Press Release

EMC Introduces entry-level Celerra NS20 Multi-protocol Storage System

New Celerra NS20 and Expanded NS40 Systems are Cost-Effective and Easy to Use in NAS, iSCSI and Fibre Channel Environments; Provide High Performance and Leading Reliability

Hopkinton, Mass., Monday, July 16, 2007 - 

EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC), the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, today unveiled a new, cost-effective and easy-to-use entry point to the EMC® Celerra® NS series of storage systems. The new multi-protocol Celerra NS20 system and the enhanced Celerra NS40 system can simultaneously connect to multiple types of storage networks while offering industry-leading price/performance and the highest level of reliability. EMC’s new Celerra Startup Assistant software enables Celerra NS20 and NS40 systems to go from power up to production in as little as 15 minutes, and automated volume management with thin provisioning capabilities ensures that storage capacity can be allocated quickly, with only a few mouse clicks.

Supporting NAS (network attached storage), iSCSI and Fibre Channel SAN (storage area network) connectivity, the new multi-protocol Celerra NS20 and NS40 systems provide greater deployment flexibility, a robust set of built-in features and scalable performance. As an easy-to-install entry point into storage networking, they are ideal platforms for consolidating storage from numerous ‘stranded’ file servers and applications. The new systems support Unix, Linux and Microsoft operating environments and major applications from Microsoft and Oracle, with proven reference architectures available to both partners and customers. Integrated Celerra NS systems leverage the EMC UltraScale™ architecture to deliver ‘Five 9’s’ (99.999 percent) availability, the highest in the industry.

With support for new 750 GB SATA II disk drives, the Celerra NS systems can store more information, more cost-effectively in the same amount of space, while improving energy efficiency by up to 33 percent. The Celerra NS20 provides superior price/performance and ensures that customers don’t have to compromise performance as they scale capacity, as is the case with competing systems.

“For our file sharing environment, we need a reliable, high performing IP storage platform that provides us with advanced functionality, without burdening our IT staff with cumbersome installation processes or management complexity,” said Tom Welch, IT manager, Process Displays. “The Celerra NS20 was easy to install, and we are equally impressed by the intuitive management tools and robust functionality included with the system at no extra cost.”

The Celerra NS20 and NS40 systems are ideally suited for delivery by EMC partners. EMC has made it easier for its partners to order the new systems and is offering new training and service options that give them greater capabilities when providing their customers with comprehensive solutions built on the EMC Celerra platform.

“The multi-protocol Celerra NS20 affords us great flexibility to meet our customers’ connectivity requirements, while providing our customers with enterprise-class management capabilities that won’t tax their staffing resources,” Chris Hoscheid, senior systems engineer, TekLinks, an EMC Velocity Partner. “With the Celerra NS20, we can get our customers up and running quickly via streamlined ordering and simplified installation, which will help us capitalize on sales opportunities and build our relationships with customers who rely on us for timely support.”

David Donatelli, EMC Executive Vice President, Storage Product Operations, added, “EMC is committed to offering our customers and partners the widest range of IP storage solutions that can scale easily, are easy to use, and deliver advanced functionality and unmatched reliability at a low cost. With the Celerra NS20, we’ve established a new entry point to enterprise-caliber storage features, while providing expanded connectivity options to extend the value of our customers’ investments in their storage and networking infrastructure.”

The EMC Celerra NS20, multi-protocol support for the Celerra NS40 and Celerra Startup Assistant software will be available from EMC and its partners in August 2007.

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