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EMC Unveils New Storage and Virtualization Technologies that Extend Benefits of ILM


New Platforms and Innovative IP Storage Software Help Customers Simplify and More Cost-Effectively Tier Storage and Leverage IP Networks

LONDON-Thursday, January 26, 2006, EMC Corporation today introduced a broad range of new storage and virtualization solutions, including availability of the world’s largest and most flexible high-end storage array, innovative new file system software and new network attached storage (NAS) virtualization capabilities. These new solutions simplify and extend the benefits of information lifecycle management (ILM) to more applications and more information using cost-effective and ubiquitous IP (internet protocol) networks.

The announcement was made at a media and analyst event in London with EMC senior executives detailing several innovative new technologies and additions to the EMC product lineup that help customers bring more of their information together (see related releases) for improved economics and management.

EMC today introduced:

* Entry-level and high-end configurations of its flagship EMC® Symmetrix® DMX-3 storage array, including those featuring new low-cost, Fibre Channel (LC-FC) 500 GB (gigabyte) disk drives, which enable a single high-end storage array, for the first time ever, to scale beyond a petabyte (1,024 terabytes) of capacity. This new feature enables more information from more applications to be stored on a single array and enables multiple tiers of storage to be managed on the Symmetrix DMX-3 platform.
* EMC Multi-Path File System for iSCSI (MPFSi) file system software, which is a first in the industry. This software delivers substantial performance and cost improvements for customers in data intensive environments that process large files over IP networks, including grid computing, rich media, software development and others.
* Major enhancements to the EMC Rainfinity™ Global File Virtualization platform, including Global Namespace Management, which provides a unified view of all files and file systems located on heterogeneous file servers on an IP network. The Rainfinity platform now also includes Synchronous IP Replication, which provides improved protection capabilities.
* Enhancements to EMC Centera™ content addressed storage (CAS) system, including Event-based Retention and Litigation Hold software features that give customers more security, flexibility and control over their archived information for regulatory and legal purposes.

(see related releases and for additional information)

“Managing the growth and complexity of an IT infrastructure has become an enormous challenge for customers,” said EMC Chairman, President and CEO Joe Tucci. “In 2005, data stored on disk arrays grew more than 70%. That growth, combined with changing requirements in areas like governance and protection, has resulted in increased costs and information management challenges. These new technologies, which leverage cost-effective IP networks, help customers make their information infrastructure more cost effective, simpler and smarter and extend the reach of their ILM strategy.”

Steve Duplessie, Founder and Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group, said, “IP Storage is red hot. IT pro’s are realizing that the same benefits they get from their fibre channel SAN’s can and should be extended throughout the entire enterprise - and that means IP. EMC has realized this and will provide customers a seamless way to integrate and centralize storage access, whether file or block, to all reaches of the enterprise. IP is the great enabler to attach to every server, not just the big ones.”

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