August 06, 2008 08:30 ET

3PAR Joins Oracle Unbreakable Linux Program

3PAR Certifies Oracle Enterprise Linux to Help Deliver Cost Savings and Seamless Support to Enterprise Customers

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwire - August 6, 2008) - 3PAR® (NYSE: PAR), the leading global provider of utility storage, announced qualification of Oracle® Enterprise Linux (OEL) for deployment with 3PAR Utility Storage under the Oracle Unbreakable Linux Support program, which delivers enterprise-class support for Linux while also helping to lower costs. 3PAR Utility Storage is designed to simplify storage management and reduce total cost of data while giving enterprises the agility to respond instantly to changing business demands. 3PAR and Oracle have teamed to enable simplified management, consolidated support, and cost savings to customers from the storage infrastructure up to the application environment.

3PAR's participation in the Oracle Unbreakable Linux program helps ensure easy, rapid, and low-cost deployment of OEL with the 3PAR Utility Storage platform. 3PAR and Oracle customers can now deploy OEL with 3PAR InServ® Storage Servers with confidence that this combination has been fully qualified to work together.

Oracle Enterprise Linux is a key component of the Oracle Unbreakable Linux support program, which provides enterprise-class support for Linux. Available as open source, Oracle Enterprise Linux can be freely distributed, enabling partners to easily create low-cost solutions for their users. The Oracle Unbreakable Linux support program has been adopted by more than 2,000 leading organizations.

"Oracle has a long-standing history of supporting open standards-based computing to lower the cost of IT infrastructure for customers," said Monica Kumar, senior director, Linux and Open Source Product Marketing for Oracle. "3PAR's certification of Oracle Enterprise Linux on the 3PAR InServ allows enterprises to reduce costs with the assurance that this combination works seamlessly and is available with world-class Linux platform support, enabling simplified management and cost savings right out of the box."

"3PAR's support for the Oracle Unbreakable Linux program is one more way that we are lowering total cost of data for our enterprise customers and simplifying the delivery of enterprise IT as a utility service," said David Scott, President and CEO of 3PAR. "We are thrilled to team up with Oracle in providing the most resilient and agile infrastructure for our enterprise customers with Oracle Enterprise Linux environments."

3PAR is a member of the Oracle PartnerNetwork and 3PAR InServ Storage Servers are certified with Oracle Enterprise Linux 4 and Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.

3PAR is exhibiting at LinuxWorld 2008 in Oracle's booth, #902.

About Oracle PartnerNetwork

Oracle PartnerNetwork is a global business network of more than 20,000 companies who deliver innovative software solutions based on Oracle software. Through access to Oracle's premier products, education, technical services, marketing and sales support, the Oracle PartnerNetwork program provides partners with the resources they need to be successful in today's global economy. Oracle partners are able to offer their customers leading-edge solutions backed by Oracle's position as the world's largest enterprise software company. Partners who are able to demonstrate superior product knowledge, technical expertise and a commitment to doing business with Oracle qualify for the Certified Partner levels.

About 3PAR

3PAR® (NYSE: PAR) is the leading global provider of utility storage, a category of highly virtualized, tightly-clustered, and dynamically-tiered storage arrays built for utility computing. Organizations use utility computing to build cost-effective virtualized IT infrastructures for flexible workload consolidation. 3PAR Utility Storage gives customers an alternative to traditional arrays by delivering resilient infrastructure with increased agility at a lower total cost to meet their rapidly changing business needs. As a pioneer of thin provisioning -- a green technology developed to address storage underutilization and inefficiencies -- 3PAR offers products designed to minimize power consumption and promote environmental responsibility. With 3PAR, customers have reduced the costs of allocated storage capacity, administration, and SAN infrastructure while increasing adaptability and resiliency. 3PAR Utility Storage is built to meet the demands of open systems consolidation, integrated data lifecycle management, and performance-intensive applications. For more information, visit the 3PAR Website at:

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