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Fortune 1000 Storage Professionals Rank EMC as Lead In Use and In Plan Deduplication Vendor in Backup

EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC), the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, today announced that results from TheInfoPro’s latest Storage Study indicate EMC is cited as the top “In Use” and “In Plan” backup data reduction deduplication vendor among information technology (IT) storage users at Fortune 1000 enterprises. In addition, this latest Storage Study again placed data deduplication technology at the top of TheInfoPro’s Storage Networking Technology Heat Index®, which gauges immediacy of user needs and planned spending for various technologies.

HOPKINTON, Mass., February 23, 2010 - 

EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC), the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, today announced that results from TheInfoPro's latest Storage Study indicate EMC is cited as the top "In Use" and "In Plan" backup data reduction deduplication vendor among information technology (IT) storage users at Fortune 1000 enterprises. In addition, this latest Storage Study again placed data deduplication technology at the top of TheInfoPro's Storage Networking Technology Heat Index®, which gauges immediacy of user needs and planned spending for various technologies.

TheInfoPro (TIP) is an independent research network and leading supplier of market intelligence for the IT industry. TIP's Storage Studies detail technology adoption trends and timeframes, management techniques and vendor performance data for the storage industry. Additional research points from the new Wave 13 Storage Study include:

  • Fortune 1000 implementation of "Backup Data Reduction/Deduplication" has expanded from 24% to over 40% over the last three Storage Studies ((Q3'08 to Q4'09)
  • EMC's "In Use Now," "In Near-term Plan," and "In Long-term Plan" citations by Fortune 1000 users were more than twice those of its nearest competitor
  • EMC received the most mentions among Fortune1000 organizations as having the most exciting technology of any storage vendor
  • The study results also indicated EMC was the leading "In Use" and "In Plan" Backup Data Reduction/Deduplication vendor at mid-sized enterprises
  • Managing Storage Growth and Backup Administration and Management were named as two of the top five pain points by Fortune 1000 storage users surveyed
  • Data Deduplication topped the list of technologies having the most impact on storage architectures

"'Backup Data Reduction/Deduplication' has now topped our Storage Networking Technology Heat Index for five Storage Study Waves in a row," said Robert Stevenson, Managing Director of Storage Research for TheInfoPro. "When we asked Fortune 1000 storage users to name their top storage initiatives, they cited 'Consolidation,' 'Backup Redesign,' 'Virtualization' and 'Tiered Storage Build-out.' It's interesting to note that data deduplication can play an enabling role in these leading storage initiatives. With 40% of Fortune 1000 companies in use, it is clear that data deduplication is no longer an emerging technology and that large enterprises are implementing it broadly. Based on what we’ve been hearing in our interviews with storage decision makers, EMC is well positioned to continue to lead the adoption of this technology in both the Fortune 1000 and mid-size enterprise data protection space."

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 www.EMC.com.

TheInfoPro is a leading advisory and research firm that provides real-world perspectives on the customer and market dynamics of the information technology landscape by using a unique research methodology that harnesses the collective knowledge and insights of leading IT organizations worldwide. Through a combination of expert advice, actionable analysis and our extensive network of IT professionals, TheInfoPro serves as a conduit between IT decision-makers, technology providers and institutional investors. Founded in 2002 by alumni of Gartner, Giga, EMC and Bell Labs, TheInfoPro is headquartered in New York City. To learn more, visit www.theinfopro.com or email info@theinfopro.com.

Press Contacts

Ed Luboja
EMC Corporation
203-210-7404
eluboja@datadomain.com

Nicole Caruso
TheInfoPro
518-306-4029
Nicole@theinfopro.com

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