Press Release

Record Gathering at EMC World 2008

, May 28, 2008 - 

Customers and Partners Get First Look at New EMC Disk Libraries, De-Duplication Capabilities and EMC Smarts Application Discovery and Dependency Mapping Software


Kevin Kempskie
EMC Corporation


News Summary

HOPKINTON, Mass.–May 28, 2008–EMC World 2008 concluded last week, drawing a record number of attendees and capping off four days of educational sessions, product demonstrations, networking events, technology exhibits and executive keynotes.

More than 9,000 EMC customers, partners, technologists, journalists and analysts from over 80 countries gathered at the Mandalay Bay convention center here for the annual EMC® World user conference(May 19-22). EMC World is a comprehensive educational and collaboration forum providing attendees with unparalleled access to peers as well as experts from EMC and over 125 partners, demonstrating the technologies and strategies that can help them get the maximum value from their information and their information infrastructures. Among the attendees were EMC customers from the top insurance, commercial banking, utility, high technology manufacturing, telecommunications and pharmaceutical companies in the world.

Spanning nearly one million square feet of exhibit and meeting space, EMC World 2008 saw the convergence of a wide range of experts, partners and customers. The annual conference, now in its eighth year, covers a multitude of the most important issues in information management today, from storage and resource management, to security, content management and virtualization. Attendees engaged directly with EMC engineers, users and partners in more than 550 breakout sessions, and brainstormed with each other in settings designed to let them share best practices and ideas. Attendees also explored the EMC World exhibit floor and Solutions Pavilion featuring more than 125 exhibitors and sponsors, representing a broad spectrum of the IT industry, including many of EMC's most strategic partners.

Core News Facts

  • EMC introduced several new products and services, including:
    • New EMC backup offerings designed to help ease the burden that data centers are facing in dealing with the ever-expanding digital universe. These new solutions leverage the latest technologies including data de-duplication, disk drive spin down and low-power disk drives, and continue to help dramatically lower the cost of disk-based backup versus tape.
    • The newest version of its application discovery and dependency mapping solution — EMC Smarts Application Discovery Manager (ADM) 6.0. Core to Version 6.0 is the solution’s full support for VMware virtualized environments — dramatically extending IT operations’ visibility and control across physical, virtual and mixed data centers.
    • Brocade and EMC announced an expanded alliance and collaborative development effort, whereby both companies will integrate technologies from RSA, The Security Division of EMC — including the RSA Key Manager for the Datacenter solution — with the planned fabric-based encryption technology that Brocade is currently developing.

Executive Quote

The following quote is direct excerpts from EMC World 2008 executive keynote presentations. On day one of the conference

  • “EMC World has developed into the industry's premier event focused on information. It's become the venue where people from around the world meet and share their knowledge about managing information in today's exploding digital universe. We're thrilled at the success of the conference this year. The fact we had such a large increase in turnout over last year–and that so many people returned this year–attests to the value and knowledge gained from attending. We're already looking forward to EMC World 2009 in Orlando..” – Joe Tucci, EMC Chairman, President and CEO


Joe Tucci, EMC President, Chairman & CEO
Joe Tucci, EMC President, Chairman & CEO
EMC users listen in to one of 556 EMC World Breakout sessions
EMC users listen in to one of 556 EMC World Breakout sessions
Mark Lewis, President, EMC Content Management & Archiving Division
Mark Lewis, President, EMC Content Management & Archiving Division
Attendees take their seats prior to an executive keynote at EMC World 2008
Attendees take their seats prior to an executive keynote at EMC World 2008

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