Press Release

EM' Symmetrix DMX Named ""Product of the Year""

Symmetrix DMX Receives "Product of the Year" for Disk and Disk Subsystems; EMC Centera Compliance Edition Earns Bronze for Backup Hardware

Hopkinton,, Wednesday, January 14, 2004 - 

EMC Corporation's ground-breaking Symmetrix DMX series of intelligent storage systems has been honored by TechTarget's Storage magazine and with the gold award for "Product of the Year" in the disk and disk subsystems category. EMC's Centera Compliance Edition earned the bronze award for backup hardware. EMC is the only company this year to receive two awards, underscoring EMC's continued leadership across the information storage industry. Symmetrix DMX and Centera were selected based on innovation, performance, value and ease of integration and use.

Mark Schlack, Editorial Director, Storage magazine and, said, "This year's gold winners represent the best of the best—a new state of the art for storage products. Our panel of judges was impressed with Symmetrix DMX on many dimensions. It's innovative, fast and full-featured. To top it off, it's reasonably priced, given the level of performance and reliability it delivers."

David Donatelli, EMC's Executive Vice President of Storage Platforms Operations, said, "We're honored that Storage and readers, industry experts and editors have chosen Symmetrix DMX as the gold standard. As organizations build their information architectures around EMC's range of tiered storage platforms, they're now able to implement true information lifecycle management and place the right data on the right platform at the right price."

The world's first CAS solution, EMC Centera is the world's leading online archival storage medium. These industry awards underscore the roles of Symmetrix DMX and Centera as critical components of EMC's information lifecycle management strategy.

Representing the most significant advancement for high-end storage customers in more than a decade, Symmetrix DMX has been widely recognized as the industry standard for high-end networked storage. Its revolutionary Direct Matrix Architecture set a new trajectory for scalability, performance, availability, functionality and affordability while maintaining compatibility and functional integration with prior-generation Symmetrix systems.

Storage and's "Product of the Year" awards are judged by a panel of storage experts, including the editors of Storage magazine and, a select group of Storage readers and independent storage analysts. Judges select three products, rating each a gold, silver or bronze award winner, in each of five categories.

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