2017-12-15T04:43:00Z
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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What do you like most about Pure Storage FlashArray?

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about Pure Storage FlashArray?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

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128 Answers
David Ivorra - PeerSpot reviewer
CEO at Lynx View
Real User
Top 10
2022-10-20T14:33:03Z
Oct 20, 2022

We find the ease of usability and setup valuable.

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Kobus Almon - PeerSpot reviewer
Chief Technology Officer at perfekt
MSP
Top 5Leaderboard
2022-09-01T07:57:15Z
Sep 1, 2022

The most valuable feature of Pure Storage FlashArray is the all-flash storage performance, low latency, and efficiency of their de-duplication technology. Additionally, the ease of use is good compared to other storage systems. The features in data protection, snapshotting, and replication between data centers and sites are superior to other solutions.

Itamar  Garcia - PeerSpot reviewer
SAP Services Manager at Think about IT
Reseller
Top 20
2022-07-06T15:15:50Z
Jul 6, 2022

Provides fast access and is user-friendly.

AC
IT Contractor at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5
2022-06-26T13:07:50Z
Jun 26, 2022

The scalability is good.

VM
CIO at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2022-06-08T07:20:35Z
Jun 8, 2022

The most valuable feature of the Pure Storage Flash Array is the blazing fast monitoring.

Red Hsu - PeerSpot reviewer
Project Manager at Logicalis
MSP
Top 5
2022-05-13T10:06:43Z
May 13, 2022

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

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JM
IT Manager at a educational organization with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2022-02-18T15:24:46Z
Feb 18, 2022

Access speed and power consumption are most valuable.

Alfadel Alharthy - PeerSpot reviewer
Infrastructure Services Manager at NAMA
Real User
Top 10
2022-01-20T10:27:13Z
Jan 20, 2022

The most valuable features of Pure Storage FlashArray are the management view of the solutions, ease of provision, and deprovision, it is fantastic.

SM
Soporte TI at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2022-01-05T08:23:38Z
Jan 5, 2022

Support has been helpful.

MS
IT Architect at a hospitality company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 10
2022-01-04T21:39:19Z
Jan 4, 2022

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

GianpaoloMazzola - PeerSpot reviewer
Project Deployment at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2022-01-04T21:18:18Z
Jan 4, 2022

This is the best all-flash storage array on the market.

SajithEruvangai - PeerSpot reviewer
IT System Specialist - Operations & Infrastructure at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 10
2022-01-04T21:10:58Z
Jan 4, 2022

The management features are well organized and they have a very good dashboard.

JA
Intertecno Co-Founder at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Real User
2021-12-21T11:51:00Z
Dec 21, 2021

The most valuable feature is replication.

NL
Solutions Architect at a insurance company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 10
2021-11-23T01:03:00Z
Nov 23, 2021

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

PK
Technical Consultant at Injazat Data Systems
MSP
Top 10
2021-11-08T11:57:09Z
Nov 8, 2021

FlashArray has many valuable features. It's very user-friendly and it has high availability, so there is comparatively less downtime. During maintenance, there is no shutdown procedure, so you can directly power off the Array and manage the shutdown process without any data loss, which is a unique feature. Managing replication and data migration is also very easy.

GC
Project Manager at WFSFAA
Real User
2021-10-21T09:23:43Z
Oct 21, 2021

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

RESC - PeerSpot reviewer
Storage Solutions Architect at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-10-02T01:54:59Z
Oct 2, 2021

Processes that used to take 40 minutes to two hours can be completed in five minutes.

Tahir Shahid - PeerSpot reviewer
Chief Consultant and Architect at Tahir Professional Services
Real User
Top 10Leaderboard
2021-09-08T13:43:46Z
Sep 8, 2021

The technical support is very good.

LR
Fresh Operations Manager at Jerónimo Martins
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-08-03T15:05:57Z
Aug 3, 2021

It has a good performance and it's scalable.

AM
Manager, Enterprise Infrastructure at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-07-26T16:36:29Z
Jul 26, 2021

Technical support is good.

Animesh Kumar - PeerSpot reviewer
Professional Test Engineer at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 10
2021-06-10T15:28:27Z
Jun 10, 2021

We're getting good performance, and the compression ratio is also very good in Pure Storage FlashArray.

Daniel Aramayo - PeerSpot reviewer
Implementation and Support Engineer at PRACSO S.R.L.
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-05-20T17:50:27Z
May 20, 2021

Pure Storage is extremely reliable — it's never failed.

Mike  Zukerman - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr. Cloud Systems Engineer at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-05-17T08:58:43Z
May 17, 2021

This solution is very scalable.

TS
IT System Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-03-05T09:52:42Z
Mar 5, 2021

The mobile app is very helpful.

PW
IT Manager at a consultancy with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-02-15T09:38:08Z
Feb 15, 2021

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.

PA
Owner at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-01-29T09:44:43Z
Jan 29, 2021

I like its speed. It has all the features that I need.

FS
Datacenter & Cloud Architect - South America Zone at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2021-01-28T11:55:42Z
Jan 28, 2021

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

JV
Technology and Architecture Deputy Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2020-11-25T18:01:00Z
Nov 25, 2020

The most valuable features are the replication of data and the continuous snapshot that we can take from the disc.

MS
VMware and Windows Server Team Lead with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2020-04-01T07:25:53Z
Apr 1, 2020

The speed of the Pure FlashArray is very, very fast and nothing in the market can compare to it.

JN
Sr IT Analyst at a local government
Real User
2019-09-03T06:46:00Z
Sep 3, 2019

Pure is simple to set up and manage on a day-to-day basis.

SC
Team Lead at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2019-09-03T06:46:00Z
Sep 3, 2019

It is easy to deploy and it's all-flash, so it's very fast.

GL
Sr Manager at a insurance company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
2019-09-03T06:46:00Z
Sep 3, 2019

The speed is the most valuable feature of this solution.

DT
Sr Systems Engineer at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2019-09-03T06:46:00Z
Sep 3, 2019

The speed is the most valuable feature, along with the ease of getting it connected. We were able to get it online in less than a day.

CC
DBA at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-09-03T06:46:00Z
Sep 3, 2019

The amount of throughput that we're getting is really nice.

JB
Sr Manager at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-09-03T06:46:00Z
Sep 3, 2019

It comes with a large number of features out-of-the-box, which makes it easy for us to see problems and manage capacity.

DC
Operation Manager at a leisure / travel company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
2019-09-03T06:46:00Z
Sep 3, 2019

It helps us maintain uptime much better than other solutions we've used in the past, and the support is extremely quick and responsive.

NW
ICT and Security Specialist at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Reseller
2019-09-03T06:46:00Z
Sep 3, 2019

The performance and the ever-growing maintenance are the most valuable features of this solution.

PN
Architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2019-09-03T06:46:00Z
Sep 3, 2019

The support team is available all the time and they seem to know what they are doing.

DT
Head of Infrastructure at a wellness & fitness company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-09-03T06:46:00Z
Sep 3, 2019

The initial setup is very straightforward. You simply plug it in and turn it on.

JW
Infrastructure Architect at a wellness & fitness company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-09-03T06:46:00Z
Sep 3, 2019

The ease of management is one of the most valuable features of this solution. I would have also said that it's pretty fast but now our SQL servers are starting to beat it up pretty bad.

SB
Sever Engineer at a healthcare company with 11-50 employees
Real User
2019-09-03T06:46:00Z
Sep 3, 2019

Having fast storage allows actual servers to perform in high capacity so we don't have slowdowns on our applications.

BT
Cloud Administrator at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2019-09-03T06:46:00Z
Sep 3, 2019

For us, the most valuable feature is the compression and deduplication. Being able to deploy a three to one ratio for storage is absolutely critical in today's world with the growing need for storage and the growing need for more space.

LA
System Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2019-09-03T06:46:00Z
Sep 3, 2019

The performance is very good.

SS
System Administrator at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-09-03T06:46:00Z
Sep 3, 2019

The top-tier support and reliable storage are the most valuable features of this solution.

AV
Senior Vituralization Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2019-09-03T06:46:00Z
Sep 3, 2019

The scalability options are very nice because you can scale it much better and faster. The scalability was there in the previous environment also, but this is far better than what we had before. It basically helps the user in case they are looking for more storage. We can scale it much faster.

SV
Cloud Infra Manager at a university with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
2019-09-03T06:46:00Z
Sep 3, 2019

The solution is easy to scale. I'm running two environments right now, so I need to scale. I'm running a part technology. I've got an A-side and a B-side.

Sean Bettencourt - PeerSpot reviewer
Supervisor of Systems Engineering at Webroot Software
Real User
2019-09-03T06:46:00Z
Sep 3, 2019

We also use VMware integrations developed by Pure, their plugins in our vCenter environment. They help by allowing our non-technical operations teams to deploy new data stores and resize data stores without me having to involve myself all the time to do those simple tasks.

BP
Systems Engineer at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-09-03T06:45:00Z
Sep 3, 2019

The most valuable feature of this solution is the support.

SR
Manager I.T. Infrastructure at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
2019-09-03T06:45:00Z
Sep 3, 2019

What I like most about this solution, is the speed, resiliency and scalability.

Wally Bostrom - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Manager at Macc 911
Real User
2019-06-17T08:46:00Z
Jun 17, 2019

We have tons of capacity on it.

Thayne Yost - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Network Engineer at US Dept of Energy Idaho Operations Office
Real User
2019-06-17T08:46:00Z
Jun 17, 2019

It's reduced our overhead management time on storage, since it is so simple to get in and just provision a volume, present it to the host, and then you are done.

DM
IT Supervisor at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2019-06-17T08:46:00Z
Jun 17, 2019

They have really good baked in analytics to show you trends for growth history, so it does help with future planning for data growth.

BH
Network Engineer at a logistics company with 201-500 employees
Real User
2019-06-17T08:46:00Z
Jun 17, 2019

It gives us capacity planning.

Cecilia Lenasdotter - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Engineer at Altura Credit Union
Real User
2019-06-17T08:45:00Z
Jun 17, 2019

Because of the encryption, we have different storage and the encryption can go over both.

Derek Small - PeerSpot reviewer
President and Principal Architect Engineer at Technetics
Reseller
2019-06-17T08:45:00Z
Jun 17, 2019

The back-end data reporting for Pure Storage is phenomenal. The data that you can see on the performance of your customers' array, so you can be proactive about upgrades or enhancements, and is a phenomenal tool to have access to as a partner. I haven't seen this type of stuff out of anything of the other storage systems.

KK
IT Network Engineer at Turlock Irrigation District
Real User
2019-06-17T08:45:00Z
Jun 17, 2019

With Pure Storage, we don't see any latency or IOPS. It has been a very seamless integration.

DP
Sr Infrastructure Architect at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-06-17T08:45:00Z
Jun 17, 2019

The stability and performance are the best things about the solution.

Sarkis Kotelyan - PeerSpot reviewer
System Administrator at VERIFI
Real User
2019-06-17T08:45:00Z
Jun 17, 2019

It is pretty much just plug and play. There is not that much to do with it. It is very easy to use.

JH
IT Officer at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-06-17T08:45:00Z
Jun 17, 2019

The predictive performance analytics is a very good feature, as our system is performing better than before.

RB
IT Manager at a government with 51-200 employees
Real User
2019-06-17T08:45:00Z
Jun 17, 2019

The solution has probably reduced my power use substantially.

Rob Wysocki - PeerSpot reviewer
Infrastructure Engineer at Paylocity
Vendor
2019-06-17T08:45:00Z
Jun 17, 2019

Our storage phones home. It is smart and intelligent in that aspect, which has been huge for us. We don't have to be storage administrators.

AA
Systems Engineer at PayPal
Real User
2019-06-17T08:45:00Z
Jun 17, 2019

The predictive performance analytics are good.

SS
Systems Admin at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-06-17T08:45:00Z
Jun 17, 2019

It is noticeably easier to manage than other appliances that we have.

DK
Senior Manager of Technical Alliances at Rubrik
Real User
2019-06-17T08:45:00Z
Jun 17, 2019

All our junior partners can administer the storage arrays. It is simple and easy to use. We don't have to dedicate a whole team of full time people to work on it.

WM
Technical Marketing Engineer at Cisco Systems, Inc.
Real User
2019-05-14T13:06:00Z
May 14, 2019

Running SAP on Pure Storage helps a lot without doing any further tuning to improve application performance. Our internal clients are happy.

FL
CTO at Ticel
Real User
2019-05-14T13:06:00Z
May 14, 2019

The stability is perfect. The reliability is 100% and the latency is always lower than 1 millisecond.

Sartor John - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Manager at Haworth
Real User
2019-05-14T13:06:00Z
May 14, 2019

The most valuable feature is its upgradeability.

Sun Kim Dosik - PeerSpot reviewer
SDDC Senior Director at SK Telecom
Real User
2019-05-14T13:06:00Z
May 14, 2019

The most valuable feature is test performance. It helps us store large amounts of data along with providing us faster retrieval of data.

BD
CTO at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-02-24T10:13:00Z
Feb 24, 2019

One of the lesser sung advantages was when we started running our interface engine on Pure Storage. The ability to process messages and pass them through in our organization skyrocketed purely because of a disk that I owned which we were getting out of Pure Storage.

Frank Thompson - PeerSpot reviewer
Director of Network Services at Engage
Real User
2019-02-24T10:13:00Z
Feb 24, 2019

It's easy to use, and the maintenance upgrades to get free controllers work really well.

TN
Manager of Technical Management at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2019-02-24T10:13:00Z
Feb 24, 2019

Their support system has insight into errors on our SAN fabric that we can't see. They've brought attention to and raised awareness for us about things that we couldn't see, when we were experiencing problems.

CG
CEO at Intellect Dynamics
Real User
2019-02-24T10:13:00Z
Feb 24, 2019

Very efficient storage

Melissa Burg - PeerSpot reviewer
Director of MIS at Watson Clinic
Real User
2019-02-18T10:16:00Z
Feb 18, 2019

Pure gives us better compression, it's easier to manage, a lot less hands-on.

EP
Director at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-02-18T10:16:00Z
Feb 18, 2019

The performance of the storage is just unbelievable.

Jim-Davis - PeerSpot reviewer
Director of IT at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-02-18T10:16:00Z
Feb 18, 2019

We were actually able to do multiple upgrades, including head upgrades and moving between the platforms, M20 and M50, over the years. We have never once lost a ping and have never had an outage due to an OS upgrade or a complete head upgrade.

JH
CTO at a individual & family service with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-02-18T10:16:00Z
Feb 18, 2019

The first year, we started out with one or five terabytes and it took what was 20 terabytes of storage down to less than one terabyte.

Chad Skidmore - PeerSpot reviewer
Director at Engage
Real User
2019-02-18T10:16:00Z
Feb 18, 2019

There was a dramatic improvement in operating costs just as a result of the environmentals and space, let alone the cost of the unit itself.

TR
Chief Technology Officer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-02-18T10:16:00Z
Feb 18, 2019

My rating of Pure Storage is a ten out of ten because of the price for performance and footprint - the overall value.

Michael Glickman - PeerSpot reviewer
President at Computer Network Architects, Inc.
Real User
2019-02-18T10:16:00Z
Feb 18, 2019

It upgrades in place which means we'll be using it well into the future.

PM
CTO at a wellness & fitness company with 201-500 employees
Real User
2019-02-18T10:16:00Z
Feb 18, 2019

The sales and executive support have been outstanding compared to the rest of the market... My upgrade paths have been simple on the Pure... It's a lot simpler to implement and a lot simpler to manage.

FF
IT Director at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2019-02-03T06:24:00Z
Feb 3, 2019

Most of the problems that we had in the past with the performance in IOPS have disappeared. It has been a great improvement for our customers' services.

Jerome Deliege - PeerSpot reviewer
Head of Infrastructure Architecture at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
2019-01-30T13:15:00Z
Jan 30, 2019

The job of support for the storage engineers dramatically changed. We know more quickly the automation of the provisioning. We can now focus on things that bring more value to the company than just managing storage.

Georg Dueren - PeerSpot reviewer
Cloud Solution Architect at Dimension Data
Real User
2019-01-30T13:15:00Z
Jan 30, 2019

Performance, dedupe, and that it works well with database workloads are its most valuable features.

AZ
CIO at NGS srl
Real User
2019-01-30T13:15:00Z
Jan 30, 2019

It's simple, powerful, and ready to use.

MR
System Engineer at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-01-29T17:16:00Z
Jan 29, 2019

The deduplication and compression meet all of our system requirements.

SJ
Customer Support Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2019-01-29T17:16:00Z
Jan 29, 2019

The simplicity of it. The performance is good, but the simplicity is the best thing. Storage management is quite complex, but Pure Storage is easy to manage.

Javier Echave - PeerSpot reviewer
Pre-Sales Engineer at Cisco Systems, Inc.
Real User
2019-01-29T17:16:00Z
Jan 29, 2019

The most valuable feature is its data reduction.

PM
Network Specialist at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-01-29T17:16:00Z
Jan 29, 2019

The most valuable feature is how it simplifies the management of the SAN.

Chaan Beard - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Data Center Solutions Architect at ChaanBeard.com
Reseller
Top 20Leaderboard
2019-01-28T12:39:00Z
Jan 28, 2019

The security operating system is its most valuable feature because it's very simple, easy to use, and operate. You don't have to do very serious training to operate this equipment. It's user-friendly and pretty straightforward.

RC
System Administrator at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2018-12-24T07:47:00Z
Dec 24, 2018

We like the speed. It's very low latency. In virtualization, you can mask lots of problems, and even in code you can mask lots of problems, with low latency. It's just pure speed and low latency.

MC
Technical and Pre-sales Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Reseller
2018-12-19T10:26:00Z
Dec 19, 2018

It reduces space and the polar consumption. It also accelerates the application.

AD
QA Engineer at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
Real User
2018-12-11T08:31:00Z
Dec 11, 2018

We have seen savings in our storage. The speed of deployment has gone from several days to a few minutes. This product has reduced that time into minutes, simplifying storage for us.

TC
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2018-12-11T08:31:00Z
Dec 11, 2018

It simplifies the overall management. We don't have to worry about storage anymore.

RJ
Associate Director of Computing Services at Carnegie Mellon University
Real User
2018-12-10T06:53:00Z
Dec 10, 2018

Data deduplication features make it easier to manage storage and forecast growth.

Francis Pascual - PeerSpot reviewer
Systems Architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2018-12-10T06:53:00Z
Dec 10, 2018

It's actually very stable

PS
Infrastructure Architect at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2018-12-10T06:53:00Z
Dec 10, 2018

We've had to use tech support on a number of occasions. They did everything remotely and talked us all the way through. They fixed the issue within 30 minutes. Every single time we contact them, they're perfect. I would give their technical support a ten out of ten.

MO
Senior Network Systems Engineer at a consumer goods company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2018-12-10T06:53:00Z
Dec 10, 2018

Performance is the most valuable feature.

DF
Sr Tech Manager at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2018-12-10T06:53:00Z
Dec 10, 2018

The initial setup was straightforward in the way that it was a database vacuum storage.

DF
Sr System Engineer at Stanford University
Real User
2018-12-10T06:53:00Z
Dec 10, 2018

This solution has helped my organization by cutting down on provisioning time. I used to have to provision a VM and it would take ten minutes. Now, it takes thirty seconds.

RF
Sys Admin at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2018-12-10T06:53:00Z
Dec 10, 2018

Has also helped simplify storage for us. The other person we put in there, took about a week to implement. And we had both arrays set up within around four hours with a thirty minute drive time between the two locations.

Kelvin Foo - PeerSpot reviewer
APAC System manager at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2018-12-10T06:53:00Z
Dec 10, 2018

This solution has improved our organization. In the past, we had reports that were taking up to two hours and after switching to SSD storage the overall processing power dropped to half an hour. The end users saw an immediate performance gain.

JA
Senior Manager of IT Infrastructure at a educational organization with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2018-12-10T06:53:00Z
Dec 10, 2018

It is all-flash. This makes it a lot faster than the rest of what we have, as it is able to drive high I/O loads, which is big for us.

Jon Waite - PeerSpot reviewer
CTO at CCL
Real User
2018-12-10T06:53:00Z
Dec 10, 2018

The stability of Pure Storage is very very good.

JH
Infrastructure Manager at a insurance company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2018-12-10T06:53:00Z
Dec 10, 2018

Their technical support is excellent. It's the best out of any of the vendors we work with.

JV
Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2018-12-10T06:53:00Z
Dec 10, 2018

It is an easy to use product for all of my team members.

Nikolay Georgiev - PeerSpot reviewer
Infrastructure engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2018-12-10T06:53:00Z
Dec 10, 2018

The most valuable feature is that maintenance is free.

David Beaulieu - PeerSpot reviewer
Digital Architect at CBC
Real User
2018-12-10T06:53:00Z
Dec 10, 2018

It has good stability for our company.

GK
Engineer at CSG Systems
Real User
2018-12-10T06:53:00Z
Dec 10, 2018

It has improved my organization because now have lower latency, we get fewer complaints from customers, and we see a constant response time.

RF
System Administrator at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2018-12-10T06:53:00Z
Dec 10, 2018

We can store more for a cheaper price as opposed to paying for larger devices and larger rack spaces which get outdated sooner and which we'd have to change every two years. It simplifies storage for us.

JS
System Engineer at a consultancy with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
2018-12-10T06:53:00Z
Dec 10, 2018

It is the SAN backbone for our company.

VK
Senior Manager at Verizon
Real User
2018-12-10T06:53:00Z
Dec 10, 2018

It's extremely stable and has good performance.

PG
IT Manager at a consultancy with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
2018-12-10T06:53:00Z
Dec 10, 2018

This solution has improved our organization in the way that we used to see latency but now with this solution we don't. It also has good performance. Latencies have come down for our performance in the SQL databases. We can put a lot more in a lot less in terms of space savings. We also save data center space have good deduplication.

JM
Systems Analyst at a government with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2018-12-10T06:53:00Z
Dec 10, 2018

They are quite responsive and our local team was pretty good.

Kyle Guichard - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Systems Engineering at Bill.com
Vendor
2018-12-10T06:53:00Z
Dec 10, 2018

The most valuable feature is it never goes down. We can expand and create volumes.

PG
Unix and storage manager at Polycom
Real User
2018-12-10T06:53:00Z
Dec 10, 2018

Technical support is excellent. I've had very good responses from technical support. We had a couple of cases where we needed support. Some of the communications were purely over email and some has been an actual call to the service desk.

Rujuswami Gandhi - PeerSpot reviewer
Associate Director of Cloud Engineering at ZS
Real User
2018-12-10T06:53:00Z
Dec 10, 2018

Scalability is one of the best features. You can quickly add more. You can swap out the drives with larger sizes, you can add more shelves. All of that is perfect - the whole concept of keeping it modular...

Marlin McNeil - PeerSpot reviewer
CTO at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Real User
2018-11-21T07:48:00Z
Nov 21, 2018

It helps simplify storage. When you're running Pure all-flash, you don't have to do a lot of the old Oracle best practices. You don't have to worry about putting log files on a different disk channel than the data files, and those types of issues... That has made it vastly easier to do large volumes, rapid provisioning in databases, without taking a performance hit.

Virgilio Albert - PeerSpot reviewer
Owner at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Consultant
2018-11-21T07:48:00Z
Nov 21, 2018

The ease of use. That's what our customers love. They say it's very easy, they don't need special training, they don't need to call us or any other company or integrator to help them do their job. That's the main reason they purchase Pure.

TM
ICT Operations Manager at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
Real User
2018-11-18T08:28:00Z
Nov 18, 2018

We are very happy with the data deduplication and compression ratio that we have on the platform.

KH
Principal Engineer at a tech consulting company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2018-11-11T08:21:00Z
Nov 11, 2018

The stability is very good. I've done destructive testing on it and never had any type of storage outages from it.

Mike Salins - PeerSpot reviewer
Principal Product Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Consultant
2018-11-11T08:21:00Z
Nov 11, 2018

It does efficient work of storing data while still delivering the performance that you would normally expect from a higher priced solution.

DB
Chief Architect at VLSS LLC
Real User
2018-11-11T08:21:00Z
Nov 11, 2018

Having an intuitive user interface to get things running is great.

PH
Development Manager at Moreton Bay Technology
Real User
2018-11-11T08:21:00Z
Nov 11, 2018

It helps to simplify storage because it has an easy front-end to access everything.

RG
Senior Director of Databases at a wellness & fitness company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2018-11-11T08:21:00Z
Nov 11, 2018

I have seen a huge increase in speed and performance on our databases.

James-Kelly - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Systems Administrator for Research at Chapman University
Real User
2018-11-11T08:21:00Z
Nov 11, 2018

Their REST API is wonderful, well-documented, and easy to use.

MA
Strategy Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2018-11-11T08:21:00Z
Nov 11, 2018

It allows engineers to focus on other things rather than doing the more manual tasks. It automates tasks, so the ease of use is extreme. It simplifies the storage.

it_user358962 - PeerSpot reviewer
Infrastructure Manager at MBS Textbook Exchange
Real User
2017-12-15T16:38:00Z
Dec 15, 2017

The best feature is consistently lower latency, even when IOPS crank up to over 75K. The product maintains submillisecond response time, which is incredible.

Paul Stage - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Director at Obstetrics & Gynecology of Indiana, P.C.
Real User
2017-12-15T04:43:00Z
Dec 15, 2017

It is an SSD array that has awesome performance, low submillisecond latency, and does what it is supposed to do. It just works, which is difficult for things to do anymore.

Related Questions
DR
Sr. Information Officer at Century Laminating Co Ltd
Jun 1, 2022
Hi community, I work as a Sr. Information Officer at a Manufacturing company. Currently, I'm looking to compare Dell PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) vs NetApp FAS Series.  Also, if possible, I'm looking to compare how they are both compared to Pure Storage. Can you please share your inputs? Thanks.
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Gianfranco Lanza - PeerSpot reviewer
Responsabile Data Management DC Area Nord Ovest at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
May 31, 2022
I think they are different types of storage for different purposes. If you are looking for a storage where to put backups data you can think Data Domain is the perfect choice because it is its main use (most or all the backup softwares have plugins in ordere to manage data domains). If you are looking for a primary storage (where to put your servers' data) then you can look to Netapp FAS and Purestorage. The latter are flash natives so it's simpler to manage and configure. If you look at the Netapp FAS you can also choose storages with HDDs with less performance (and a cheaper price). 
Marc Staimer - PeerSpot reviewer
President & CDS at Dragon Slayer Consulting
May 31, 2022
@Dhruba Roy, your question conflates very different kinds of storage.  PowerProtect DD is Dell's latest version of Data Domain. It is ONLY useful as target storage for backups. Nothing else, not even archiving. If that is what you want, it does what it's supposed to do. Albeit, it's a bit pricey and underperforming.  There are much faster, cheaper, and more advanced backup target storage. Especially when measuring restore performance. I would suggest you take a hard look at a variety of backup target storage vendors including, Infinidat InfiniGuard, ExaGrid, Quantum, StorONE, iXsystems, and many more. Most backup target storage is all HDD although some are hybrid SSD and HDD. NetApp FAS is a general-purpose storage system for blocks and files. It can be all HDD, hybrid HDD and SSD, or all SSD (all-flash FAS or AFF). It's a solid all around storage system with NetApp pioneered capabilities, but expensive as a backup storage target.  Pure Storage FlashArray//X or //C are block all-flash storage arrays. Their FlashBlades are all flash file and object storage systems. Good performers but overkill and way too expensive for backup target storage. I think you need to define what it is you really need. Of the 3 vendors you asked about, I am going to repeat myself, PowerProtect DD is ONLY useful as a target storage for backups. The other two can do so, but are really not priced nor designed specifically for backup target storage.  If general purpose storage is what you need NetApp and PureStorage are good possibilities among many others.
Eddy Orabi, MSc - PeerSpot reviewer
Equity Research Associate - IT Hardware & Memory at a tech company with 11-50 employees
Nov 29, 2021
What do you guys think of Dell EMC PowerStore vs Pure Storage FlashArray and NetApp's AFF series. How was the migration process? 
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Ted Spero - PeerSpot reviewer
VP, IT Infrastructure at Fairwinds Credit Union
Nov 29, 2021
We compared PowerStore T 2.0 to Pure FlashArray and found them to be similar.  Pure FlashArray has offered NVMe-oF connectivity for quite some time now via RoCE I believe, whereas the PowerStore has only offered it since 2.0 firmware which came out in June 2021 (using NVMe-FC)… so Pure is a bit ahead of Dell/EMC in that regard. The flash drives in the Pure array are proprietary, which could be looked at as a positive (proprietary high-performance / high-reliability design), or a negative (proprietary low volume manufactured vs. mainstream high volume manufactured). We liked that the PowerStore T allows you to store data persistently on SCM drives, which the Pure array did not support (although Pure does allow you to use SCM only as a DirectMemory cache tier, which you can also do on PowerStore 2.0 if you opt for an all-NVMe configuration). Down-side to the PowerStore if you have big capacity needs, the base enclosure has a max usable capacity of around 1.5PB. If you need more than 1.5PB you’re either stuck adding an expansion enclosure and living with basic SAS SSDs in it or buying a whole additional PowerStore since NVMe and SCM drives are only supported in the base enclosure. Ultimately, I think the Pure array probably is the superior product given its long track record of excellence which is consistent with Gartner's findings. However, the PowerStore is SIGNIFICANTLY less expensive. It’s not at all uncommon to see identical PowerStore configurations at less than half of the equivalent Pure cost (this is from my first-hand experience). They’ll argue that their TCO over 6 years is superior, but that was untrue in my personal experience. On the All-NVMe PowerStore, we see around 0.27ms of overall latency, and on the All-SCM PowerStore, we see around 0.17ms of overall latency which is outstanding compared to our legacy arrays. In terms of bandwidth, we regularly sustain >6GB/s on PowerStore during backups and/or high levels of administrative activity such as database index rebuilds or table reorgs. If you’re a VMware shop running VMFS file systems, migration is a non-event since you can set a compatible EVC baseline on your target compute cluster connected to whatever array you want (Pure, PowerStore, NetApp, etc.), then vMotion across with zero downtime, even on giant databases with thousands of connected users in the middle of a business day if desired.
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