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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…

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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Mike  Zukerman
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
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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