April 20, 2010 03:00 ET

3PAR Launches Highly Virtualized Storage in Australia and New Zealand

Local Presence Established to Meet Rising Demand for Storage Designed for Virtual and Cloud Datacenters

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwire - April 20, 2010) - 3PAR® (NYSE: PAR), the leading global provider of utility storage, announced today that it has launched its first sales office in Australia and New Zealand and has named Steve Kelly as regional manager. Part of an ongoing expansion within the larger Asia-Pacific region, 3PAR's presence in Australia and New Zealand offers the opportunity to build "cloud-savvy" channel partnerships focused on bringing the benefits of 3PAR's simple, efficient, and green utility storage systems to this growing region.

"Australia and New Zealand are vibrant markets that have not only escaped the worst of the global financial crisis, but have long been early adopters of disruptive new technology," said Kelly. "3PAR offers leading-edge utility storage systems that help customers consolidate their datacenters and introduce virtualization, cloud computing, and storage tiering into their environments."

Kelly joins 3PAR with 20 years of experience in sales and sales management with major technology suppliers including Hitachi Data Systems, IBM/Tivoli, F5 Networks, and BEA Systems.

"With his strong background in sales and in developing reseller channels, Steve is well positioned to help bring the efficiency, agility, and green benefits of 3PAR Utility Storage to enterprise, service provider, and government customers in Australia and New Zealand," said 3PAR CEO President and CEO David Scott.

The opening of 3PAR's Australia/New Zealand office in Sydney is the latest in a series of moves by the company to increase its presence throughout the Asia-Pacific region. This expansion is driven by the requirements of global customers operating in the region as well as by technologically progressive local customers. 3PAR's APAC headquarters, headed by Vaughan Woods, is located in Singapore.

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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