Press Release

EM' Data Domain Ranks 7th in North America on Deloitt' 2009 Technology Fast 500™

The EMC Company Attributes Its Rapid Growth to Continuous Product Innovation and Customer Focus

HOPKINTON, Mass., November 5, 2009 - 

EMC® Corporation (NYSE:EMC), the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, today announced that Data Domain®, a high-growth, industry-leading company that it recently acquired, ranked number seven on the Technology Fast 500™, Deloitte LLP's ranking of 500 of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America. Rankings are based on percentage of fiscal year revenue growth during the five year period from 2004–2008. Data Domain revenue grew more than 35,000 percent during this period.

Frank Slootman, President of EMC's Backup Recovery Systems (BRS) division and Data Domain's former CEO, credits Data Domain's ability to constantly enhance and scale its market-leading deduplication storage systems to address the needs of its enterprise customers for the company's growth over the past five years.

"Data Domain's ranking as the seventh fastest growing company in North America on Deloitte's Technology Fast 500 is a tremendous validation of the determination and focus our employees have sustained over the past five years," said Slootman. "Our success and ongoing market leadership are the outcome of a customer-centric culture and our ability to execute on an aggressive technology and growth vision. I congratulate all of our employees on this achievement. We're looking forward to continued growth and success as an integral part of EMC's growing backup and recovery business."

"Technology Fast 500 recognizes innovative companies that have broken down barriers to success and defied the odds with their remarkable five-year revenue growth," said Phil Asmundson, Vice Chairman and U.S. Technology, Media and Telecommunications leader, Deloitte LLP. "We congratulate EMC Data Domain on this accomplishment."

Technology Fast 500™ Selection and Qualifying Criteria

Technology Fast 500™ provides a ranking of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America. This ranking is compiled from nominations submitted directly to the Technology Fast 500™ website, and public company database research conducted by Deloitte. Technology Fast 500™ award winners for 2009 are selected based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth during the five year period from 2004 to 2008.

Deloitte's 2009 Technology Fast 500™ Media Guidance

In order to be eligible for Technology Fast 500™ recognition, companies must own proprietary intellectual property or proprietary technology that contributes to a significant portion of the company's operating revenues. Using other companies' technology or intellectual property in a unique way does not satisfy this requirement. Consulting companies, professional service firms, etc. are not eligible unless they have proprietary technology that contributes to a significant portion of their operating revenues.

Technology Fast 500™ award eligibility requirements also include base-year operating revenues of at least $50,000 USD or CD, and current-year operating revenues of at least $5 million USD or CD. These revenues must have more than doubled between 2004 and 2008. Additionally, companies must be in business for a minimum of five years, and be headquartered within North America.

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

As used in this document, "Deloitte" means Deloitte LLP. Please see for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries.

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Ed Luboja
EMC Data Domain

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This release contains "forward-looking statements" as defined under the Federal Securities Laws. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of certain risk factors, including but not limited to: (i) adverse changes in general economic or market conditions; (ii) delays or reductions in information technology spending; (iii) our ability to protect our proprietary technology; (iv) risks associated with managing the growth of our business, including risks associated with acquisitions and investments and the challenges and costs of integration, restructuring and achieving anticipated synergies; (v) fluctuations in VMware, Inc.'s operating results and risks associated with trading of VMware stock; (vi) competitive factors, including but not limited to pricing pressures and new product introductions; (vii) the relative and varying rates of product price and component cost declines and the volume and mixture of product and services revenues; (viii) component and product quality and availability; (ix) the transition to new products, the uncertainty of customer acceptance of new product offerings and rapid technological and market change; (x) insufficient, excess or obsolete inventory; (xi) war or acts of terrorism; (xii) the ability to attract and retain highly qualified employees; (xiii) fluctuating currency exchange rates; (xiv) litigation that we may be involved in; and (xv) other one-time events and other important factors disclosed previously and from time to time in the filings of EMC Corporation, the parent company of Data Domain, with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. EMC and Data Domain disclaim any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements after the date of this release.