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2019-06-19T08:37:00Z

What needs improvement with Pure Storage FlashBlade?


Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Pure Storage FlashBlade.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

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Top 5Real User

In our case, we are mostly performance-focused. We don't require a laundry list of features. It's sort of a double-edged sword, however. On one hand, the lack of all these features makes it a lot easier to configure and manage. Yet, if you need those features, it might be a negative. For us, it's elegant. The solution is expensive.

2021-10-14T19:20:13Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would like to see the licensing fees improved as well as the price per terabyte.

2021-06-23T18:02:32Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

There could be improvements in public cloud integration. In the future, one innovation could be for them to make an embedded backup system.

2021-05-19T16:41:33Z
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Top 20Real User

It would be nice if you could store file-based in the same box with the same technology. Now you can only put block storage on the storage array. It would be nice if you had the same features in the file-based solution on the same box. This would mean you can have all of the storage types in your enterprise on the same box.

2020-12-30T14:59:53Z
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Top 5Consultant

At the moment, I can't think of anything that needs to be improved; however, the feature that we're waiting on is better integration with the cell services. I know Pure has a company that's working on the cell system, but it's still not completely there yet.

2020-11-17T18:07:38Z
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Top 10Real User

Compared to, for example, Hitachi NAS, the solution is not mature at all. It's just in its infancy as far as technology goes. That means there are some features that just arent yet available on the product. When we ask for customization or certain features, we'll get a response saying "it's not available yet" or "that's in the pipeline". We have a complicated enterprise, therefore we need more features, perhaps, than the average user, and in this sense this product is limited. We're on a dark site. We don't have internet access. This isn't great for FlashBlade, which needs to be connected to the internet. It's a website, so it needs to be connected in order to provide reports. Therefore, reporting isn't available to us. We'd love a better dashboard that offers more accurate metrics. We'd like more details about what is happening on the system, so we can notify the clients as necessary.

2020-10-08T07:25:17Z
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Top 5Consultant

It's difficult to find something that could be improved. The new version of the Purity operational system will be released this week and we've been told a lot of improvements have been made so we'll have to wait a few days and see what they're talking about.

2020-06-14T08:03:12Z
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Real User

I would like to see more monitoring capability included in the next release of this solution.

2019-09-03T06:46:00Z
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Real User

I would like to see more VM-Aware features in the next release of this solution.

2019-09-03T06:46:00Z
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MSP

The solution needs better SMB support. For SMB 3.0 for example, I would expand their footprint to sell FlashBlade, etc.

2019-09-03T06:46:00Z
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Real User

The speed could be improved.

2019-06-19T08:37:00Z
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MSP

The support needs improvement.

2019-06-19T08:37:00Z
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