Press Release

EMC and Lenovo Launch Unlimited Online Data Backup Service for Small Business Professionals

EMC's Mozy Powers New Online Data Backup Service for Lenovo ThinkPad Notebook Users; EMC Opens Mozy's First International Data Center in Ireland

HOPKINTON, Mass., Sept. 3, 2008 - 

EMC (NYSE:EMC) the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, and Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY), one of the world's largest makers of personal computers, today announced a global partnership to provide an unlimited online data backup service specifically designed for the small business professional. The new service is available on all new Lenovo ThinkPad SL series notebooks and is powered by EMC® MozyTM, the industry-leading online data backup service for consumers and businesses.

"We looked to EMC's Mozy as the premier online data backup and storage service for Lenovo customers. We chose them specifically because of their innovation and industry leading solutions," said Henry Hicks, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Lenovo Worldwide Services. "Because data protection and security are growing concerns for businesses we wanted a world-class online data backup and storage solution to complement Lenovo's world-class products. EMC's Mozy delivers that with the right level of security and quality."

As small businesses around the world look for a cost-effective and easy way to protect their information, they are increasingly looking to online backup. Mozy provides a simple, automatic and secure online backup service to more than 850,000 users across the globe.

Key features of the new Lenovo Online Data Backup service include:

  • Unlimited online backup capacity, which enables professionals to focus on their work without managing a data storage quota
  • Open and locked file support, enabling business professionals to back up information without having to shut down any programs or interrupt workflow
  • Bandwidth throttling, allowing users to control the amount of bandwidth the online data backup service consumes
  • Privately managed encryption option using Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)

EMC is also announcing today that it has opened Mozy's first international data center located in Dublin, Ireland to better serve Mozy and Lenovo users worldwide. The new data center will address certain government regulations pertaining to electronic data storage and encryption export restrictions.

The Lenovo Online Data Backup service is currently available in Ireland, United Kingdom, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, United States and Canada. The service will soon be offered on a worldwide basis for all Lenovo Think branded systems and will support seven languages.*

"Protecting information on personal computers is especially critical for small businesses that can't tolerate data loss or employee downtime. We're thrilled that Mozy has been selected to help protect the personal and business data for Lenovo ThinkPad SL users" said Vance Checketts, Chief Operating Officer of EMC's Mozy business unit. "The Lenovo partnership accelerates our plans to expand the Mozy service worldwide, and we look forward to offering international customer support and localized language versions."

Availability and Pricing:

The new Lenovo Online Data Backup service powered by EMC Mozy is available immediately as a free 90-day trial with up to 5 GB of storage with the purchase of select Lenovo notebook models. More information on pricing and availability can be found at:

Mozy is the leader in online data backup for consumers and businesses, managing more than 10 petabytes (10 million gigabytes) of information across multiple data centers. With more than 850,000 users and 23,000 business customers, Mozy offers a simple, automatic and secure service for backing up data over the Internet. Mozy was acquired by EMC Corporation in 2007. More information can be found at

About EMC

EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) is the world's leading developer and provider of information infrastructure technology and solutions that enable organizations of all sizes to transform the way they compete and create value from their information. Information about EMC's products and services can be found at

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*English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Universal Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese

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