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Pure Storage FlashBlade Room for Improvement

PM
Chief Executive Officer / CTO at IT VIP, LLC

It usually comes down to just what you hit and the value you're getting when you spend the money and license the products. I would always go, "If you want to make things better, lower your price and make your licensing simpler." There's always an opportunity around that.

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RK
Business Development Manager of Storage Systems at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees

I want efficiency. FlashBlade doesn't have efficiency now. They have compression. They also don't have the duplication. They have only compression and it's not very good. 

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JR
Architecte technique at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees

Compared to, for example, Hitachi NAS, the solution is not mature at all. It's just in its infancy as far as technology goes.

That means there are some features that just arent yet available on the product. When we ask for customization or certain features, we'll get a response saying "it's not available yet" or "that's in the pipeline". We have a complicated enterprise, therefore we need more features, perhaps, than the average user, and in this sense this product is limited.

We're on a dark site. We don't have internet access. This isn't great for FlashBlade, which needs to be connected to the internet. It's a website, so it needs to be connected in order to provide reports. Therefore, reporting isn't available to us.

We'd love a better dashboard that offers more accurate metrics. We'd like more details about what is happening on the system, so we can notify the clients as necessary.

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Pure Storage FlashBlade
September 2022
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Jason Devine - PeerSpot reviewer
Cloud Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees

In our case, we are mostly performance-focused. We don't require a laundry list of features. It's sort of a double-edged sword, however. On one hand, the lack of all these features makes it a lot easier to configure and manage. Yet, if you need those features, it might be a negative. For us, it's elegant. 

The solution is expensive. 

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Otto Warlich - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Consultant Storage at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

At the moment, I can't think of anything that needs to be improved; however, the feature that we're waiting on is better integration with the cell services. I know Pure has a company that's working on the cell system, but it's still not completely there yet.

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RA
Program Manager at Máxima Medisch Centrum

It would be nice if you could store file-based in the same box with the same technology.

Now you can only put block storage on the storage array. 

It would be nice if you had the same features in the file-based solution on the same box. This would mean you can have all of the storage types in your enterprise on the same box.

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SB
Platform Technologies Lead Engineer at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees

The integration with S3 needs some improvement.

There is some room for new features related to authentication and integration with Kubernetes, and other solution using S3 Bucket.

What FlashBlade can do with S3 buckets needs to be improved. Other things, such as NFS, are simple to implement, but S3 can benefit from improvements.

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Enrico Boseli - PeerSpot reviewer
CTO at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

There could be improvements in public cloud integration.

In the future, one innovation could be for them to make an embedded backup system.

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LR
Fresh Operations Manager at Jerónimo Martins

I would like to see the licensing fees improved as well as the price per terabyte.

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Red Hsu - PeerSpot reviewer
Project Manager at Logicalis

It would be beneficial if the layer could support the S3 protocol and be container ready in the next release.

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Buyer's Guide
Pure Storage FlashBlade
September 2022
Learn what your peers think about Pure Storage FlashBlade. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: September 2022.
632,611 professionals have used our research since 2012.