February 11, 2010 08:00 ET

3PAR Names Stephen M. Smith to Board of Directors

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwire - February 11, 2010) -  3PAR® (NYSE: PAR), the leading global provider of utility storage, announced today the appointment of Stephen M. Smith, President and CEO of Equinix, Inc. -- a provider of global data center services -- to 3PAR's Board of Directors. Smith has joined 3PAR as an independent outside board member and will also serve on the board's Compensation Committee.

"3PAR has continued to grow and increase market share by introducing industry-changing storage virtualization technologies and backing these technologies with a strong commitment to customer service," said Smith. "This proven execution track record, driven by the company's strong leadership and clear vision of the virtual datacenter, are what poise a company like 3PAR for success. I am excited to join the Board in helping steer 3PAR through the next phase of the company's worldwide growth and technology innovation."

Smith joined Equinix from Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP), where he served as Senior Vice President of HP Services. At HP, Smith was responsible for management of the organization's Consulting and Integration, Managed Services, and Technology Deployment and Support business groups. Prior to HP, Smith served as Vice President of Global Professional and Managed Services at Lucent Technologies. He also held various positions during his 16 years with Electronic Data Systems Corporation, where Smith's roles spanned sales, business development, operations, acquisition-driven integration, and the management of international growth. These roles included Chief Sales Officer, President of EDS Asia-Pacific, and President of EDS Western Region. Prior to EDS, Smith had a successful eight-year career in the US Army where, among other roles, he was aide-de-camp to the office of the Commander in Chief of the US Armed Forces in the Pacific. Smith graduated from the US Military Academy at West Point and holds a BS in Engineering.

"Steve's experience, broad knowledge of the global IT industry, proven leadership skills, and deep abiding commitment to customer service mesh perfectly with 3PAR's core values and are vital to expanding our market leadership position," said David Scott, President and CEO of 3PAR. "I'm confident that Steve's presence on the board will serve 3PAR customers and shareholders well."

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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