> From: EMC Public Relations
> Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2001 9:20 AM
> To: EMC Public Relations
> Subject: News Release: EMC Symmetrix Named World's Best Storage
> System For IBM iSeries Servers
> The following news release was issued by EMC this morning.
> Contact: Kenneth McDonnell
> EMC SYMMETRIX NAMED WORLD'S BEST STORAGE SYSTEM
> FOR IBM iSERIES SERVERS
> Midrange Technology SHOWCASE Magazine Praises Exceptional Value of
> HOPKINTON, Mass. - May 30, 2001- Readers of Midrange Technology SHOWCASE
> Magazine this month voted EMC Corporation's Symmetrix* 8000 Enterprise
> Storage* system the world's best storage system for use with IBM iSeries
> (formerly AS/400) brand computers. The magazine's 2001 Product
> Award recognizes Symmetrix for its quality features, innovative design
> exceptional value in iSeries computing environments.
> In addition, EMC CopyPoint* software garnered finalist honors in the
> data replication category. CopyPoint enables iSeries systems to provide
> virtually uninterrupted 24x7 production-level support while enabling
> backup protection with minimal disruption, enabling customers to leverage
> additional revenue-generating opportunities.
> These honors, the latest in a string of industry accolades,
> convincingly validate EMC's business value for IBM iSeries users.
> "Many EMC customers run their mission- and business-critical applications
> on iSeries systems, and they deserve the same enterprise storage solution
> available to mainframe, UNIX and NT users," said Chuck Hollis, EMC
> Director of Product Marketing. "To gain maximum ROI - or Return on
> Information - EMC Symmetrix Enterprise Storage is the most compelling
> choice for every host platform."
> EMC Symmetrix systems, software and services provide iSeries users with
> unparalleled combination of performance, scalability and availability.
> EMC Symmetrix-based software, including Symmetrix Remote Data Facility
> (SRDF*)for remote data replication and disaster recovery, and EMC
> TimeFinder* for local data mirroring, enable users to reduce risk,
> revenue generation and harness the business value of information.
> Hollis added, "As customers continue to generate and consume
> ballooning volumes of information, EMC wins on the systems, software and
> network levels. Then we trump the competition with world-class
> investments in interoperability testing; partnerships with leading
> networking, database and applications suppliers; and seasoned expertise
> before, during and after the solution is implemented. No other vendor
> delivers the value built into the EMC networked storage offering."
> "When a company wins a Product Excellence Award, it shows that a very
> critical audience has responded in a positive fashion to a product that
> needed and a service which that company delivers," said David Uptmor,
> publisher of Midrange Technology SHOWCASE. "A Product Excellence Award
> says this company has made a lot of customers happy."
> In addition to the Midrange Technology SHOWCASE award, the recent string
> of awards won by EMC includes:
> * EMC's "Chameleon" line of information storage systems - EMC
> CLARiiON* IP4700 network-attached storage (NAS) and EMC CLARiiON FC4700
> storage area network (SAN) systems - won the PC Magazine Award for
> Innovation in Infrastructure.
> * EMC Symmetrix was honored with the Network Magazine Product of the
> Year Award.
> * Fast Company magazine, in its fourth annual "Best Practices of the
> Best Companies" Awards issue, called EMC Corporation "The World's Most
> Customer-Centric Company."
> EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) is the world leader in information storage
> systems, software, networks and services, providing the information
> infrastructure for a connected world. Information about EMC's products
> services can be found at www.EMC.com.
> CLARiiON, EMC and Symmetrix are registered trademarks and CopyPoint,
> Enterprise Storage, SRDF and TimeFinder are trademarks of EMC
> All other trademarks are the property of their owners.