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Fremont, California, United States United States
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About 3PAR
3PAR® (NYSE: PAR) is the leading global provider of utility storage, a category of highly- virtualized, tightly clustered, and dynamically tiered storage arrays built for utility computing. Organisations use utility computing to build cost-effective virtualised IT infrastructures for flexible workload consolidation. 3PAR Utility Storage gives customers an alternative to traditional arrays by delivering resilient infrastructure with increased agility at a lower total cost to meet their rapidly changing business needs. As a pioneer of thin provisioning--a green technology developed to address storage underutilisation and inefficiencies--3PAR offers products designed to minimise power consumption and promote environmental responsibility. With 3PAR, customers have reduced the costs of allocated storage capacity, administration, and SAN infrastructure while increasing adaptability and resiliency. 3PAR Utility Storage is built to meet the demands of open systems consolidation, integrated data lifecycle management, and performance-intensive applications. For more information, visit the 3PAR Website at:

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Customer Highlight® is a leading provider of fully integrated event ticketing services for thousands of top arts, entertainment, and sports organizations worldwide. deployed 3PAR Utility Storage as the foundation for its signature ProVenue® ticketing platform to improve management efficiency by 10x, reduce time to deployment by 88%, and save more than half a million dollars in storage costs.

Other storage vendors simply couldn’t offer us the cost advantages, functionality, scalability, and ease of management that 3PAR did. With 3PAR, all the advanced features we needed were integrated into the system and provided at a cost well below that of the alternatives.

-Brett Michalak
Chief Information Officer ,

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» Inside MySpace Article is the most popular social networking website on the Internet. MySpace integrates web profiles, blogs, instant messaging, mail, music streaming, photo galleries, classified listings, user forums, calendars, and events all into a tightly networked community. Through these features, users can profile their lives online and connect with others around shared interests. With 3PAR Utility Storage, MySpace has an agile and resilient storage infrastructure that enables rapid business growth.

We purchased 3PAR because the benefits were significant enough to warrant a shift away from traditional enterprise storage technologies. Provisioning is ridiculously simple and the scalability can match the rapid growth of our business. It's clear to us that 3PAR has something very special and is increasingly becoming well established with high-growth companies like ours.

-Aber Whitcomb
Chief Technology Officer,, the world's seventh-largest Web property and premier provider of online information services, chose 3PAR Utility Storage over monolithic arrays from traditional vendors to consolidate and support its mission-critical portal and ad-serving databases. 3PAR Utility Storage is now used to support, Excite, iWon, MyWay, Smiley Central, and Zwinky Web properties.


Demand Media

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Demand Media™ is a Web 2.0 social media company that uses its network of Web properties to connect content creators and large audiences with advertisers. Storage is a critical component of Demand Media's business model, so the social media company has built an entire virtual datacenter based on 3PAR Utility Storage and the 3cV blueprint. With highly virtualized, dynamically tiered 3PAR arrays supporting their utility computing environment, Demand Media has the agility and resilience to keep pace with rapid and unpredictable growth.



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» Computerworld eHarmony Q&A

With over eight million users, eHarmony is the Internet's fastest-growing relationship service. To accommodate business growth—which consumes gigabytes of new capacity per day—and to support new initiatives, eHarmony sought to replace its aging infrastructure of modular arrays. After considering modular array alternatives from a traditional vendor, eHarmony selected a 3PAR InServ S400 Storage Server for each of its data centers. eHarmony also chose 3PAR Thin Provisioning software. eHarmony's mission-critical website, matchmaking application, payment processing, and photo and profile servers are now supported by 3PAR Utility Storage.

Buying ten-year-old storage technology doesn't work for us. The capabilities 3PAR brought to the table were a no-brainer. Once you understand 3PAR's architecture, the benefits are obvious and compelling.

-Mark Douglas
VP of Technology, eHarmony