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Pure Storage FlashArray Pros

PH
Solutions Architect at a wholesaler/distributor with 1,001-5,000 employees
One of the features that my customers are really interested in is immutable snapshots. There are immutable snapshots to which your applications can be reverted back if you are hit by some kind of ransomware threat or malicious attack. That's kind of a key deal, and it is one of the selling points I use to point out to my customers the value and the features that Pure Storage brings to the table.
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TS
IT System Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
The mobile app is very helpful.
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DavidGrudek - PeerSpot reviewer
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Technical support has been amazing.
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Pure Storage FlashArray
April 2022
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SajithEruvangai - PeerSpot reviewer
IT System Specialist - Operations & Infrastructure at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The management features are well organized and they have a very good dashboard.
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Alfadel Alharthy - PeerSpot reviewer
Infrastructure Services Manager at NAMA
The most valuable features of Pure Storage FlashArray are the management view of the solutions, ease of provision, and deprovision, it is fantastic.
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Jason Devine - PeerSpot reviewer
Cloud Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
We've had different types of storage, and three things of this solution are valuable. The first one is its outstanding performance. The second one is its stability. In the about three years that we've had it, we've had component failures, but we never had a service interruption or any data loss. The third one, which is really critical, is that it is super easy to use in terms of provisioning, storage, and managing the arrays. I'm able to maintain a multi-site environment with a couple of dozen arrays with a single mid-level storage admin.
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BH
Enterprise Solutions Architect at a logistics company with 10,001+ employees
The solution offers amazing performance.
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AM
Manager, Enterprise Infrastructure at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Technical support is good.
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RESC - PeerSpot reviewer
Storage Solutions Architect at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Processes that used to take 40 minutes to two hours can be completed in five minutes.
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PD
GIDC India - Architecture Design and Engineering Leader at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
The code upgrades are very smooth.
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Pure Storage FlashArray Cons

PH
Solutions Architect at a wholesaler/distributor with 1,001-5,000 employees
I like what they're doing, but some of my customers complain that they do not have all the bells and whistles and knobs to fine-tune workloads that some of the competitors have. In my opinion, that's good. All customers don't have dedicated storage gurus, and they can get themselves into trouble if they fine-tune too many of those high-performance knobs, but they do get knocked down. Pure Storage takes a hit in the minds and opinions of some of the customers because they cannot customize things as much as compared to a legacy storage provider's appliance such as NetApp, Dell EMC, or even HPE. I personally think 95% of my customers are better off letting the system fine-tune itself. That was something that you needed to do 12 or 15 years ago, but now with all-flash, the technology can handle what it needs to handle. Customers just end up shooting themselves in the foot if they are tweaking too many default settings.
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TS
IT System Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
The solution is not cheap.
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DavidGrudek - PeerSpot reviewer
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
A minor issue that comes to mind is that, every once in a while, a hard drive will go bad.
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Pure Storage FlashArray
April 2022
Learn what your peers think about Pure Storage FlashArray. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: April 2022.
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SajithEruvangai - PeerSpot reviewer
IT System Specialist - Operations & Infrastructure at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Data reduction is an area that needs improvement. There is a garbage collection service that runs but during that time, system utilization increases.
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Alfadel Alharthy - PeerSpot reviewer
Infrastructure Services Manager at NAMA
I would like a feature to integrate with external or cloud solutions. For example, if I want to use this storage for a backup from the cloud, I want to have integration with the cloud vendors, such as Microsoft, Oracles, or Amazon. It could be available as an API to allow seamless integration. Additionally, the solution could improve by having native integration with a cloud provider, such as VMware or Microsoft, this would reduce the need to use third-party solutions to complete the task.
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Jason Devine - PeerSpot reviewer
Cloud Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
We understand that they're thinking about it, but one of the things that would be nice is if they added some basic file-level capabilities to the platform. The idea is that they would run a basic NFS or CIF share from the controllers. FlashBlade is the powerhouse for File and Object storage, but if you don't need all that power, a lightweight file function would make FlashArrays more versatile.
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BH
Enterprise Solutions Architect at a logistics company with 10,001+ employees
I can't see where they can make anything better, unless, of course, they lower their prices even more.
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AM
Manager, Enterprise Infrastructure at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Beyond a certain amount of petabytes, you have to have a separate system. Basically, it's not infinitely scalable.
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RESC - PeerSpot reviewer
Storage Solutions Architect at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
CIFS and SMB Shares cannot be mounted directly.
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PD
GIDC India - Architecture Design and Engineering Leader at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Pure Storage support could be a little better.
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Buyer's Guide
Pure Storage FlashArray
April 2022
Learn what your peers think about Pure Storage FlashArray. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: April 2022.
595,546 professionals have used our research since 2012.