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November 21, 2006 > 3PAR InServ ranked as one of the leading storage products in use by Fortune 1000 companies

3PAR InServ ranked as one of the leading storage products in use by Fortune 1000 companies

Fremont (PRNewswire), Nov. 14 _ 3PAR(R), the leading provider of Utility Storage, announced that the 3PAR InServ(R) S800 Storage Server was named one of the most exciting storage vendor products in TheInfoPro (TIP) Storage Study Wave 8, Fall 2006. The InServ Storage Server is a simple, efficient and massively scalable tiered-storage array for utility computing.

Distributed computing data centers are increasingly evolving to utility computing to reduce costs and complexity while recentralizing corporate data, and 3PAR is the leading storage building block in this transition. The TIP Storage Networking -- Fortune 1000 End User Study is based on direct customer feedback on the key issues, hot new storage technologies, spending plans, vendor ratings and projects in 2006 and 2007.

The 3PAR InServ S800 ranked #2 out of 33 leading vendor products in response to the question "What emerging or exciting vendor product do you have in use?" and 3PAR ranked #3 in response to the question "Which 1-2 vendors do you think have the most exciting Storage products or services?"

A representative customer response is highlighted in the anonymous Fortune 1000 end user survey: "3PAR is in use and it we really like how simple it is for provisioning -- you don't have to be a rocket scientist in LUN magic to run it."

"The last four Waves of research show installed storage capacity in the Fortune 1000 doubling every 10 months," said Robert Stevenson, Managing Director for Storage at TheInfoPro. "The customers in our TIPNetwork are citing simplified provisioning across multiple tiers as the innovative 'must have' feature to effectively manage this accelerated capacity growth."

3PAR has successfully penetrated financial services, technology and health care in the Fortune 1000. The company has also become a standard for leading B2B hosting and B2C Internet and Web 2.0 companies. By pioneering utility computing technologies such as virtualization, automation and clustering, 3PAR is revolutionizing the mission-critical data center. 3PAR customers need only purchase half the storage capacity required with traditional storage arrays. Deploying 3PAR Utility Storage also means lower capital costs and administration overhead as well as reduced consumption of electricity and data center floor space.

3PAR is the leading provider of Utility Storage, a simple, efficient and massively scalable tiered-storage array for utility computing that lets customers serve more with less. 3PAR is based in Fremont. For more information visit

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