Pure Storage: Storage and SAN Sizing Questionnaire [available in English and German]
[ NOTE: machine translation with the help of DeepL translator without additional proofreading and spell checking ]
I have to admit - after a lot of Pure projects - I myself occasionally forget one or the other little thing when gathering information for sizings. I usually notice this when I go through my checklist. Annoying when you then have to go back to the prospect - "I forgot something" - unprofessional. The solutions of Pure are really extremely easy, but when sizing the partner must know and consider some things to lay a solid foundation for the further course of the project ...
There are already some questionnaires that ask for the scope for pure storage sizing ... but we know that there is often more to the majority of projects than storage. Best example: a simultaneous replacement of the SAN.
Pure Storage as an OEM partner for among others Cisco MDS and Brocade switches can also offer you this.
Over the years, I have created an extensive checklist for myself, which formed the basis for the question catalog that was created. The document contains questions about the current infrastructure, capacities, HA/replication strategy, snapshots and much more, right up to the SAN, in order to be able to offer the appropriate components.
Primary goal of the catalog: to collect all information for further processing in the official Pure Storage Sizer. A successful PreSales and implementation without "Easter Eggs", a convinced-happy end customer and further follow-up business - happy selling with Pure Storage.
The questionnaire can be downloaded free of charge in the PUREFLASH.blog member area. The registration is done quickly, it is non-binding and revocable at any time. In addition to the script, there are already several other contents available for download. So it is worthwhile to register: to the protected area.
If you think there are more questions to be included, please let me know via the comment function. Feedback welcome!
More info - Links
All officially published setting options in the GUI but also CLI can be read via the "on-board" user guides of the Pure Storage systems.
Click on "Help" in the Purity main menu.
The User Guide is structured like the main menu and can be opened downwards. A search function is also integrated - within here you can also search for keywords.
WEB: Pure Storage (Pure1) support portal - Ticket system and support *(requires registered FlashSystems)
PHONE: Pure Storage phone support: GER - (+49) (0)800 7239467; INTERNATIONAL - (+1) 650 7294088
WEB: Pure Storage OFFICIAL blog