Gawd/ess ... how long will this tripe continue?
"Why is 3PAR looking to develop its product along these lines, making it more attractive to service providers?"
Probably because the buzzwords of the year include "*AAS" ... would be my guess, anyway. It certainly has no bearing on reality.
"Scott said: "Most enterprise IT will be delivered as a service by 2030.""
Uh, David, ALL real world enterprise IT (that's every bit, byte, and chunk of bandwidth) has been delivered as a service since, oh, I don't know, probably 1955ish ... Please get with the program before we point fingers & laugh at you.
IMO, David Scott, 3PAR's CEO, is a clueless marketer and can be safely ignored.