The most valuable features include the ease of implementation, ease of use and the speed that you can do backup and recovery on. It's not complex. Everything's included in the licensing. You pay for a… more»
How has it helped my organization?
One customer we're working with in particular is using FlashBlade along with another solution called an object engine. They're using that to revamp how they store their backups, then store them… more»
What needs improvement?
The solution needs better SMB support. For SMB 3.0 for example, I would expand their footprint to sell FlashBlade, etc.
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?
In the licensing model, everything is included. You don't buy a separate license for Active Plus. Support is a separate line item. Support is a different cost, but whatever your support is now, that's… more»
What other advice do I have?
We use a hybrid deployment model. Most of the new data backups to the private cloud and then we can push it off to the public cloud for archiving. The cloud provider we're most likely to use is AWS… more»
Which other solutions did I evaluate?
Customers typically also evaluate EMC and NetApp. The primary reason they choose Pure is probably the ease of use and cost.