EMC Expands Information Lifecycle Management With ADIC Tape Solutions
11 June 2004 – EMC Corporation and Advanced Digital Information Corporation (ADIC) today announced that EMC will resell ADIC Scalar® tape libraries to expand its industry-leading information lifecycle management portfolio, and ADIC will resell EMC CLARiiON® CX networked storage as part of its Pathlight VX virtual tape solution. Specific terms of the agreements were not disclosed.
EMC will offer ADIC’s industry-leading automated tape libraries, including the ADIC Scalar 24, Scalar 100, Scalar i2000 and Scalar 10K models with LTO tape drive technology expanding EMC’s market opportunity and providing customers with a complete, end-to-end tiered storage offering that now includes a tape solution for nearline storage and offsite vaulting. ADIC will offer customers enhanced backup performance and reliability by reselling EMC’s industry-leading CLARiiON CX networked storage systems as part of its Pathlight VX virtual tape solution.
Howard Elias, EMC Executive Vice President of Corporate Marketing and Office of Technology, said, “With today’s announcement, EMC continues to showcase its commitment to providing customers with the broadest and deepest set of capabilities across the industry’s widest range of tiered storage offerings. By selecting ADIC as our partner, EMC now provides customers the option of a tape solution for nearline storage and offsite vaulting, completing the final tier of storage in an ILM strategy.”
Peter van Oppen, ADIC Chairman and CEO, said, “ADIC is pleased to be working with EMC to bring IT departments a complete range of storage solutions to support their growing data protection and ILM needs while providing them with the highest overall system reliability and performance along with the lowest long-term TCO. Together, EMC and ADIC offer an industry-leading combination of performance and value, and bring together proven technologies in a way that solves our customers’ data storage problems in innovative ways.”
The ADIC Scalar library family features include integrated SAN support, intelligent monitoring and alerting functions, capacity-on-demand scalability, and options for full redundant robotics and controllers for high availability operations. Pathlight VX combines disk and tape in a single integrated system, providing twice the backup and restore performance of conventional systems without requiring that users change their existing data-protection procedures.
Adding ADIC tape solutions complement and expand EMC’s industry leading tiered storage offerings. EMC provides its customers with Symmetrix DMX for high-end storage, CLARiiON for mid-tier storage and low cost solutions with our latest addition to the CLARiiON family, the AX100 based on ATA technology. CLARiiON with ATA and CLARiiON Disk Library deliver backup-to-disk capabilities, while Centera Content Addressed Storage (CAS) delivers active archiving with the highest levels of compliance and retention. EMC’s Connectrix and Celerra provide the flexible connectivity for our customer’s SAN and NAS networked storage environments.
Products from ADIC and EMC will be available beginning in July.
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 www.EMC.com.
Advanced Digital Information Corporation (NASDAQ: ADIC) is a leading provider of Intelligent Storage™ solutions to the open systems marketplace. ADIC® is the world’s largest supplier of automated tape systems using the drive technologies most often employed for backing up open system, client-server networks.* The Company’s data management software and disk-to-tape data protection solutions provide IT managers innovative tools for storing, managing and protecting their most valuable digital assets in a variety of disk and tape environments. ADIC storage products are available through a worldwide sales force and a global network of resellers and OEMs. Further information about ADIC is available at www.adic.com.
EMC and CLARiiON are registered trademarks of EMC Corporation. ADIC and Scalar are registered trademarks and Intelligent Storage is a trademark of Advanced Digital Information Corporation. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
*Gartner Dataquest, Tape Automation Systems Market Shares, 2003, F. Yale, April 2004.
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 associated with the acquisitions of LEGATO Systems, Inc., Documentum, Inc. and VMware, Inc.; (iv) competitive factors, including but not limited to pricing pressures; (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 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 and ADIC’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including ADIC’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended October 31, 2003. EMC and ADIC disclaim any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements after the date of this release.
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