Eliminate Storage Refreshes with Evergreen

Forget about expensive upgrade cycles, disruptive downtime, and rebuys of TBs you already own. The Evergreen Storage™ subscription model offers seamless, rapid upgrades and expansion, without disruption.

Subscribe to Innovation with Evergreen Storage

Evergreen Storage offers data storage that rethinks everything. Eliminate expensive refreshes and gain the agility you need to meet the demands of modern business. Get IDC’s report on the value of Evergreen.

Reduce Storage Costs

Reduce your total cost of ownership (TCO) for storage and save more than 50% over traditional forklift updates. Get modern storage with the freedom to upgrade, expand, and continuously innovate.

Reduce your storage cost of ownership with subscription storage

Simplify Your Storage

From integration to storage management to upgrades, Evergreen simplifies everything about the data storage lifecycle. Imagine storage that just works, delivering you six nines of availability—including upgrades.

Subscription storage simplifies storage management and storage upgrades

Upgrade for Modern Needs

Evergreen is the smartest way to stay modern, combining the best of a traditional on-prem storage purchase with a subscription to continuous innovation.

Storage subscription for continuous innovation

Evergreen Storage Subscriptions: Gold and Silver

Evergreen Gold and Silver both deliver a subscription to Pure’s ever-improving capabilities across software, white-glove support, and maintenance. Gold adds a hardware subscription and the best economics for routine modernization.

Evergreen Storage Features

Evergreen Gold

Evergreen Silver

Software Subscription

All-inclusive array software

Future array software features

HW and SW Maintenance Subscription

Flat and Fair Maintenance

Evergreen Maintenance

White-glove Support Subscription

Predictive analytics and services

Instant L2 support access

Sev 1 response SLA

15 minutes

15 minutes

Support-managed upgrades

On-site break/fix SLAs

4hr and NBD

4hr and NBD

Mobile/SaaS-based monitoring

Media and Controllers Subscription

Evergreen Architecture
(stateless, software-driven, modular)

Right Size* and 30-day guarantees

Upgrade Flex controllers**

Anytime full trade-in credit


Capacity Consolidation**

Anytime full trade-in credit
w/4x capacity



Free Every Three*



* See Evergreen Storage Program terms. Right Size Guarantee available on FlashArray //X
** Requires purchase of qualifying capacity. Capacity Consolidation for FlashBlade available under Evergreen Silver subscription.

See Why Evergreen Leads The Way

Evergreen Feature

Pure Storage
Evergreen™ Storage

Dell EMC
Future-Proof for PowerStore Only


Primera/Nimble Timeless

Guaranteed Effective Capacity

(Not Just an Efficiency Ratio)

Right Size Guarantee*

No capacity guarantee

No capacity guarantee

No capacity guarantee

Non-Disruptive HW and SW Upgrades Across Generations

Truly non-disruptive, data-in-place, modular upgrades

Vendor history of "forklift" upgrades

Disruptive upgrades if more than 50% controller utilization

Limited NDU (not across generations, Nimble only)

Included Controller Upgrades to Latest Generation

Free Every Three included controller upgrades**

One-time controller upgrade to Next-gen ONLY ****

One-time, limited controller credit

One-time, limited controller credit

No-limit Anytime Controller Upgrades

(latest generation AND Next-Model)

Upgrade Flex (anytime 100% trade-in credit)**

One-time controller upgrade to Next-gen or Next-model ONLY ****



Anytime Media 

Capacity Consolidation**

No media trade-in


One-time media upgrade (Primera only)

Proven Record Of Delivering on Promises Upgrade/Trade-in

>3000 controller upgrades, without disruption or re-buy

Brand-new offering, unproven

New program, unproven

New offering, unproven (Primera)

* Right-Size Guarantee available at no extra charge on FlashArray //X
** Requires Evergreen Gold subscription; Upgrade Flex and Capacity Consolidation require purchase of qualifying capacity
*** Requires purchase of premium support package and service add-on options, all at extra cost (per Dell EMC PowerStore Data Sheet)
**** Per Dell EMC PowerStore Storage Family Spec Sheet, p.5

What is Evergreen Storage?

Pure Storage® Evergreen™ Storage subscriptions deliver value to your organisation with storage that is deployed once and stays modern with seamless hardware and software upgrades and built-in compatibility with future technologies. As your company grows, you can scale storage as needed—without downtime, performance impact, data migrations, expensive leases, or forklift upgrades.

People also ask:

1. What is a forklift upgrade?

Forklift upgrades are complete overhauls of the IT infrastructure: Old and outdated storage is ripped out and replaced with the latest technology. Forklift upgrades are driven by architectural incompatibilities between storage generations or limitations in scale-out architectures that can’t add new nodes to existing arrays or clusters.

2. What is a non-disruptive upgrade?

A non-disruptive upgrade (NDU) is a software upgrade, hardware expansion, and/or replacement that doesn’t impact data availability or performance. In an ideal scenario, that means no downtime, no data migrations, and no degradations in performance.

3. What is storage as a service (STaaS)?

Storage as a service (STaaS) is a data storage business model where a provider delivers capacity and performance resources through a simple subscription. STaaS saves you money through operating expenditure (OPEX) agility—you only pay for the storage you need, when you need it.

4. What are the benefits of storage as a service?

Benefits of STaaS include: 

  • OPEX subscription model that lets you optimise your storage costs

  • Ability to quickly scale and provision storage resources to your apps as you grow

  • Always-on reliability of major cloud service providers

  • Simplified storage management environment

Don't Take Our Word for It

We work with the best across all industries.

“With Evergreen we're always current.”

Dale Sanders
President of Technology

“With Pure Storage, we can deliver new development environments in minutes, not hours or days.”

Michael Finnegan
Vice President of Production Operations
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