Pure Storage Reviews

James-Kelly
Real User
Senior Systems Administrator for Research at Chapman University
Apr 16 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature has been its performance. It has allowed us to virtualize our production environment, which has many secondary benefits, primarily involving the automation of database… more»

How has it helped my organization?

As soon as we introduced our first Pure Storage FlashArray, the first benefit we saw, from our very first benchmarks, was that our production databases simply ran twice as fast with no other change… more»

What needs improvement?

In the higher-education industry, things moves slowly. We are still looking forward to implementing the full list of their existing features. In terms of the future, I have been excited by some of the… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

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 buy one off-the-shelf. If you have an appropriate use case though--heavy lift… more»

What other advice do I have?

Start with performance, then start to narrow things down by looking at the additional functionality that a particular solution is going to bring into your environment. There are use cases where raw… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We had existing relationships with vendors who had spinning disk technology. What we weren't getting was the type of flexibility for automation and copy management that all-flash technology offered… more»
Kelvin Foo
Real User
APAC System manager at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 23 2018

What is most valuable?

We like that there isn't a steep learning curve and it is easy to learn how to navigate. It's also quite scalable and easy to implement.

How has it helped my organization?

This solution has improved our organization in the way that 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… more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see them develop the ability to integrate with more AWS services. There are increasingly more and more services coming out from AWS but there are also certain constraints where we can't move everything over to a cloud as… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution an eight because it is very reliable in the way that it fulfills its key objective of being performance driven. If you're considering this or a similar product I would advise you to do a PoC to make sure that this… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We also considered Hitachi Storage and NetApp. Our decision was ultimately based on two factors: simplicity of the usage and overall performance. We ended up choosing this specific product because we had good support from the application… more»
Rujuswami Gandhi
Real User
Associate Director of Cloud Engineering at ZS
May 26 2019

What is most valuable?

Flash is the most valuable feature. 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, where you can keep replacing components. That was… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We were previously a legacy storage system. After moving to Pure, the stability and performance both dramatically improved. We don't have to worry about storage anymore. Previously, we had to babysit our storage system, doing things like managing the volumes, looking at the capacity, predicting when… more»

What needs improvement?

The real need that we have is around other backups. Obviously, it has its own snapshot concept but beyond that, having a separate backup system in the Pure ecosystem itself, in that space, would make it all integrated within a single organization and we wouldn't have to deal with multiple companies… more»

What other advice do I have?

You get what you pay for. It is expensive, but it really works. So I would really recommend using Pure Storage.
Real User
Chief Technology Officer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Feb 25 2019

What is most valuable?

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

What needs improvement?

There's always an opportunity for new feature functionality. It's just a question of what that will be and what does the future look like?

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

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

What other advice do I have?

I would absolutely recommend this product to a colleague. We have no regrets. We have one person who administers it. We have about 9,000 employees and the IT department has about 300.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We considered Dell EMC, we looked at Nutanix, Cohesity, IBM, HPE. We ran quite a bit of the gamut.
Sign Up with Email