FREMONT, Calif. -- 3PAR, the leading provider of Utility Storage, announced today that Jacent, a leading provider of on-demand ordering solutions for the restaurant and hospitality industries, has deployed 3PAR Utility Storage with Virtual Copy and Thin Provisioning to support its Web-based, mission-critical Ordering-On-Demand platform. Jacent selected the 3PAR InServ Storage Server because it offers a high performance and high availability storage infrastructure with unmatched simplicity and efficiency.
"A highly responsive, available, yet cost-competitive IT infrastructure is key to our success, said Venky Rangachari, Vice President of Operations at Jacent. With 3PAR Utility Storage, we estimate that we have cut our total cost of ownership for storage by two-thirds over competing platforms while still being able to meet our rigorous service level demands.
Through its centralized, Web-based Ordering-On-Demand platform, Jacent helps its clients--including national restaurant chains such as Pizza Hut, Dominos Pizza and Round Table--enhance their end-customers ordering experience, optimize resource management, increase brand loyalty and enhance competitive advantage. With Jacents Ordering-On-Demand solution, to-go order management is centralized, streamlined and quality-assured--thereby eliminating the potentially distracting and error-prone process of accepting to-go orders on a restaurant-by-restaurant basis.
Early on, Jacent sought utility-like infrastructure with its storage by leveraging a managed IT service provider. As success and transaction volume soared, Jacent determined that owning and operating its own storage infrastructure would be more advantageous. While meeting the demand for high and predictable levels of service over time was critical, Jacent could not afford to give up the simplicity and efficiency of its prior utility model. After considering alternatives from other vendors, Jacent selected the 3PAR InServ E200 Storage Server to support multiple MySQL databases on RedHat Linux across several Hewlett Packard c-Class blade servers. Network file system (NFS) services are supported through ONStor network attached storage (NAS) gateways.