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"This product has good performance."

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"The management features are well organized and they have a very good dashboard.""This solution is very scalable.""One of the features that my customers are really interested in is immutable snapshots. There are immutable snapshots to which your applications can be reverted back if you are hit by some kind of ransomware threat or malicious attack. That's kind of a key deal, and it is one of the selling points I use to point out to my customers the value and the features that Pure Storage brings to the table.""We're getting good performance, and the compression ratio is also very good in Pure Storage FlashArray.""The solution offers amazing performance.""The speed is one of the most valuable features of Pure Storage FlashArray.""The compression and deduplication features help to make the best use of the capacity.""I like its speed. It has all the features that I need."

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"The response time for read requests can be improved."

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"There are many features which need to be added, particularly on the replication side.""Beyond a certain amount of petabytes, you have to have a separate system. Basically, it's not infinitely scalable.""It is not possible to create a cluster on top of multiple arrays.""This product has only two active controllers, whereas other solutions can have more. This is something that needs to improve.""It would be nice to have a better view of the allocated capacity on their Platform as a Service solution because we have to do some manual calculations to understand how much we are going to pay every month to use the storage that is allocated.""Larger capacity and more storage ports would be the two things I'd like to see.""Areas for improvement would be the financial operations. In the next release, I would like to see a NAS protocol included.""The price could be better."

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  • "The best features come included without any additional cost."
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  • "Its price is almost double than any other flash storage solution."
  • "The price, in general, is around $100,000, however, I know it costs more."
  • "They have a standardized fee; it's been the same price for 10 years straight. I am happy with the price — I think it's good."
  • "We do not incur additional costs beyond the licensing fee."
  • "My organization has a yearly license, but I believe that Pure Storage FlashArray has capacity-based licenses as well. I'm definitely happy with the pricing."
  • "There is an annual or perpetual license required for this solution."
  • "Pure is typically more expensive than everyone else. You get what you pay for, but I have lost deals to similar solutions because of pricing. They include everything, and that's another positive about Pure Storage. They aren't trying to nickel and dime their customers for different features. It is all included in one price. The license is by capacity, and the price depends on the capacity and the discount we're getting from the vendor. You get the SKU of the physical appliance, support, and maintenance, and that's it. You're licensed for whatever feature they offer. It is all rolled up into the price of the appliance."
  • "The pricing is reasonable."
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    Both are great platforms, but if you are considering all flash solutions, I would recommend you to consider Pure Storage. It may be more expensive, but it should pay for itself for its… more »
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    We've been using FlashArray's snapshot for backups. Their replication across sites and response time are also excellent.
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    Overview

    InfiniBox, high performance enterprise data storage, eliminates performance, availability and scalability issues to accelerate critical business applications. Based upon a fully abstracted set of software driven storage functions layered on top of industry standard hardware, INFINIDAT delivers a fast, highly available, and easy-to-deploy storage system.

    Unmatched reliability and performance (99.99999% uptime) is delivered through an innovative self-healing architecture, high performance double-parity RAID, and comprehensive end-to-end data verification capability. In addition, an efficient data distribution architecture that uses all drives all the time, and a very large flash cache, deliver ultra-high performance with up to 1M IOPS, and over 12GB/s throughput along with our InfiniMetrics detailed performance monitoring.

    Pure Storage FlashArray is the world’s first enterprise-class, all-NVMe flash storage array. It represents a new class of storage – shared accelerated storage, that delivers major breakthroughs in performance, simplicity, and consolidation. Pure Storage is fresh and modern today and will be for the next decade. Without forklift upgrades or planned downtime, Pure takes the work out of storage ownership and delivers unprecedented customer satisfaction.

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    Computer Software Company36%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Manufacturing Company5%
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    Healthcare Company13%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Government7%
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    Comms Service Provider18%
    Manufacturing Company7%
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    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise57%
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    INFINIDAT InfiniBox is ranked 3rd in Enterprise SAN with 1 review while Pure Storage FlashArray is ranked 1st in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 33 reviews. INFINIDAT InfiniBox is rated 7.0, while Pure Storage FlashArray is rated 9.2. The top reviewer of INFINIDAT InfiniBox writes "Good performance, suitable for big data, but the response time could be improved". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Pure Storage FlashArray writes "Provides protection against ransomware threats with immutable snapshots, and it is well known for its scalability, ease of use, and non-disruptive upgrades". INFINIDAT InfiniBox is most compared with NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), Dell EMC XtremIO, VMware vSAN, Dell EMC Unity XT and HPE 3PAR StoreServ, whereas Pure Storage FlashArray is most compared with NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), Dell EMC PowerStore, Dell EMC Unity XT, HPE Nimble Storage and IBM FlashSystem.

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