Pure Storage Questions

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Jul 27 2020

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Pure Storage FlashArray, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

Nurit Sherman
Content Specialist
IT Central Station

One of the most popular comparisons on IT Central Station is Nimble Storage vs Pure Storage.


One user says about Nimble Storage, "InfoSight, Nimble snapshotting and replications, as well as the zero-byte cloning, are invaluable to us as a company and has greatly improved our offerings to clients over our previous storage vendor." 


Another user says about Pure Storage, "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."


In your experience, which is better and why?

it_user725136These are my experiences with both storage arrays: Nimble has recently been… more »
it_user730569As a user of both Nimble and Pure, I would find it very hard to select a winner… more »
anush santhanamAt a high level, you really can't go wrong with either array as both Nimble and… more »
Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Pure Storage FlashArray.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station

Hi,

We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about Pure Storage FlashArray?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

Eddy Orabi, MSc
Equity Research Associate - IT Hardware & Memory at a tech company with 11-50 employees

I have experience working as an equity research associate. 


Question 1- What is the best storage, or combination of storage systems, to use for AI machine learning? I've been asking around and have been hearing that using Pure Storage and NetApp as a hybrid provides the best combination from a performance, scalability, and high availability standpoint with Pure Storage providing the first while NetApp provides the other two. Do you agree? And if not, what do you recommend? 


Question 2- I'm not a Pure Storage user but have been hearing that performance becomes subpar after two years of usage and storage increasing to 50%+ of capacity. From your experience, can you attest to this claim?


Thanks! I appreciate the help. 

reviewer1044153I find that Pure provides all three, performance, scalability, and HA. Our Pure… more »
Marc StaimerYour questions lack context. What is the best storage for AI machine learning… more »
reviewer547188Based on experience with PureStorage, EMC, IBM, and HPE. working in Financial… more »
Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Pure FlashArray X NVMe, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Pure FlashArray X NVMe.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about Pure FlashArray X NVMe?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!