Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Pure Storage FlashBlade.
What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?
I would like to see more monitoring capability included in the next release of this solution.
I would like to see more VM-Aware features in the next release of this solution.
The solution needs better SMB support. For SMB 3.0 for example, I would expand their footprint to sell FlashBlade, etc.
The speed could be improved.
The support needs improvement.
The Pure Storage Orchestrator is our biggest pain point at the moment. If we can have more say in future developments of feature sets that we will need to support for our use case, that would be pretty beneficial to us.
On our dedupe during our initial buy, we were expecting a number a little higher like 4x. However, we are getting about 3.6. While it is close enough, it doesn't quite hit the numbers. So, this has been a challenge. We are looking at Pure Storage's capabilities to move off-premise into the cloud.
They need better integration with public clouds along with a better hybrid solution.
I would like to see better integration.
We haven't been able to use much of the cloud area of Pure Storage. We have a storage server and it would be better if it could integrate with other cloud features of this solution.
I would like to see more deduplication.
I would like to have Snapshots and Snapmail in the next release. People who came from a NetApp background, especially expect these features.
In the realm of micro-services, I think that Pure Storage can do well if they start getting in there and making their arrays more micro-services ready. We can add a bunch of compute, we could forever compute, but the array at some point comes to a screeching halt. I think if there's a way to make the flash array go wider that would be the better way to go in the long run.