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Find out what your peers are saying about Pure FlashArray X NVMe vs. Pure Storage FlashBlade and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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"The high performance is very valuable, as well as the enterprise reliability features.""We have been able to consolidate storage into Pavilion. Pavilions are our only SANs because it is a bring your own disk solution. When new drives come out, we are able to take out half of the drives in the system, put in new drives, move our VMs over to the new drives, take the other drives out, and populate those with new drives. Then, we are suddenly twice as dense as we were before. NVMe flash is only going to get denser and cheaper so we can make use of that every couple of years by just throwing newer disks into it at a fraction of the cost of a new SAN.""There's lots of flexibility in how we use the resources while also maintaining a small footprint."

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"The latency is good.""The initial setup was extremely simple and straightforward.""One of the best features is the support, which is excellent.""Overall stability is very good. It is a very stable solution.""It is very easy to install and configure. It has got excellent diagnostics. If you really need to see how the box is performing, the console gives you a lot of information. You can set thresholds as well as alerts based on the thresholds, which is a very powerful functionality. They are very proactive. They know how to monitor and manage the systems. They see a problem, and they are all over it before us. They see the problem before we see it, which is very good.""Technical support has been helpful and responsive."

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"It uses the same platform for connectivity so integration is seamless.""The most valuable features are the Metro clustering, and disaster recovery.""The onboarding and integrated monitoring tools are pretty good.""It performs well and it is also very fast.""The main feature I have found to be product replication.""It's very easy-to-use.""The initial setup is pretty quick."

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Cons
"The rail system that Pavilion uses to mount up into a standard Dell or APC cabinet extends further back than normal rails, and they cover up the zero PDU slot. So, I don't like the rail system that comes with the device. That is my biggest complaint.""In our current configuration, we can only run the line controllers in high availability, active-standby mode, whereas we would like to see active-active implemented.""I would like to see the management layer improved."

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"In the future, I would like to see integration with enterprise backup systems.""It's more multi-tenant functionality in their Pure1 manage portal that is lacking.""I'd like to see the product implement active replication for vehicles such as VMware.""The software layer has to improve.""In terms of what needs improvement, the dashboard and management could be simplified.""Right now, the box itself is just strictly working as a backend storage system. It would be fantastic if we could access it directly like a NAS device through network access or SIS drives. I think they have an interface, but I am not sure how good it is. If we could address a box directly on the network without having to go through a server, it would be great. The replication schemas could be improved. We are not using replication on the storage level right now. We use a different type of replication. If their replication would be as good as the one that we have, I would probably run the replication schema because it might be faster, but I don't know that for a fact. So, I cannot say that they have good replication. All I can say is that they need to inform us better."

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"It's on the expensive side, as expected for a niche product.""The feature that we're waiting on is better integration with the cell services.""I would like to see the licensing fees improved as well as the price per terabytes.""Compared to, for example, Hitachi NAS, the solution is not mature at all. It's just in its infancy as far as technology goes.""It would be nice if you could store file-based in the same box with the same technology.""There could be improvements in public cloud integration.""The solution is expensive."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"This is hardware. They have a singular array that you can populate with your own disk, or you can buy the disks through them. For controllers, you pay for the components inside of the SAN, but there is only one chassis that they work with.""The licensing fees are very reasonable."

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"The licensing is on a yearly basis.""Its price could be better. It is not too expensive, but it is the high-end cost. It is kind of a Rolls-Royce. You pay a lot, but you get a lot out of it. So, the price pressure on the way down would be great, but at the end of the day, if you need to do the work, you just pay for it."

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"In my opinion, we have paid the right price for the product. I don't think that it is too much or too little.""The price of this solution could be made more affordable.""The price is a little high.""Licensing fees are paid yearly."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: We have been able to consolidate storage into Pavilion. Pavilions are our only SANs because it is a bring your own disk… more »
Top Answer: This is hardware. They have a singular array that you can populate with your own disk, or you can buy the disks through… more »
Top Answer: The rail system that Pavilion uses to mount up into a standard Dell or APC cabinet extends further back than normal… more »
Top Answer: The initial setup was extremely simple and straightforward.
Top Answer: We pay for licensing on a yearly basis. We're pretty happy with the cost. It's reasonable and not overly expensive.
Top Answer: To be able to do the welcome files simultaneously on a lower version would be helpful. I general, we don't really have… more »
Top Answer: The main feature I have found to be product replication.
Top Answer: The price of this solution could be made more affordable.
Top Answer: There could be improvements in public cloud integration. In the future, one innovation could be for them to make an… more »
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Also Known As
Pavilion HFA
Pure FlashArray//X NVMe, Pure FlashArray//X, FlashArray//X
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Overview

Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform

The Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform™ dramatically accelerates what organizations achieve by delivering universally unmatched storage performance, in an incredibly compact solution while reducing data center costs and complexity. Unrivaled flexibility for multiple data types and protocols, along with broad ecosystem integration, ensure that every customer has choice and control.

What is the Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform

The Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform is comprised of the Pavilion HyperParallel Flash Array™ and Pavilion HyperOS™. The Pavilion HyperParallel Flash Array leverages a unique, switch-based architecture to create a multi-controller solution that delivers an unmatched combination of high performance, ultra-low latency, and storage density. Pavilion HyperOS is a powerful, purpose-built storage operating system designed to unlock the power of the multi-controller Pavilion HyperParallel Flash Array, which delivers scalability and flexibility that no other solution can offer.

Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform Data Sheet

Download the Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform data sheet. Updated: December 2020

Pure Storage FlashArray//X is the world’s first enterprise-class, all-NVMe flash storage array. It represents a new class of storage – shared accelerated storage, which is a term coined by Gartner – that delivers major breakthroughs in performance, simplicity, and consolidation.

FlashBlade is the industry’s most advanced scale-out storage for unstructured data, powered by a modern, massively parallel architecture to consolidate complex data silos (like backup appliances and data lakes) and accelerate tomorrow’s discoveries and insights.

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Sample Customers
Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), Statistics Netherlands (CBS)
Fremont Bank, Judson ISD, The Nielsen Company
ServiceNow, Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, Dominos, Man AHL
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider21%
Government7%
Manufacturing Company5%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm25%
Computer Software Company25%
Healthcare Company13%
Manufacturing Company13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider22%
Financial Services Firm6%
Government4%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm21%
University14%
Marketing Services Firm7%
Retailer7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider16%
Manufacturing Company8%
Government7%
Company Size
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business72%
Midsize Enterprise3%
Large Enterprise25%
REVIEWERS
Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise33%
Large Enterprise33%
REVIEWERS
Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise33%
Large Enterprise50%
Find out what your peers are saying about Pure FlashArray X NVMe vs. Pure Storage FlashBlade and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
554,676 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Pure FlashArray X NVMe is ranked 13th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 6 reviews while Pure Storage FlashBlade is ranked 12th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 7 reviews. Pure FlashArray X NVMe is rated 9.4, while Pure Storage FlashBlade is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Pure FlashArray X NVMe writes "Excellent diagnostics, intuitive console, and fantastic support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Pure Storage FlashBlade writes "Stable with good technical support and easy to manage". Pure FlashArray X NVMe is most compared with HPE Nimble Storage, Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe, Dell EMC Unity XT and Dell EMC PowerStore, whereas Pure Storage FlashBlade is most compared with Pure Storage FlashArray, HPE Primera, Red Hat Ceph Storage, MinIO and Qumulo. See our Pure FlashArray X NVMe vs. Pure Storage FlashBlade report.

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