Pure Storage FlashArray Valuable Features

SrManagee02f
Sr Manager at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
This solution is simple to install. It comes with a large number of features out-of-the-box, which makes it easy for us to see problems and manage capacity. We use the Evergreen Storage model so that we will get upgrades as they are needed, or as we expand. It has helped us meet some financial challenges we had internally. In the past, we had to buy whole trays of disks from another vendor. It's too much money because we typically bill people ahead of the project. This solution has helped us meet the spending needs of our customers, and allow us to be more flexible. View full review »
James-Kelly
Senior Systems Administrator for Research at Chapman University
The most valuable feature has been its performance. It has allowed us to virtualize our production environment, which has many secondary benefits, primarily involving the automation of database administration activities. Very close to that primary benefit has been the effectiveness of their data reduction technology, a combination of deduplication and metadata indexing. In our environment, nearly all of our databases are copies of copies. With Pure Storage's data-reduction technology we can host an unexpectedly large amount of functional data in an affordable amount of storage. Also, their system-management REST API is excellent: well-documented and very easy to use. View full review »
Thayne Yost
Senior Network Engineer at US Dept of Energy Idaho Operations Office
The simplicity is the most valuable feature. I do not have to deal with how to provision RAIDs or manage disks. I just plugin my disk groups, and it does it all on the back-end. I just identify the size and volume that I want and the host that I want to deploy it to, then it just shows up and works. It has been incredibly simple to use, and it is incredibly fast. Simpler is always better in my mind. Just making it quicker and easier to deploy, then also making it so that there is less chance of error. View full review »
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SeniorMa7726
Senior Manager of Technical Alliances at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
When I was a customer, the most valuable feature is the ease of use. It is the whole package: The ease of use, cost, and the ability for it to perform at a level that traditional storage arrays just can't compete with. It simplifies storage. In the old days, you had to go and decide what ports were going to go to what workloads, which was a lot of work. You had to set up replication. Now, everything is just a few clicks away. It is set up exactly like you would want it to be. That is what it does. It simplifies and optimizes the solution. View full review »
Operatio6735
Operation Manager at a leisure / travel company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The most valuable features of this solution are the speed, ease of use, administration, and the support model. We have the VMware plugin for Pure storage. It's the plugin that allows us to create a data store. It's super simple but we use it. It's in vCenter. The integrations have helped by making it quicker to deploy data storage. If we have a LUN that is ready to have a data store put on it, rather than us having to give access to certain people to create data stores, they can just do it directly from vCenter and they won't have to have access to the array. It makes it easier. It's a little faster. View full review »
Derek Small
President and Principal Architect Engineer at Technetics
Performance is its most valuable feature. There is nobody else who is coming close, not that I have seen. They are on the money with the predictive performance analytics. They claim high performance, and they do have it. View full review »
CloudAdm1d74
Cloud Administrator at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
For us, the most valuable feature is the compression and deduplication. Being able to deploy a three to one ratio for storage is absolutely critical in today's world with the growing need for storage and the growing need for more space. Everything needs more space. For us to have a solution that allows deduplication and that lets us deploy more on less. View full review »
ITsuper677
IT Supervisor at a insurance company with 501-1,000 employees
I like the five-year controller upgrade, easy-to-use interface, and performance. They do a good job at ease of use for the interface. I don't have a big team, so its easy user interface has helped us be able to manage our data better. View full review »
Delmar Tanner
Sr Systems Engineer at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
The speed is the most valuable feature, along with the ease of getting it connected. We were able to get it online in less than a day. We're pretty complex. Back there, we've got three or four different systems. It's important that we have something that's easy to manage so we don't have to learn something completely new. This solution offers a GUI that you can just set up and it's ready to go. We had it up and running in three or four hours. View full review »
Sean Bettencourt
Supervisor of Systems Engineering at a computer software company with 501-1,000 employees
The most valuable feature is the ease of use. It's really plug-and-play. It just works and it works really well. View full review »
TeamLeadc75a
Team Lead at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The most valuable feature of this solution is its simplicity. It is easy to deploy and it's all-flash, so it's very fast. View full review »
Rujuswami Gandhi
Associate Director of Cloud Engineering at ZS
Flash is the most valuable feature. Scalability is one of the best features. You can quickly add more. You can swap out the drives with larger sizes, you can add more shelves. All of that is perfect - the whole concept of keeping it modular, where you can keep replacing components. That was definitely new several years ago. I would bet competitors are doing it now as well, but when they started, it was an innovation. View full review »
DBA0bbf
DBA at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We are really enjoying the speed of this solution. The amount of throughput that we're getting is really nice. View full review »
SeniorVib215
Senior Vituralization Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
The solution has a lot of automation features that helped us to deploy the environment faster and to speed the of rate integration. Integration has helped because it helps us to understand the user's requirements. Deployment is done faster, and their applications are more secure. They are reassured that their data is saved in their environment. View full review »
SrITAnal8af3
Sr IT Analyst at a local government
I find the speed of the solution its most valuable feature. It is really fast and it is also very easy to use. You can basically set it up and forget about it. You don't have to manage it on a day-to-day basis. I also like the plugins that go into beta where you can see there. For instance, if I need to extend a datastore I can go straight to the plugin and extend the data store, refresh the VAs, and see the new store. I don't have to log in and use my credentials, so I save time and it is easy. View full review »
Christian Gravel
CEO at Intellect Dynamics
It's very good storage for what we use it for, very efficient. It's very cost-effective for the amount of data we have when we're crunching the numbers that we're crunching, for our algorithms which use a lot of processing power. View full review »
ITDirect71e2
IT Director at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The storage is very simple. We can use more capacity because of the compression and deduplication. The predictive performance analytics are good, easy to use, and simple to see. They are simple to understand, not complicated. View full review »
Sarkis Kotelyan
System Administrator at VERIFI
The deduplication and compression are its most valuable feature. They have done a really good job, as they were able to shrink down 15 gigs into five gigs. It is pretty much just plug and play. There is not that much to do with it. It is very easy to use. View full review »
Infrastrcbc2
Infrastructure Architect at a wellness & fitness company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The ease of management is one of the most valuable features of this solution. I would have also said that it's pretty fast but now our SQL servers are starting to beat it up pretty bad. View full review »
Kristi Kettgen
IT Network Engineer at Turlock Irrigation District
* Resiliency * Speed: It's fast. It's like I don't notice anything. * It's very easy to use. The GUI is simplistic, which can be nice. The predictive performance analytics are great. I get everything I need to know: IOPS, latency, etc. The tech support works with me if I have any questions that need to be answered. View full review »
CTO6a2e
CTO at a wellness & fitness company with 201-500 employees
The sales and executive support have been outstanding compared to the rest of the market. I replaced another couple of vendors that I had in place for storage, who over-promised and under-delivered on their technical expectations, and who certainly over-promised on their ability to do conversions from one array to another. My upgrade paths have been simple on the Pure. View full review »
Chaan Beard
Senior Data Center Solutions Architect at ChaanBeard.com
The security operating system is its most valuable feature because it's very simple, easy to use, and operate. You don't have to do very serious training to operate this equipment. It's user-friendly and pretty straightforward. The performance analytics are moderate. It's not the best performance platform out there but it's the easiest to operate. View full review »
Directorf1b0
Director of Information Security at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The white glove customer service that I get is their greatest value. They even do the firmware upgrades for me. I don't have to worry about it. View full review »
Rob Wysocki
Infrastructure Engineer at Paylocity
Manageability is its most valuable feature. It is simplified storage, as we don't have to maintain or administer it on a daily basis, which is good. We don't have to be experts in managing the storage. We can depend on the solution's ability to phone home and leverage the built-in support function of the product. It has strong statistics and historical metrics with Pure1. Therefore, it has been everything that we have needed out of a platform. View full review »
Jerome Deliege
Head of Infrastructure Architecture at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Performance and support quality. View full review »
SystemsA417a
Systems Admin at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
* Speed * Scalability * The cost View full review »
Jim-Davis
Director of IT at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Provides awesome performance, and it's been able to shrink all of our data center from two-and-a-half racks to one rack and give better performance with SSD drives versus spinning disk drives. It has saved overall costs from our heat and power within our data center where we're now just powering up a 3U device. View full review »
Architec2276
Architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
What I like most about this solution is that it is simple to bring in, install, and get it going. You can get it installed in a few days. What's more, the compression ratio that we're getting is that our database portion is pretty high, so it saves a lot of money. View full review »
Alberto Zanon
CIO at NGS srl
It's simple, powerful, and ready to use. View full review »
IctAndSebb6d
ICT and Security Specialist at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
The performance and the Evergreen maintenance are the most valuable features of this solution. View full review »
reviewer1151352
VMware and Windows Server Team Lead with 1,001-5,000 employees
What I like most about this solution is the simplicity of the array. The speed of the Pure FlashArray is very, very fast and nothing in the market can compare to it. The education, compression, and the speed to perform these are astonishing. The array is really resilient. View full review »
Michael Raunig
System Engineer at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
The deduplication and compression meet all of our system requirements. View full review »
HeadOfIn50e7
Head of Infrastructure at a wellness & fitness company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The solution has great efficiencies because it has scalability. It also becomes the core between our synergy of all our platform systems across the United States. View full review »
Marcel Colsoul
Technical and Pre-sales Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
The VME feature is interesting. Additionally, I like the way they went to market with their All Green Program. View full review »
SocialAr4d8e
Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
It is an easy to use product for all of my team members. View full review »
SystemAd0ccc
System Administrator at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
The top-tier support and reliable storage are the most valuable features of this solution. View full review »
Technicab541
Technical Marketing Engineer at a tech company with 51-200 employees
The most valuable feature is the performance of Pure Storage underneath and that many applications, which are already integrated with it. I can use the system applications, e.g., for backup restore. Therefore, I don't need to buy them in addition to the product, as they are already part of the solution. It helps to simplify storage, especially because we can do in-place upgrades and can grow on demand. I can pay on demand, so it helps me to simplify the usage of the storage. View full review »
Melissa Burg
Director of MIS at Watson Clinic
Pure gives us better compression, it's easier to manage, a lot less hands-on, and the biggest selling point for me was the replacement of the hardware, the controllers, without any major expense to the clinic. View full review »
ITManage715c
Manager I.T. Infrastructure at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
What I like most about this solution, is the speed, resiliency and scalability. View full review »
SystemsE5fd9
Systems Engineer at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable feature of this solution is the support. This solution is easy to use. View full review »
SeverEngd3fe
Sever Engineer at a healthcare company with 11-50 employees
The most valuable feature is the speed. We are taking advantage of the VMware integrations developed by Pure. View full review »
Customer85c3
Customer Support Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
It's very fast, easy to use, and the cloud-based management is good. The simplicity of it. The performance is good, but the simplicity is the best thing. Storage management is quite complex, but Pure Storage is easy to manage. View full review »
TimothyNewman
Manager of Technical Management at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
It does everything they say it will do: * It's very cost-effective compared to other big players. * Adding storage to it after we bought it was not a shocking cost surprise. * It integrates very well with VMware as we're using Site Recovery Manager from VMware. * It's also tiny, it doesn't consume very much space. We're saving power and space in the data center. * It's really easy for us to manage. View full review »
Sartor John
IT Manager at Haworth
The most valuable feature is its upgradeability. Pure Storage helps to streamline storage because of its simplicity. View full review »
SrManage7091
Sr Manager at a insurance company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The speed is the most valuable feature of this solution. View full review »
CTO6499
CTO at a individual & family service with 1,001-5,000 employees
The first year, we started out with one or five terabytes and it took what was 20 terabytes of storage down to less than one terabyte. Then we added another one and I think the total storage is five terabytes now. The UI is pretty good. View full review »
ITManage17e2
IT Manager at a government with 51-200 employees
Reliability and performance are its most valuable feature. Its ability to simplify storage is great. I look at the performance metrics periodically, which are spectacular. View full review »
Wally Bostrom
Network Manager at Macc 911
It is fast and reliable. It works. View full review »
ITOffice3736
IT Officer at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
For flash storage, the speed access is its most valuable feature. The solution’s inline deduplication and compression is very good. The predictive performance analytics is a very good feature, as our system is performing better than before. View full review »
reviewer1273299
Technology and Architecture Deputy Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable features are the replication of data and the continuous snapshot that we can take from the disc. View full review »
Sun Kim Dosik
SDDC Senior Director at SK Telecom
The most valuable feature is test performance. It helps us store large amounts of data along with providing us faster retrieval of data. View full review »
Michael Glickman
President at Computer Network Architects, Inc.
It upgrades in place which means we'll be using it well into the future. View full review »
NetworkSe0b1
Network Specialist at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable feature is how it simplifies the management of the SAN. View full review »
Georg Dueren
Cloud Solution Architect at Dimension Data
* Performance * Deduplication * They work well with Oracle and other database workloads. View full review »
ChiefTec2f46
Chief Technology Officer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
My rating of Pure Storage is a ten out of ten because of the price for performance and footprint - the overall value. View full review »
Dave Petroski
Senior Architect at Southwest Gas Corporation
The most valuable feature is its performance. The solution’s inline deduplication and compression are very good. The upgrade architecture is very good. Our data reduction rates, latency, and availability are all good. View full review »
Felipe Labarca
CTO at Ticel
The most valuable feature is its simplicity. It simplifies the administration and backup. The predictive performance analytics works well. View full review »
SystemEne60c
System Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The performance is the most valuable feature. View full review »
Cecilia Lenasdotter
Network Engineer at Altura Credit Union
The encryption is its most valuable feature. The solution’s inline deduplication and compression are pretty good. Its ability to simplify storage seems good. View full review »
CTOa58c
CTO at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's really fast. View full review »
NetworkE15cd
Network Engineer at a logistics company with 201-500 employees
The most valuable feature is its speed. It is easy to use and manage. The time to value of the solution is pretty quick. View full review »
Javier Echave
Pre-Sales Engineer at Cisco Systems, Inc.
The most valuable feature is its data reduction. It is very easy to use. View full review »
Director85c1
Director at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I rate the product at ten out of ten because the performance of the storage is just unbelievable. View full review »
Anand AYYANGSR
Systems Engineer at PayPal
The performance is great. The predictive performance analytics are good. View full review »
Frank Thompson
Director of Network Services at Engage
It's easy to use, and the maintenance upgrades to get free controllers work really well. View full review »
Learn what your peers think about Pure Storage FlashArray. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: January 2021.
455,536 professionals have used our research since 2012.