In the real world, IT must combine hardware, software, and technologies from multiple vendors to solve business problems—often with great effort and mixed success. First coined by a mutual customer, 3cV is the combination of 3PAR Utility Storage with HP BladeSystem c-Class servers and VMware Infrastructure. The partnership aims to simplify the implementation and integration of these three products into a single IT infrastructure. ESG Lab examined 3cV and evaluated its suitability as a blueprint for utility computing in today's complex and dynamic IT environments. To read the report, go to 3PAR 3cV - Virtual Utility Computing.