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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) to FA-405 in production and the non-disruptive upgrade from FA-405 to M20.

How has it helped my organization?

We have consolidated all the VSI 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 - Capacity) are not clear, you don’t know how much Shared Space is used by each... more»
Real User
Storage Solutions Architect IV at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 23 2017

What is most valuable?

Performance, deduplication, compression, and fast response time for requests from servers and applications.

How has it helped my organization?

Our database administrators had to run some manual process twice a week since the disk performance of our previous storage unit was not able to respond to the requests fast enough. This process took approximately four hours and it had to be... more»

What needs improvement?

I have not been able to find one yet.
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IT Program Manager at a media company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jun 20 2017

What is most valuable?

The system is of course very fast and completely redundant. All updates, upgrades, and hardware work are all performed on-line with no impact. The Pure Storage customer service is by far the best part of the product and organization. We have... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has allowed us increased performance along with massive consolidation of space and power. We went from a two cabinet EMC VMAX to a 12-U racked system. Very impressive! The IBM 7000U has not improved anything yet within our environment.

What needs improvement?

The NAS portion of the software has limitations we have found. The number of Filesystems is limited, which it is not on the EMC VNX. The service team assigned to the project are good, hard-working people but we are not receiving the kind of... more»
User
Sr. Systems Engineer at a legal firm with 501-1,000 employees
Jan 16 2018

What is most valuable?

* Ease of setup * Migration to it * Upgrading * Support responsiveness * Kick-butt mobile app * On box analytics and vCenter plug-in * The ease of creating a snapshot for testing or recovery. I cannot stress enough the stability, speed, and... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The speed to deploy or move VMs is ridiculous. By migrating our important systems to the Pure arrays, we have removed any storage issues and questions when there is a problem of "is it the storage?" The deduplication and compression rates are... more»

What needs improvement?

Mainly, just some nit picky stuff, like allowing servers and volumes to be grouped. Therefore, it would easier to work with them in the GUI.
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IT Architecture & Infrastructure Consultant with 5,001-10,000 employees
Jul 11 2017

What do you think of Pure Storage?

Valuable Features Redundancy and the fault tolerance of the platform are the most impressive. Also, this allows all the hardware and software updates to be completed while the system is completely online. • Room for Improvement The internal garbage collection process has been fixed recently in some OS updates so it is more efficient but that could be just a little better. That’s it! • Initial Setup Everything related to the hardware or software update of the system(s) are active with absolutely NO downtime and NO service interruptions. • Other Advice The m50 will be our production machine for a brand new property, we have almost finished building. I can personally state that the Pure Storage Flash Systems are the best built and Pure has the utmost professional customer...
Real User
IT Director at a healthcare company with 51-200 employees
Jan 10 2018

What is most valuable?

It is difficult to say what features are valuable. It is an SSD array that has awesome performance, low submillisecond latency, and does what it is supposed to do. It just works, which is difficult for things to do anymore.

How has it helped my organization?

I don't really need to worry about storage anymore. I can focus on more critical issues. I log into the array interface maybe once every month to see what my deduplication ratio is and that is about it.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see more detailed reporting on the data. Sure, it is great to see usage, trends, latency, and all the common stuff. However, it would be nice to know what are the exact VMs usage after deduplication and/or what that VMs actual... more»
Real User
Solutions Architect at a non-profit with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jun 29 2017

What do you think of Pure Storage?

Improvements to My Organization We tested our VDI environment on this array and it performed flawlessly and boosted the user experience. • Valuable Features Data reduction and compression. Sub millisecond latency. • Room for Improvement Had some issues with Purity not being entirely compatible with VMware ESXi. • Stability Issues Had some issues with Purity not being entirely compatible with VMware ESXi. • Scalability Issues No. • Customer Service and Technical Support Very good.We did a PoC. • Previous Solutions We use NetApp because of the variety of protocols it can support. • Initial Setup Initial setup was by far the easiest. We racked and stacked the array and were up and running in 4 hours. • Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing There is...
Real User
Infrastructure Manager at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 15 2018

What is most valuable?

The best feature is consistently lower latency, even when IOPS crank up to over 75K. The product maintains submillisecond response time, which is incredible.

How has it helped my organization?

FlashArray has allowed us to go all flash. There is no more worrying about how many IOPS our different storage tiers have and trying to buy more disks just to get higher performance. We simply don't worry about performance.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see a Nagios monitoring plugin which watches the health and performance of the system. The only one available just checks volume capacity.
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