SOURCE: 3PAR

3PAR

April 29, 2009 09:01 ET

3PAR Receives VeriStor Certified Technology Distinction

3PAR InServ T-Class Storage Server With Thin Built In™ Validated by VeriStor as the World's Most Powerful Virtualized Storage Array

FREMONT, CA and ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - April 29, 2009) - 3PAR® (NYSE: PAR), the leading global provider of utility storage, and VeriStor Systems, the Southeast region's leading enterprise data storage solution provider, today announced that the 3PAR InServ® T-Class Storage Server, the world's most powerful virtualized storage array, has been validated by VeriStor and designated a VeriStor Certified Product. Storage platforms validated by VeriStor demonstrate exceptional characteristics in terms of technology differentiation, company stability, and customer support along with low acquisition and operating costs for a rapid return on investment.

"We are pleased to add 3PAR to our VeriStor Certified Technology Partner Program as a vendor of a storage platform that has been optimized to meet our customers' business requirements, not just their technology challenges," said Ashby Lincoln, CEO, VeriStor. "3PAR's T-Class met our stringent criteria for high performance, reliability, and value in enterprise-class implementations and we are pleased to name it among our list of VeriStor Certified Products."

The 3PAR InServ T400 and T800 Storage Servers are built on a third-generation 3PAR InSpire® Architecture featuring the new, zero-detection capable 3PAR® Gen3 ASIC with Thin Built In™. This architecture uniquely incorporates an efficient "fat-to-thin" volume conversion mechanism right into controller silicon to enable high rates of capacity utilization while maintaining high service levels. World-class features include:

--  First storage architecture with Thin Built In™
--  Fastest, most efficient single-system array on the planet
--  Fat-to-thin 3PAR Gen3 ASIC for simple, on-the-fly storage optimization
--  Ideal platform for cloud computing and delivering enterprise IT as a
    utility service
    

The T-Class takes the performance of 3PAR's next-gen InServ platform to a new level with record-setting SPC-1 Benchmark results. According these results on file with the Storage Performance Council (SPC), the T800 is the fastest single-system Fibre Channel storage array on the market.

"The T-Class has been our most successful utility storage platform yet," said Craig Nunes, Vice President of Marketing at 3PAR. "Given that VeriStor is highly regarded as a leader in the architecture and delivery of virtual infrastructure, it is particularly meaningful that the T-Class has been recognized by VeriStor as a powerful virtualized storage array for virtual datacenter deployments."

About the VeriStor Certified Technology Partner Program

The VeriStor Certified Technology Partner Program is designed to validate solutions from multiple storage and virtualization hardware and software vendors for optimal use in an enterprise-class implementation. A VeriStor Certified Product demonstrates exceptional characteristics in terms of technology differentiation, company stability, and customer support. In specific, a VeriStor Certified Product exhibits strong scalability, performance, availability, and ease of use, along with low acquisition and operating costs. As a result, customers can have confidence in VeriStor Certified Products because they measure up to VeriStor's stringent criteria for true enterprise-class operation and exceptional value.

Learn more about the VeriStor Certified vendor certification program on the VeriStor Certified Technology Partner webpage.

About VeriStor Systems, Inc.

VeriStor Systems is an enterprise data storage and virtualization solutions provider and consulting organization headquartered in Atlanta, GA. VeriStor's integrated solutions include Storage Area Networks (SANs), Network Attached Storage (NAS), iSCSI, Storage and Server Virtualization, Backup and Recovery, Data Replication, Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) and Compliance Archiving. With more than 300 customers, VeriStor specializes in enterprise and mid-market companies in all industries including financial services, manufacturing, healthcare, education, and federal, state, and local government. More information can be found at http://www.veristor.com/.

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: www.3PAR.com.

© 2009 3PAR Inc. All rights reserved. 3PAR, the 3PAR logo, Serving Information, InServ, InForm, InSpire, and Thin Built In are all trademarks or registered trademarks of 3PAR Inc. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Contact Information

  • VeriStor Systems Contact:
    Jana Calano
    VeriStor Systems, Inc.
    P: 678.990.1593 x: 125
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    Erin Jones
    E.S. Jones PR for VeriStor
    P: 704.664.2170
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    3PAR U.S. Contact
    John D'Avolio
    Triggerfish Consulting for 3PAR
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    3PAR U.K. Contact
    Federica Monsone
    A3 Communications for 3PAR
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