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IT Manager at a consultancy with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 20
Simplifies management for capacity-oriented workloads
Pros and Cons
  • "It's very fast and very easy to use. It performs well and is both flexible and compatible. We like it because it's easy to use."
  • "The integration capabilities could be improved."

What is our primary use case?

We use flash storage for VDI architecture and database architecture.

What is most valuable?

It's very fast and very easy to use. It performs well and is both flexible and compatible. We like it because it's easy to use. We transferred our old architecture from hyper storage to all-flash storage. It made our business faster and more connected to our customers.

The dashboard is very friendly. We can see information about IPs and the bandwidth and every host who connects to it — it's very useful.

We really like the easy-to-use GUI.

What needs improvement?

The integration capabilities could be improved.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for roughly three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Pure Storage FlashArray is a very stable and reliable solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

In our environment, there are only two nodes. We have three products. Each one has two nodes and they can't extend any further.

How are customer service and technical support?

We haven't needed to contact customer support. 

How was the initial setup?

This solution is very easy to deploy. Deployment took roughly half an hour.

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

I was not involved with the licensing of this solution.

What other advice do I have?

We recommend this solution to our friends and customers. It's perfect.

Overall, on a scale from one to ten, I would give this solution a rating of nine.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Datacenter & Cloud Architect - South America Zone at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Easy to set up and easy to use, with helpful vendor support
Pros and Cons
  • "At this point, I don't know anything that they could provide in a better way."
  • "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."

What is most valuable?

From the first test that we have conducted, we are very satisfied with this solution.

The interface is easy to use.

At this point, I don't know anything that they could provide in a better way.

What needs improvement?

We are not sure what needs improvement at this time, as we have not started using it in the production environment.

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.

For how long have I used the solution?

We are in the process of implementing this solution, but we haven't started using it in the production environment.

How are customer service and technical support?

The vendor was helpful during our implementation.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was easy, with help from the vendor.

What about the implementation team?

We have had help from the vendors, they have been very close to us, helping us all the way.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We decided to go with the Pure Storage solution because of the business model that they presented to us.

What other advice do I have?

We have hired Pure Storage and a distributor to help out at the beginning but mostly we deal with Pure Storage directly.

I would rate Pure Storage FlashArray a nine out of ten.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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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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IT Architect at a hospitality company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Straightforward implementation, useful deduplication, and helpful support

What is our primary use case?

We are using Pure Storage FlashArray for all of our data. We use the deduplication feature and it is working well.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features in Pure Storage FlashArray are deduplication and active cluster.

What needs improvement?

The solution could improve by having a multi-tenant feature.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been Pure Storage FlashArray for approximately two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Pure Storage FlashArray is very stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have not had an issue with the scalability of Pure Storage FlashArray. We plan to increase the usage of this solution.

How are customer service and support?

The…

What is our primary use case?

We are using Pure Storage FlashArray for all of our data. We use the deduplication feature and it is working well.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features in Pure Storage FlashArray are deduplication and active cluster.

What needs improvement?

The solution could improve by having a multi-tenant feature.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been Pure Storage FlashArray for approximately two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Pure Storage FlashArray is very stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have not had an issue with the scalability of Pure Storage FlashArray.

We plan to increase the usage of this solution.

How are customer service and support?

The support has been very good from Pure Storage FlashArray.

How was the initial setup?

The solution is simple to implement. It's a new kind of storage, it is very easy to use. It is similar to NetApp, it is straightforward.

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

We purchased a license to use this solution and we pay for the storage ourselves.

What other advice do I have?

It is a very good product.

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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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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Manager of IT Department at a engineering company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Simple initial setup, reactive support, and simple management

What is our primary use case?

We are using Pure Storage FlashArray for data backups.

What is most valuable?

The management is simple in Pure Storage FlashArray.

What needs improvement?

We need to add more storage in Pure Storage FlashArray with the cluster mode activated for us to have better performance.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Pure Storage FlashArray for approximately one year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable with low vulnerabilities.

How are customer service and support?

The support is very good they quickly react to problems.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We previously used a Hitachi hybrid storage solution with both traditional storage and flash…

What is our primary use case?

We are using Pure Storage FlashArray for data backups.

What is most valuable?

The management is simple in Pure Storage FlashArray.

What needs improvement?

We need to add more storage in Pure Storage FlashArray with the cluster mode activated for us to have better performance.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Pure Storage FlashArray for approximately one year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable with low vulnerabilities.

How are customer service and support?

The support is very good they quickly react to problems.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We previously used a Hitachi hybrid storage solution with both traditional storage and flash storage.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is very simple.

What about the implementation team?

We have two administrators that support this solution.

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

The price of the solution is not expensive.

What other advice do I have?

I rate Pure Storage FlashArray a ten out of ten.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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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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Solutions Architect at a insurance company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 10
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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