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EMC Extends CLARiiON’s Functional Leadership

  • 23 September, 2003 11:41

<p>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</p>
<p>EMC EXTENDS CLARiiON’S FUNCTIONAL LEADERSHIP</p>
<p>Latest Software Capabilities Offer Affordable Options to Reduce Complexity,
Increase Application Availability</p>
<p>SYDNEY - September 23, 2003 - As part of a broad introduction of new software products and capabilities architected to simplify storage management for the mid-tier market, EMC Corporation today announced major enhancements to EMC Navisphere, EMC SnapView and EMC SAN Copy software applications for CLARiiON networked storage platforms. These technology advances for the industry’s leading mid-tier storage solution are targeted directly at customer demands for greater ease of management, powerful backup and recovery and consolidation at an affordable price.</p>
<p>“Customers tell us that one of CLARiiON’s most attractive features is its robust, easy-to-use software,” said Joel Schwartz, EMC’s Senior Vice President, CLARiiON Systems Division. “Today, EMC is once again leveraging its years of expertise and delivering greater levels of functionality for CLARiiON. With these announcements, EMC continues to set a new pace in the mid-tier storage market for simple and affordable software capabilities.”</p>
<p>Enabled by the latest version of CLARiiON’s FLARE operating environment, release 12, the new software functionality is available immediately through EMC and its channel partners. Today’s announcements extend CLARiiON’s position as a platform for continuous software innovation and include:</p>
<p>Management
“On-The-Fly” Capacity Expansion - Navisphere now provides the ability to dynamically expand storage volumes on-the-fly to improve capacity utilisation and performance of CLARiiON-based storage resources. Through Navisphere’s intuitive LUN Expansion Wizard, customers can create and manage the seamless, non-disruptive growth of storage volumes to meet application demand.</p>
<p>Kim Church, Preston Gates Ellis CIO, one of the premier, full-service law firms said, “We've experienced significant growth over the last couple years due to rapid expansion of our filesystems and databases. Expanding storage volumes to accommodate this growth has become an extremely labor intensive and tedious task. Navisphere’s ability to quickly increase our CLARiiON-based storage volumes has significantly reduced this complexity, and allows us to focus on more proactive activities.”</p>
<p>Backup and Recovery
SnapView snapshot roll back - CLARiiON’s SnapView point-in-time copy software now includes instant restore functionality for SnapView snapshots - driving down the cost of CLARiiON local replication, while accelerating disk-based recovery. This new feature offers customers the capability to instantly and affordably restore a SnapView snapshot session back to the production volume. With this enhancement, SnapView customers now have the ability to instantly restore both SnapView Business Continuance Volumes (BCVs) and SnapView snapshots - providing even more choice for customers to leverage BCVs to support high I/O workloads or snapshots for capacity and cost optimisation.</p>
<p>SnapView Integration Module for Exchange (SIME) - A new and unique EMC Proven Solution for Exchange integrates technology from Microsoft and EMC to simplify and automate the non-disruptive backup and rapid restore of Exchange databases. SIME consolidates a number of procedures to take a point in time copy of an Exchange database without requiring an application freeze or shutdown.</p>
<p>This technology and services offering from EMC provides administrators the ability to schedule and automate backup and recovery procedures of Exchange databases through an intuitive wizard that maintains the same look and feel of the Exchange management interface. A similar offering available with SnapView and Microsoft’s SQL Server will be available in Q4 ‘03. In addition, integration between EMC CLARiiON and Microsoft Volume Shadowcopy Services (VSS) will be available in Q4 ’03.</p>
<p>MirrorView - EMC CLARiiON’s remote replication software for business continuity will be extended to include an asynchronous replication option in Q1 ‘04. In addition to its current synchronous capability, this new feature offers customers an affordable, long-distance disaster recovery solution.</p>
<p>Consolidation
SAN Copy Support For Non-EMC Storage -- SAN Copy, a recently introduced CLARiiON software solution, now supports bi-directional data mobility between EMC and HP StorageWorks arrays. Whether a business needs to move data between production environments and test systems for development or deliver daily distributions for rapid data consolidation, SAN Copy provides a reliable, high-speed application to automate bulk data transfers without consuming host or LAN resources. In addition, this new functionality enables customers to migrate data from older storage assets to EMC’s leading CLARiiON CX series of networked storage platforms.</p>
<p>Today, customers can use this innovative, array-based data movement software to move data between HP’s HSG80-based StorageWorks arrays such as the MA8000, EMA12000 and EMA16000. EMC will offer SAN Copy support for IBM, Sun, Hitachi Data Systems and other HP StorageWorks arrays in Q4 ‘03. SAN Copy will also be extended to offer a new incremental copy function in Q1’04. This new feature will further expedite data mobility operations in a networked storage environment.</p>
<p>About EMC
EMC Corporation is the world leader in information storage systems, software, networks and services, providing automated networked storage solutions that enable organisations of all sizes to better and more cost-effectively manage, protect and share their information. More information about EMC’s products and services can be found at www.EMC.com.</p>
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<p>EMC, CLARiiON and Navisphere are registered trademarks, and SAN Copy and SnapView are trademarks of EMC Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.</p>
<p>This release contains "forward-looking statements" as defined under the Federal Securities Laws. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of certain risk factors, including but not limited to: (i) risks associated with strategic investments and acquisitions, including the challenges and costs of closing, integration, restructuring and achieving anticipated synergies associated with the announced plan to acquire Legato Systems, Inc.; (ii) adverse changes in general economic or market conditions; (iii) delays or reductions in information technology spending; (iv) the transition to new products, the uncertainty of customer acceptance of new product offerings, and rapid technological and market change; (v) insufficient, excess or obsolete inventory; (vi) competitive factors, including but not limited to pricing pressures; (vii) component quality and availability; (viii) the relative and varying rates of product price and component cost declines and the volume and mixture of product and services revenues; (ix) war or acts of terrorism; (x) the ability to attract and retain highly qualified employees; (xi) fluctuating currency exchange rates; and (xii) other one-time events and other important factors disclosed previously and from time to time in EMC's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. EMC disclaims any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements after the date of this release.</p>
<p>For further information, please contact:
Emma Rogers
EMC Corporation
Tel: 02 9925 7942
Mob: 0408 237 309
Email: rogers_emma@emc.com</p>
<p>Debbie Sassine/Catherine Smith
Spectrum Communications
Tel: 02 9954 3299
Mob: 0405 735 323
email: debbies@spectrumcomms.com.au or
catherines@spectrumcomms.com.au</p>

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