October 8, 2009 – (HOSTSEARCH.COM) – 3PAR®
(NYSE: PAR), the leading global provider of utility storage, announced today that 3PAR Cloud-Agile partner Attenda Limited, the Always On Managed Services provider, has become the first European member of the 3PAR Cloud-Agile program to offer its clients 3PAR Cloud-Agile: ASSURED and 3PAR Cloud-Agile: SECURED services. Attenda is also the first 3PAR Cloud-Agile partner to deliver these services as part of a sustainability initiative it calls CarbonNeutral® hosting.
Accredited by The CarbonNeutral Company—the world's leading carbon offset and management business—Attenda is already a CarbonNeutral® office based on a net zero CO2 emissions rating. Attenda’s new CarbonNeutral® hosting programme, in combination with Cloud-Agile: ASSURED and Cloud-Agile: SECURED services, offers clients secure virtual private array and disaster recovery services built on a hyper-efficient, green utility storage infrastructure powered by the 3PAR InServ® Storage Server platform.
Attenda leverages industry-leading, green storage and server virtualization technologies from 3PAR, VMware®, and Cisco to deliver Attenda Real Time Infrastructure and Cloud Services platforms. Together, these products deliver unprecedented business agility through the timely deployment of computing resources, storage, and networking with additional capacity when needed most. Attenda is the first 3PAR Cloud-Agile program member to offer Cloud-Agile: ASSURED and Cloud-Agile: SECURED services as part of a carbon neutral hosting programme. With the introduction of these new services, Attenda has expanded its offerings to enhance the security, agility, and cost-efficiency of its services while remaining loyal to its environmental responsibility policies and helping clients achieve their Green IT goals.
“This dedication to environmental responsibility is something we share with 3PAR, a company widely regarded for its own green technology,” said Simon Hansford, VP of Service Strategy at Attenda. “The CarbonNeutral accreditation is an integral part of our Social Responsibility Programme, which emphasizes minimizing the environmental impact of all our business activities at Attenda. We are delighted to join this important initiative with 3PAR Cloud-Agile: ASSURED and 3PAR Cloud-Agile: SECURED services in a ‘first of its kind’ offering.”
3PAR Cloud-Agile: ASSURED leverages 3PAR Remote Copy and gives Attenda the ability to offer cost-effective, flexible, and robust remote data replication, disaster recovery, and autonomic data backup to end users. 3PAR Cloud-Agile: SECURED employs the combination of 3PAR Utility Storage and 3PAR Virtual Domains to give Attenda the ability to deliver virtual private array services. A virtual private array offers clients high performance levels while providing secure segregation within a shared, virtualized hardware platform that is protected from unauthorized access, monitoring, and control.
“Virtualization has become an important option for organizations looking to deploy IT infrastructure in a cost-effective way while ensuring their business remains nimble,” said Eric Sheppard, Program Director for European Storage at IDC. “Attenda and 3PAR's partnership is intended to show that the use of virtualization can do just that without making sacrifices to the services the IT department must provide to internal and external customers."
“The cloud computing ecosystem has a lot of room for growth, and the delivery of differentiated cloud-based services is just one exciting development,” said David Scott, President and CEO for 3PAR. “Another area to watch is the intersection between Green IT and cloud computing. We are excited that Attenda is the first to take full advantage of the opportunity to leverage 3PAR Utility Storage to offer cloud-based virtual private array and disaster recovery services that are agile, efficient, cost-effective, and also green.”
About Attenda Limited
Attenda, the Always On Managed Services company, manages those vital applications that every business relies upon today to function effectively allowing our clients to selectively outsource their IT operations and re-focus on using IT to add strategic value to their business. Through a commitment to operational excellence, we manage, secure and optimize the performance of their applications, irrespective of the physical location of the infrastructure. With over 8 years' investment into Attenda M.O., Attenda's operations platform, we provide the people, process and technology to deliver exceptionally high service levels, but at a cost that is amortized across Attenda's entire client base - currently 134 of the UK's leading companies.
The company enjoys substantial financial backing, the industry's leading accreditations and an unrivalled portfolio of clients including bmi, Christian Aid, easyCar, Microsoft, NHS, Princes, St. James’s Place and Travelodge. Attenda is ISO9001, ISO20001 and ISO27001 accredited, an HP SP Signature Partner, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, a SAP Adaptive IT Hosting Provider, a SunTone accredited managed service provider and an Accredited Catalist Supplier. Attenda is one of only seven companies to have been ranked in the UK's Sunday Times ARM Tech Track 100 for three consecutive years. It was voted Best Managed Services Provider by Data Centre Europe Awards for both 2007 and 2008 and VMware’s EMEA Hosting Partner of the Year 2007.
3PAR® (NYSE: PAR) is the leading global provider of utility storage, a category of highly virtualized and dynamically tiered storage arrays built for public and private cloud computing. Our virtualized storage platform was built from the ground up to be agile and efficient to address the limitations of traditional storage arrays for utility infrastructures. As a pioneer of thin provisioning and other storage virtualization technologies, we design our products to reduce power consumption to help companies meet their green computing initiatives, and to cut storage total cost of ownership. 3PAR customers have used our self-managing, efficient, and adaptable utility storage systems to reduce administration time and provisioning complexity, to improve server and storage utilization, and to scale and adapt flexibly in response to continuous growth and changing business needs.