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We performed a comparison between NetApp NVMe AFF A800 and Pure FlashArray X NVMe based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two All-Flash Storage Arrays solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
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Pros
"We find the product to be very flexible.""You can easily scale up, and scale-out.""NetApp NVMe AFF A800 is easier to use than some other solutions and the UI is very good to use for day-to-day activities. Overall, the solution has good technology.""The most valuable features are stability and performance."

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"FlashArray has some fresh efficiency features. I've never seen a storage solution with a compression rating this high before. It's at least 4-to-1 on Oracle databases. It's the best flash storage for Oracle.""The solution is scalable.""It has good, reliable, fast storage.""The initial setup was extremely simple and straightforward.""The Pure1 component is most valuable at this point in time when comparing it with EMC. Pure1 is where you can have your diagnostics in the cloud, so you can look at things from your mobile phone.""The latency is good.""Technical support has been helpful and responsive.""The solution is very straightforward to set up."

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Cons
"The initial setup should be easier, and more like a plug-and-play approach.""Increasing the RAM, and including physical cords would be beneficial.""The support can take a few days to have a response. However, the response that we do receive is very informative.""The cost of the solution is quite high. It would be ideal if they could adjust it so that it's a but less."

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"We would like to see more visibility into garbage collection and CPU performance in the GUI.""You cannot tag a LUN with a description, and that should be improved. What I like on the Unity side is that when I expand LUNs or do things, there is an information field on the LUN. This is the Information field that you can tag on your LUNs to let yourself know, "Hey, I've added this much space on this date". Pure lacks that ability. So, you don't have a mechanism that's friendly for tracking your data expansions on the LUN and for adding any additional information. That's a downside for me.""I'd like to see the product implement active replication for vehicles such as VMware.""We have run into a couple of instances recently where we are running out of space. So we have had to buy some more packs for it and they have deployed fine and it has increased smoothly.""The software layer has to improve.""It's more multi-tenant functionality in their Pure1 manage portal that is lacking.""Efficiency improvements would always be welcome, but I'm not sure if they could get more efficient.""They could add more support for file storage and different types of storage."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Considering the requirements and the situation, I don't feel that this is an expensive product."
  • "There are licenses for the use of this solution, such as commercial licenses."
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  • "The licensing is on a yearly basis."
  • "Pretty much everything that you need is licensed when you buy the product. Licensing to me is different than the maintenance cost, but they can bleed into one another. We buy the product, and we expect three years of support bundled into what we negotiate on our storage arrays. I would start to see maintenance costs going into the fourth year, but we're not there yet."
  • "The support cost per array is about $20,000 a year for 24/7 support."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The most valuable features are stability and performance.
    Top Answer:Considering the requirements and the situation, I don't feel that this is an expensive product.
    Top Answer:The initial setup should be easier, and more like a plug-and-play approach.
    Top Answer:The initial setup was extremely simple and straightforward.
    Top Answer:We pay for licensing on a yearly basis. We're pretty happy with the cost. It's reasonable and not overly expensive.
    Top Answer:To be able to do the welcome files simultaneously on a lower version would be helpful. I general, we don't really have any pain points when dealing with the solution. The solution should improve its… more »
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    Also Known As
    NetApp NVMe, AFF A800
    Pure FlashArray//X NVMe, Pure FlashArray//X, FlashArray//X
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    Overview

    Your data is a gold mine. Get the most out of it - faster - with AFF A800. Designed for NVMe media, further accelerated with NVMe/FC connectivity to the host, AFF A800 all-flash systems deliver an incredible sub-200 microsecond latency. Providing more than 11.4M IOPS and 300GB/s throughput in a single cluster, AFF A800 redefines the limit of what’s possible with artificial intelligence and deep learning.

    Pure Storage FlashArray//X is the world’s first enterprise-class, all-NVMe flash storage array. It represents a new class of storage – shared accelerated storage, which is a term coined by Gartner – that delivers major breakthroughs in performance, simplicity, and consolidation.

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    Computer Software Company20%
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    Comms Service Provider9%
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    Computer Software Company21%
    Manufacturing Company14%
    Engineering Company14%
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    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise71%
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    Buyer's Guide
    NetApp NVMe AFF A800 vs. Pure FlashArray X NVMe
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about NetApp NVMe AFF A800 vs. Pure FlashArray X NVMe and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
    655,465 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    NetApp NVMe AFF A800 is ranked 23rd in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 4 reviews while Pure FlashArray X NVMe is ranked 12th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 8 reviews. NetApp NVMe AFF A800 is rated 8.8, while Pure FlashArray X NVMe is rated 9.2. The top reviewer of NetApp NVMe AFF A800 writes "Flexible and easy to use with a simple initial setup". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Pure FlashArray X NVMe writes "We can monitor our storage from anywhere, and it is light in maintenance and very stable". NetApp NVMe AFF A800 is most compared with Dell PowerStore, Dell PowerMax NVMe, HPE Primera, Fungible Storage Cluster and Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform E Series, whereas Pure FlashArray X NVMe is most compared with HPE Nimble Storage, Dell Unity XT, Dell PowerStore, Pavilion HyperParallel Flash Array and Fungible Storage Cluster. See our NetApp NVMe AFF A800 vs. Pure FlashArray X NVMe report.

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