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EMC ControlCenter Passes SNIA Client Conformance Testing Program Validating SMI-S Management

Testing Reaffirms Openness of EMC's Market-leading Storage Management Software

STORAGE NETWORKING WORLD SPRING 2005, PHOENIX,, Wednesday, April 13, 2005 - 

EMC Corporation, the world leader in information storage and management, today announced that the EMC® ControlCenter™ family of storage management software has passed the Storage Networking Industry Association Conformance Testing Program (SNIA-CTP) for the Storage Management Initiative Specification (SMI-S) Client Suite. The SNIA-CTP helps ensure that storage management products adhere to the SMI-S standard.

The ControlCenter family includes the SRM Planning and Provisioning and SRM Monitoring and Reporting packages, both of which have supported SMI-S version 1.0.2 since mid-2004, enabling ControlCenter to perform a variety of management and control functions in heterogeneous storage environments. EMC also has technology agreements with several vendors, enabling ControlCenter to manage many heterogeneous SAN devices that predate SMI-S v1.0.2.

"EMC continues to advance and enhance ControlCenter's capabilities to support heterogeneous device management," said Chris Gahagan, Senior Vice President, Storage Management Software, EMC Corporation. "By supporting industry standards, EMC once again extends its lead in providing a unified view and single point of control for the widest range of multi-vendor storage environments."

At the Storage Networking World Spring 2005 (SNW) event this week, EMC will demonstrate ControlCenter in the Interoperability and Solutions Demonstration Lab to remotely monitor and manage heterogeneous devices including storage arrays, tape libraries, servers, host bus adapters and networked attached storage (NAS) systems. EMC will also demonstrate the new ControlCenter SAN Advisor, comprehensive SAN design and change management software that helps customers reduce downtime risks.

"Our continued commitment to implementing and testing open standards in our products helps reduce storage management complexity while increasing interoperability of SAN devices and management applications," continued Gahagan. "By passing the SNIA-CTP, ControlCenter reaffirms its ability to discover more than 200 models of multi-vendor SMI-S-supported devices used in SANs."

ControlCenter is the world's leading storage management software 1 to monitor, report, plan, and provision resources across tiered storage environments to support customers' information lifecycle management (ILM) strategies. In addition to supporting EMC Symmetrix®, EMC CLARiiON® and other EMC storage platforms, ControlCenter supports Hewlett-Packard, Sun, IBM, HDS and Network Appliance storage platforms, through a combination of open SMI-S standards and existing APIs. ControlCenter also integrates closely with systems management frameworks.

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