My comments on Pure Storage

My employer recently purchased a Pure Storage solid state SAN. I had a lot of influence on this project and lead the technical proof-of-concept testing.

The Pure Storage team was great to work with. And while we did experience some problems during testing, their customer support responded quickly, took ownership, and resolved the issues — restoring our confidence in both the product and company.

I’m pleased with the product and appreciate the opportunity to say so publicly via a press release and case study. Here’s an excerpt.

Riverview Hospital Improves Patient Experience by Accelerating VDI Deployments and Boosting Database Performance with Pure Storage FlashArray

“We wanted to have the fastest possible infrastructure to support our EHR application and VMware View infrastructure,” said Jason Pearce, enterprise architect, Riverview Hospital.

“Our search for the ideal end-to-end flash-based storage solution led us to the Pure Storage FlashArray. We’ve been extremely pleased with the performance enhancements that the FlashArray has provided, as well as Pure Storage’s superior customer support.”

“Their openness and responsiveness gave us confidence that Pure cares deeply about its customers, which is why we trust Pure Storage to run our most important and performance-intensive resources.”

For the case study, you’ll have to provide Pure a little bit of info.

Addendum: 2013-Mar-15

TechTarget’s SearchSolidStateStorage article

A few days later, TechTarget interviewed me and published this “Hospital deploys Pure Storage all-flash storage for EHR, VDI” article.