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New EMC Solutions Help SAP Customers Accelerate Upgrades, Improve Productivity

EMC Proven Solutions Combine Professional Services and EMC Technology to Help Customers Save Money, Reduce Risk and Improve Efficiency

Hopkinton,, Tuesday, January 13, 2004 - 

EMC Corporation, the world leader in information storage and management, today unveiled two new EMC Proven Solutions for SAP software environments. The solutions combine professional services and leading EMC technology to help customers quickly upgrade to the newest versions of SAP software and improve productivity, with minimal risk and time involved.

The EMC Replication Accelerator for SAP Upgrades streamlines the replication of critical business information during upgrades from older versions of the popular SAP R/3 software to newer versions to help customers take advantage of new SAP features while minimizing risks, resources and downtime during the upgrade. The EMC Replication Accelerator for SAP Productivity helps customers take full advantage of their SAP environment by automatically creating copies of the critical information SAP generates for daily analysis, reporting, testing and other important tasks.

"EMC and SAP have worked closely for over six years to help our customers make their mission-critical information systems scale with their continuously increasing business demands," said Dr. Uwe Hommel, Executive Vice President, Support & Service at SAP AG. "These EMC Proven Solutions for SAP environments use EMC's unique expertise and software to efficiently address some of the most pressing challenges facing our customers."

Using their extensive information architecture and product expertise, service professionals from EMC's Technology Solutions group will work closely with customers and systems integrators to design and implement these EMC Proven Solutions. Both the EMC Replication Accelerator for SAP Upgrades and the EMC Replication Accelerator for SAP Productivity are designed for EMC's leading Symmetrix networked storage systems and both utilize a range of EMC software, including EMC Replication Manager, TimeFinder and PowerPath, to ensure the protection and availability of information and the underlying infrastructure.

"EMC and SAP have over 4,000 mutual customers. No other vendor can help customers replicate their SAP database on demand and with such a simplified approach," said Don Swatik, EMC's Vice President of Global Solutions. "Using EMC's proven and tested solutions, we can reduce replication times in SAP environments from days to hours. That significant a time saving, combined with EMC's services and project management expertise, ensures rapid, reliable implementation of these solutions with minimal risk and maximum business benefits to our customers."

Availability

The EMC Replication Accelerator for SAP Upgrades and the EMC Replication Accelerator for SAP Productivity are available immediately worldwide from EMC. For more information on these and other EMC Proven Solutions, please visit www.emc.com/solutions.

About EMC and SAP

EMC and SAP have worked together since 1997 and have engaged in a number of joint technology and marketing projects, including projects at SAP's Global Solution Center in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, and EMC's technical center at SAP headquarters in Germany. SAP is an EMC Global Alliance Partner, and EMC is an SAP Global Technology Partner. The two companies have formal maintenance and technical support agreements to provide mutual customers with the highest levels of service and support.

About EMC

EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) is the world leader in products, services and solutions for information storage and management that help organizations extract the maximum value from their information, at the lowest total cost, across every point in the information lifecycle. Information about EMC's products and services can be found at www.EMC.com.

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