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Chief Information, Facility, Purchasing and Services Manager at Roma Metropolitane S.r.l.
Apr 06 2018

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are extremely low latency, high IOPS with VMware, inline deduplication and compression. We liked the non-disruptive downgrade from FA-420 (POC)… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We have consolidated all the VSI (55 VM) and VDI (100 VM) in the same storage, improving performance and overall virtual desktop acceptance.

What needs improvement?

Reports of performance and LUN utilization could be improved. The VVol support is just released in GA. Pure has global deduplication and the reports (Analysis tab -… more»

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

Everything is included, so there is very simple licensing. F

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We have used 3PAR for VDI and NetApp for VSI. The new solution has a very low price/performance ratio. With the price of the SSD upgrade of our NetApp FA3220 and the one… more»

What other advice do I have?

Test it in your environment in a PoC or in a Try-and-Buy to check your deduplication and compression ratios. Pure has global deduplication and the reports (Analysis tab -… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated EMC XtremIO and NetApp FAS.

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.

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