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EMC Extends CLARiiON Disk Library Leadership with New Entry-Level System and Unique Backup and Recovery Integration

EMC CLARiiON Disk Library Reaches 35-Petabyte Milestone

Hopkinton, Mass., Monday, April 17, 2006 - 

EMC Corporation today announced significant enhancements to its industry-leading EMC® CLARiiON® Disk Library family of easy-to-use disk-based backup and recovery solutions. They include a new entry-level CLARiiON DL210 model that is designed for mid-size enterprises and branch offices, integration of EMC NetWorker® 7.3 backup and recovery software for improved media management capabilities and support for the IBM System i (formerly iSeries) platform. EMC also announced that its CLARiiON Disk Library models will offer virtual tape "shredding" to enable deletion of data to meet business and regulatory requirements.

Since its introduction in April 2004, CLARiiON Disk Library has established itself as the leading virtual tape solution, with more than 600 customers worldwide using it to back up more than 35 petabytes of information as of the end of 2005. By increasing functionality, including the new NetWorker integration with CLARiiON Disk Library, EMC is providing intelligent software that will help customers expand beyond tape backup and better map protection and recovery service levels to the business value of information for any given application.

Ian Mcleavy, Manager for Global Enterprise Storage, Black & Decker, said, "The importance of disk-based recovery is paramount to our business operations. We are a large user of EMC NetWorker and utilize EMC CLARiiON Disk Library to back up our critical information. EMC's continued focus on integrated backup-to-disk solutions has helped us take a comprehensive approach to applying protection and recovery policies as the value of application information changes over time."

New CLARiiON Disk Library advancements include:

"The market for backup-to-disk solutions, including virtual tape libraries, is maturing rapidly," said Heidi Biggar, analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group. "Having shipped more than 35PB of VTL capacity to date, EMC has emerged as the market leader. By rolling out an entry-level version of its CLARiiON Disk Library platform, as well as a variety of software enhancements, EMC further strengthens its market position by making VTL easier and more affordable to implement and manage."

Joel Schwartz, EMC Senior Vice President and General Manager, Midrange Systems Division, added, "Since its introduction two years ago, the CLARiiON Disk Library family has been consistently expanded and its capabilities enhanced. The new CLARiiON DL210 system brings new levels of backup performance and functionality to mid-size enterprises and branch offices at an affordable price. The integration of backup software, initially with EMC NetWorker, highlights EMC's leadership in delivering new functionality, while System i support continues EMC's commitment to providing System i customers with innovative storage solutions."

Availability

The EMC CLARiiON DL210 and System i-supported models are available now and can be purchased directly through EMC and its worldwide Velocity Channel and distribution network. Pricing begins at around $50,000 USD.

CLARiiON Disk Library models with integrated NetWorker 7.3 and virtual tape shredding will be available to customers in late Q2 2006.

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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Hadley Weinzierl
EMC Corporation
(508) 293-7642
weinzierl_hadley@emc.com

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