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3Par Touts Energy Savings

FREMONT, Calif. -- 3PAR, the leading provider of Utility Storage, announced today that 3PAR Thin Provisioning customers now have a worldwide combined annualized energy savings of approximately $6.6 million. This savings eliminates 48,000 metric tons of CO2--carbon emissions equivalent to those given off by more than 9,000 cars over the course of an entire year. 3PAR customers who deploy Thin Provisioning and Thin Copy technologies like 3PAR Virtual Copy and 3PAR Remote Copy are able to deploy on average just one terabyte of capacity for every 2.5 terabytes required with traditional storage arrays. Due to this substantial reduction in capacity requirements, these Thin technologies are responsible for reducing necessary disk capacity and the associated carbon footprint by approximately 60% as compared with traditional storage.

Thin Provisioning Saves Energy

Thin provisioning is a revolutionary green technology pioneered by 3PAR which gives customers the ability to allocate abundant useable capacity to host applications while enabling those applications to consume physical storage only for actual written data. 3PAR Thin Provisioning eases the burden of provisioning and reduces capacity expenditures dramatically. In addition, a significant related benefit of Thin Provisioning is that it saves energy and associated costs by requiring fewer disk drives to support a given amount of useable capacity.

To date, 3PAR customers worldwide have allocated approximately 31 petabytes of usable capacity to their applications. With traditional SAN technologies, this would have required approximately 45 petabytes of raw capacity. However, by using Thin Provisioning and Thin Copy technologies available with 3PAR Utility Storage, these customers have achieved the same business results--or better--by purchasing only 18 petabytes of raw capacity, a 60% reduction in disk purchases as compared with legacy systems. By using Thin Provisioning and Thin Copy technologies, organizations can achieve their business goals while reducing their companies’ environmental impact through lower energy consumption and associated greenhouse gases.

3PAR Inc.