3PAR® (NYSE: PAR), the leading global provider of utility storage , announced today that CentriLogic, a leading provider of Cloud Computing, Managed Hosting, and Data Center solutions, has become the first member of the 3PAR Cloud-Agile partner program in Canada. CentriLogic has chosen the 3PAR InServ® F-Class Storage Server to power its multi-facility Infrastructure-as-a-Service Cloud Computing and Cloud Storage platforms. In addition, as a 3PAR Cloud-Agile: ASSURED partner, CentriLogic has chosen 3PAR Remote Copy software to deliver Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service.
"We decided to go with 3PAR over the competition because of its superior technology and the business benefits offered by the Cloud-Agile program," said Jim Latimer, VP of Client Solutions at CentriLogic. "We view 3PAR's ease of use, availability, scalability, and cross-facility capabilities as crucial to helping us meet our customers' demands, and we believe the 3PAR Cloud-Agile program to be an important vehicle in helping drive new business."
The 3PAR Cloud-Agile partner program was created by 3PAR to formalize go-to-market programs with the company's managed hosting provider customers. In addition, the program was designed to raise awareness and demand for the cost savings and agility benefits of cloud computing services and to encourage the development of a robust cloud computing ecosystem leveraging 3PAR technologies. Under the 3PAR Cloud-Agile program, 3PAR Cloud-Agile: ASSURED partners offer highly available, cloud-based disaster recovery solutions based on the 3PAR InServ Storage Server and 3PAR Remote Copy Software.
"The InServ F-Class offered us superior, load-balanced performance and reliability as compared with the other storage arrays we evaluated," said Latimer. "Built-in tiered storage capabilities and the ability to cost-efficiently accommodate workloads with varying service level requirements give us the ability to effectively and efficiently tailor solutions to customer needs. In addition, by offering Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service via 3PAR Remote Copy and 3PAR Cloud-Agile: ASSURED, we were able to avoid professional services costs present with other platforms."
"We are excited to welcome our first 3PAR Cloud-Agile partner in Canada, and to support CentriLogic's Cloud offerings," said David Scott, President and CEO for 3PAR. "Since its launch last year, the Cloud-Agile program has gained tremendous traction. With this new addition to the program, the Cloud-Agile partner ecosystem now encompasses leading hosting service providers in the US, Canada, Europe, Japan, and South Africa." (continued...)