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Fresh Operations Manager at Jerónimo Martins
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Good functionality, easy to use, and highly stable

What is our primary use case?

I use the solution for the storage of our database and to run some algorithms to analyze data we retrieve from the internet.

What is most valuable?

I use all the features of this solution and I find them to be easy to use and functional, such as the compression and capacity to expand.

What needs improvement?

Pure Storage FlashArray could improve by being more secure.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for approximately three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is highly stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is scalable. We have five customers using this solution.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical…

What is our primary use case?

I use the solution for the storage of our database and to run some algorithms to analyze data we retrieve from the internet.

What is most valuable?

I use all the features of this solution and I find them to be easy to use and functional, such as the compression and capacity to expand.

What needs improvement?

Pure Storage FlashArray could improve by being more secure.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for approximately three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is highly stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is scalable.

We have five customers using this solution.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support is very good.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is the simplest I have ever done from any solution.

What about the implementation team?

We did the implementation of the solution ourselves with the supervision of the integrator.

We have a team that does the maintenance and operations of the solution.

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

There is an annual or perpetual license required for this solution.

What other advice do I have?

I am very satisfied with this solution and I would recommend it to others.

I rate Pure Storage FlashArray a nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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GC
Project Manager at WFSFAA
Real User
Reliable, easy to install and scalable

What is most valuable?

The all-flash disc is the most valuable feature of this solution.

What needs improvement?

The price should be lower.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been working with Pure Storage FlashArray for one year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Pure Storage FlashArray is a stable solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is a scalable product, but not for our needs. This solution is used by 100 people in our organization.

How are customer service and support?

I have not contacted technical support. My main point of contact has been the reseller.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is straightforward. It is easy to install. The installation takes one or two days. We have…

What is most valuable?

The all-flash disc is the most valuable feature of this solution.

What needs improvement?

The price should be lower.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been working with Pure Storage FlashArray for one year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Pure Storage FlashArray is a stable solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is a scalable product, but not for our needs.

This solution is used by 100 people in our organization.

How are customer service and support?

I have not contacted technical support.

My main point of contact has been the reseller.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is straightforward. It is easy to install.

The installation takes one or two days.

We have a team of three to maintain this solution.

What about the implementation team?

The reseller was able to assist us.

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

The pricing is rather costly when compared to similar solutions.

There are no fees for licensing. The hardware is paid for only once.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate Pure Storage FlashArray an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Mike  Zukerman
Sr. Cloud Systems Engineer at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
A great product for Block Storage

Pros and Cons

  • "This solution is very scalable."
  • "I feel like there is too much automation; the user doesn't have any manual input."

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution for block storage.

What is most valuable?

I like that every few years, they provide us with a free controller upgrade.

What needs improvement?

It would be nice to have a little more control. I feel like there is too much automation; the user doesn't have any manual input. There's not a lot of options for the administrator compared to other solutions

For how long have I used the solution?

This is our first year using Pure Storage FlashArray

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This solution is very scalable.

What other advice do I have?

We did a POC before buying this solution. If you're interested in using this solution, I recommend that you do the same — see if you like it. It's a good product for block storage; It offers very good performance. 

Overall, on a scale from one to ten, I would give Pure Storage FlashArray a rating of nine. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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NL
Solutions Architect at a insurance company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Their replication across sites and response time are excellent

What is our primary use case?

FlashArray is our main repository for all our VMware.

What is most valuable?

We've been using FlashArray's snapshot for backups. Their replication across sites and response time are also excellent.

What needs improvement?

When we were doing some tests, we found that there was an I/O freeze when they were switching the controller.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using FlashArray for a year and a half.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

For our needs, the stability was very good. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability was also very good.

How was the initial setup?

The installation was pretty straightforward.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate Pure…

What is our primary use case?

FlashArray is our main repository for all our VMware.

What is most valuable?

We've been using FlashArray's snapshot for backups. Their replication across sites and response time are also excellent.

What needs improvement?

When we were doing some tests, we found that there was an I/O freeze when they were switching the controller.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using FlashArray for a year and a half.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

For our needs, the stability was very good. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability was also very good.

How was the initial setup?

The installation was pretty straightforward.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate Pure Storage FlashArray eight out of 10.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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