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Top Analyst Firm Positions EMC In ""Leaders"" Quadrant For Midrange Enterprise Disk Arrays

Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

Hopkinton, Mass., Thursday, December 21, 2006 - 

EMC Corporation, the world leader in information management and storage, today announced that it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the “Leaders” quadrant in the “Magic Quadrant for Midrange Enterprise Disk Arrays, 2H06”(1) report. 

EMC addresses this market with the EMC® CLARiiON® and EMC Celerra® families of networked storage systems, both of which are based on the new EMC UltraScale™ architecture with end-to-end 4Gb/s Fibre Channel technology coupled with comprehensive protection and management software.  The full report, including EMC's position in the “Leaders” quadrant, can be viewed at http://www.emc.com/news/analyst/
magic_quadrant/midrange_diskarrays.jsp
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According to Gartner, vendors in the Leaders quadrant “have the market share, credibility, and marketing and sales capabilities needed to drive the acceptance of new technologies.”  A Leader also demonstrates an understanding of market needs, is an innovator and thought leader, and has well-articulated plans that customers and prospects can use in designing their storage infrastructure and strategies.

“We believe this report reflects the long-standing confidence that customers have in EMC to develop and deliver economical, high-quality midrange storage solutions that can serve as the foundation of their information infrastructures,” said David Donatelli, EMC Executive Vice President, Storage Product Operations.  “The EMC CLARiiON and Celerra systems incorporate a wide range of unique features and functionality, and give customers better choices to deploy and manage storage, which in the end, can lower cost and increase productivity.  We work closely with partners to incorporate these capabilities into complete, easy-to-install and manage solutions that solve our customers’ most pressing information challenges.”

Magic Quadrant Disclaimer

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted December 2006 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner’s analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the “Leaders” quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About EMC

EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) is the world leader in products, services and solutions for information management and storage 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.

Press Contacts

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

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