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EMC to Deliver Comprehensive Data Protection for Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager

New Integration with Microsoft Data Protection Manager, EMC NetWorker to Provide Customers with Simplified Enterprise Backup and

HOPKINTON, Mass., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- EMC Corporation , the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, today announced that EMC's flagship backup and recovery solution -- EMC(R) NetWorker(R) -- will integrate with System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 to provide customers with a feature-packed and easy-to-use data protection solution capable of supporting both Windows and non-Windows environments. In addition, EMC further adds enterprise data protection capabilities by offering tested and documented best practices for using EMC CLARiiON(R) networked storage systems with DPM 2007. These new integrations advance EMC's solution-centric approach of hardware, software and services, offering customers of all sizes information management and storage solutions optimized for their Microsoft environments.

Through integration with Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Services, NetWorker will be able to provide backup and restore functions for System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 server with assured consistent, fast and effective recovery. Combined with current NetWorker backup support for other operating environments, this provides customers with a unified backup solution for any type of data residing on heterogeneous computing and application environments.

System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 delivers continuous data protection for Microsoft Windows applications and file servers and includes an integrated secondary disk and tape solution on the Data Protection Manager server. With NetWorker integration, customers can work with a range of protection capabilities -- including backup-to-disk and data de-duplication -- to match the right backup technology to the right service level for any application -- all orchestrated within one easy-to-use and manage backup application.

"Microsoft is committed to providing storage solutions that set the bar for affordability, scalability and ease-of-use, with a focus on the most commonly used servers and applications in enterprises such as Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft Windows Server and Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server," said Bala Kasiviswanathan, director of branch and storage solutions division at Microsoft. "We are pleased to be working with EMC to support NetWorker integration with Data Protection Manager 2007 to provide customers an enterprise-wide backup and recovery solution with a single point of management, which blends continuous data protection and tape-based backups for disaster recovery."

EMC NetWorker protects critical enterprise applications at record speed and with its easy to use user interface and policy-based backup engine helps automate and simplify the entire backup and recovery process. In addition, advanced backup-to-disk and snapshot management provide instant data protection and rapid recovery.

EMC CLARiiON is one of the industry's leading solutions choices for storing and protecting Microsoft Windows and application data. By leveraging CLARiiON storage systems, customers considering DPM can be confident that EMC solutions are ready to support their new initiatives through EMC documented testing and best practices.

Mark Sorenson, EMC's Senior Vice President of Information Management Software, said, "The majority of EMC customers heavily rely on Microsoft applications. Through this integration, we're helping them more effectively protect their critical data and easily deploy the latest technologies from EMC to better manage their backup and recovery processes. EMC NetWorker's proven, enterprise backup technology will enable DPM customers to non-disruptively expand and simplify their protection processes. By integrating NetWorker with DPM, we expect to help deliver superior backup capabilities that make it easier for customers to protect their businesses."

About EMC

EMC Corporation is the world's leading developer and provider of information infrastructure technology and solutions that enable organizations of all sizes to transform the way they compete and create value from their information. Information about EMC's products and services can be found at http://www.emc.com/.

EMC, CLARiiON and NetWorker are registered trademarks of EMC Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.

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CONTACT: Todd Cadley of EMC Corporation, +1-843-569-2715,
cadley_todd@emc.com

Web site: http://www.emc.com/

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