Pure Storage FlashArray ROI

SrManagee02f
Sr Manager at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Well, as a personal perspective and from my team's perspective, we've seen a lot of return on investment. It is difficult to quantify monetarily. For example, we had one business unit that used Pure, they were the first, and it was supposed to be an evaluation at the time. We were going to come back later and do further evaluation of storage, but it performed so well that we didn't even think of evaluating again. When we needed to replace the other arrays, we went straight to Pure and life-cycled them into Pure in every segment we have. I think we only have one non-Pure storage array in the environment now, so that speaks volumes when it has worked that well. In IT, we don't necessarily care about costs. We care about how much of a headache it is to make sure it keeps running and it was a win on both sides. It worked well in all areas for us. The other vendors weren't yet there, as Pure hit the market faster. Maybe the other vendors are catching up but it's going to be harder for us to walk away from Pure now that we have it working well. View full review »
James-Kelly
Senior Systems Administrator for Research at Chapman University
Compared to legacy spinning disk, we have absolutely seen a reduction in total cost of ownership (TCO). I don't have an actual sort of number, but it's dramatic. View full review »
Thayne Yost
Senior Network Engineer at US Dept of Energy Idaho Operations Office
We have already seen ROI. We have upgraded our legacy Fibre Channel system from 8 gig up to 32 gig with our Pure Storage. By just coping the first few VMs off to that, I was floored at how fast it would write and read to the that system. I am really excited to see once I get more VMs on there how well it will handle all of it. View full review »
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SeniorMa7726
Senior Manager of Technical Alliances at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
From a footprint perspective, we used to have big giant racks of storage on both sides of the data center. We would have to plan and have a hole where the future one would go. Now, we don't have to do that at all. They are just sitting in the rack right next to it. We have a seen a reduction in TCO. It is definitely a cost-effective solution for us. We have seen ROI. View full review »
Marlin McNeil
CTO at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
There Is ROI has come in saving personnel time, a lot of time. That pushes into the DBA staff, the DevTest staff, and the production folks, because we got their stuff to run 50 percent faster. We took it off the old physical hardware and virtualized it and got it to go 50 percent faster than the physical hardware running against Pure Storage. That made it easy to rapidly provision DevTest environments. Things like that, that used to take hours and hours and hours, can now be automated down to one click of the button by the requester and another one or two by the approver. Then it just runs in the background and it's done in a couple of minutes. It's hard to quantify the reduction in the total cost of ownership, but it's there, absolutely, particularly in the VS lab context and the channel context as well. It's so much faster, that not only has it eliminated the time that DBAs would have spent otherwise, doing tasks that take a long time to do - things like backup and the like - but it has also helped on the front end because you can do development and DevTest provisioning so much more quickly. It's hard to roll that into traditional TCO, but it's certainly part of it when you look at the entire organization. Regarding finding the TCO of flash to be lower than SSD implementations, I'm not sure I could quantify that. View full review »
Operatio6735
Operation Manager at a government with 5,001-10,000 employees
We absolutely have seen ROI in two areas. The ease of management has made it so easy that we don't have to have extra storage people or systems people. The data reduction has been very generous. We're getting roughly three and a half to one data reduction across all arrays. That's basically three VNXs right there, and three VNXs would cost more than a Pure FlashArray. That's a pretty decent return. View full review »
Virgilio Albert
Owner at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Pure is not a cheap product. It is not something that is inexpensive. But, the total cost of ownership tends to be lower than with other solutions, because you don't need a lot of expertise, you don't need a lot of training or very expensive engineers or very expensive consultants. I don't have the exact figures, but roughly, in a five-year span, you would save at least 20 to 25 percent, especially on labor, on specialized people and training. As to whether the TCO of flash is lower than SSD implementations, I don't have any specific metrics, but again, the implementation of Pure is, by far, simpler than other technologies. I wouldn't say we have lower implementation costs because of flash or because of SSDs, rather it's because of the software and technology of Pure. View full review »
Sre61c6
SRE at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have seen ROI just from being able to move our databases around, because we have different pods, quickly and specifically. With 3PAR we'd have a lot of remote copy failures, and that doesn't look good for an audit or for a DR test. We haven't had any of those problems with Pure, so we spend less time troubleshooting. View full review »
CloudAdm1d74
Cloud Administrator at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
We have seen ROI. View full review »
ITsuper677
IT Supervisor at a insurance company with 501-1,000 employees
We watch latency, then our I/Os. We care about how much we're pushing through the box, then what latency the box for read/writes is hitting. I have seen a decrease in read/write latency since moving to Pure Storage by seven milliseconds. View full review »
Delmar Tanner
Sr Systems Engineer at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
So far, I'm not sure if there is an ROI, as the solution is brand new. It's too soon to tell. View full review »
SystemEnd4f8
System Engineer at a consultancy with 5,001-10,000 employees
It was cheaper to purchase Pure than it was to stay with the SAN we had because of the support costs. View full review »
Infrastr31b9
Infrastructure Architect at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
We've seen data reduction figures in the amount of storage that we're using. We've seen cost savings compared to Dell EMC. We've seen the performance of the array. We don't have any real figures, but I'm 100% sure that it's faster than the Legacy storage that we were using. View full review »
Sean Bettencourt
Supervisor of Systems Engineering at a software R&D company with 501-1,000 employees
We easily save, on just the basic costs for facilities, $16,000 a month. View full review »
TeamLeadc75a
Team Lead at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
I think that our customer has seen ROI because their existing solution was getting into extended maintenance, so it was costing a lot of money for that service. Also, with less time spent managing that old array, they had more time to do other things. View full review »
Rujuswami Gandhi
Associate Director of Cloud Engineering at ZS
Pure is expensive. But it comes with features so you get what you pay for. It's expensive compared to our old storage systems, but that is balanced by the reduction in the amount of effort human effort involved in& babysitting the storage system. So if you factor in everything, I don't know if the TCO is reduced, but it's not a concern for us, at least. View full review »
DBA0bbf
DBA at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have seen a good return on investment, mainly because we took our SQL Server workload out of the general population and we're able to get it separated, which is a huge advantage to us. The biggest boost is getting separation of duty. View full review »
Thomas Charewicz
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
For one of our systems, the data reduction which was initially anticipated when we bought the FlashArray was lower than that expected production when we moved over. View full review »
CloudInfd4f4
Cloud Infra Manager at a university with 5,001-10,000 employees
There has definitely been an ROI. In four years I've never seen another storage vendor that offers what's called an Evergreen solution. I should have my refresh next year, so I'm getting a brand new a controller with a minimal cost. By then we're going back and replacing the whole thing. View full review »
ITDirect71e2
IT Director at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
For us, as the customer, it reduced the price of the management. The total cost of ownership has been reduced. In the beginning, the investment was greater. Now, it is about a 20% reduction. Using older techniques, we see that we can offer clients more capacity. The real capacity that we get to customers is six or seven times greater than the capacity that we have in place. View full review »
Christian Gravel
CEO at Intellect Dynamics
ROI depends on what the clients are looking for as the outcome. If the client doesn't know what the questions are that they need to ask in machine-learning, they can spend a lot of money and get really poor outcomes based on the data and what they're trying to get out of it. That isn't really a Pure issue, it's more a business issue in terms of the outcome wanted by the client. View full review »
Infrastr0f81
Infrastructure Manager at a insurance company with 501-1,000 employees
The cost of implementing Pure Storage was less than the cost of continuing to maintain the Dell EMC solutions which is ROI for us. In addition to that, the more data we store, the more compression we get, the better it looks. View full review »
Infrastrcbc2
Infrastructure Architect at a health, wellness and fitness company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Our ROI is that we're still running. It's been two years later, and we're still up and running with no downtime. View full review »
SeniorMa0c72
Senior Manager of IT Infrastructure at a K-12 educational company or school with 10,001+ employees
We get about a 3.3 data reduction, which is good. That is not the total reduction, just dedupe and compression. View full review »
Kristi Kettgen
IT Network Engineer at Turlock Irrigation District
Before my space was a whole entire rack. Now, it is 4U or 6U. Space has been nice, because now I can put other things in that rack. View full review »
Andrea Spaziani
Chief Information, Facility, Purchasing and Services Manager at Roma Metropolitane S.r.l.
In two years, we will start to save. With their Evergreen Storage subscription, we can enjoy protection of our investment. View full review »
Chad Skidmore
Director at Engage
The approach that Pure takes is what they call it their Evergreen policy, where they will upgrade the brains of the storage array every three years at no additional charge. Many of the competing systems would require big forklift upgrades and fairly significant reinvestment to do the same thing. We are on our third Evergreen lifecycle upgrade so far, and it's been exactly as they advertised. When we look at return on investment over time, we've not had to replace or upgrade it during the timeframe that we've had it. As long as it's supported under maintenance, that continues to be an Evergreen process. View full review »
SysAdm3408
System Administrator at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We haven't analyzed it in terms of numbers, but we have definitely seen a very good ROI. There has been a reduction in our total cost of ownership. View full review »
CTO6a2e
CTO at a health, wellness and fitness company with 201-500 employees
From an investment standpoint, the support staff I require for it is greatly reduced, so I don't have the in-depth requirements that I had on other products. The challenges of getting into the product and manage it and moving away from older platforms for systems management disappeared, so that reduced my cost and expense for support. It's a lot simpler to implement and a lot simpler to manage, so I'm able to divert those resources onto other projects, so it's a pretty decent return on investment. View full review »
Chaan Beard
Senior Data Center Solutions Architect at ChaanBeard.com
My client's return on investment with Pure Storage is in about 7.3 months. View full review »
Directorf1b0
Director of Information Security at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have received a return on our investment. View full review »
Rob Wysocki
Infrastructure Engineer at Paylocity
The solution has reduced the time involved in managing and administrating our storage, which is one of its primary appeals. We have seen a reduction in total cost of ownership. View full review »
Jerome Deliege
Head of Infrastructure Architecture at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
We have seen reduction in total cost of ownership. View full review »
SystemsA417a
Systems Admin at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have seen a reduction in total cost of ownership. View full review »
Tim Kovars
Sr. Systems Engineer at Quarles & Brady LLP
* Speed * Time saved in management * Availability * No fingers pointing at storage as an issue. View full review »
Alberto Zanon
CIO at NGS srl
Lone segmentation is simpler and more agile. It's improved the velocity in overall provisioning from project to operation. View full review »
DeputyEx7942
Deputy Executive Officer at a transportation company with 5,001-10,000 employees
When users don't call wanting to kill me, that's ROI. The internal VDI performance was bad and, from an IT perspective, we had unsatisfied customers. Our ROI is that we don't get angry customers calling to say the solution doesn't work. View full review »
Jon Waite
CTO at CCL
The biggest return on investment for us is not having to do a swap out of the arrays every five years. We've been through three evergreen refreshes now of arrays already deployed, and that's working out really well. View full review »
QaEngine77f9
QA Engineer at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
We have seen ROI. We have seen a reduction in the TCO, because Pure Storage is partnering with Belfrics. This partnership reduces our latency and space. View full review »
HeadOfIn50e7
Head of Infrastructure at a health, wellness and fitness company with 1,001-5,000 employees
An initial return on investment is easily visible. But scalability to the cost doesn't really show the investment costs. We're investing too heavy on the cost without seeing the value of the array or the efficiencies. View full review »
RameshGanesan
Senior Director of Databases at a health, wellness and fitness company with 501-1,000 employees
We have seen a reduction in total cost of ownership (TCO). View full review »
Marcel Colsoul
Technical and Pre-sales Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
It is key for a customer to consider the ROI of the product. One has to consider the price, and the architecture of the product. View full review »
RobertJones
Associate Director of Computing Services at Carnegie Mellon University
We are fairly new to using it, so we'll have to wait to see what our data usage is over the next year or so. View full review »
Technicab541
Technical Marketing Engineer at a tech company with 51-200 employees
There is some benefit in regard to total cost of ownership, because it's a condensed system. It saves a lot of space in the data center, saving power. View full review »
SystemsE5fd9
Systems Engineer at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
In terms of space savings, we were able to save a lot of money. View full review »
Sartor John
IT Manager at Haworth
We did not displace any other technology with the Pure Storage purchase so it's doesn't have a traditional dollar ROI. From an intangible standpoint the lack of care and feeding is notable and freed up the Storage Team to do other things. View full review »
SrManage7091
Sr Manager at a insurance company with 5,001-10,000 employees
We haven't seen ROI. View full review »
ITManage17e2
IT Manager at a government with 51-200 employees
We have not seen a reduction in our TCO nor have we seen ROI. View full review »
Wally Bostrom
Network Manager at Macc 911
The solution has reduced our power usage. View full review »
Sun Kim Dosik
SDDC Senior Director at SK Telecom
We have seen latency improvements. View full review »
IctOpera3163
ICT Operations Manager at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
We have seen a reduction in TCO. View full review »
Michael Glickman
President at Computer Network Architects, Inc.
It's a great return on investment, based on the mission. When you're interested in high-performance there isn't much else that competes with it. View full review »
NetworkSe0b1
Network Specialist at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have seen a $15,000 ROI. The total cost of ownership is not that much lower for flash than SSD. View full review »
Dave Petroski
Senior Architect at Southwest Gas Corporation
We have seen a reduction in TCO. View full review »
ChiefTec2f46
Chief Technology Officer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The return on investment is good, very strong. View full review »
Felipe Labarca
CTO at Ticel
The ROI is very positive for the reductions in HANA. We have seen a 5:1 reduction in Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). We are finding the TCO of flash to be lower than SSD implementations by 2:1. View full review »
CTOa58c
CTO at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
From my previous employment, where we used it, everyone thinks about Pure Storage running their EMR or HIMS. One of the lesser sung advantages was when we started running our interface engine on Pure Storage. The ability to process messages and pass them through in our organization skyrocketed purely because of a disk that I owned which we were getting out of Pure Storage. People should think about that with their help record. They don't think about that with something like their messaging platform or their interface engine. View full review »
NetworkE15cd
Network Engineer at a logistics company with 201-500 employees
We haven't seen ROI yet. View full review »
Javier Echave
Pre-Sales Engineer at Cisco Systems, Inc.
We are finding the TCO of flash to be lower than SSD implementations. View full review »
Kyle Guichard
Senior Director of Systems Engineering at Bill.com
We have seen ROI. Because of the SSD, it is cheaper because I am not purchasing so many disks. View full review »
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