Pure Storage FlashArray Evergreen Storage

Do you have an Evergreen Storage subscription? If yes, what are your impressions of this feature?

Senior Manager of Technical Alliances at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have an Evergreen Storage subscription. We like it a lot. We recently upgraded from the M-series to the X-series FlashArrays. We used the Evergreen Storage solution and expanded our footprint.
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IT Manager at a government with 51-200 employees
We have an Evergreen Storage subscription, which I think is a great feature.
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Thayne Yost
Senior Network Engineer at US Dept of Energy Idaho Operations Office
It is a really cool concept. As long as we maintain our subscription, we will get new controllers every three years and really never have a forklift upgrade like we currently are doing. Just that future-proofing is an ease off of my mind to know that I won't have to do what I'm dong right now again.
We decided to go with Pure Storage more for the Evergreen Storage subscription. With Pure Storage, it was a little bit more to initially get it in, but then you have the Evergreen Storage subscription, which is essentially less than the support on HPE, and that came with the upgrades down the road. HPE subscription support would only cover failures. It didn't have any upgrades built in to it. So, if five years down the road, we went with the HPE system then we would have had to buy whole new storage array to upgrade it. That really played a lot into us wanting to go with Pure Storage. We didn't want to have to do this multiple times.
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Dave Petroski
Senior Architect at Southwest Gas Corporation
Our Evergreen Storage subscription is supposed to be good when we go to upgrade.
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Sr Manager at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We use the Evergreen Storage model so that we will get upgrades as they are needed, or as we expand. It has helped us meet some financial challenges we had internally. In the past, we had to buy whole trays of disks from another vendor. It's too much money because we typically bill people ahead of the project. This solution has helped us meet the spending needs of our customers, and allow us to be more flexible.
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Cloud Infra Manager at a university with 5,001-10,000 employees
There has definitely been an ROI. The four years I've seen no other storage vendor that offers what's called an Evergreen Solution. I should have my refresh next year, so I'm getting a brand new a controller with a minimal cost. By then we're going back and replacing the whole thing.
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