2018-11-11T08:21:00Z

What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Pure Storage FlashArray?


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Top 10Real User

The price of this solution is high.

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

Our costs are around $100,000.

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

I don't know the exact cost but it's around $1,000.

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

I am not sure what the costs for the solution are but it is embedded in the solution support.

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

We have 16 or 18 arrays. We like to do the three-year support model so that we get Evergreen and therefore, we get free upgrades. We pay around more than 1.5 million dollars.

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

Pure has been flexible with us on the pricing models.

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

We have a package deal on the solution because we bought it through a software vendor, so they packaged it with their solution. I don't know what the individual costs would be for the Pure side of it. It was a little costly. The price was ultimately higher than both of the other solutions that we evaluated. I'd say that's the only downside.

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

Our licensing is on a yearly basis. So, every year, we renew. We could do a three-year contract, but right now, we only do a one-year.

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

The licensing is $100,000.

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

We just barely bought our Pure Storage, so we haven't been able to use Evergreen Storage subscription at all yet. However, it's a really cool concept. As long as we maintain our subscription, we will get new controllers every three years and really never have a forklift upgrade like we currently are doing. Just that future-proofing is an ease off of my mind to know that I won't have to do what I'm doing right now again.

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

The solution could be cheaper. There should be quite a bit of reduction of TCO with just licensing (and stuff) because we run the VM environment off it.

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

It is cheaper than NetApp.

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

The cost has room for improvement.

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

With the pricing, they have, it is pretty competitive to spinning disk. I have had a couple of customers who have complained about the cost. It can be a little more expensive than some of the other platforms. After it has been installed, I have never had a customer say, "I wish we wouldn't have spent all that extra money." They have always been happy with the product after it has been installed. They might be on the fence about it because of the price, but everybody who I have ever seen install it, they are always happy with it.

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

The Evergreen Storage subscription is great, because then I get new controllers every three years.

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

The cost has room for improvement. Our Evergreen Storage subscription is supposed to be good when we go to upgrade.

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

You are buying a premium product, and it is worth it.

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

We have an Evergreen Storage subscription. We like it a lot. We recently upgraded from the M-series to the X-series FlashArrays. We used the Evergreen Storage solution and expanded our footprint.

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

We have an Evergreen Storage subscription, which I think is a great feature. It is an excellent choice, if you can afford it.

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

Pure Storage has not helped us to reduce our licensing costs.

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

Pure Storage has not helped to reduce our HANA licensing costs.

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

It's expensive, but you get what you pay for.

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

All storage is expensive so any price improvement would help.

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

Pricing is very competitive, and it's better than other competitors, as we've looked at some of the other competitors on the market. Pure, for the quality of gear we're getting versus the price, is a good value for us.

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

Price per terabyte is substantially higher than their competition. We would like to see it drop.

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

Like anything, when you are paying more than you were paying for the storage space, you'd like the cost to be less. If they could get into the spinning disk kind of cost, that would be it. But what you are getting for it, you are definitely seeing a good ROI.

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

Price is about the only thing that's wrong with it. A little bit better pricing would be great. The client environment for a non-profit 501C3 organization makes it much harder for us to come up with the dollars and to cover the increased cost of hardware support, but we do like the way the product runs. It's perfect for us.

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

It was less expensive than some of the alternatives. It's not as though it was a premium price to get that kind of quality. It's a very competitive product from a price perspective, but I would say better than many in terms of performance and service.

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

In comparison to the competitors, Pure is very price-competitive for the future functionality that it provides.

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

I'm good with the licensing. Of course, pricing can always be less. That's standard business. It's actually not a bad pricing model, considering I don't have to rip-and-replace. That's huge for me.

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

I definitely like the licensing model. It's a lot better than being "piecemealed" as a customer. I've been extremely happy. Cost-wise, it's been very effective. We're a nonprofit-based organization, so pricing is at the forefront of every conversation we have, and it's been a good marriage between the technical capability of the product, the software that we get, the service and support that we get. From a price standpoint, it's been very effective.

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

In the beginning, we saw that the price is not very good. When we made some compilations about the deduplication and the compression and what the equipment does, including the differentiation of upper management of the storage, the price was not so bad. However, in the beginning, the price was very difficult to justify.

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

We would like them to improve the pricing, so we could put them to use some more product, like backup or long-term storage. In the future, if the price goes down, then we could buy different types of products.

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

The pricing is an issue. However, being all-flash, it will always be sort of expensive.

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

It's cost-effective when we replace it and has rich improvements with low effort from the customer side.

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

I would prefer that they lower their pricing.

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

The price is too high. Because the price is a bit higher than other products, the data reduction equalizes the price with amount of the data reduction.

2019-01-29T17:16:00Z
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Reseller

The pricing of Pure Storage is all-inclusive. It is very fair, and very easy. In comparison, Dell EMC has licensing that needs to be added if you wan to work in a complex environment or in specific functionalities.

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

Pure Storage is expensive. It comes with features, so you get what you pay for. It is expensive compared to our old storage systems, but from the amount of human effort that you have to pay to babysit a storage system, it reduces that. I don't know if the TCO is reduced, but it's not a concern for us. The guaranty that Pure Storage provides when you purchase it doesn't meet the overall capacity needs to provide extra storage, if needed. Thus, it is not meeting our expectations.

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

Pure Storage is a good price and it's a solid product for the price point. Only two or three times over the last 5 years have we had Pure flash drives die to a point where they had to be replaced, so the reliability is also very good.

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

There are a lot of companies that give a solid performance and a lot of places you can get flash. The pricing wasn't that much different, It's really the simplicity that makes a difference. If the data starts flowing too fast, it slows things down and does it later. Those features are the winners for us.

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

The cost was initially high, but once more people were using it, the costs came down. This was because the University was reselling it to other departments.

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

The cost of the storage needs improvement.

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

It's expensive but compared to other solutions, you get what you pay for.

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

It's expensive, but it's worth it.

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

The price-to-performance is good. I looked at Pure about three to four years back, but the price-to-performance wasn't right for us. Now, it's right.

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

Pure Storage is all-flash, so this sometimes tends to make it a bit more expensive in the beginning. Once a customer gets a demo and starts using Pure Storage, sees it working with its ease of use, stability, and performance, this encourages them into purchasing the product.

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

It is light years beyond anything else with the same price point.

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

Speak to an account manager and get the right deal.

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

In terms of other contemporary arrays, Pure is something you need to have a use case for. It isn't priced for you to just go buy one off-the-shelf. It isn't a casual purchase. If you have an appropriate use case though--heavy lift Oracle Databases, any type of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), or workloads that just really need low latency and high throughput--you should consider all-flash at least and probably Pure Storage. For example, we are starting to use our second array for high performance computing, primarily machine learning, and for that sort of research analytics and heavy math computation you really need all-flash.

2018-11-11T08:21:00Z
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