EMC Corporation (ticker: EMC, exchange: New York Stock Exchange (.N))
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EMC Enhances Symmetrix 8000 Systems; Native Gigabit Ethernet Reduces Remote Replication Complexity and Cost; 146 Gigabyte Drives Provide Price/Performance AdvantageHOPKINTON, Mass., Feb 28, 2003 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Delivering on its promise
made at this month's Symmetrix DMX launch, EMC Corporation today rolled out
major enhancements to its popular and widely installed Symmetrix 8000 series of
information storage systems. New native Gigabit Ethernet connectivity for remote
replication and the addition of 146 gigabyte drives allow customers to enhance
their existing investments in Symmetrix 8000 systems.
David Donatelli, EMC's Executive Vice President of Storage Platforms Operations,
said, "As the world's most widely installed high-end storage platform, Symmetrix
8000 systems run a large portion of the world's most critical applications.
These announcements represent EMC's commitment to continually enhancing customer
value. Symm 8000 customers get the benefit of new technology while preserving
their existing investment."
Through the new native Gigabit Ethernet connectivity, EMC has simplified and
substantially reduced the overall cost of remote data replication. Customers who
have chosen IP as their transport medium now have the option to connect
Symmetrix 8000 systems directly into the IP infrastructure for remote
replication, resulting in significant cost advantages when configuring and
monitoring Symmetrix systems with Symmetrix Remote Data Facility (SRDF)
In addition, EMC announced availability of high-performance, high-capacity 146
gigabyte drives for new and installed Symmetrix 8000 series systems. Native
Gigabit Ethernet and 146 gigabyte drives are available for all new and existing
Symmetrix 8000 systems. Symmetrix 8000 systems were announced to market in April
As an integral component of EMC's Automated Networked Storage offering,
Symmetrix 8000 series systems help customers make storage an active participant
in the success of their business to lower costs, increase productivity, and
speed overall responsiveness.
The Symmetrix 8000 series continues to offer customers 100% software
compatibility with the entire new Symmetrix DMX series of information storage
systems, offering customers the dual benefits of hardware innovation and
complete software consistency with existing Symmetrix systems. This achievement
enables customers to integrate smoothly and efficiently the most advanced
storage technologies into their infrastructure without requiring additional and
costly training or changes in operational procedures.
Pricing and Availability
Native Gigabit Ethernet connectivity and 146 gigabyte drives are available
immediately for Symmetrix 8000 systems. List prices vary based on configuration.
EMC Corporation is the world leader in information storage systems, software,
networks and services, providing automated networked storage solutions for
organizations across the globe. Information about EMC's products and services
can be found at www.EMC.com.
EMC and Symmetrix are registered trademarks and EMC Automated Networked Storage,
Symmetrix DMX, Enginuity, TimeFinder and SRDF are trademarks of EMC Corporation.
All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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)
the transition to new products, the uncertainty of customer acceptance of new
product offerings, and rapid technological and market change; (iv) insufficient,
excess or obsolete inventory; (v) competitive factors, including but not limited
to pricing pressures; (vi) component quality and availability; (vii) the
relative and varying rates of product price and component cost declines; (viii)
the ability to attract and retain highly qualified employees; (ix) fluctuating
currency exchange rates; (x) risks associated with strategic investments and
acquisitions; and (xi) other one-time events and other important factors
CONTACT: EMC Corporation
David Farmer, 508/293-7206
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