3PAR is a leading global provider of utility storage, a category of highly virtualized and dynamically tiered storage arrays built for public and private cloud computing. 3PAR’s 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, 3PAR designs 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 their self-managing, efficient, and adaptable utility storage systems to reduce administration time and provisioning complexity, to improve server and storage utilization, and to scale flexibly in response to continuous growth and changing business needs.
3PAR and Microsoft Virtualization
3PAR Utility Storage and Hyper-V work together to deliver software and hardware as a service through server and storage virtualization as part of a complete utility computing environment.
As a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, 3PAR works with Microsoft to ensure that 3PAR Utility Storage products are tested and approved for use with a wide range of Microsoft products. The 3PAR Utility Storage platform is certified to work with Hyper-V to deliver advanced, built-in virtualization and automation features that specifically benefit Hyper-V environments. With this powerful combination, users can experience exceptional I/O performance that mitigates server memory and traditional storage constraints while reducing storage capacity purchases.
Greater Consolidation: 3PAR Utility Storage increases performance, with features like wide striping and mixed workload support, without sacrificing reliability so users can double the number of virtual machines per physical server.
Simplify Administration: With 3PAR's smart, self-managing arrays, storage administration time can be reduced by 90% in Hyper-V environments, even while accommodating diverse or unplanned needs.
Reduce Overall TCO: Accelerate the deployment of your virtualization environment by cutting SAN, capacity, energy, and floor space costs by up to 75% with 3PAR storage.
As IT administrators consolidate their environments through server virtualization, the supporting storage infrastructure becomes even more critical. Higher server utilization rates lead to higher I/O and bandwidth per storage connection, placing greater demands on your storage arrays—much greater than traditional arrays are designed to handle. IT administrators are tasked with selecting a storage platform, like 3PAR Utility Storage, that provides exceptional I/O performance and one that mitigates any server memory and traditional storage constraints so they can take full advantage of server hardware and resource consolidation.
3PAR + Microsoft Solution
3PAR Utility Storage offers organizations a highly-responsive virtualized storage array for Microsoft Virtualization implementations. The combination of 3PAR Utility Storage and Microsoft Hyper-V delivers a complete utility computing solution with a virtualized server and storage platform to reduce infrastructure costs and management overhead and to improve agility to rapidly provision resources.
3PAR InServ Storage Servers are designed to address the performance and flexibility demands of virtualized environments to increase virtual server ROI. 3PAR arrays feature industry-leading performance combined with revolutionary hardware-based capacity optimization—like 3PAR Thin Provisioning—to assure high levels of application performance and capacity utilization, giving your virtual server environment maximum flexibility at the lowest possible cost.
3PAR InServ® Storage Server
With a tightly-clustered, cache-coherent, load-balanced, and modular design, 3PAR InServ Storage Servers deliver resiliency and agility at the lowest cost to meet rapidly changing business needs.
3PAR InSpire® Architecture
3PAR InServ Storage Servers utilize the 3PAR InSpire Architecture to deliver a simple yet powerful and dynamically-tiered storage array. A high-bandwidth, low-latency backplane unifies modular and upgradeable components into a highly-available, fully-automated, load-balanced cluster.