Pure vs. Competitors: Demand More from Your Storage Solution

The Pure Storage® Evergreen™ architecture delivers the enterprise grade features, IT agility and sustainability your organisation needs, with the industry’s most flexible and proven storage subscriptions.

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Gain a competitive edge with the industry’s leading, all-flash storage innovator. Power your enterprise with ultra-simple operations. Leverage Purity cloud-connected enterprise data services that scale as you scale.

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Pure Storage Evergreen is the most comprehensive portfolio of subscriptions, offering customers choice and flexibility in how they purchase and consume storage—all built on our proven, non-disruptive Evergreen architecture

Fast By Design

  • All-NVMe performance across the portfolio
  • Faster time-to-insights and time-to-market
  • Fast, non-disruptive upgrades


Smart Simplicity

  • Plug-and-play setup
  • Pure1 AI-powered predictive platform management
  • SaaS-based data management platform
  • Built-in business continuity 

Risk-free Innovation

  • Planned downtime-free, data-in-place, forklift-free upgrades
  • On-premises and cloud solutions
  • The most choice in flexible storage subscriptions

Always-improving Data Services

  • 8:1 cost-saving total efficiency
  • Ransomware and disaster recovery built-in 
  • 99.9999% uptime, including upgrades

Proven Innovation vs. Legacy Mediocrity 

Choose fast, efficient storage with proven real world innovation and built-in security features to protect against cyber threats. Read why 100% of reviewers on Gartner Peer Insights would recommend Pure, and why we’re a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Primary Storage.

Evergreen Simplicity vs. Painful Refreshes

Sustaining innovation and remaining competitive requires a dependable technology foundation. An Evergreen subscription protects your investment, so you never have to rebuy storage again. Make your next storage refresh your last with Pure.

All-inclusive vs. Expensive Add-ons

Pure’s software driven storage and subscriptions provide all-inclusive, enterprise-class functionality. Get the features you need to secure, accelerate, and manage your data—including future enhancements—with no additional cost.

Pure Storage Is A Magic Quadrant™ Leader for the 9th Year in a Row.*

Pure Storage is positioned as A Leader once again in the 2022 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Primary Storage.

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Pure Storage vs. the Competition


Pure Storage



Dell EMC

Future-Proof for PowerStore Only

(eliminated hardware upgrade program)

Primera/Nimble Timeless

All-Inclusive Software Subscription

All array features, now and in future

Only select software included***

Many features available only in select bundles

Limited features

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

Announced, however vendor has history of disruptive 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 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 (Nimble  only, credit value is at vendor discretion)

Proven Record Of Delivering on Promises Upgrade/Trade-in

>10,000 controller upgrades, without disruption or re-buy

New program, unproven


New program, unproven

* Right Size Guarantee available at no extra charge on FlashArray //X
** Upgrade Flex and Capacity Consolidation require purchase of qualifying capacity
*** Per Dell Anytime Upgrade Info Sheet

It’s Time to Test Drive FlashArray//X

Before you refresh your existing storage, take Pure FlashArray™ for a spin and explore the built-in enterprise features, including SafeMode™ snapshots ransomware protection, ActiveCluster™ advanced replication, and even VMware integration.

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“With Pure and the Evergreen Storage subscription, it’s amazing. When it was time for an upgrade, we simply showed up, opened the door, and Pure completed the upgrade without a minute of downtime.”


Chris Hamelin
President, TrialStat

“We didn’t just want a solution for today. We wanted to make an investment for at least 10 years. And with Pure, we’ve now got both the technology and ongoing support we need to make that happen.”

Darren Fowler
Director of Information Services, Hamilton Health Care System
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