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3PAR Announces 50% Capacity Savings Guarantee

Get Thin Guarantee Program Promotes Storage Capacity Liposuction for "Fat" Legacy Arrays

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3PAR announced on Wednesday the Get Thin Guarantee, a new 3PAR program that guarantees capacity savings of at least 50% to customers converting from existing "fat" volumes on traditional storage to new thin volumes on any 3PAR InServ Storage Server with Thin Built In.

Under the terms of the program, 3PAR guarantees participating customers purchasing InServ F-Class or T-Class arrays that they will halve the amount of raw capacity required to store existing data or 3PAR will make up the shortfall with free additional disk capacity and associated software and support.*

"3PAR's willingness to create a marketing program around a capacity savings guarantee underscores the fact that the company has confidence that its proven technology will deliver clear business value," said David Vellante, Co-Founder and Principal Contributor of Wikibon. "The timing of 3PAR's program is excellent given many tech refresh plans in 2009 were put on hold. Participation in this program is a no-brainer, and CIOs should ask their IT managers to give serious consideration to such an offer this year."

Since its introduction in 2002, 3PAR Thin Provisioning software has enabled customers to reduce capacity, power, and datacenter floor space requirements by up to 75% and administration time by up to 90%. 3PAR Thin Conversion software, introduced in 2009, gives customers a simple, affordable, and non-disruptive option for "thinning" traditional "fat" volumes by migrating them from existing storage over to an eco-efficient, next-gen InServ array.

"3PAR delivers outstanding value and quantifiable savings through innovative technologies including our thin software products and the Thin Built In(TM) architecture featured by our F-Class and T-Class arrays," said David Scott, 3PAR President and CEO. "The Get Thin Guarantee not only assures that these savings are indeed attainable, but this program removes any uncertainty as to the ROI that can be achieved through undergoing a storage technology refresh with 3PAR."


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