Virtual Tape Library offers 4 Gbps Fibre Channel technology.

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Based on EMC CLARiiON® UltraScale(TM) architecture, EMC® Disk Library 4000 Series scales to up to 340 TB and offers control of entire tape pool via one application interface. Intelligent, disk-based backup and recovery solution protects information and delivers sustained performance up to 2,200 MBps. Open systems solution also delivers software capabilities that facilitate disk-based backup, including consolidated media management through integration with Veritas NetBackup from Symantec.

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EMC Doubles Performance and Scalability of Industry's #1 Open Systems Virtual Tape Solution

New EMC Disk Library 4000 Series Virtual Tape Library Expands Media Management, Including Addition of Integrated Veritas NetBackup from Symantec

HOPKINTON, Mass., Oct. 23 -- EMC Corporation, the world leader in information management and storage, today announced the third generation of the industry-leading EMC(R) Disk Library family of easy-to-use, secure, intelligent disk-based backup and recovery solutions. The new EMC Disk Library 4000 Series is an open systems virtual tape library (VTL) that helps customers expand beyond tape and more effectively and efficiently protect their information, and doubles the performance and scalability of previous EMC Disk Library systems.

In addition, new software capabilities make disk-based backup even easier with consolidated media management through new integration with Veritas NetBackup from Symantec, in addition to previously supported EMC NetWorker(TM) 7.3 software. EMC Disk Library is the first and only open virtual tape solution that gives customers control of their entire tape pool through a single application interface and eliminates many time-consuming steps common with traditional VTL deployments. The EMC Disk Library supports millions of configuration combinations -- more than any open virtual tape solution on the market. More than 70 petabytes of EMC Disk Library capacity have been deployed in just over two years.

The University of Minnesota, an EMC Disk Library 4000 Series beta site, is one of the most comprehensive and prestigious public universities in the United States and has centralized information management using multiple tiers of EMC storage, software and services. Carl Follstad, Manager of University Data Management Services, said, "With the new EMC Disk Library, we will be able to shorten our backup windows, therefore allowing us to backup more servers in a shorter amount of time and maintain the highest levels of service to thousands of students, staff and faculty. Tape-based systems are impractical, expensive and burn up too many tiles in the data center. Knowing EMC's tradition of innovation, we're excited to see how else we can leverage the reliability and cost-effectiveness of the Disk Library, especially as our backup and recovery requirements continue to grow."

New EMC Disk Library Disk Library 4000 Series

The new EMC DL4100, DL4200 and DL4400 systems are based on the EMC CLARiiON(R) UltraScale(TM) architecture, can scale to up to 340 terabytes of capacity and can deliver sustained performance of up to 2,200 megabytes per second. The EMC UltraScale architecture features full end-to-end 4Gb/s (gigabit-per-second) Fibre Channel technology. The EMC UltraScale architecture, in tandem with the EMC Disk Library's unique write-cache consolidation feature, 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 backups, restores and archiving to tape.

Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT, Inc. said, "Disk-based backup is increasingly popular with customers who recognize that they can significantly reduce backup windows, recover information much faster and not worry about the hassles of tape management. EMC was one of the first to innovatively address this market. The company has succeeded in helping customers better map protection and service levels, further enhancing the business value of their information."

Additional EMC Disk Library advancements include:

o Extended EMC NetWorker Functionality: EMC NetWorker software continues its evolution of support for the EMC Disk Library with capacity-based licensing to give greater flexibility to customers who intend to adopt the platform, and a new auto-detect and auto-configuration feature to set default values for the virtual tape operation, saving administrators time and increasing overall performance.

o Integrated Veritas NetBackup Software: The EMC Disk Library now has an integrated NetBackup Media Server that enables NetBackup users to manage both virtual and physical tape pools. This level of granular control allows better management and tracking of data.

o Expanded management software functionality: Enhanced software provides users with multi-system management for up to eight EMC Disk Libraries, support for twice the number of emulated virtual tapes and virtual tape libraries, new replication policies and new watermarks for setting replication policies.

Matt Kixmoeller, senior director of NetBackup Product Management at Symantec, said, "Symantec and EMC have been very successful providing disk- based backup solutions to our joint customers. Today we are delivering an embedded NetBackup Media Server on the EMC Disk Library that allows our mutual customers to use NetBackup as a common backup and recovery management platform. Full catalog tracking and management of data between our customers' virtual and physical tapes, either locally or over extended distances, is now possible."

David Donatelli, EMC Executive Vice President, Storage Product Operations, said, "EMC pioneered disk-based backup for open environments. While most of our competitors are still working on their first-generation open disk library systems, we are delivering the third generation of the most successful open disk-based backup solution on the market. The average installation time for an EMC Disk Library is less than four hours. The EMC E-Lab has done the hard work to test and integrate with leading applications, so our customers have the ability to integrate EMC Disk Library as easily as possible into their existing backup infrastructure and take advantage of its inherent speed, reliability and security."

The EMC Disk Library 4000 series will be available in November 2006.

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