3PAR® (NYSE Arca: 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. Organizations use
utility computing to build cost-effective virtualized 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
developed to address storage underutilization and inefficiencies3PAR
offers products designed to minimize 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.
- editor mentions on STORAGEsearch.com
- Editor's comments:- 3PAR (originally called 3PARdata) shipped its
first NAS products in 2002. You can see more about my coverage of the company
from that time until its acquisition in 2010 by clicking the "editor
mentions" link above.
In August 2010 -
Dell announced it was acquiring 3PARdata for approximately $1.15 billion. But
that wasn't the end of the story.
HP got interested too. A
bidding war commenced - which HP won when it decided to acquire 3PAR for
One of my readers (who owned a chunk of another real
enterprise SSD company) privately said to me - "Zsolt, I know you don't
think much of them (3PAR) but I sure wish (name of company redacted here) would
get this kind of buyout war!"
In those days (2010) I had
already switched nearly all my attention to the
SSD market - having
quietly stopped my coverage of rotating storage companies.
time neither HP nor 3PAR - could by any stretch of the imagination be described
as SSD companies.
So at that point I stopped thinking about 3PAR for a
Having said that - in the market of 2014 - the 3PAR technology
and brand - persist in the crowded
hybrid SSD appliance /
SSD ASAP market.
For more details about 3PAR in the HP context see
enterprise flash-optimized storage page
| HP and Dell battle over
|Editor:- August 23, 2010 - 3PAR has become part
of a billion dollar acquisition tussle between Dell and
But would you buy software from a company whose home page
showed this message today? - "Site
Temporarily Unavailable Thank you for visiting www.3PAR.com. This site is
currently undergoing maintenance and is temporarily unavailable. We apologize
for the inconvenience."
tonight hangover tomorrow? - is a thoughtful analysis of the 3PAR
tug of war written by market analyst Robin