December 18, 2007 08:30 ET

On-Demand Compliance and Security Firm Goes Virtual With 3PAR

3PAR Delivers Simplicity and Seamless Scalability to Alert Logic's SaaS Security Platform

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwire - December 18, 2007) - 3PAR® (NYSE: PAR), the leading global provider of utility storage, announced today that Alert Logic, Inc., the industry's leading provider of on-demand IT compliance and security solutions, has chosen 3PAR Utility Storage to consolidate and scale its mission-critical hosted software-as-a-service (SaaS) environment. Alert Logic selected two 3PAR InServ® S800 Storage Servers for their high availability, seamless scalability, and ease of use.

"3PAR Utility Storage offers the most stable blend of innovative features available today," said Misha Govshteyn, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer at Alert Logic. "But what really sets the InServ apart is the highly virtualized architecture, which actually improves performance as the system scales."

Always-On Storage Supports Mission-Critical Network Protection

Alert Logic, a winner of the "Security Hot Companies 2007" Award from Info Security Products Guide, provides on-demand IT compliance and security services to customers across the United States. According to Govshteyn, Alert Logic's clients depend on the reliability, scalability, and performance of its service. With solutions that include threat management, log management, and IT compliance automation, Alert Logic requires a highly available, high-performance storage platform to assure that its Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platforms are "always on."

As a result of introducing a new log management solution designed to store customer security logs online for up to seven years, Alert Logic was experiencing accelerated data growth that exceeded the capabilities of its incumbent modular storage platform. Since modular storage would not permit cost-effective scalability, the SaaS provider sought a new platform that could deliver high availability, assured data integrity, massive scalability, ease of use, and high levels of performance -- even at high levels of storage utilization. After evaluating products from 3PAR alongside alternative storage platforms, Alert Logic selected 3PAR Utility Storage to consolidate and scale its mission-critical SaaS environment. Now Alert Logic's clustered MySQL® databases and network file servers run on two highly virtualized InServ S800 Storage Servers.


Alert Logic selected 3PAR Utility Storage because the 3PAR InServ has a virtualized architecture that not only allows the SaaS provider to scale capacity online and non-disruptively, but also enables them to achieve higher levels of performance with every additional drive. As a result, Alert Logic has the ability to maintain a highly responsive online service while growing capacity to match rapid online data growth.

With 3PAR, Alert Logic has been able to cut storage infrastructure costs by eliminating the cost and complexity of a redundant switching environment. By leveraging the abundant native connectivity of the 3PAR InServ S800 array, Alert Logic has implemented highly available direct connectivity to its MySQL and network file service hosts.


With 3PAR Rapid Provisioning and the autonomic simplicity of the InServ, Alert Logic was also able to avoid the need for a dedicated storage administrator. Instead, Alert Logic manages its utility storage infrastructure with approximately 100 terabytes of raw capacity on a part-time basis.

Based on its rigorous evaluation of storage systems, Alert Logic concluded that 3PAR reduces storage administration overhead by a 2-to-1 ratio as compared to other platforms. As Alert Logic scales its 3PAR Utility Storage system to meet growing capacity requirements, Govshteyn intends to manage a full petabyte of capacity with a single storage administrator.

In addition, according to Govshteyn, 3PAR was the only vendor with a storage platform that could be installed -- including LUN provisioning -- in a total time of less than eight hours. Platforms from other vendors required days.


Alert Logic has also been able to reduce capacity costs by leveraging 3PAR's Fast RAID 5 technology for all of its applications, including its most demanding high-transaction MySQL databases. According to Govshteyn, Alert Logic chose to deploy 3PAR's Fast RAID 5 because it delivers high performance comparable to that of traditional RAID 1 mirroring, yet with a significant improvement in storage utilization.

"One of the ways in which 3PAR aims to differentiate itself is by offering innovative features and higher performance at a lower total cost," said David Scott, CEO and President of 3PAR. "We believe that SaaS providers comprise a significant market for 3PAR's business, and we are delighted to have this opportunity to demonstrate our efficiency, autonomic simplicity, and reliability within a mission-critical, hosted SaaS environment such as Alert Logic's."

About 3PAR

3PAR is the leading global provider of utility storage, a category of highly virtualized tiered-storage arrays built for utility computing. 3PAR Utility Storage allows users to reliably serve more with less. Organizations creating virtualized IT infrastructures for workload consolidation and flexible resource allocation use 3PAR to reduce the costs of allocated storage capacity, storage administration and SAN infrastructure. Distinct advantages in simplicity, efficiency, and massive scalability make 3PAR Utility Storage well-suited for open systems storage consolidation, integrated data lifecycle management, and performance-intensive applications. For more information, visit the 3PAR Website at:

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