Manager of IT Department at Office of Technical Inspection in Poland
Real User
Top 10
Simple initial setup, reactive support, and simple management

What is our primary use case?

We are using Pure Storage FlashArray for data backups.

What is most valuable?

The management is simple in Pure Storage FlashArray.

What needs improvement?

We need to add more storage in Pure Storage FlashArray with the cluster mode activated for us to have better performance.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Pure Storage FlashArray for approximately one year.

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What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable with low vulnerabilities.

How are customer service and support?

The support is very good they quickly react to problems.

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

We previously used a Hitachi hybrid storage solution with both traditional storage and flash storage.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is very simple.

What about the implementation team?

We have two administrators that support this solution.

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

The price of the solution is not expensive.

What other advice do I have?

I rate Pure Storage FlashArray a ten out of ten.

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Mike  Zukerman - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr. Cloud Systems Engineer at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
A great product for Block Storage
Pros and Cons
  • "This solution is very scalable."
  • "I feel like there is too much automation; the user doesn't have any manual input."

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution for block storage.

What is most valuable?

I like that every few years, they provide us with a free controller upgrade.

What needs improvement?

It would be nice to have a little more control. I feel like there is too much automation; the user doesn't have any manual input. There's not a lot of options for the administrator compared to other solutions

For how long have I used the solution?

This is our first year using Pure Storage FlashArray

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This solution is very scalable.

What other advice do I have?

We did a POC before buying this solution. If you're interested in using this solution, I recommend that you do the same — see if you like it. It's a good product for block storage; It offers very good performance. 

Overall, on a scale from one to ten, I would give Pure Storage FlashArray a rating of nine. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Solutions Architect at a insurance company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 10
Their replication across sites and response time are excellent

What is our primary use case?

FlashArray is our main repository for all our VMware.

What is most valuable?

We've been using FlashArray's snapshot for backups. Their replication across sites and response time are also excellent.

What needs improvement?

When we were doing some tests, we found that there was an I/O freeze when they were switching the controller.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using FlashArray for a year and a half.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

For our needs, the stability was very good. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability was also very good.

How was the initial setup?

The installation was pretty straightforward.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate Pure Storage FlashArray eight out of 10.

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Intertecno Co-Founder at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Real User
Reliable, with excellent replication

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is replication.

What needs improvement?

Areas for improvement would be the financial operations. In the next release, I would like to see a NAS protocol included.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been working with this solution for two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This is a very stable solution.

How are customer service and support?

Technical support is very good.

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

There are some additional costs.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution as ten out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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