December 17, 2007
FREMONT, Calif., Dec. 10 -- 3PAR, the leading global provider of utility storage, announced today the introduction of 3cV, an innovative blueprint for the virtual datacenter. First coined by Deutsche Bank, a leading global bank, "3cV" stands for the combination of the 3PAR InServ Storage Server, HP BladeSystem c-Class and VMware Infrastructure. These elements combine to form a complete utility computing offering that can enable customers to halve server, storage, and operational costs and to gain instant agility.
"With 3cV, we have achieved remarkable gains in business agility and cost reduction for a broad range of applications including our property management system, databases, messaging, Web servers and file servers," said Rich Jackson, vice president of technology operations at Hilton Grand Vacations. "With 3cV, we have quadrupled administrative efficiency and can now provision virtualized servers and storage within minutes versus weeks."
Besides Hilton Grand Vacations, many other leading enterprises including Ariba, Deutsche Bank, Martin's Point Health Care, and SAVVIS have adopted 3cV in their datacenters as a virtualized computing architecture. "SAVVIS is focused on providing carrier-class integrated IT infrastructure solutions that tap into advanced technologies such as virtualization and automation to add value for our enterprise customers in the form of better performance, lower cost and higher availability," said Bryan Doerr, chief technology officer for SAVVIS. "Using 3cV, we have been able to significantly broaden our portfolio of hosting services that deliver these benefits."
"IT organizations are resourceful," said Arun Taneja, founder and consulting analyst at Taneja Group. "Through necessity they will find and combine the fittest technologies to solve real business issues. 3cV is a terrific example of vendors modeling and supporting a solution that is customer-proven and effective."
The Elements of 3cV
3cV combines the following products from 3PAR, HP and VMware to deliver the virtual datacenter:
The Advantages of 3cV
3cV offers combined benefits that enable customers to manage and scale their server and storage environments simply, allowing them to halve server, storage and operational costs while lowering the environmental impact of the datacenter:
"VMware believes in the power of virtualization to change the way IT is done," said Parag Patel, vice president of alliances at VMware. "By partnering with other leading platforms, we provide customers the opportunity to derive even more business advantage from virtualization."
"Now more than ever before, agility is the watchword of budget- and time-pressured CIOs," said David Scott, CEO of 3PAR. "3cV's virtualization demonstrates how true utility computing can make a dramatic difference in the agility and efficiency of today's IT organizations."
"When others were resolved to the commoditization of blade architectures, HP focused on innovation and delivering a product family that addresses customer pains around time, energy, cost and change," said Jim Ganthier, director of Enterprise Storage and Servers for BladeSystem at HP. "We see the success of that strategy not only in the wide adoption of the BladeSystem c-Class, but in Solution Builder Program member collaboration that combines the c-Class with complementary technologies for the benefit of our customers."
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 Web site at: www.3PAR.com.
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