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"This product has good performance."

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"It's just very easy for general block storage.""Technical support has been amazing.""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.""Pure Storage is extremely reliable — it's never failed.""At this point, I don't know anything that they could provide in a better way.""The all-flash disc is the most valuable feature of this solution.""The most valuable features are the replication of data and the continuous snapshot that we can take from the disc.""Technical support is good."

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Cons
"The response time for read requests can be improved."

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"Beyond a certain amount of petabytes, you have to have a separate system. Basically, it's not infinitely scalable.""We would like to be able to connect to data tape for backup, specifically to the LTO backups.""Pure Storage FlashArray could improve by being more secure.""It is not possible to create a cluster on top of multiple arrays.""Pure Storage support could be a little better.""FlashArray's capacity for forecasting should be improved because it needs to be a bit more current. I think it's bundled with the deduplication and other compression factors. We need more user interfaces for forecasting in this software and more interfaces need to be integrated with this array management tool.""Its price could be cheaper. It is not the cheapest one out there, but I'm not directly involved in the figures and negotiations.""I feel like there is too much automation; the user doesn't have any manual input."

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  • "The best features come included without any additional cost."
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  • "Its price is almost double than any other flash storage solution."
  • "The price, in general, is around $100,000, however, I know it costs more."
  • "They have a standardized fee; it's been the same price for 10 years straight. I am happy with the price — I think it's good."
  • "We do not incur additional costs beyond the licensing fee."
  • "My organization has a yearly license, but I believe that Pure Storage FlashArray has capacity-based licenses as well. I'm definitely happy with the pricing."
  • "There is an annual or perpetual license required for this solution."
  • "Pure is typically more expensive than everyone else. You get what you pay for, but I have lost deals to similar solutions because of pricing. They include everything, and that's another positive about Pure Storage. They aren't trying to nickel and dime their customers for different features. It is all included in one price. The license is by capacity, and the price depends on the capacity and the discount we're getting from the vendor. You get the SKU of the physical appliance, support, and maintenance, and that's it. You're licensed for whatever feature they offer. It is all rolled up into the price of the appliance."
  • "The pricing is reasonable."
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    Questions from the Community
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    This product has good performance.
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    The best features come included without any additional cost.
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    The response time for read requests can be improved. It is not as good as the solution from Pure Storage. I have proposed an all-flash version of this product. If that were implemented then it would… more »
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    Both are great platforms, but if you are considering all flash solutions, I would recommend you to consider Pure Storage. It may be more expensive, but it should pay for itself for its… more »
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    The pricing is okay. We pay to license on a yearly basis. It's just a standard fee with no extra costs.
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    Overview

    InfiniBox, high performance enterprise data storage, eliminates performance, availability and scalability issues to accelerate critical business applications. Based upon a fully abstracted set of software driven storage functions layered on top of industry standard hardware, INFINIDAT delivers a fast, highly available, and easy-to-deploy storage system.

    Unmatched reliability and performance (99.99999% uptime) is delivered through an innovative self-healing architecture, high performance double-parity RAID, and comprehensive end-to-end data verification capability. In addition, an efficient data distribution architecture that uses all drives all the time, and a very large flash cache, deliver ultra-high performance with up to 1M IOPS, and over 12GB/s throughput along with our InfiniMetrics detailed performance monitoring.

    Pure Storage FlashArray is the world’s first enterprise-class, all-NVMe flash storage array. It represents a new class of storage – shared accelerated storage, that delivers major breakthroughs in performance, simplicity, and consolidation. Pure Storage is fresh and modern today and will be for the next decade. Without forklift upgrades or planned downtime, Pure takes the work out of storage ownership and delivers unprecedented customer satisfaction.

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    Computer Software Company36%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Manufacturing Company5%
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    Healthcare Company13%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Government7%
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    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise56%
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    INFINIDAT InfiniBox is ranked 3rd in Enterprise SAN with 1 review while Pure Storage FlashArray is ranked 1st in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 33 reviews. INFINIDAT InfiniBox is rated 7.0, while Pure Storage FlashArray is rated 9.2. The top reviewer of INFINIDAT InfiniBox writes "Good performance, suitable for big data, but the response time could be improved". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Pure Storage FlashArray writes "Provides protection against ransomware threats with immutable snapshots, and it is well known for its scalability, ease of use, and non-disruptive upgrades". INFINIDAT InfiniBox is most compared with NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), Dell EMC XtremIO, VMware vSAN, Dell EMC Unity XT and HPE 3PAR StoreServ, whereas Pure Storage FlashArray is most compared with NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), Dell EMC PowerStore, Dell EMC Unity XT, HPE Nimble Storage and IBM FlashSystem.

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