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  • 14 July 2021 10:00

Pure's Evergreen subscription to innovation reaches new milestone, delivers over 7,000 non-disruptive controller upgrades since 2015

The latest achievement reflects Pure Storage's continued effort to deliver a modern data experience, paving the way for flexible, Storage as-a-Service consumption.

Pure Storage® (NYSE: PSTG), the IT pioneer that delivers storage as-a-service in a multi-cloud world, has announced it has reached a new growth milestone for its subscription-based Evergreen™ Storage program, with more than 2,700 customers having done non-disruptive storage upgrades and the average number of upgrades having grown 38 per cent year-over-year for the last five years. The consistent growth of Evergreen serves as a foundation for Pure Storage’s strategy to deliver simple, reliable, and scalable storage as-a-service (STaaS) and a seamless bridge to the cloud.

Unveiled in 2015, Evergreen challenged the status quo of traditional storage delivery, which was marked by high costs, three-five-year technology refresh cycles, forklift upgrades, storage rebuys, unplanned downtime, high-risk data migration, and overall data storage complexity. Evergreen has paved the way for the new era of IT ownership by enabling customers with a subscription to innovation that reduces costs, creates a longer and more sustainable technology lifecycle, and lets them continue to modernise their organisations with zero disruptions to respond to changing business needs.

Evergreen’s momentum, combined with Pure as-a-Service™, a true consumption-based STaaS offering, and Pure Cloud Block Store™, which provides seamless data mobility across on-premises and cloud environments, is a testament to Pure Storage’s expanding and unified subscription strategy. In the first quarter of fiscal year 2022, Pure Storage’s subscription services revenue grew 35 per cent year-over-year.

Prakash Darji, VP and GM, digital experience business unit, Pure Storage, said, “Organisations are increasingly turning to subscription-based, as-a-Service solutions to drive agility and eliminate the negative impacts of planned maintenance. The incredible momentum of Evergreen reaffirms our commitment to helping organisations achieve a high level of manageability and simplicity when it comes to their data storage needs.”

While conventional storage upgrades require a complete overhaul of an organisation’s IT infrastructure, including removing outdated storage and replacing it with the latest technology, Pure Storage’s Evergreen Storage is completely disruption-free, eliminates storage rebuys, and provides investment protection. To date, the program has successfully delivered more than 7,000 non-disruptive controller upgrades to Pure Storage’s growing customer-base, eliminating downtime, performance impact, data migrations, and forklift upgrades.

Global customers and early adopters are continuing to benefit from Evergreen’s ease of use, seamless upgrades, and overall simplicity, including Chapman University, Nanyang Technological University, and Solideo.

James Kelly, Oracle DBA and storage administrator, Chapman University, said, "The Evergreen program is a huge advantage to working with Pure Storage. We’ve been able to continually upgrade to new generation controllers to take advantage of things like NVMe. We’re so confident in the non-disruptive nature of the upgrades that we schedule them on weekday afternoons. They take ten minutes without any of our users or services hosted on the arrays even noticing."

Alan Ong, CIO, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, said, "Evergreen’s non-disruptive upgrades have simplified the management of our infrastructure dramatically.”

Marc Duong, CISO-CIO, SOLIDÉO, said, “Pure Storage knows better than anyone else how to integrate new technologies into its storage solutions while maintaining simplicity, which suits our IT team perfectly. Pure Evergreen Storage allows us to upgrade our storage capacity non-disruptively—without changing hardware or questioning our initial investment.”

Learn more about Pure Evergreen Storage and the benefits of Storage as a Service:

- Evergreen Storage Subscriptions

About Pure Storage

Pure Storage (NYSE: PSTG) gives technologists their time back. Pure delivers a modern data experience that empowers organisations to run their operations as a true, automated, storage as-a-service model seamlessly across multiple clouds. Pure helps customers put data to use while reducing the complexity and expense of managing the infrastructure behind it. And with a certified customer satisfaction score in the top one percent of B2B companies, Pure's ever-expanding list of customers are among the happiest in the world.

Pure Storage, the "P" Logo, Evergreen, FlashArray, FlashBlade, Pure1 and Pure as-a-Service are trademarks or registered trademarks of Pure Storage. All other trademarks or names referenced in this document are the property of their respective owners.

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