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3PAR helps Exact systems for its Utility SaaS storage

Traditional Storage: No Match for Growing Business Demands
Thousands of organizations worldwide, including The Home Depot, Papa John's, Cold Stone Creamery and Careerbuilder.com, rely on the ExactTarget platform for their integrated email marketing needs. With nearly a billion outgoing emails each month, ExactTarget required a high performance, cost-effective storage environment that could keep pace, and deliver tiered storage to control the company's increasing quantity of data. With a growing customer base, the new environment would also need to address both demanding IOPS and latency requirements.

Innovative, Autonomic Approach to Storage Provisioning and Optimization
After considering storage platforms and conducting a rigorous performance evaluation, ExactTarget chose highly virtualized, clustered and modular 3PAR Utility Storage. ExactTarget found that 3PAR uniquely delivered two to four times the performance of similarly configured systems being considered from traditional vendors. The 3PAR InServ achieved these performance results with the use of cost-effective 10K drives, without requiring manual load balancing across storage controllers or disks, and without any RAID group planning or configuration effort.


Link to 3PAR's site and check our interview with 3PAR as well.

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Whale Fall
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Dress me up in my new threads
clasp my greasy palms
grease my hair
I'm ready for the fall


Watch at all the decadence
watching the avalanche
I'm slipping down
losing my buoyancy


What's become of us
where have we come
this far, this close
close to the doors


I hear them, sublimal chants
I'm on the run
I race through the human sea
I am the king!


I'm the slave
to my own undoings
I'm the jester in my courtyard
We jest as we run


We're strolling on that thin rope
we grope as we rope
we're true heros
we're the survivors


we're the scavengers
we're the friends
we're the lovers
we're the unbred


Soon awaiting the fall
we're lurking on us
we're osedaxing us
we're soon going to be done
we'll soon be arrested




*osedax(bone devourer, newly discovered marine genus) feeds on a fallen(sunken) whale carcass(which is also called a whale fall). Read more here