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EMC Expands Leading Symmetrix VMAX Virtual Data Center Capabilities

New Software for Virtualized Mainframe Environments Provides Continuous Availability and Protection on the World’s Most Trusted, Powerful and Smart Storage

, August 10, 2011 - 

News Summary:

  • EMC today introduced new mainframe software capabilities for its Symmetrix® VMAX™ systems, further extending its leading support of virtual server environments.
  • EMC® AutoSwap™ software now supports z/VM environments with the new EMC Geographically Dispersed Disaster Restart (GDDR) AutoSwap for z/VM capability, the most comprehensive mainframe business continuity solution available.
  • New EMC GDDR AutoSwap for z/VM protects data and ensures continuous availability by automatically swapping operations in virtualized Linux on IBM System z environments to a secondary site in the event of a planned or unplanned disruption.
  • New EMC GDDR AutoSwap for z/VM is the latest mainframe capability for the market leading EMC Symmetrix VMAX system, designed to provide trusted, powerful and smart virtual data center storage, and builds upon more than 20 years of mainframe storage expertise.

HOPKINTON, MA — August 10, 2011 — EMC Corporation today introduced new software for its Symmetrix VMAX family of storage systems, extending its leading virtual data center and cloud storage capabilities. A new version of EMC AutoSwap software, with support for z/VM environments, was unveiled at the SHARE mainframe user event in Orlando, Florida, expanding Symmetrix VMAX-based solutions for all of the major virtual machine operating systems.

The new EMC GDDR (Geographically Dispersed Disaster Restart) AutoSwap for z/VM software is the most comprehensive solution for continuous availability and improved protection for virtualized mainframe environments. It enables mainframe environments running the z/VM operating system to automatically swap operations between two Symmetrix VMAX storage systems in the event of a disruption for continuous application availability and data protection and to meet strict governance, risk and compliance mandates.

Compliance requirements for business continuity are increasing around the globe and GDDR and GDDR/Autoswap are being deployed in order to meet these requirements. In the event of a planned or unplanned disruption, EMC GDDR AutoSwap for z/VM works with EMC SRDF® (Symmetrix Remote Data Facility) software to simplify and automate failover of the entire mainframe workloads to a remote site for the highest levels of data and application availability and unmatched disaster recovery capabilities.

EMC has a multi-year technology licensing agreement with IBM, enabling EMC to deliver a wide range of storage capabilities to support System z and provide mainframe environments with the same leading storage features that EMC offers for virtualized open systems platforms.

In addition, this week EMC also announced its new DLm6000 Disk Library for Mainframe, which can address the full range of mainframe tape workloads with a single, consolidated all-disk system.

Supporting Quotes:

"With mainframe environments supporting massive numbers of virtual servers, workloads and users, availability becomes an even more pressing issue for IT managers. EMC is adding to its long list of mainframe storage capabilities with EMC GDDR AutoSwap for z/VM. This technology greatly simplifies and automates key processes required for a fail over to a secondary site, and is becoming an essential capability for mainframe administrators."
Ben Woo, Vice President Storage & Big Data, IDC

"Symmetrix VMAX is purpose-built for the virtual data center. Whether it is VMware, Hyper-V or z/VM, the Symmetrix VMAX family provides the most trusted and powerful set of capabilities for virtualized environments. In addition, Symmetrix has also supported mission-critical mainframe workloads in industries like banking and financial services for more than two decades. EMC GDDR AutoSwap for z/VM extends our mainframe solutions and helps our customers make their virtual data centers more resilient and meet their governance, risk and compliance objectives."
Brian Gallagher, President, Enterprise Storage Division, EMC

About EMC

EMC Corporation is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing. Through innovative products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset — information — in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way.

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Rick Lacroix
(508) 293-7261
rick.lacroix@emc.com

EMC, Symmetrix, VMAX, AutoSwap, and SRDF are trademarks or registered trademarks of EMC Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks used are the property of their respective owners.

Forward-Looking Statements

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) adverse changes in general economic or market conditions; (ii) delays or reductions in information technology spending; (iii) our ability to protect our proprietary technology; (iv) risks associated with managing the growth of our business, including risks associated with acquisitions and investments and the challenges and costs of integration, restructuring and achieving anticipated synergies; (v) fluctuations in VMware, Inc.'s operating results and risks associated with trading of VMware stock; (vi) competitive factors, including but not limited to pricing pressures and new product introductions; (vii) the relative and varying rates of product price and component cost declines and the volume and mixture of product and services revenues; (viii) component and product quality and availability; (ix) the transition to new products, the uncertainty of customer acceptance of new product offerings and rapid technological and market change; (x) insufficient, excess or obsolete inventory; (xi) war or acts of terrorism; (xii) the ability to attract and retain highly qualified employees; (xiii) fluctuating currency exchange rates; and (xiv) 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.

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