Press Release

EMC Advances Technology Leadership in Data Protection Software

Backup-to-Disk Innovations and Expanded Application Coverage in EMC Legato NetWorker Help Customers Speed Recovery and Reduce Complexity within Backup and Recovery

Hopkinton,, Monday, January 31, 2005 - 

EMC Corporation, the world leader in information storage and management, continues to strengthen its technology leadership position in data protection with the latest EMC Legato NetWorker software enhancements. Enhanced backup-to-disk capabilities, improved usability and expanded application integration top the list of new features in Legato NetWorker, helping customers further reduce complexity, speed recovery and increase reliability within their data protection environments.

The Canadian Space Agency looks forward to the new features of EMC Legato Networker. With Canada being the third country in space, the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has a long tradition in space-based atmospheric and environmental research. Robert Dominique, the Unix & Storage System Manager at the Canadian Space Agency, said, "We have standardized using EMC Legato NetWorker to protect the Agency's heterogeneous data. Legato NetWorker's backup-to-disk technologies enable us to deliver better service to our customers and increase functionality while better utilizing current storage resources. We are pleased by the company's forward-looking strategy in data protection."

A number of technology vendors are embracing and applauding the latest release of Legato NetWorker-including ADIC, Fujitsu Siemens Computers, Nexsan, Quantum, SGI and Sun. (see attached quote sheet)

As the co-developer of the Network Data Management Protocol (NDMP) industry standard, EMC continues to raise the bar by offering backup to disk of NAS devices to any disk subsystem supported by Legato NetWorker. For the first time, NDMP streams can now be multiplexed, cloned and staged to/from disk for increased data protection. In the past, backup via NDMP could only be performed to/from tape. As a result, organizations can now receive greater speed and reliability for backup of Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices, freeing customers from tape-centric processes for operational backup and restore to disk.

Evangeline Simones, analyst for the Evaluator Group, said, "EMC's historical success in being early to market with enhanced technologies continues to be reaffirmed with the latest release of NetWorker. With improvements in the NDMP space, EMC clearly has its leadership stake in the ground for backup-to-disk software and NAS based backups. EMC is doing a good job in ensuring tight integration with disk-based backup to provide software-hardware bundles that work out of the gate. This is important to customers so they can simplify their data protection and storage management activities without sacrificing robust functionality."

Mark Sorenson, Senior Vice President of Information Management Software, EMC said, "With this latest offering, EMC continues to highlight our technology leadership position by pinpointing areas of data protection that can help customers achieve measurable results. Strengthening EMC Legato NetWorker's disk backup features gives our customers more options in how they want to protect their critical data. In addition, EMC continues to demonstrate its success in integrating key components of previous acquisitions by providing support for VMware and Documentum in NetWorker. As a key pillar to our recovery management strategy, EMC continues to provide technological innovations that directly help organizations reduce complexities."

Legato NetWorker expands application coverage in this release with the introduction of the Networker Module for Documentum and extended support for VMware. The NetWorker Module for Documentum ensures data consistency protection of critical Documentum assets and components, and is the only backup and recovery solution to disk or tape for Documentum.

In addition, the updated software allows for granular backup and recovery of all files within the virtual machines for VMware GSX Server and VMware ESX Server. Legato NetWorker continues to provide VMware servers with the backup and recovery software, offering application protection for Exchange, SQL and Oracle virtual servers, in or out of a Storage Area Network (SAN).

Legato NetWorker reduces complexity and improves end-user work flow by utilizing the new look and feel of the Windows client administration graphical user interface (GUI), and the introduction of installation and device configuration wizards. Similar updates can be expected in the NetWorker Modules for specific applications.

EMC Legato NetWorker-and the new Legato NetWorker Module for Documentum-is available immediately. For more information about Legato NetWorker, visit www.legato.com/products/networker. About EMC

EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) is the world leader in products, services and solutions for information storage and management that help organizations extract the maximum value from their information, at the lowest total cost, across every point in the information lifecycle. Information about EMC's products and services can be found at www.EMC.com.

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