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Next-Generation EMC CLARiiON Disk Libraries Deliver Twice the Performance and Capacity

  • 04 August, 2005 17:46

<p>Note to editors: Photos of the enhanced CLARiiON family can be found at: http://www.emc.com/news/photo_library/index_products.jsp</p>
<p>Four New Systems Feature Improved Performance, Greater Scalability and Broadened Support for Tape Libraries</p>
<p>SYDNEY, Australia, Aug. 4, 2005 - EMC Corporation today announced four new models of its award-winning EMC® CLARiiON® Disk Library (CDL), a simple-to-deploy, easy-to-use disk-based backup and recovery solution. The latest models feature new hardware and software capabilities that deliver up to twice the performance and capacity of previous models.</p>
<p>Combining the power and reliability of industry-leading EMC CLARiiON networked storage systems with cost-efficient ATA disk drives and fully compatible tape library emulation, the new EMC CLARiiON DL310, DL710, DL720 and DL740 systems offer customers a wide range of proven solutions for their rapid backup and recovery requirements. The new systems provide greater performance than the previous generation and can scale to 348 terabytes of capacity.</p>
<p>In addition to the new hardware configurations, the newest CLARiiON Disk Library systems include active engine failover. This tape emulation software delivers greater reliability through engine failover and improved performance through write-cache consolidation. Write-cache consolidation is unique to CLARiiON Disk Library. It enables the aggregation of small blocks of data into larger, one-megabyte chunks to deliver increased aggregate throughput speeds. The enhancement results in faster operations for backup, restores and archiving to tape.</p>
<p>The four new EMC CLARiiON Disk Libraries are:</p>
<p>EMC CLARiiON DL740, which comes standard with two EMC CLARiiON CX700 networked storage systems and is configured with dual-emulation engines for increased performance and reliability. The DL740 can scale up to 348 terabytes and deliver sustained performance of up to 1,200 megabytes per second.</p>
<p>EMC CLARiiON DL720, which comes standard with a dual-emulation engine configuration for greater reliability. It delivers increased performance for compression and can scale to 174 terabytes.</p>
<p>EMC CLARiiON DL710, which replaces the DL700 model and features a more powerful emulation engine. It delivers up to a 40 per cent improvement in performance and can scale to 174 terabytes.</p>
<p>EMC CLARiiON DL310, which replaces the DL300 model and delivers a 20 per cent performance improvement. It scales from 3.8 to 37.5 terabytes</p>
<p>"The EMC CLARiiON Disk Library has helped legitimise tape emulation and backup-to-disk as essential alternatives for organisations using traditional tape storage for preserving corporate and customer data," said Charles King, principal analyst for Pundit-IT, Inc. "With the announcement of these new CLARiiON Disk Library models, EMC has taken the same core simplicity of the previous systems and made it even more robust and appealing for the customer with increasingly demanding backup requirements."</p>
<p>Introduced in April 2004, the EMC CLARiiON Disk Library has already become the market leader with hundreds of customer deployments. In May 2005, CMP Media LLC's Network Computing magazine recognised the EMC CLARiiON DL300 Disk Library with a "Well-Connected" award as the "Top Virtual Tape Product" for excellence in enterprise storage networking over other solutions because of its ease of management and overall completeness.</p>
<p>"Customers have asked us for something simple that will help them meet their shrinking backup windows and ensure fast, reliable recovery of their information," said Tom Joyce, vice president of EMC Storage Platforms Marketing. "CLARiiON Disk Library has had tremendous success by offering customers a simple solution that improves the speed and reliability of their backup and recovery operations. The new capabilities announced today takes disk-based backup and recovery one step further by delivering our customers twice the performance and capacity in the same simple-to-deploy and easy-to-manage solution."</p>
<p>Improved Interoperability and Tape Emulation</p>
<p>EMC continues to enhance CLARiiON Disk Library's tape emulation capabilities. CLARiiON Disk Library is now interoperable with StorageTek PowderHorn, Sony PetaSite and ADIC i2000 tape libraries, enabling customers to easily incorporate a CLARiiON Disk Library into their existing backup environment. These are in addition to existing support for Quantum ATL P-Series and ATL 7100, StorageTek L-Series and IBM 3590 and 3584 tape libraries. CLARiiON Disk Library also supports DLT and SuperDLT (AIT, SAIT), LTO, LTO-2, StorageTek 9840 and 9940, and IBM 3590 physical tape drives.</p>
<p>Backup application support includes EMC Legato NetWorker, EMC Data Manager, Veritas NetBackup and BackupExec, IBM Tivoli Storage Manager, CommVault Galaxy, Computer Associates ArcServe, BrightStor Enterprise Backup, HP DataProtector, Synscort Backup Express, BakBone NetVault and Atempo TimeNavigator.</p>
<p>Availability</p>
<p>The EMC CLARiiON DL310, DL710, DL720 and DL740 will be generally available in August 2005 directly through EMC and through its worldwide Velocity Channel and distribution network.</p>
<p>More information about EMC CLARiiON Disk Library can be found at www.emc.com/products/systems/clariion_disk/.</p>
<p>About EMC</p>
<p>EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) is the world leader in products, services and solutions for information storage and management that help organisations 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 anz.emc.com.</p>
<p>EMC and CLARiiON are registered trademarks of EMC Corporation. All other product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.</p>
<p>This release contains "forward-looking statements" as defined under the Federal Securities Laws. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of certain risk factors, including but not limited to: (i) adverse changes in general economic or market conditions; (ii) delays or reductions in information technology spending; (iii) risks associated with acquisitions and investments, including the challenges and costs of integration, restructuring and achieving anticipated synergies; (iv) competitive factors, including but not limited to pricing pressures and new product introductions; (v) the relative and varying rates of product price and component cost declines and the volume and mixture of product and services revenues; (vi) component and product quality and availability; (vii) the transition to new products, the uncertainty of customer acceptance of new product offerings and rapid technological and market change; (viii) insufficient, excess or obsolete inventory; (ix) war or acts of terrorism; (x) the ability to attract and retain highly qualified employees; (xi) fluctuating currency exchange rates; and (xii) other one-time events and other important factors disclosed previously and from time to time in EMC's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. EMC disclaims any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements after the date of this release</p>
<p>CONTACTS:</p>
<p>Selena Adams
Marketing Communications Manager
EMC
+61 2 9925 7942
+61 0404 085 673
adams_selena@emc.com</p>
<p>Marty Filipowski
Spectrum Communications
+61 2 9954 3299
martyf@spectrumcomms.com.au</p>

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