What do you like most about Pure Storage FlashArray?
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We've been using FlashArray's snapshot for backups. Their replication across sites and response time are also excellent.
FlashArray has many valuable features. It's very user-friendly and it has high availability, so there is comparatively less downtime. During maintenance, there is no shutdown procedure, so you can directly power off the Array and manage the shutdown process without any data loss, which is a unique feature. Managing replication and data migration is also very easy.
The all-flash disc is the most valuable feature of this solution.
Processes that used to take 40 minutes to two hours can be completed in five minutes.
The technical support is very good.
It has a good performance and it's scalable.
Technical support is good.
We're getting good performance, and the compression ratio is also very good in Pure Storage FlashArray.
Pure Storage is extremely reliable — it's never failed.
This solution is very scalable.
The mobile app is very helpful.
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.
I like its speed. It has all the features that I need.
At this point, I don't know anything that they could provide in a better way.
The most valuable features are the replication of data and the continuous snapshot that we can take from the disc.
The speed of the Pure FlashArray is very, very fast and nothing in the market can compare to it.
It is easy to deploy and it's all-flash, so it's very fast.
The speed is the most valuable feature of this solution.
The speed is the most valuable feature, along with the ease of getting it connected. We were able to get it online in less than a day.
The amount of throughput that we're getting is really nice.
It comes with a large number of features out-of-the-box, which makes it easy for us to see problems and manage capacity.
It helps us maintain uptime much better than other solutions we've used in the past, and the support is extremely quick and responsive.
The performance and the ever-growing maintenance are the most valuable features of this solution.
The support team is available all the time and they seem to know what they are doing.
Pure is simple to set up and manage on a day-to-day basis.
The initial setup is very straightforward. You simply plug it in and turn it on.
The ease of management is one of the most valuable features of this solution. I would have also said that it's pretty fast but now our SQL servers are starting to beat it up pretty bad.
Having fast storage allows actual servers to perform in high capacity so we don't have slowdowns on our applications.
For us, the most valuable feature is the compression and deduplication. Being able to deploy a three to one ratio for storage is absolutely critical in today's world with the growing need for storage and the growing need for more space.
The performance is very good.
The top-tier support and reliable storage are the most valuable features of this solution.
The scalability options are very nice because you can scale it much better and faster. The scalability was there in the previous environment also, but this is far better than what we had before. It basically helps the user in case they are looking for more storage. We can scale it much faster.
The solution is easy to scale. I'm running two environments right now, so I need to scale. I'm running a part technology. I've got an A-side and a B-side.
We also use VMware integrations developed by Pure, their plugins in our vCenter environment. They help by allowing our non-technical operations teams to deploy new data stores and resize data stores without me having to involve myself all the time to do those simple tasks.
What I like most about this solution, is the speed, resiliency and scalability.
The most valuable feature of this solution is the support.
We have tons of capacity on it.
It's reduced our overhead management time on storage, since it is so simple to get in and just provision a volume, present it to the host, and then you are done.
It gives us capacity planning.
They have really good baked in analytics to show you trends for growth history, so it does help with future planning for data growth.
Because of the encryption, we have different storage and the encryption can go over both.
The back-end data reporting for Pure Storage is phenomenal. The data that you can see on the performance of your customers' array, so you can be proactive about upgrades or enhancements, and is a phenomenal tool to have access to as a partner. I haven't seen this type of stuff out of anything of the other storage systems.
With Pure Storage, we don't see any latency or IOPS. It has been a very seamless integration.
The stability and performance are the best things about the solution.
It is pretty much just plug and play. There is not that much to do with it. It is very easy to use.
The predictive performance analytics is a very good feature, as our system is performing better than before.
All our junior partners can administer the storage arrays. It is simple and easy to use. We don't have to dedicate a whole team of full time people to work on it.
The solution has probably reduced my power use substantially.
Our storage phones home. It is smart and intelligent in that aspect, which has been huge for us. We don't have to be storage administrators.
The predictive performance analytics are good.
It is noticeably easier to manage than other appliances that we have.
Running SAP on Pure Storage helps a lot without doing any further tuning to improve application performance. Our internal clients are happy.
The stability is perfect. The reliability is 100% and the latency is always lower than 1 millisecond.
The most valuable feature is its upgradeability.
The most valuable feature is test performance. It helps us store large amounts of data along with providing us faster retrieval of data.
Very efficient storage
Their support system has insight into errors on our SAN fabric that we can't see. They've brought attention to and raised awareness for us about things that we couldn't see, when we were experiencing problems.
It's easy to use, and the maintenance upgrades to get free controllers work really well.
One of the lesser sung advantages was when we started running our interface engine on Pure Storage. The ability to process messages and pass them through in our organization skyrocketed purely because of a disk that I owned which we were getting out of Pure Storage.
The sales and executive support have been outstanding compared to the rest of the market... My upgrade paths have been simple on the Pure... It's a lot simpler to implement and a lot simpler to manage.
It upgrades in place which means we'll be using it well into the future.
Pure gives us better compression, it's easier to manage, a lot less hands-on.
My rating of Pure Storage is a ten out of ten because of the price for performance and footprint - the overall value.
There was a dramatic improvement in operating costs just as a result of the environmentals and space, let alone the cost of the unit itself.
The first year, we started out with one or five terabytes and it took what was 20 terabytes of storage down to less than one terabyte.
We were actually able to do multiple upgrades, including head upgrades and moving between the platforms, M20 and M50, over the years. We have never once lost a ping and have never had an outage due to an OS upgrade or a complete head upgrade.
The performance of the storage is just unbelievable.
Most of the problems that we had in the past with the performance in IOPS have disappeared. It has been a great improvement for our customers' services.
It's simple, powerful, and ready to use.
Performance, dedupe, and that it works well with database workloads are its most valuable features.
The job of support for the storage engineers dramatically changed. We know more quickly the automation of the provisioning. We can now focus on things that bring more value to the company than just managing storage.
The most valuable feature is how it simplifies the management of the SAN.
The most valuable feature is its data reduction.
The simplicity of it. The performance is good, but the simplicity is the best thing. Storage management is quite complex, but Pure Storage is easy to manage.
The deduplication and compression meet all of our system requirements.
The security operating system is its most valuable feature because it's very simple, easy to use, and operate. You don't have to do very serious training to operate this equipment. It's user-friendly and pretty straightforward.
We like the speed. It's very low latency. In virtualization, you can mask lots of problems, and even in code you can mask lots of problems, with low latency. It's just pure speed and low latency.
It reduces space and the polar consumption. It also accelerates the application.
It simplifies the overall management. We don't have to worry about storage anymore.
We have seen savings in our storage. The speed of deployment has gone from several days to a few minutes. This product has reduced that time into minutes, simplifying storage for us.
It's actually very stable
We've had to use tech support on a number of occasions. They did everything remotely and talked us all the way through. They fixed the issue within 30 minutes. Every single time we contact them, they're perfect. I would give their technical support a ten out of ten.
Performance is the most valuable feature.
The initial setup was straightforward in the way that it was a database vacuum storage.
This solution has helped my organization by cutting down on provisioning time. I used to have to provision a VM and it would take ten minutes. Now, it takes thirty seconds.
Has also helped simplify storage for us. The other person we put in there, took about a week to implement. And we had both arrays set up within around four hours with a thirty minute drive time between the two locations.
This solution has improved our organization. In the past, we had reports that were taking up to two hours and after switching to SSD storage the overall processing power dropped to half an hour. The end users saw an immediate performance gain.
It is all-flash. This makes it a lot faster than the rest of what we have, as it is able to drive high I/O loads, which is big for us.
The stability of Pure Storage is very very good.
Their technical support is excellent. It's the best out of any of the vendors we work with.
It is an easy to use product for all of my team members.
Scalability is one of the best features. You can quickly add more. You can swap out the drives with larger sizes, you can add more shelves. All of that is perfect - the whole concept of keeping it modular...
The most valuable feature is that maintenance is free.
Data deduplication features make it easier to manage storage and forecast growth.
The most valuable feature is it never goes down. We can expand and create volumes.
They are quite responsive and our local team was pretty good.
This solution has improved our organization in the way that we used to see latency but now with this solution we don't. It also has good performance. Latencies have come down for our performance in the SQL databases. We can put a lot more in a lot less in terms of space savings. We also save data center space have good deduplication.
Technical support is excellent. I've had very good responses from technical support. We had a couple of cases where we needed support. Some of the communications were purely over email and some has been an actual call to the service desk.
It's extremely stable and has good performance.
It is the SAN backbone for our company.
We can store more for a cheaper price as opposed to paying for larger devices and larger rack spaces which get outdated sooner and which we'd have to change every two years. It simplifies storage for us.
It has improved my organization because now have lower latency, we get fewer complaints from customers, and we see a constant response time.
It has good stability for our company.
The ease of use. That's what our customers love. They say it's very easy, they don't need special training, they don't need to call us or any other company or integrator to help them do their job. That's the main reason they purchase Pure.
It helps simplify storage. When you're running Pure all-flash, you don't have to do a lot of the old Oracle best practices. You don't have to worry about putting log files on a different disk channel than the data files, and those types of issues... That has made it vastly easier to do large volumes, rapid provisioning in databases, without taking a performance hit.
We are very happy with the data deduplication and compression ratio that we have on the platform.
It allows engineers to focus on other things rather than doing the more manual tasks. It automates tasks, so the ease of use is extreme. It simplifies the storage.
Their REST API is wonderful, well-documented, and easy to use.
I have seen a huge increase in speed and performance on our databases.
It helps to simplify storage because it has an easy front-end to access everything.
Having an intuitive user interface to get things running is great.
It does efficient work of storing data while still delivering the performance that you would normally expect from a higher priced solution.
The stability is very good. I've done destructive testing on it and never had any type of storage outages from it.
The best feature is consistently lower latency, even when IOPS crank up to over 75K. The product maintains submillisecond response time, which is incredible.
It is an SSD array that has awesome performance, low submillisecond latency, and does what it is supposed to do. It just works, which is difficult for things to do anymore.
What do you guys think of Dell EMC PowerStore vs Pure Storage FlashArray and NetApp's AFF series. How was the migration process?