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3PAR Partners With AntemetA

CANNES, France -- 3PAR (NYSE Arca: PAR), the leading global provider of utility storage, announced today that it has signed a reseller agreement with AntemetA, a leading systems integrator in France and Luxembourg highly specialized in enterprise storage. In Europe, 3PAR is now present either directly or through its partner network in the following countries: United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Poland, and Luxembourg.

According to the agreement, AntemetA is authorized to resell 3PAR Utility Storage in Luxembourg and France, one of the largest storage markets in Europe. This includes the sale of 3PAR InServ® Storage Servers and software such as 3PAR Thin Provisioning, Virtual Copy, Remote Copy, Dynamic Optimization, and Virtual Domains. The partnership with 3PAR provides AntemetA with one of the key elements it needs to offer complete utility computing built on 3cV, an innovative blueprint for the virtual datacenter that stands for the combination of the 3PAR InServ® Storage Server, HP BladeSystem c-Class, and VMware® Infrastructure. The agreement also authorizes AntemetA to render post-sales support services for 3PAR products and 3cV.

"Our research highlights that organizations of all sizes are actively engaged in projects to update and better manage their IT infrastructures," said Tony Lock, Program Director for Freeform Dynamics. "This is especially the case with respect to their ability to store and manage information in line with its business value, service commitments, and power optimization requirements. A better understanding of the role of server and storage virtualization will prove to be important to organizations as they seek to not only keep the company operational, but as they look to help deliver new business value."

3PAR Inc.