Fremont, California – (The Hosting News) – December 19, 2006 – Utility storage company, 3PAR, and software enablement for enterprise data centers firm, PolyServe, have integrated a computing platform for database and enterprise file serving environments through a partnership agreement involving their technical alliance programs.
It is anticipated that the combined offering pairs 3PAR Thin Provisioning and 3PAR Dynamic Optimization with PolyServe Database Utility and File Serving Utility for rapid service level change requests, improved server and storage utilization and massive scalability.
Nancy Pejril, Director of Technical Operations and Quality Assurance for Homescape at Classified Ventures remarked, ”Homescape relies on 3PAR and PolyServe for mission-critical database and file serving to support the complete set of robust local home listings we provide to consumers. 3PAR and PolyServe provide the seamless scalability we require to support the growing needs of agents and brokers looking to expand their exposure through our online suite of marketing solutions.”
According to the company, within their respective server and storage architectures, both PolyServe and 3PAR wrap comprehensive virtualization and unification services around highly scalable, cost-efficient modular components. When combined together, the result is a utility computing data center that can be administered, scaled, balanced and consolidated like no other. Scale Massively in a Single System Using Small, Affordable Increments The combined 3PAR and PolyServe offering creates a utility computing environment with massive compute and storage scalability that can be expanded simply and rapidly as additional resources are required. For example, the 3PAR InServ Storage Server can scale to eight high-performance controllers, hundreds of terabytes and 128 host connections while the PolyServe cluster technology can scale to 16 servers of varying configurations, thereby supporting hundreds of processors. Yet regardless of the scale of the PolyServe and 3PAR cluster, it behaves and is administered as a single system. Database instances, file system images and online storage volumes are deployed across multiple physical resources but retain coherency and simplicity of management for a very flexible, cost efficient yet easy to manage system. The integration of these two platforms allows on-demand service level changes for Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server environments.
Using the Dynamic Re-Hosting feature included in the PolyServe Database Utility for Oracle or SQL Server, databases or database instances can be moved instantly to larger or smaller compute resources. Using 3PAR Dynamic Optimization, provisioned storage service levels — such as RAID selection, volume striping or underlying drive technology — can then be changed with a single command to match evolving compute requirements. Squeeze Out Inefficiencies With 3PAR and PolyServe utility computing platforms, improved levels of server and storage efficiency can be achieved. By consolidating database instances or file serving onto a highly available cluster using the PolyServe Database Utility or File Serving Utility, server utilization is increased and compute costs are reduced by up to 50%. By coupling PolyServe’s cluster technology with 3PAR Thin Provisioning, capacity and related costs for cluster deployments can also be reduced by more than 50%. In traditional storage environments, capacity utilization — the amount of written capacity on disk drives — is often no better than 25%.
By using Thin Provisioning — introduced by 3PAR in 2003 and built on automatic, dedicate-on-write technology — capacity utilization can be transformed to 80% or more. Together, the 3PAR and PolyServe platforms allow organizations to consolidate their data centers and move to a utility computing model that is responsive to changing business needs, optimizes server and storage utilization, reduces the cost of IT infrastructure and data center footprint and greatly simplifies the management of critical IT systems.
Steve Norall of Taneja Group added, ”The integration of 3PAR and PolyServe brings together the unique capabilities of each company with regards to on-demand service level changes and increased capacity utilization. Both 3PAR and PolyServe offer leading utility computing platforms and are pioneers in the transition from distributed computing to the utility computing data center.”
David Scott, President and CEO of 3PAR commented, ”Utility computing is built on virtualization, automation and clustering. 3PAR has become the storage building block for utility computing data centers and is a perfect fit with PolyServe. Together, 3PAR and PolyServe deliver the benefits of utility computing to database and file serving environments — simpler management, better utilization and information recentralization for better decision-making.”
Mike Stankey, CEO of PolyServe offered, ”This partnership comes at an excellent time, as many of our customers are embarking on comprehensive data center consolidation programs — right in line with the utility computing vision. Large IT organizations are demanding better flexibility and scalability while trimming fat in their IT systems cost structure. PolyServe and 3PAR are leaders in delivering these capabilities to the Global2000 enterprises.”
3PAR is the leading provider of Utility Storage, a simple, efficient and massively scalable tiered-storage array for utility computing that lets customers serve more with less. 3PAR Utility Storage can cut an organization’s Total Cost of Data by 50%. Capacity purchases and related costs can be cut by 75% while storage administration and associated expenses can be reduced by 90%. 3PAR Utility Storage is ideal for open systems storage consolidation, integrated data lifecycle management and performance-intensive applications.
3PAR is based in Fremont, California, and has offices in Bracknell, UK, Stuttgart, Germany, and Tokyo, Japan. The company’s corporate headquarters are located at 4209 Technology Drive, Fremont, CA 94538. Phone: 510-413-5999, fax: 510-354-3070, email: email@example.com.
PolyServe, Inc. is a provider of software for enabling utility computing in enterprise data centers. PolyServe provides clustered storage solutions for high-performance applications and enterprise file server consolidation. In addition to its headquarters in Beaverton, Ore., PolyServe has a Microsoft development center in Bellevue, Wash. It also has sales and support offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, London, Minneapolis, New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.
To learn more about 3PAR, please visit: www.3par.com.
For more information about PolyServe, please visit: www.polyserve.com.