January 16, 2008 08:30 ET

3PAR InServ Ranked One of the Top Most Exciting Storage Products

Findings From TheInfoPro's Wave 10 Storage Study Reinforces 3PAR's Reputation for Innovation Among Fortune 1000 Companies

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwire - January 16, 2008) - 3PAR® (NYSE: PAR), the leading global provider of utility storage, announced today that 3PAR was once again one of the top vendors singled out by Fortune 1000 companies as having the most exciting storage products or services, as determined by TheInfoPro's Wave 10 Storage Study. Rounding out the top four were industry giants EMC, Hitachi Data Systems, and NetApp. The study also indicates that 3PAR received the highest possible customer ratings for product quality, product performance, product reliability, and technology innovation.

A hallmark of TIP research is the narrative commentary that is captured during the course of the interviews. Anonymous feedback from IT Pros in the Wave 10 study illustrates why 3PAR continues to be ranked so highly among Fortune 1000 companies. Said one customer, "They're ahead of the curve with feature offerings." Other customer feedback included comments such as: "We compared them 18 months ago, and no one else compared," "Great support organization," and "I like the strength that the company presents to their customers."

TheInfoPro (TIP) is an independent research network and leading supplier of market intelligence for the IT industry. Created by alumni of Gartner, EMC, Giga, and Bell Labs, TIP produces fundamental, objective, "grass roots" research on markets, vendors, issues, future adoption plans, and investor confidence. The TIP Storage Networking Wave 10 research study is based on direct customer feedback from Fortune 1000 companies on key issues, hot new storage technologies, spending plans, and vendor ratings. For the Wave 10 storage networking study, TheInfoPro sampled 289 companies within the Fortune 1000, Global and Midsize enterprises. 3PAR was cited as one of the top vendors in response to the question "Which 1-2 vendors do you think have the most exciting storage products or services?"

IT Pro feedback within TheInfoPro's Wave 10 Storage Study indicates 3PAR is successfully penetrating the Fortune 1000 market and continues to develop a rapidly expanding customer base that includes large to medium-size enterprises, B2B service providers, Internet/Web 2.0 companies, and government entities (see more on 3PAR customers). For these organizations, deploying 3PAR Utility Storage has meant improved business agility, lower capital costs and administrative overhead, and reduced consumption of electricity and datacenter floor space.

"It is very exciting to see how the storage industry has evolved over the past few years, and how innovative organizations such as 3PAR have been so successful at shaking up the industry by addressing customer needs in a radical new way," said Robert Stevenson, TheInfoPro's Managing Director of Storage Research. "Our Wave 10 study revealed that managing storage growth remained the top customer pain point and that consolidation remained the number one customer storage environment initiative. IT Pros interviewed indicate that 3PAR has built a storage platform that has helped to address these fundamental issues."

"The last three research studies by TheInfoPro have demonstrated the mindshare that 3PAR has continued to build in Fortune 1000 accounts over the past five years," said David Scott, 3PAR President and CEO. "These organizations have sought a highly virtualized storage platform for their consolidation and cost-savings initiatives -- a perfect fit for 3PAR Utility Storage."

To view a rich media presentation of TheInfoPro Storage Networking Study, Wave 10 findings, visit:

About 3PAR

3PAR is the leading global provider of utility storage, a category of highly virtualized tiered-storage arrays built for utility computing. 3PAR Utility Storage allows users to reliably serve more with less. Organizations creating virtualized IT infrastructures for workload consolidation and flexible resource allocation use 3PAR to reduce the costs of allocated storage capacity, storage administration and SAN infrastructure. Distinct advantages in simplicity, efficiency, and massive scalability make 3PAR Utility Storage well-suited for open systems storage consolidation, integrated data lifecycle management, and performance-intensive applications. For more information, visit the 3PAR Website at:

About TheInfoPro

TheInfoPro (TIP) is a leading independent research network and supplier of market intelligence for the Information Technology (IT) industry. TheInfoPro, the "Voice of the Customer," helps IT professionals, technology providers, and the financial community make sound decisions on technology, business strategies, and investments. Through a peer network of over 1800 of the world's largest buyers and users of IT, TIP delivers real-time expertise and analysis on technology, industry opportunities, and trends. Since 2001, TIP has been helping clients exceed their business potential. For more information or to join the TIPNetwork, visit: or call +1 212.67 2.0010.

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