August 25, 2010 08:00 ET

3PAR Utility Storage Strengthens Nissho's Support for Customers Developing Cloud-Based Infrastructures

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwire - August 25, 2010) -  3PAR® (NYSE: PAR), the leading global provider of utility storage, announced today that it has joined forces with Nissho Electronics in Japan to address the needs of virtual datacenters and the cloud computing service business in Japan. As part of this enhanced partnership, Nissho has become the first member of the 3PAR Cloud-Agile Program in Japan to offer 3PAR Cloud-Agile: ASSURED disaster recovery services based on 3PAR Remote Copy. As a 3PAR channel partner, Nissho has sold 3PAR Utility Storage, including the 3PAR InServ® Storage Server, in Japan since 2003. With this expanded partnership, Nissho has strengthened its ability to support customers developing cloud-based infrastructures for both internal and external service delivery.

"3PAR is known internationally for its cloud computing advocacy -- both in terms of promoting the adoption of cloud-based architectural models, and by helping customers deploy agile and efficient cloud-based infrastructures," said Executive Officer Toshiki Takatsuka of Nissho Electronics. "We have already seen strong adoption of 3PAR Utility Storage among our national cloud service provider customers in Japan, and joining the Cloud-Agile program enables us to help strengthen our cloud-based service offerings."

With this new partnership, Nissho adds a disaster recovery (DR) solution to its enhanced service offerings, which currently include public cloud development and a private cloud environment service based on 3cV. "3cV" is a proven blueprint for the virtual datacenter featuring the combination of 3PAR Utility Storage, HP® BladeSystem c-Class Server Blades, and VMware vSphere™. This solution is designed to enable improved server efficiency and to enhance service levels in private cloud datacenters. All the cloud service-focused products that Nissho offers, including those based on 3cV, are available at the company's CloudNagivate Center, Nissho's private technology verification center where customers can verify the operation and performance of a cloud-based infrastructure built on 3PAR technology.

"We are excited by the robust cloud computing ecosystem that has continued to evolve around the 3PAR Cloud-Agile program internationally," said David Scott, President and CEO for 3PAR. "A major part of this ecosystem is the development of a strategic channel focused on delivering differentiated cloud-based services, and we are thrilled to welcome Nissho as our first partner in Japan to offer disaster recovery as a service as part of a suite of agile and cost-efficient, public and private cloud services backed by 3PAR cloud technology." 

About Nissho Electronics
Since its founding in 1969, NISSHO ELECTRONICS has brought the world's most advanced technologies to an ever-widening segment of the Japanese market. Headquartered in Tokyo, the company has annual consolidated net sales approaching $430 million. With extensive experience and expertise built on strong market-leading customer and cutting-edge partner relationships, NISSHO ELECTRONICS focuses on providing clients with practical ICT Solutions & Services. As a strategic partner, NISSHO ELECTRONICS resources are focused on meeting client needs.

About 3PAR
3PAR® (NYSE: PAR) is the leading global provider of utility storage, a category of highly virtualized, dynamically tiered, multi-tenant storage arrays built for public and private cloud computing. Our virtualized storage platform was built from the ground up to be agile and efficient and to eliminate 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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