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EMC Advances Technology Leadership in Data Protection Software

  • 01 February, 2005 10:52

<p>Backup-to-Disk Innovations and Expanded Application Coverage in EMC Legato NetWorker Help Customers Speed Recovery and Reduce Complexity within Backup and Recovery</p>
<p>SYDNEY, Australia – 1 February, 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.</p>
<p>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 &amp; Storage System manager at the Canadian Space Agency, said, “We have standardised 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 to increase functionality while better utilising current storage resources. We are pleased by the company's forward-looking strategy in data protection.”</p>
<p>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.)</p>
<p>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, organisations 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.</p>
<p>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.”</p>
<p>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 organisations reduce complexities.”</p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>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).</p>
<p>Legato NetWorker reduces complexity and improves end-user work flow by utilising 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.</p>
<p>EMC Legato NetWorker – and the new Legato NetWorker Module for Documentum – is available immediately. For more information about Legato NetWorker, visit</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</p>
<p>EMC, Documentum and Legato NetWorker are registered trademarks of EMC Corporation. Other trademarks are the property 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>Vendors Support EMC Legato NetWorker</p>
<p>“Greater serviceability, ease of use and simplified management are critical requirements for the IT organisation," says Scott Roza, vice president of sales and marketing at ADIC. "Combining this new release of EMC's Legato NetWorker with the advanced management features of ADIC’s intelligent libraries and disk-based backup solutions will improve performance and reliability, and make it easier than ever for end-users to manage the backup process.”</p>
<p>Fujitsu Siemens Computers</p>
<p>“As EMC’s largest technology partner in Europe, Fujitsu Siemens Computers looks forward to introducing the new EMC Legato NetWorker release,” said Dr. Helmut Beck, vice president storage with Fujitsu Siemens Computers. “At Fujitsu Siemens Computers, we take pride in offering technologies that have an immediate positive impact for our customers. With a more than 10-year technology partnership with the former Legato, now part of EMC Software, we have extensive Legato NetWorker know-how in professional services and engineering. This expertise combined with the Legato NetWorker technology is one of the key elements for delivering our customers best-in-class data protection solutions.”</p>
<p>“By strengthening the feature sets that our users rely on most to manage and protect data, Legato continues to position NetWorker as an excellent choice for enterprise disk-to-disk backup and recovery," said Diamond Lauffin, Nexsan senior executive vice president. "These are ambitious enhancements that provide improved performance, reliability and availability for demanding secondary storage and data delivery applications.”</p>
<p>“The expanded capabilities of EMC Legato NetWorker increase the functionality and efficiency throughout customers’ backup, recovery and archive processes, especially as we continue to see more users implement disk-based virtual tape technologies,” said Rob Pickell, vice president of Worldwide Marketing for Quantum’s Storage Systems business unit. “EMC and Quantum’s continued support of industry-standard NDMP solutions offer our joint customers increased flexibility and confidence when implementing disk and tape as an integral part of a comprehensive data protection plan.”</p>
<p>“Over the decade-long SGI and EMC Legato relationship, our companies have worked together to support hundreds of mutual customers and to deliver world record backup and restore performance,” said Gabriel Broner, senior vice president and general manager, Storage and Software Group, SGI. “The release of EMC Legato NetWorker brings better interoperability than ever before - from the InfiniteStorage Shared Filesystem CXFS to our Altix family of servers and supercomputers, and SGI InfiniteStorage Data Lifecycle Management Solutions which now include an open interface allowing integration all the way to the application layer.”</p>
<p>“As a long-standing provider of EMC Legato NetWorker -- available from Sun as StorEdge Enterprise Backup software -- we are impressed with the new features announced today,” said James Whitemore, vice president of Network Storage Marketing, Sun Microsystems. “Legato NetWorker is an important element of our data management software portfolio that helps our customers manage their information end to end. The increased functionality in Networker and EMC's commitment to support Solaris 10 on Sparc and X86 further extends the choices we offer our customers in helping them address data management issues in complex network computing environments.”</p>
<p>Emma Rogers
Corporate Communications Manager
EMC Australia and New Zealand
+61 2 9925 7942 or + 61 0408 237 309</p>
<p>Marty Filipowski
Spectrum Communications
+61 2 9954 3299</p>

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