PHOENIX, AZ–(Marketwire – October 12, 2009) – Storage Networking World–3PAR® (NYSE: PAR), the leading global provider of utility storage, announced today the introduction of several industry-first, next-generation thin technologies designed to reduce the up-front cost of a storage technology refresh by up to 60% as compared to legacy arrays and keep costs low over time by keeping storage thin. These new software products from 3PAR — 3PAR Thin Conversion, 3PAR Thin Persistence, 3PAR Thin Copy Reclamation, and 3PAR Thin Reclamation for Veritas Storage Foundation — build on the InServ® Storage Server’s unique Thin Built In™ hardware architecture and new virtualization mapping engine for space reclamation called Thin Engine. Like 3PAR Thin Provisioning software, these new software products are designed to boost capacity utilization, increase datacenter efficiency, and support Green IT initiatives. The four new software products announced today leverage Thin Engine technology and the 3PAR Gen3 ASIC within all InServ Storage Servers with Thin Built In™ to power the conversion of “fat” legacy volumes to more efficient “thin” volumes on InServ arrays and work to keep these volumes and their copies thin over time.
The consumption and demand for storage continues regardless of your internal processes on data cleansing and archiving. Anything we can do to address the demand and supply for storage has to be a good thing, I’m off to check out more.