Pure Storage FlashArray Stability

SrManagee02f
Sr Manager at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The stability of this solution has been great. We did have a recent problem but it was probably poor capacity management on our part, where we allowed the system to become too full and it was unable to do its own correction. Besides that though, it runs great. It's very low-touch compared to some other vendors we have used in the past. In some cases, we used to really have to have an expert to run the storage network and now with Pure, that's not as important. Once it's installed and ready to go, it's very easy to maintain, very easy to provision new space, and very easy to expand the hardware. It's been transformational just in the way that you consume the product. It's a service now. View full review »
James-Kelly
Senior Systems Administrator for Research at Chapman University
We forget they're there. We plugged the first one in, then we didn't look at it for months. We copied more and more stuff into it over that first year and got more and more impressed at how effective Pure's data-reduction technology was. You copy more and more stuff into them and they just sit there, working away. Now that a lot of our daily operations are automated, we barely even log into them. View full review »
Thayne Yost
Senior Network Engineer at US Dept of Energy Idaho Operations Office
To early to comment. View full review »
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SeniorMa7726
Senior Manager of Technical Alliances at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
The stability is great. We have had no issues. We have never had an issue or outage that has been related to Pure Storage. View full review »
Marlin McNeil
CTO at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
The only time that we had problems with it was that there was a bug in the VVol implementation but, outside of that, it has been flawless. I'm assuming that the VVol implementation got fixed in the last little while. We ran into that last February, so it's been about eight months. I suspect that they probably have it resolved by now. Other than that, it's bulletproof. View full review »
Operatio6735
Operation Manager at a government with 5,001-10,000 employees
Stability is very high. It's been amazing. They do non-disruptive upgrades that I have never seen anything like in the industry. For us, we can do upgrades in the middle of the day. We wouldn't accept that kind of risk, but we've accepted a lot more risks than we should using Pure and I've never been let down. View full review »
Virgilio Albert
Owner at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
With the customers that we have, and the references we have read from them, the stability is great. I have only seen 100 percent. I haven't had any failures, none of my customers has had any problem with the platform. So far, it's great. Technology, in general, is very good now, you don't have a lot of problems. But Pure is even better. View full review »
Sre61c6
SRE at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Stability is good, we haven't had any issues. The only thing is that we've had to upgrade controllers a few times because we ended up wanting to use more stuff on here. At first, just our databases, then we moved our VMs to it. We really haven't had any issues except just needing to upgrade to bigger controllers. We stream into StatsD from Pure Storage, LogicMoniter, and a few others so we don't use the UI performance manager as much because we like a single pane of glass but it's got everything I need. When we do see latency or we have issues it's usually really clear from the graphs. View full review »
Derek Small
President and Principal Architect Engineer at Technetics
I can't think of a time I've had a problem with a Pure Storage array. You might get drive fail once in a while, but it has never been a problem. Usually, that will get reported in the partner dashboard and we will get an alert. Pure Storage will also get an alert. Nimble used to be the best if you had a part fail. It would be on your doorstep the next morning. It just showed up, every time. No questions. They have lost some of that with HPE. Pure Storage is still pretty good. I haven't heard any customers tell me that they just had a part just show up without even knowing anything was down, like I used to hear about with Nimble. However, usually they will get some type of an alert from Pure Storage, such as, "Looks like you lost a drive. Do you want us to send someone out or a power supply?" Then, get it out. View full review »
CloudAdm1d74
Cloud Administrator at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
It's a very stable solution. Even going through maintenances we can individually bring down certain nodes without any disruption in performance. It works really seamlessly with our current implementation. View full review »
ITsuper677
IT Supervisor at a insurance company with 501-1,000 employees
The product has not gone down in a year. So, I would say that it is stable. We haven't seen any high spikes in read/write latency. View full review »
Delmar Tanner
Sr Systems Engineer at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
I haven't had any issues with stability. The solution has run since the first day we implemented it and so far has done everything they promised. View full review »
SystemEnd4f8
System Engineer at a consultancy with 5,001-10,000 employees
We put a fair amount of stress on it because we run sequel workloads and we run web applications where the same web files are hit over and over. We have had almost zero stability issues with that SAN, that has been really great for us. View full review »
Infrastr31b9
Infrastructure Architect at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
There have been no problems whatsoever with stability. We do purity upgrades during the daytime and we don't lose any workloads and we don't have any outages. The support of Pure Storage is just absolutely brilliant. We've had no outages whatsoever with it. View full review »
Sean Bettencourt
Supervisor of Systems Engineering at a software R&D company with 501-1,000 employees
It's stable and we've never had an issue with it. The array has just worked. It's been a little workhorse. It's just perfect in every way that I can think of. View full review »
TeamLeadc75a
Team Lead at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
This solution seems to be fairly reliable. I haven't had any issues personally, or outages or anything of that nature. View full review »
Rujuswami Gandhi
Associate Director of Cloud Engineering at ZS
The stability, in general, has been perfect. The reason I gave a nine, not a ten, is the upgrades. With most upgrades we have had some kind of problem. They haven't been as smooth as they should have been. The latest problem with which we are currently dealing, literally today, is that after the latest upgrade, the utilization went up, especially because of the systems space, which is consuming much more than it should. The duplication is not happening on time. Pure acts like it is a bug and that they have a new version with a fix for it. It goes into a cycle often: You keep upgrading and that new upgrade may have some other problem. That's the primary worry regarding stability. Otherwise, the system works. View full review »
DBA0bbf
DBA at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have had zero issues with stability once it is in. However, we have had issues with migrations to different cabinets or different arrays. We had one instance with an eight-hour outage in our primary data center because the upgrade to the controller failed, and the controller redundancy didn't work. It was an odd issue that we now have under control. View full review »
Mike Salins
Principal Product Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Customers don't talk about problems, outages, or crashes with Pure Storage, while I do hear this with some of the other vendors that I have dealt with. I have nothing but the highest regard for Pure Storage when it comes to stability. View full review »
Thomas Charewicz
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
In general, the stability has been perfect. The primary worry for stability is upgrades. The system works unless you touch it, then there are a ton of upgrades. View full review »
SeniorVib215
Senior Vituralization Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
The solution is stable. There are less complaints, less downtime. That helps us to work in that environment more effectively. View full review »
SrITAnal8af3
Sr IT Analyst at a local government
Once we've set everything up and running, we haven't really had an issue with it. So it's really stable. View full review »
CloudInfd4f4
Cloud Infra Manager at a university with 5,001-10,000 employees
The stability of the solution is very good. After five years, I've had very few problems. In terms of problems, for example, sometimes I've seen some spikes in iOS. It came from our end, not from Pure. View full review »
SysAdmin3d53
Sys Admin at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
We've had zero drive failures and zero problems with it. We've had it in place for about a year and a half and have had zero complaints, other than that box-to-box replication is not encrypted. View full review »
ITDirect71e2
IT Director at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The solution is very stable. Only one disk has a problem. The performance with that problem doesn't create problems for our customers. We are able to maintain the performance of the program. View full review »
Sarkis Kotelyan
System Administrator at VERIFI
It has been stable. It has been running pretty much flawlessly, except for one power supply which died, and that was it. That power supply was then replaced by Pure Storage. The replacement that Pure Storage sent us did have a bit of an issue when it was placed, but after a tech went in there and fixed it, that was it. I try to go in there and at least keep an eye on it every once in a while, but it mostly runs on its own. There is no real need to do anything. View full review »
Infrastr0f81
Infrastructure Manager at a insurance company with 501-1,000 employees
We put very high stress on this solution and we've almost never had any problems with it. We originally went with a competitor's product and after about eight months and a lot of wrangling, we had them buy it back from us. Then we bought a similar Pure Storage product, and it's been great. View full review »
Infrastrcbc2
Infrastructure Architect at a health, wellness and fitness company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's very stable. View full review »
SeniorMa0c72
Senior Manager of IT Infrastructure at a K-12 educational company or school with 10,001+ employees
Stability has been great. We just put in a new data pack recently. One drive failed, but other than that, it was very stable. I haven't seen a whole lot of problems. Also, when it comes to upgrading shelves and the evacuation process, which sound a lot scarier than they are, everything has gone smoothly. I am very happy with how it works. View full review »
Kristi Kettgen
IT Network Engineer at Turlock Irrigation District
It is very stable. The only thing that we have ever had an issue with is connecting to the Cloud Mediator. Because we run in an active cluster situation, it has to connect to the cloud. Recently, we lost connection to the cloud, so it sent us alerts, making us all worried that our active clusters would separate. However, when the time came, it worked really well, and we were fine. Then, tech support fixed it, and it was better. View full review »
Andrea Spaziani
Chief Information, Facility, Purchasing and Services Manager at Roma Metropolitane S.r.l.
There were no stability issues. It is always on from the first LUN deployment to VSphere. View full review »
Kelvin Foo
APAC System manager at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We see a lot of reliability coming from Pure Storage, mainly from the fact that over one and a half years, I haven't seen any disc failure especially compared to NetApp. View full review »
Chad Skidmore
Director at Engage
It's been a stable product. In six years, we've never had downtime as a result of it. It's been very stable that entire time. View full review »
SysAdm3408
System Administrator at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Both the stability and scalability are excellent. It's a very stable environment. View full review »
CTO6a2e
CTO at a health, wellness and fitness company with 201-500 employees
I've never had an outage. View full review »
Chaan Beard
Senior Data Center Solutions Architect at ChaanBeard.com
It's very stable. View full review »
Directorf1b0
Director of Information Security at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Their stability is second to none. View full review »
Strategy2bd0
Strategy Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Stability is good. The feedback that we have received from clients has been great. It is a robust storage infrastructure View full review »
Principa93ed
Principal Engineer at a tech consulting company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The stability is very good. I've done destructive testing on it and never had any type of storage outages from it. View full review »
Rob Wysocki
Infrastructure Engineer at Paylocity
It has been stable. We haven't had any issues with stability. Though, when we have had issues, we have leveraged support and not experienced issues. View full review »
Jerome Deliege
Head of Infrastructure Architecture at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
We have seen through time that it is perfectly stable. It has aged well. We were an early adopter in our company. View full review »
SystemsA417a
Systems Admin at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
The stability is good. It hasn't gone down since we've had it. View full review »
Architec2276
Architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
We have had no issues with the stability so far. View full review »
Jim-Davis
Director of IT at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's very stable. We were actually able to do multiple upgrades, including head upgrades and moving between the platforms, M20 and M50, over the years. We have never once lost a ping and have never had an outage due to an OS upgrade or a complete head upgrade. View full review »
Tim Kovars
Sr. Systems Engineer at Quarles & Brady LLP
Peter Golledge
Unix and storage manager at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
In the early days, we had issues with stability right up to an actual crash during an upgrade. That was three and a half years ago and since then there's been a dramatic improvement. We've found the product to be extremely reliable. View full review »
IctAndSebb6d
ICT and Security Specialist at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
The stability is excellent. View full review »
Alberto Zanon
CIO at NGS srl
I has good stability. We have had no issues with upgrading. View full review »
SystemsA5733
Systems Analyst at a government with 501-1,000 employees
It's been rock solid. View full review »
Parikshit Goutam
IT Manager at a consultancy with 5,001-10,000 employees
This solution is stable. At times their product of grates could get a little tricky which can be problematic, but they quickly address it. View full review »
David Fong
Sr System Engineer at Stanford University
Stability is very good. I've only had two big problems with it in the last five years. View full review »
DeputyEx7942
Deputy Executive Officer at a transportation company with 5,001-10,000 employees
It's very stable and it's very fast. In general, a lot of times VDI with our older system was up and down. Sometimes we ran into performance bottlenecks. Pure helps stabilize things, at least from a storage perspective, to stabilize the I/O performance. View full review »
Jon Waite
CTO at CCL
The stability of Pure Storage is very very good. View full review »
Dean Bolton
Chief Architect at VLSS LLC
From our internal usage and our customers, the product is rock solid. We haven't heard of any issues or seen anything ourselves. View full review »
QaEngine77f9
QA Engineer at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
It is very stable. View full review »
HeadOfIn50e7
Head of Infrastructure at a health, wellness and fitness company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The solution is rock solid. Very stable. View full review »
RameshGanesan
Senior Director of Databases at a health, wellness and fitness company with 501-1,000 employees
It has been very stable. I have not seen or heard of downtime storage issues after moving over to it. View full review »
Michael Raunig
System Engineer at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
We are not using it at the moment in production. Therefore, I can't talk about the stability of the system. The PoC and tests indicate that the stability is okay. View full review »
RobertJones
Associate Director of Computing Services at Carnegie Mellon University
The stability is good. View full review »
SocialAr4d8e
Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
We put a lot of stress on it, and it is very stable. We have only had one tech support call in the last four years for a hard drive replacement. View full review »
SystemAd0ccc
System Administrator at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's highly stable. It's one of our biggest successes. View full review »
Technicab541
Technical Marketing Engineer at a tech company with 51-200 employees
It is super stable. It has even improved the performance of SAP HANA. View full review »
Melissa Burg
Director of MIS at Watson Clinic
It's a stable product. View full review »
ITManage715c
IT Manager at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
The stability of this solution is extremely solid. View full review »
SystemsE5fd9
Systems Engineer at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
So far, the stability of this solution has been really good. View full review »
Francis Pascual
Systems Architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
The company started off with a small chunk of the product. Now they have moved up to where Pure Storage became the direct responder in our Australian office, they said it was very stable on their end. We have a capital of storage with EMC, our previous solution. The fact that Pure has a petabyte of storage means that Pure Storage will become a de-facto standard in all the global organizations. View full review »
SeverEngd3fe
Sever Engineer at a healthcare company with 11-50 employees
The stability seems good. It doesn't go down very often. View full review »
ComputeS90b1
Compute Storage Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
TimothyNewman
Manager of Technical Management at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
It's very stable. View full review »
Customer85c3
Customer Support Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
We have it in our labs, so it's not in a production environment. View full review »
SeniorNec2fe
Senior Network Systems Engineer at a Consumer Goods with 1,001-5,000 employees
Very stable. I'd give it a ten out of ten. View full review »
Sartor John
IT Manager at Haworth
We have never had an issue. View full review »
SrManage7091
Sr Manager at a insurance company with 5,001-10,000 employees
It has been very reliable. View full review »
ITManage17e2
IT Manager at a government with 51-200 employees
The stability is tremendous. View full review »
Wally Bostrom
Network Manager at Macc 911
For three years, we haven't had any trouble with it. It is reliable. Once it is installed, off it goes. View full review »
CTO6499
CTO at a individual & family service with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's absolutely a stable product. View full review »
ITOffice3736
IT Officer at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
They make a reliable storage. We use it as a very critical system, and we don't want any corruption on our system. Since our design is a high availability design, it can work 24/7. View full review »
Sun Kim Dosik
SDDC Senior Director at SK Telecom
The stability is very good. View full review »
IctOpera3163
ICT Operations Manager at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
It is very stable. View full review »
CTO77ed
CTO at a financial services firm with 11-50 employees
The stability is very high with almost no probloms. View full review »
David Beaulieu
Digital Architect at CBC
It has good stability for our company. View full review »
Michael Glickman
President at Computer Network Architects, Inc.
It's a very stable product, all self-contained and very well-supported as well. View full review »
DevManag32ea
Development Manager at Moreton Bay Technology
I have not had it go down yet, so stability is good. View full review »
Georg Dueren
Cloud Solution Architect at Dimension Data
It is very stable. View full review »
NetworkSe0b1
Network Specialist at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
The product has made our infrastructure more stable and simplified. View full review »
SrTechMa1007
Sr Tech Manager at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Dave Petroski
Senior Architect at Southwest Gas Corporation
The stability is very good. The stability and performance are the best things about the solution. View full review »
ChiefTec2f46
Chief Technology Officer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's very much a stable product. View full review »
Ganesh Kuppuswamy
Engineer at CSG Systems
In terms of stability, we have had two outages. Pure Storage helped up resolved it quickly. Since then we haven't had any issues. View full review »
Felipe Labarca
CTO at Ticel
The stability is perfect. The reliability is 100% and the latency is always lower than 1 millisecond. The speed is very high on SAP from running it on Pure Storage, and the power on SAP HANA is much faster. View full review »
Cecilia Lenasdotter
Network Engineer at Altura Credit Union
The stability is very good. It has been stable. View full review »
CTOa58c
CTO at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
So long as it's powered, it is stable. We had someone drop the power to our Pure Storage array once, then everything went down. However, that wasn't Pure Storage's fault. It was just what happened. View full review »
SystemEne60c
System Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
I like this storage because it is very easy. View full review »
NetworkE15cd
Network Engineer at a logistics company with 201-500 employees
The stability is good. View full review »
Director85c1
Director at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's extremely stable. View full review »
Javier Echave
Pre-Sales Engineer at Cisco Systems, Inc.
The product is stable. It works really well. View full review »
Venu Kulkarni
Senior Manager at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
It's very stable, we haven't had any issues with it. View full review »
Kyle Guichard
Senior Director of Systems Engineering at Bill.com
Stability has been really solid. View full review »
Anand AYYANGSR
Systems Engineer at PayPal
It goes at about 95 percent, so we have had some performance issues. It is hard to clear them. View full review »
Frank Thompson
Director of Network Services at Engage
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