August 31, 2009 08:00 ET

DataPipe Rolls Out 3PAR Cloud-Agile Assured and Secured Services

Utility Storage Company Powers Disaster Recovery and Virtual Private Array Services at DataPipe

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwire - August 31, 2009) - 3PAR® (NYSE: PAR), the leading global provider of utility storage, announced today that managed global IT service provider and 3PAR Cloud-Agile partner DataPipe now offers differentiated virtual private array (VPA) and disaster recovery (DR) services as part of their Stratosphere™ cloud services, which are powered by 3PAR Utility Storage. DataPipe is the first member of the 3PAR Cloud-Agile program to offer its customers value-added 3PAR Cloud-Agile: ASSURED and 3PAR Cloud-Agile: SECURED services through this program.

DataPipe provides custom solutions for complex Internet-facing infrastructures, proactively managing security, monitoring, storage, datacenter operations, servers, and applications including database administration and the full software stack. By leveraging the industry-leading VMware virtualization platform and 3PAR, DataPipe's Stratosphere delivers a fully managed, secure virtualized cloud platform.

"With 3PAR and VMware powering Stratosphere, we have been able to extend the value we deliver to our customers and enhance the security, agility, and cost-efficiency of the services we offer," said Michael Parks, Chief Technology Officer for DataPipe. "As the first 3PAR Cloud-Agile member to offer Cloud-Agile: ASSURED and Cloud-Agile: SECURED services, we now have the opportunity to expand our cloud service offerings in the areas of security and compliance to increase the value we offer our customers."

3PAR Cloud-Agile: ASSURED powers DataPipe's delivery of highly available and flexible business continuance solutions which are easy to use, quick to implement, and require minimal effort to maintain. 3PAR Cloud-Agile: ASSURED leverages 3PAR Remote Copy and gives DataPipe the ability to offer cost-effective, flexible, and robust remote data replication, DR, and autonomic data backup to end users.

With 3PAR Cloud-Agile: SECURED, DataPipe offers isolated, secure virtual private array services for performance and security levels previously only available with dedicated hardware, but with a cost structure approaching that of a shared service offering. DataPipe delivers VPA services as a value-added "shared" hosting option with the security of a dedicated environment. 3PAR Cloud-Agile: SECURED employs the combination of 3PAR Utility Storage and 3PAR Virtual Domains to give DataPipe the ability to deliver high performance levels while providing secure segregation within a shared, virtualized hardware platform that is protected from unauthorized access, monitoring, and control.

"As cloud computing has gained momentum, we've seen the spotlight mainly cast on virtual private servers and security concerns at the virtual server level," Jeff Boles, Senior Analyst and Director at Taneja Group. "However, virtual private server deployments are only as secure as the storage foundation upon which they are built. 3PAR Cloud-Agile: SECURE enables providers like DataPipe to offer VPA services that ensure security, segregation, and data integrity from the ground up, to complement the security that VMware delivers at the virtual server level."

"Combining VMware vSphere™ 4 with private and resilient 3PAR Utility Storage, leading-edge service providers like DataPipe are able to meet the demand for security and high availability from their customers who utilize services delivered via the cloud," said Parag Patel, vice president, alliances, VMware. "We're excited to see 3PAR deliver solutions that help customers cut costs while increasing business agility."

"We have seen a mutually beneficial, robust cloud computing ecosystem evolve around the 3PAR Cloud-Agile program," 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. We are excited that DataPipe is the first to take full advantage of the opportunity to leverage 3PAR Utility Storage to offer agile and cost-efficient, cloud-based VPA and DR services that are backed by 3PAR technology."

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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