2018-12-10T06:53:00Z

What needs improvement with Pure Storage FlashBlade?

Julia Miller - PeerSpot reviewer
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KennyThiart - PeerSpot reviewer
Reseller
Top 10
2023-11-10T14:04:13Z
Nov 10, 2023

Pure Storage FlashBlade should improve on more cloud integration.

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Lenin Christopher - PeerSpot reviewer
Reseller
Top 10
2023-08-10T08:24:00Z
Aug 10, 2023

The features provided for SMB customers are limited. India has more SMB customers. We need more improvements in the SMB features.

Dale Sides - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User
Top 10
2023-06-08T19:21:00Z
Jun 8, 2023

FlashBlade could improve its certificate management. I would also like to see better support for CIFS workloads.

Animesh Kumar - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User
Top 10
2023-04-11T12:14:21Z
Apr 11, 2023

File storage needs a lot of improvement. Mainframe connectivity also needs improvement because it requires additional components to be integrated with Pure Storage FlashBlade. If you want to keep your backup data, then this becomes an even more expensive solution because Pure Storage FlashBlade will not be able to meet your backup needs. In the next release, I would like to see the inclusion of cyber resiliency.

MK
Real User
Top 10
2022-10-06T10:25:54Z
Oct 6, 2022

An area for improvement in Pure Storage FlashBlade is its price. It could be reduced. The technical support for Pure Storage FlashBlade also needs improvement. It used to be good, with more experienced engineers. Nowadays, it isn't, and it takes longer for support to solve problems.

PM
Real User
Top 20
2022-04-25T09:34:50Z
Apr 25, 2022

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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SB
Real User
Top 20
2021-12-28T18:24:00Z
Dec 28, 2021

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.

RK
Real User
2021-12-24T19:19:00Z
Dec 24, 2021

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.

JD
Real User
2021-10-14T19:20:13Z
Oct 14, 2021

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.

LR
Real User
2021-06-23T18:02:32Z
Jun 23, 2021

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

Enrico Boseli - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User
Top 10Leaderboard
2021-05-19T16:41:33Z
May 19, 2021

There could be improvements in public cloud integration. In the future, one innovation could be for them to make an embedded backup system.

RA
Real User
2020-12-30T14:59:53Z
Dec 30, 2020

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.

OW
Consultant
2020-11-17T18:07:38Z
Nov 17, 2020

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.

JR
Real User
2020-10-08T07:25:17Z
Oct 8, 2020

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.

MI
Consultant
2020-06-14T08:03:12Z
Jun 14, 2020

It's difficult to find something that could be improved. The new version of the Purity operational system will be released this week and we've been told a lot of improvements have been made so we'll have to wait a few days and see what they're talking about.

SS
Real User
2019-09-03T06:46:00Z
Sep 3, 2019

I would like to see more VM-Aware features in the next release of this solution.

DB
MSP
2019-09-03T06:46:00Z
Sep 3, 2019

The solution needs better SMB support. For SMB 3.0 for example, I would expand their footprint to sell FlashBlade, etc.

TT
Real User
2019-09-03T06:46:00Z
Sep 3, 2019

I would like to see more monitoring capability included in the next release of this solution.

LG
MSP
2019-06-19T08:37:00Z
Jun 19, 2019

The support needs improvement.

MS
Real User
2019-06-19T08:37:00Z
Jun 19, 2019

The speed could be improved.

DD
Real User
2018-12-10T06:53:00Z
Dec 10, 2018

The Pure Storage Orchestrator is our biggest pain point at the moment. If we can have more say in future developments of feature sets that we will need to support for our use case, that would be pretty beneficial to us.

BC
Real User
2018-12-10T06:53:00Z
Dec 10, 2018

In the realm of micro-services, I think that Pure Storage can do well if they start getting in there and making their arrays more micro-services ready. We can add a bunch of compute, we could forever compute, but the array at some point comes to a screeching halt. I think if there's a way to make the flash array go wider that would be the better way to go in the long run.

VS
MSP
2018-12-10T06:53:00Z
Dec 10, 2018

I would like to have Snapshots and Snapmail in the next release. People who came from a NetApp background, especially expect these features.

AD
Real User
2018-12-10T06:53:00Z
Dec 10, 2018

I would like to see more deduplication.

GL
Real User
2018-12-10T06:53:00Z
Dec 10, 2018

We haven't been able to use much of the cloud area of Pure Storage. We have a storage server and it would be better if it could integrate with other cloud features of this solution.

BA
Real User
2018-12-10T06:53:00Z
Dec 10, 2018

I would like to see better integration.

MZ
Real User
2018-12-10T06:53:00Z
Dec 10, 2018

They need better integration with public clouds along with a better hybrid solution.

TM
Real User
2018-12-10T06:53:00Z
Dec 10, 2018

On our dedupe during our initial buy, we were expecting a number a little higher like 4x. However, we are getting about 3.6. While it is close enough, it doesn't quite hit the numbers. So, this has been a challenge. We are looking at Pure Storage's capabilities to move off-premise into the cloud.

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