Evergreen Storage Is Changing Customer Experience Expectations in Enterprise Storage
Purchasers of enterprise storage have historically dealt with an upgrade cycle that was expensive, disruptive, inherently risky, and time consuming and occurred roughly every three to five years. In June 2015, Pure Storage challenged customer preconceptions about the enterprise storage upgrade cycle with the announcement of its Evergreen Storage. Evergreen Storage has been tremendously popular with customers and driven targeted responses from all of the other major enterprise storage players. In 2016, Pure Storage enhanced Evergreen Storage with new features that have increased its already extremely high customer experience performance. This White Paper assesses the impact Evergreen Storage has had on the enterprise storage industry and discusses the technical, financial, and business implications of the program from a customer point of view.