Press Release

EMC Delivers Next Member of Powerful CLARiiON CX Family of Networked Storage Systems

Extends Price/Performance Leadership, Enhances Business Continuity Software

Hopkinton,, Monday, October 7, 2002 - 

EMC Corporation today continued its campaign to deliver price/performance and functionality leadership to customers throughout the mid-tier market with the introduction of the CLARiiON CX400 networked storage system. As the second member of EMC's next-generation CLARiiON CX family, the CX400 is available immediately and features leading price/performance combined with EMC's unmatched portfolio of feature-rich software applications.

The full 2-gigabit CLARiiON CX400 delivers the best performance in its class—featuring a significant breakthrough in economics of bandwidth. With 680 megabytes per second of cached bandwidth, the CX400's price/bandwidth ratio is 20% better than its closest competitor—continuing EMC's mission to provide customers with the highest-performing storage platforms, while driving down acquisition costs. The power of the CX400 is delivered through the FLARE operating environment and the industry's most compact and scalable modular design.

David Donatelli, EMC's Executive Vice President of Storage Platform Operations, said, "Just 60 days after announcing the CLARiiON CX600, EMC delivers the next CX family member— marking another milestone as EMC continues strong execution and leadership in the mid-tier market. Our speed of delivery clearly demonstrates our commitment to customers in this very important market segment."

The Tradition Continues

As an extension of the recently announced CLARiiON CX family, the CX400 shares a common architecture, components, FLARE operating environment and software functionality (e.g. Navisphere, SnapView, MirrorView and Access Logix), with the CX600, while maintaining tight management integration with prior CLARiiON generations. This continuity takes investment protection to new heights by providing common, reusable components across the CX family that customers can leverage as their requirements scale in capacity and performance. As application or consolidation requirements expand, customers can utilize CLARiiON CX400's unique modularity to seamlessly upgrade, through a simple storage processor swap, with data-in-place, to the leading mid-tier networked storage system—the CLARiiON CX600.

In addition, EMC continues to expand the growing list of common storage management functionality under its AutoIS strategy—tying together EMC's leading networked storage platforms, CLARiiON and Symmetrix, as well as other third-party storage arrays. Today, the extensive software suite available across both systems includes members of the EMC ControlCenter family of management software such as Automated Resource Manager, Database Tuner, Replication Manager, SAN Manager, StorageScope, Workload Analyzer and other products like PowerPath and EMC Data Manager.

Tony Prigmore, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Storage Group, said, "EMC is aggressively driving down the entry cost of their technology with the new CX400 platform. A low cost, upgradeable platform that supports all the existing software on day one not only gives a new set of users the chance to buy into the EMC family, but clearly demonstrates the company's commitment to provide high-function software across all of its platforms."

Backed by a strong, comprehensive global distribution model—addressing a wider range of markets and industries—the CLARiiON CX400 is available immediately from EMC and its broad network of channel partners including Arrow Electronics, Inc., Avnet Hall-Mark, CDW, Comparex, CTC, Dell, Dimension Data, Forsythe, Fujitsu-Siemens Computers, Fujitsu Technology Solutions, Inc., Pomeroy, Stratus, Unisys and others (see separate releases).

SnapView BCVs

EMC also announced a significant enhancement to its SnapView non-disruptive point-in-time copy software. SnapView Business Continuance Volumes (BCVs) provide a local full-image copy of a data volume, increasing protection and application sharing in highly active environments. Customers can now utilize BCVs—a fully independent volume—to perform multiple simultaneous processes such as backups, data warehouse refreshes and testing.

About EMC

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