Press Release

EMC Named Leader in Storage Software Market for 7th Consecutive Year

EMC Among Fastest Growing Data Protection and Recovery Software Vendors for Fourth Quarter, Growing Nearly 18%

Hopkinton, Mass., Monday, March 12, 2007 - 

EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC), the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, was the #1 provider of storage software for the seventh consecutive year in 2006 and led the worldwide storage software market in total revenue for the 16th consecutive quarter, according to the latest IDC Worldwide Quarterly Storage Software Tracker, March 2007. Additionally, EMC was among the five fastest growing data protection and recovery vendors in year-over-year revenue growth, nearly tripling the market growth rate during the fourth quarter. [a, b]

For both the full year and the fourth quarter of 2006, EMC led in four storage software categories, including storage replication, storage device management, storage infrastructure and storage management. In the storage device management software segment in 2006, EMC grew revenue to almost seven times the revenue share of its closest competitor. According to EMC, the company achieved 20% annual growth in software license and maintenance revenue during 2006, when combining its storage software market leadership and other areas of software leadership like virtualization, enterprise content management and archive, resource management and information security.

"Our customers continually look for ways to drive their information lifecycle management strategies and strengthen their information infrastructures," said BJ Jenkins, EMC's Senior Vice President Global Marketing. "Our ongoing leadership in storage software will allow us to not only expand our existing storage offerings, but to further innovate and integrate technologies such as data de-duplication into solutions that maximize our latest storage platforms, alleviate our customers' IT complexities, better leverage their existing storage resources and improve their backup, recovery and archival of information."

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