February 16, 2010 08:00 ET

3PAR Customers Report Storage TCO Savings

3PAR Utility Storage Reduces Capacity Purchases, CAPEX, Energy Costs, and Administration Time by 50% or More for Customers Spanning All Business Sectors

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwire - February 16, 2010) -  3PAR® (NYSE: PAR), the leading global provider of utility storage, announced today that an independently conducted survey of hundreds of 3PAR customers showed that 90% of all IT organizations responding to the survey described their storage environment with 3PAR as "more agile" than their previous environment (source: TechValidate). In addition, 85% of all respondents rated the autonomic storage management benefits of 3PAR Utility Storage (made possible by features like Rapid Provisioning, Dynamic Optimization, and mixed-workload support) as greater than that of their previous storage platform (source: TechValidate). Among participants able to quantify their savings, 72% had reduced storage Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) by 26% or more as a result of deploying 3PAR InServ® Storage Servers (source: TechValidate).

"3PAR Utility Storage has allowed my organization to adapt rapidly and cost-effectively to my changing business needs, and I would recommend 3PAR to any executive who is looking for an agile and efficient alternative to traditional storage," said Paul Stapleton, Senior IT Architect at RedPrairie Corporation.

In the latest survey of 3PAR customers in the US and UK conducted though TechValidate, at least 50% of 3PAR customers responding across all industries -- including Enterprise, Financial Services, Government, Education, Health, Hosting, Web 2.0, Marketing, and SaaS -- reported a minimum savings of more than 25% across multiple areas over the previous 12 months as a result of deploying 3PAR Utility Storage. These areas of savings include the following:

Results of the survey were gathered through TechValidate, Web-based software that guarantees the authenticity of all information contributed by participating customers. 3PAR's use of TechValidate software to gather useful customer data was recently recognized by Customer Reference Forum® as one of 2009's Nine Best Ideas in Customer Reference Management.

"These latest TechValidate results not only serve as a barometer of 3PAR customer satisfaction, but they demonstrate 3PAR's ability to deliver on our promise of dramatically reducing storage administration, capacity, and energy requirements, and ultimately storage TCO," said David Scott, 3PAR President and CEO. "They highlight the agility and efficiency benefits of the 3PAR Utility Storage platform with validated, real-world statistics and testimonials sourced directly from 3PAR Utility Storage users. This information provides strong evidence for IT organizations across all industries currently weighing the benefits of taking a best-of-breed approach to their IT infrastructure against accepting the proprietary, vertical stacks being pushed by legacy storage vendors."

About 3PAR
3PAR® (NYSE: PAR) is the leading global provider of utility storage, a category of highly virtualized and dynamically tiered storage arrays built for public and private cloud computing. Our virtualized storage platform was built from the ground up to be agile and efficient to address the limitations of traditional storage arrays for utility infrastructures. As a pioneer of thin provisioning and other storage virtualization technologies, we design our products to reduce power consumption to help companies meet their green computing initiatives, and to cut storage total cost of ownership. 3PAR customers have used our self-managing, efficient, and adaptable utility storage systems to reduce administration time and provisioning complexity, to improve server and storage utilization, and to scale and adapt flexibly in response to continuous growth and changing business needs. For more information, visit the 3PAR Website at:

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