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HPE Primera vs. Pure Storage FlashBlade
May 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about HPE Primera vs. Pure Storage FlashBlade and other solutions. Updated: May 2022.
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"The initial setup is very straightforward. It's not overly complex.""There has been a lot of changes in HPE Primera OS, and most of the time any package related to it is simple to upgrade. It does not require any support for the operation. The customer can easily deploy any code directly from the GUI which is very good. Additionally, we have individual storage we can allocate and easily manage.""All of the capabilities of the hardware such as replication, snapshot, and the specific features are all included from the start as opposed to being on another license.""The performance of the solution is good.""The most important thing that we had found when we purchased this product around six months back was its 100% availability and uptime.""The features that I have found most valuable are the artificial intelligence for the storage inside of the software and firmware because customers do not like functionalities which require manual interruption.""We sold Primera to a public university, and they're happy with it. They have been using it for about four months with no significant problems.""Primera's main advantage is its support for NVM drives and normal flash drives. It has some sort of AI analysis that automatically tells us how to optimize the performance."

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"It's very easy-to-use.""The most valuable features are the Metro clustering, and disaster recovery.""The snapshots, replication, and the ability to have immutable blades are the most valuable features. You're putting data snapshots out in those blades, and they cannot be touched. Its performance is great.""It is very easy to use, and it is very fast.""It performs well and it is also very fast.""The product is scalable and easy to expand.""The initial setup is pretty quick.""The most valuable features of this solution are the rewrite speed and the nonstop services."

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Cons
"Increasing the IOPS and throughput values would make the product even better. Improving the scalability of HPE Primera is also recommended.""The cost of HPE Primera could be lower.""There really isn't any aspect of the solution that needs improvement for the customer other than its price.""Price is always important in Turkey, so HPE could lower the price to keep it competitive. It's not as competitive as other solutions in this market.""One of the drawbacks of the model we purchased is that it is not running NVMe drives. Even though they say that it is NVMe-ready, it is still on the SSD drives. The model that we purchased has only eight hard drives, and only the ones on the top could work on NVMe. The rest of them are still on the SSD. Its competitors, such as EMC and Pure Storage, are moving or have already moved to NVMe. HPE should improve this solution for NVMe. HPE should also improve IOs in this solution. IOs in HPE are weaker than Hitachi and Pure Storage.""There are certain features that require engineering-level access, which should be accessible to storage admins as well.""The solution has good performance but it could improve further.""On the hardware side, you should have the ability to expand capacity to larger numbers."

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"I want efficiency. FlashBlade doesn't have efficiency now.""The feature that we're waiting on is better integration with the cell services.""There is some room for new features related to authentication and integration with Kubernetes, and other solution using S3 Bucket.""The solution is expensive.""There could be improvements in public cloud integration.""It would be beneficial if the layer could support the S3 protocol and be container ready in the next release.""It usually comes down to just what you hit and the value you're getting when you spend the money and license the products. I would always go, "If you want to make things better, lower your price and make your licensing simpler." There's always an opportunity around that.""Compared to, for example, Hitachi NAS, the solution is not mature at all. It's just in its infancy as far as technology goes."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "From what I see, this is competitively-priced and HPE are doing their best to stay competitive."
  • "The price to capacity ratio is good."
  • "It is basically in the mid-range of the price. It is not cheaper than Hitachi, but it is cheaper than Pure Storage. There are no additional costs. Everything was taken care of in the price."
  • "Licensing fees are billed on a yearly basis and the cost of GreenLake service is included."
  • "I believe HPE Primera and Pure Storage are similar in price."
  • "There is only a one-time license purchase needed and no additional costs. If HP could reduce the training cost, then that would be advantageous to the seller."
  • "The price of HPE Primera could improve, it is expensive."
  • "HPE Primera service is cost-effective."
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  • "The price is a little high."
  • "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."
  • "Licensing fees are paid yearly."
  • "I feel that the price could always be lowered."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:HPE Nimble is a versatile synced WAN San solution. It is easy to use and doesn’t require much training for admins. The solution offers SSD-based cache devices and all SSD devices so you can have… more »
    Top Answer:HPE Primera has many great features but one of the best is that it is very easy to deploy. From an overall perspective, it is reliable, easy to set up, stable, and offers quality block storage. All of… more »
    Top Answer:HPE Primera is an all-flash storage product that's very stable and has a higher storage capacity. It can also give better ROI compared to NetApp.
    Top Answer:The snapshots, replication, and the ability to have immutable blades are the most valuable features. You're putting data snapshots out in those blades, and they cannot be touched. Its performance is… more »
    Top Answer:I feel that the price could always be lowered. It would be nice.
    Top Answer:It usually comes down to just what you hit and the value you're getting when you spend the money and license the products. I would always go, "If you want to make things better, lower your price and… more »
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    Overview

    HPE introduces HPE Primera, a new storage platform designed to deliver superior simplicity, availability, and performance for mission-critical applications
    HPE Primera advances the HPE Intelligent Data Platform, a portfolio of products and solutions designed to help customers transition from delivering storage to unlocking business value with intelligent data

    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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    Top Industries
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    Financial Services Firm40%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Transportation Company10%
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    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Government7%
    Financial Services Firm6%
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    Financial Services Firm19%
    Manufacturing Company13%
    University13%
    Energy/Utilities Company13%
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    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Government7%
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    Small Business58%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise26%
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    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise58%
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    Midsize Enterprise29%
    Large Enterprise54%
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    Buyer's Guide
    HPE Primera vs. Pure Storage FlashBlade
    May 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about HPE Primera vs. Pure Storage FlashBlade and other solutions. Updated: May 2022.
    610,190 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    HPE Primera is ranked 9th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 19 reviews while Pure Storage FlashBlade is ranked 10th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 10 reviews. HPE Primera is rated 8.6, while Pure Storage FlashBlade is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of HPE Primera writes "A rock-solid, enterprise-class product that provides 100% availability and is backed by an excellent company". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Pure Storage FlashBlade writes "Immutable snapshots, great performance, and simple and easy replication". HPE Primera is most compared with HPE Nimble Storage, HPE 3PAR StoreServ, Dell PowerStore, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) and Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series, whereas Pure Storage FlashBlade is most compared with Pure Storage FlashArray, Qumulo, MinIO, Red Hat Ceph Storage and NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS). See our HPE Primera vs. Pure Storage FlashBlade report.

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