Storage Web Digest: 3PAR Introduces Utility Storage
New Thin Provisioning software to help IT managers allocate server storage to specific applications.
Enterprise Storage3PAR Introduces Utility Storage Storage vendor 3PAR is trying to bring the utility computing model to the storage industry. 3PAR already offers its InServ Storage Server, which lets customers easily add storage that can be managed by the servers software. Last week the company added Thin Provisioning software to the storage server that can help IT managers allocate storage to specific applications. 3PAR is the first storage vendor to offer this form of utility storage, which should appeal to business customers, said Jamie Gruener, an analyst at the Yankee Group.
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