments and this solution allows us to snapshot those environments. It… more»

What needs improvement?

The new features that they are coming out with are very compelling for us, especially now that they have a partnership with AWS it will get some… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

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… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution a ten out of ten. If you're considering this solution I would advise you to do a Pure Storage demo and have them put an… more»
Mike Salins
Consultant
Principal Product Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Nov 14 2018

What is most valuable?

* The performance of the high speed FlashArrays. * They have a good API set. Their flash snapshot technologies are efficient. * The deduplication in the array, which is one of the… more»

What needs improvement?

They have a product, FlashBlade, which is their object storage integration, and that's something that we haven't integrated with yet. This might be an area for additional focus as it… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It is light years beyond anything else with the same price point.

What other advice do I have?

If I want a product which has reliability and high speed, and Pure Storage is the first name that comes out of my mouth. I recommend them. These days, most storage products, with a… more»
Thomas Charewicz
Real User
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Dec 30 2018

How has it helped my organization?

It simplifies the overall management. We don't have to worry about storage anymore. The solution mostly works. We used to have to babysit our… more»

What needs improvement?

Most of our upgrades have not been as smooth as they should have been. The latest problem, which we are currently dealing with as of today, is… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

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… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We were previously on legacy storage systems. After moving to Pure Storage, our stability and performance both drastically improved.

What other advice do I have?

You get what you pay for; it is expensive, but it works. Therefore, I would recommend using Pure Storage. I don't use the predictive performance… more»
See 60 More Pure Storage FlashArray Reviews

Articles

User Assessments By Topic About Pure Storage FlashArray

Find out what your peers are saying about Pure Storage, NetApp, Dell EMC and others in All-Flash Storage Arrays. Updated: April 2019.
333,928 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Pure Storage FlashArray Questions

Pure Storage FlashArray Projects By Members

What is Pure Storage FlashArray?

Pure Storage FlashArray is the world’s first enterprise-class, all-NVMe flash storage array. It represents a new class of storage – shared accelerated storage, that delivers major breakthroughs in performance, simplicity, and consolidation. Pure Storage is fresh and modern today and will be for the next decade. Without forklift upgrades or planned downtime, Pure takes the work out of storage ownership and delivers unprecedented customer satisfaction.

Pure Storage FlashArray customers

Nielsen, Lamar Advertising, LinkedIn, Betfair, UT-Dallas

Highlights
All updates, upgrades, and hardware work are all performed on-line with no impact.
The most valuable features are extremely low latency, high IOPS with VMware, inline deduplication and compression.
Performance, deduplication, compression, and fast response time for requests from servers and applications.
Redundancy and the fault tolerance of the platform are the most impressive.
Data reduction and compression. Sub millisecond latency.
It is an SSD array that has awesome performance, low submillisecond latency, and does what it is supposed to do. It just works, which is difficult for things to do anymore.
Its array houses our entire production environment.
See more »
BUYER'S GUIDE
Download our free All-Flash Storage Arrays Report and find out what your peers are saying about Pure Storage, NetApp, Dell EMC, and more!

Sign Up with Email