2017-12-15T04:43:00Z

What do you like most about Pure Storage FlashArray?


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What do you like most about Pure Storage FlashArray?

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Top 10Real User

The speed of the Pure FlashArray is very, very fast and nothing in the market can compare to it.

2020-04-01T07:25:53Z
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Real User

Pure is simple to set up and manage on a day-to-day basis.

2019-09-03T06:46:00Z
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Real User

It is easy to deploy and it's all-flash, so it's very fast.

2019-09-03T06:46:00Z
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Real User

The speed is the most valuable feature of this solution.

2019-09-03T06:46:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-09-03T06:46:00Z
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Real User

The amount of throughput that we're getting is really nice.

2019-09-03T06:46:00Z
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Real User

It comes with a large number of features out-of-the-box, which makes it easy for us to see problems and manage capacity.

2019-09-03T06:46:00Z
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Real User

It helps us maintain uptime much better than other solutions we've used in the past, and the support is extremely quick and responsive.

2019-09-03T06:46:00Z
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Reseller

The performance and the ever-growing maintenance are the most valuable features of this solution.

2019-09-03T06:46:00Z
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Real User

The support team is available all the time and they seem to know what they are doing.

2019-09-03T06:46:00Z
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Real User

The initial setup is very straightforward. You simply plug it in and turn it on.

2019-09-03T06:46:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-09-03T06:46:00Z
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Real User

Having fast storage allows actual servers to perform in high capacity so we don't have slowdowns on our applications.

2019-09-03T06:46:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-09-03T06:46:00Z
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Real User

The performance is very good.

2019-09-03T06:46:00Z
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Real User

The top-tier support and reliable storage are the most valuable features of this solution.

2019-09-03T06:46:00Z
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Real User

The scalability options are very nice because you can scale it much better and faster. The scalability was there in the previous environment also, but this is far better than what we had before. It basically helps the user in case they are looking for more storage. We can scale it much faster.

2019-09-03T06:46:00Z
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Real User

The solution is easy to scale. I'm running two environments right now, so I need to scale. I'm running a part technology. I've got an A-side and a B-side.

2019-09-03T06:46:00Z
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Real User

We also use VMware integrations developed by Pure, their plugins in our vCenter environment. They help by allowing our non-technical operations teams to deploy new data stores and resize data stores without me having to involve myself all the time to do those simple tasks.

2019-09-03T06:46:00Z
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Real User

The most valuable feature of this solution is the support.

2019-09-03T06:45:00Z
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Real User

What I like most about this solution, is the speed, resiliency and scalability.

2019-09-03T06:45:00Z
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Top 20Real User

We have tons of capacity on it.

2019-06-17T08:46:00Z
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Top 20Real User

It's reduced our overhead management time on storage, since it is so simple to get in and just provision a volume, present it to the host, and then you are done.

2019-06-17T08:46:00Z
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Real User

They have really good baked in analytics to show you trends for growth history, so it does help with future planning for data growth.

2019-06-17T08:46:00Z
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Real User

It gives us capacity planning.

2019-06-17T08:46:00Z
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Top 20Real User

Because of the encryption, we have different storage and the encryption can go over both.

2019-06-17T08:45:00Z
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Top 20Reseller

The back-end data reporting for Pure Storage is phenomenal. The data that you can see on the performance of your customers' array, so you can be proactive about upgrades or enhancements, and is a phenomenal tool to have access to as a partner. I haven't seen this type of stuff out of anything of the other storage systems.

2019-06-17T08:45:00Z
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Real User

With Pure Storage, we don't see any latency or IOPS. It has been a very seamless integration.

2019-06-17T08:45:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The stability and performance are the best things about the solution.

2019-06-17T08:45:00Z
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Top 20Real User

It is pretty much just plug and play. There is not that much to do with it. It is very easy to use.

2019-06-17T08:45:00Z
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Real User

The predictive performance analytics is a very good feature, as our system is performing better than before.

2019-06-17T08:45:00Z
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Real User

The solution has probably reduced my power use substantially.

2019-06-17T08:45:00Z
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Vendor

Our storage phones home. It is smart and intelligent in that aspect, which has been huge for us. We don't have to be storage administrators.

2019-06-17T08:45:00Z
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Real User

The predictive performance analytics are good.

2019-06-17T08:45:00Z
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Real User

It is noticeably easier to manage than other appliances that we have.

2019-06-17T08:45:00Z
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Real User

All our junior partners can administer the storage arrays. It is simple and easy to use. We don't have to dedicate a whole team of full time people to work on it.

2019-06-17T08:45:00Z
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Real User

Running SAP on Pure Storage helps a lot without doing any further tuning to improve application performance. Our internal clients are happy.

2019-05-14T13:06:00Z
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Real User

The stability is perfect. The reliability is 100% and the latency is always lower than 1 millisecond.

2019-05-14T13:06:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The most valuable feature is its upgradeability.

2019-05-14T13:06:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The most valuable feature is test performance. It helps us store large amounts of data along with providing us faster retrieval of data.

2019-05-14T13:06:00Z
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Real User

One of the lesser sung advantages was when we started running our interface engine on Pure Storage. The ability to process messages and pass them through in our organization skyrocketed purely because of a disk that I owned which we were getting out of Pure Storage.

2019-02-24T10:13:00Z
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Top 20Real User

It's easy to use, and the maintenance upgrades to get free controllers work really well.

2019-02-24T10:13:00Z
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Real User

Their support system has insight into errors on our SAN fabric that we can't see. They've brought attention to and raised awareness for us about things that we couldn't see, when we were experiencing problems.

2019-02-24T10:13:00Z
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Real User

Very efficient storage

2019-02-24T10:13:00Z
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Top 20Real User

Pure gives us better compression, it's easier to manage, a lot less hands-on.

2019-02-18T10:16:00Z
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Real User

The performance of the storage is just unbelievable.

2019-02-18T10:16:00Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2019-02-18T10:16:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-02-18T10:16:00Z
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Top 20Real User

There was a dramatic improvement in operating costs just as a result of the environmentals and space, let alone the cost of the unit itself.

2019-02-18T10:16:00Z
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Real User

My rating of Pure Storage is a ten out of ten because of the price for performance and footprint - the overall value.

2019-02-18T10:16:00Z
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Top 20Real User

It upgrades in place which means we'll be using it well into the future.

2019-02-18T10:16:00Z
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Real User

The sales and executive support have been outstanding compared to the rest of the market... My upgrade paths have been simple on the Pure... It's a lot simpler to implement and a lot simpler to manage.

2019-02-18T10:16:00Z
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Real User

Most of the problems that we had in the past with the performance in IOPS have disappeared. It has been a great improvement for our customers' services.

2019-02-03T06:24:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The job of support for the storage engineers dramatically changed. We know more quickly the automation of the provisioning. We can now focus on things that bring more value to the company than just managing storage.

2019-01-30T13:15:00Z
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Real User

Performance, dedupe, and that it works well with database workloads are its most valuable features.

2019-01-30T13:15:00Z
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Real User

It's simple, powerful, and ready to use.

2019-01-30T13:15:00Z
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Real User

The deduplication and compression meet all of our system requirements.

2019-01-29T17:16:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-01-29T17:16:00Z
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Real User

The most valuable feature is its data reduction.

2019-01-29T17:16:00Z
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Real User

The most valuable feature is how it simplifies the management of the SAN.

2019-01-29T17:16:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReseller

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.

2019-01-28T12:39:00Z
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Real User

We like the speed. It's very low latency. In virtualization, you can mask lots of problems, and even in code you can mask lots of problems, with low latency. It's just pure speed and low latency.

2018-12-24T07:47:00Z
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Reseller

It reduces space and the polar consumption. It also accelerates the application.

2018-12-19T10:26:00Z
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Real User

We have seen savings in our storage. The speed of deployment has gone from several days to a few minutes. This product has reduced that time into minutes, simplifying storage for us.

2018-12-11T08:31:00Z
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Real User

It simplifies the overall management. We don't have to worry about storage anymore.

2018-12-11T08:31:00Z
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Real User

Data deduplication features make it easier to manage storage and forecast growth.

2018-12-10T06:53:00Z
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Top 20Real User

It's actually very stable

2018-12-10T06:53:00Z
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Real User

We've had to use tech support on a number of occasions. They did everything remotely and talked us all the way through. They fixed the issue within 30 minutes. Every single time we contact them, they're perfect. I would give their technical support a ten out of ten.

2018-12-10T06:53:00Z
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Real User

Performance is the most valuable feature.

2018-12-10T06:53:00Z
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Real User

The initial setup was straightforward in the way that it was a database vacuum storage.

2018-12-10T06:53:00Z
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Real User

This solution has helped my organization by cutting down on provisioning time. I used to have to provision a VM and it would take ten minutes. Now, it takes thirty seconds.

2018-12-10T06:53:00Z
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Real User

Has also helped simplify storage for us. The other person we put in there, took about a week to implement. And we had both arrays set up within around four hours with a thirty minute drive time between the two locations.

2018-12-10T06:53:00Z
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Top 20Real User

This solution has improved our organization. In the past, we had reports that were taking up to two hours and after switching to SSD storage the overall processing power dropped to half an hour. The end users saw an immediate performance gain.

2018-12-10T06:53:00Z
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Real User

It is all-flash. This makes it a lot faster than the rest of what we have, as it is able to drive high I/O loads, which is big for us.

2018-12-10T06:53:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The stability of Pure Storage is very very good.

2018-12-10T06:53:00Z
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Real User

Their technical support is excellent. It's the best out of any of the vendors we work with.

2018-12-10T06:53:00Z
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Real User

It is an easy to use product for all of my team members.

2018-12-10T06:53:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The most valuable feature is that maintenance is free.

2018-12-10T06:53:00Z
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Top 20Real User

It has good stability for our company.

2018-12-10T06:53:00Z
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Real User

It has improved my organization because now have lower latency, we get fewer complaints from customers, and we see a constant response time.

2018-12-10T06:53:00Z
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Real User

We can store more for a cheaper price as opposed to paying for larger devices and larger rack spaces which get outdated sooner and which we'd have to change every two years. It simplifies storage for us.

2018-12-10T06:53:00Z
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Real User

It is the SAN backbone for our company.

2018-12-10T06:53:00Z
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Real User

It's extremely stable and has good performance.

2018-12-10T06:53:00Z
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Top 10Real User

This solution has improved our organization in the way that we used to see latency but now with this solution we don't. It also has good performance. Latencies have come down for our performance in the SQL databases. We can put a lot more in a lot less in terms of space savings. We also save data center space have good deduplication.

2018-12-10T06:53:00Z
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Real User

They are quite responsive and our local team was pretty good.

2018-12-10T06:53:00Z
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Vendor

The most valuable feature is it never goes down. We can expand and create volumes.

2018-12-10T06:53:00Z
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Real User

Technical support is excellent. I've had very good responses from technical support. We had a couple of cases where we needed support. Some of the communications were purely over email and some has been an actual call to the service desk.

2018-12-10T06:53:00Z
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Top 20Real User

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...

2018-12-10T06:53:00Z
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Top 20Real User

It helps simplify storage. When you're running Pure all-flash, you don't have to do a lot of the old Oracle best practices. You don't have to worry about putting log files on a different disk channel than the data files, and those types of issues... That has made it vastly easier to do large volumes, rapid provisioning in databases, without taking a performance hit.

2018-11-21T07:48:00Z
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Top 20Consultant

The ease of use. That's what our customers love. They say it's very easy, they don't need special training, they don't need to call us or any other company or integrator to help them do their job. That's the main reason they purchase Pure.

2018-11-21T07:48:00Z
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Real User

We are very happy with the data deduplication and compression ratio that we have on the platform.

2018-11-18T08:28:00Z
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Real User

The stability is very good. I've done destructive testing on it and never had any type of storage outages from it.

2018-11-11T08:21:00Z
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Consultant

It does efficient work of storing data while still delivering the performance that you would normally expect from a higher priced solution.

2018-11-11T08:21:00Z
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Real User

Having an intuitive user interface to get things running is great.

2018-11-11T08:21:00Z
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Real User

It helps to simplify storage because it has an easy front-end to access everything.

2018-11-11T08:21:00Z
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Real User

I have seen a huge increase in speed and performance on our databases.

2018-11-11T08:21:00Z
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Top 20PopularReal User

Their REST API is wonderful, well-documented, and easy to use.

2018-11-11T08:21:00Z
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Real User

It allows engineers to focus on other things rather than doing the more manual tasks. It automates tasks, so the ease of use is extreme. It simplifies the storage.

2018-11-11T08:21:00Z
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Real User

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

2017-12-15T16:38:00Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2017-12-15T04:43:00Z
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