IT Manager at a consultancy with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 20
Simplifies management for capacity-oriented workloads
Pros and Cons
  • "It's very fast and very easy to use. It performs well and is both flexible and compatible. We like it because it's easy to use."
  • "The integration capabilities could be improved."

What is our primary use case?

We use flash storage for VDI architecture and database architecture.

What is most valuable?

It's very fast and very easy to use. It performs well and is both flexible and compatible. We like it because it's easy to use. We transferred our old architecture from hyper storage to all-flash storage. It made our business faster and more connected to our customers.

The dashboard is very friendly. We can see information about IPs and the bandwidth and every host who connects to it — it's very useful.

We really like the easy-to-use GUI.

What needs improvement?

The integration capabilities could be improved.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for roughly three years.

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What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Pure Storage FlashArray is a very stable and reliable solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

In our environment, there are only two nodes. We have three products. Each one has two nodes and they can't extend any further.

How are customer service and support?

We haven't needed to contact customer support. 

How was the initial setup?

This solution is very easy to deploy. Deployment took roughly half an hour.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I was not involved with the licensing of this solution.

What other advice do I have?

We recommend this solution to our friends and customers. It's perfect.

Overall, on a scale from one to ten, I would give this solution a rating of nine.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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SAP Services Manager at Think about IT
Reseller
Top 20
Provides great performance, is powerful with high-speed duplication
Pros and Cons
  • "Provides fast access and is user-friendly."
  • "Self-backup is the only feature lacking in this solution."

What is our primary use case?

I work for a company that offers outsourcing services for IT solutions. I work in system support and we are resellers of Pure Storage FlashArray. 

What is most valuable?

I'm a Pure Storage fan because I think this solution offers great performance. It provides fast access, is user-friendly and it's easy for us to support this product. The product is also very powerful with high-speed duplication which makes it easier to manage things. I understand that there is a new version of system operation that includes a self-protect configuration to avoid getting hacked. It's crucial for us here in Brazil where we need to be safe. 

What needs improvement?

The only feature the solution lacks is self-backup. If you're working with different processors, you need to install different software tools to back up. But if it were directly available, it would make things very easy. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using this solution for five years. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable, we haven't had any problems in five years. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is scalable. 

How are customer service and support?

We have a close relationship with customer support and they are good. 

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is very easy, there aren't any problems. 

What other advice do I have?

I rate this solution 10 out of 10. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Datacenter & Cloud Architect - South America Zone at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Easy to set up and easy to use, with helpful vendor support
Pros and Cons
  • "At this point, I don't know anything that they could provide in a better way."
  • "It would be nice to have a better view of the allocated capacity on their Platform as a Service solution because we have to do some manual calculations to understand how much we are going to pay every month to use the storage that is allocated."

What is most valuable?

From the first test that we have conducted, we are very satisfied with this solution.

The interface is easy to use.

At this point, I don't know anything that they could provide in a better way.

What needs improvement?

We are not sure what needs improvement at this time, as we have not started using it in the production environment.

It would be nice to have a better view of the allocated capacity on their Platform as a Service solution because we have to do some manual calculations to understand how much we are going to pay every month to use the storage that is allocated.

For how long have I used the solution?

We are in the process of implementing this solution, but we haven't started using it in the production environment.

How are customer service and technical support?

The vendor was helpful during our implementation.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was easy, with help from the vendor.

What about the implementation team?

We have had help from the vendors, they have been very close to us, helping us all the way.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We decided to go with the Pure Storage solution because of the business model that they presented to us.

What other advice do I have?

We have hired Pure Storage and a distributor to help out at the beginning but mostly we deal with Pure Storage directly.

I would rate Pure Storage FlashArray a nine out of ten.

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Fresh Operations Manager at Jerónimo Martins
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Good functionality, easy to use, and highly stable

What is our primary use case?

I use the solution for the storage of our database and to run some algorithms to analyze data we retrieve from the internet.

What is most valuable?

I use all the features of this solution and I find them to be easy to use and functional, such as the compression and capacity to expand.

What needs improvement?

Pure Storage FlashArray could improve by being more secure.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for approximately three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is highly stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is scalable.

We have five customers using this solution.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support is very good.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is the simplest I have ever done from any solution.

What about the implementation team?

We did the implementation of the solution ourselves with the supervision of the integrator.

We have a team that does the maintenance and operations of the solution.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

There is an annual or perpetual license required for this solution.

What other advice do I have?

I am very satisfied with this solution and I would recommend it to others.

I rate Pure Storage FlashArray a nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Project Manager at Logicalis
MSP
Top 5
Reasonably priced, reliable, and easy to install
Pros and Cons
  • "It is always out of the box, and ready to use."
  • "Automation could be simplified."

What is our primary use case?

I help our customers build FlashArray. 

What is most valuable?

It is always out of the box, and ready to use. 

It is very simple to set up, and very simple to use.

The interface is easy to use.

It is very easy to implement.

What needs improvement?

It falls far short of protocol support. Our customers frequently ask us how we can use NFS or if we can use it as a copy or something similar. If you have any suggestions, I believe they could use more protocol, and have easier automation.

Automation could be simplified. For example, we can ask the storage to create a folder and then monitor it automatically.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been working with Pure Storage FlashArray for three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Pure Storage FlashArray is a very stable product.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Pure Storage FlashArray is a scalable solution.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I am also working with Pure FlashArray X series and Pure Storage FlashBlade.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is straightforward.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The price is very reasonable when compared to other solutions.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate Pure Storage FlashArray a nine out of ten.

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IT Architect at a hospitality company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 10
Straightforward implementation, useful deduplication, and helpful support

What is our primary use case?

We are using Pure Storage FlashArray for all of our data. We use the deduplication feature and it is working well.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features in Pure Storage FlashArray are deduplication and active cluster.

What needs improvement?

The solution could improve by having a multi-tenant feature.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been Pure Storage FlashArray for approximately two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Pure Storage FlashArray is very stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have not had an issue with the scalability of Pure Storage FlashArray.

We plan to increase the usage of this solution.

How are customer service and support?

The support has been very good from Pure Storage FlashArray.

How was the initial setup?

The solution is simple to implement. It's a new kind of storage, it is very easy to use. It is similar to NetApp, it is straightforward.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We purchased a license to use this solution and we pay for the storage ourselves.

What other advice do I have?

It is a very good product.

I rate Pure Storage FlashArray a nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Project Manager at WFSFAA
Real User
Reliable, easy to install and scalable

What is most valuable?

The all-flash disc is the most valuable feature of this solution.

What needs improvement?

The price should be lower.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been working with Pure Storage FlashArray for one year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Pure Storage FlashArray is a stable solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is a scalable product, but not for our needs.

This solution is used by 100 people in our organization.

How are customer service and support?

I have not contacted technical support.

My main point of contact has been the reseller.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is straightforward. It is easy to install.

The installation takes one or two days.

We have a team of three to maintain this solution.

What about the implementation team?

The reseller was able to assist us.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The pricing is rather costly when compared to similar solutions.

There are no fees for licensing. The hardware is paid for only once.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate Pure Storage FlashArray an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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IT Manager at a educational organization with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Works fine for us, and is good in terms of access speed, power consumption, and support

What is most valuable?

Access speed and power consumption are most valuable.

What needs improvement?

It is way in excess of what we need. If anything, we could see a bit more speed. I'm just comparing it with what some of my colleagues who are implementing their own systems do.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We did not have to do that, but it looks like it is.

How are customer service and support?

It is very good.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

It is our first solid-state array.

How was the initial setup?

It is very easy.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It could always be lower, but it's okay.

What other advice do I have?

I would advise others to have a go at it because it has worked fine for us. I would rate it a 10 out of 10.

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