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EMC Leads the NAS Market with Five New Customers

  • 23 October, 2003 18:11

<p>EMC Leads the NAS Market with Five New Customers
-Growing Demand for Customised Storage Solutions Drives EMC’s NAS Business-</p>
<p>SYDNEY, 23 October 2003 - EMC Corporation continues its aggressive expansion into the network attached storage (NAS) market with five new customers - IP Systems, Metcash, William Angliss TAFE, McPhersons Printing and Visy Industries. These competitive wins reflect the growing demand for customised and sophisticated storage solutions and EMC’s ability to deliver on these demands.</p>
<p>EMC’s increased focus on the NAS market has been a contributing factor to EMC’s leadership position in the total network storage market with 27.5 per cent revenue share, and 37 per cent share in the NAS market1.</p>
<p>Steve Redman, Managing Director of EMC Australia and New Zealand, said EMC has expanded and enhanced its storage solutions, offering customers more choice and flexibility to meet today's wide range of automated networked storage requirements.</p>
<p>“Customers are becoming smarter with their storage and EMC is seeing an increased trend by customers to deploy NAS in conjunction with a SAN storage solution to achieve cost and productivity benefits.</p>
<p>“EMC’s rollout of SAN and NAS automated networked storage solutions gives customer access to a comprehensive set of products and services that can help them achieve true cost savings. We are seeing a growing trend towards customers deploying both NAS and SAN solutions in the same environment.”</p>
<p>William Angliss Tafe consolidated its SAN storage and implemented a NAS file sharing solution to accommodate data growth and increase management control on data.</p>
<p>Chris Taylor, IT Manager at William Angliss TAFE said: “The underpinning drive to purchasing a SAN and NAS solution was to provide greater flexibility for our storage needs. By having both solutions on the same box, we can guard against a storage blow out in either environment. In real terms this gives us the opportunity to refocus our storage capabilities, as business needs change.”</p>
<p>Metcash Holdings replaced its Network Appliance Filer with an EMC Celerra NS600 NAS solution. This solution not only brings a higher level of scalability and reliability to the environment, but also integrates into Metcash’s existing storage management infrastructure.</p>
<p>Vic Hatfield, Technical Services Manager from Metcash said: "Not only does EMC’s solution improve the level of scalability and availability within our environment, but we are now able to create backups with zero down-time and recover data almost instantaneously.”</p>
<p>IP Systems - a new VoIP telecommunications provider - purchased a NS600 NAS solution to use for an automated back up service for their voice customers using EMC’s OnCourse file replication software. While paper recycling and manufacturing company, Visy Industries also implemented the NS600G, an integrated SAN and NAS solution for consolidated Exchange and Citrix data.
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1 IDC Report, September 2003</p>
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<p>EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) is the world leader in information storage systems, software, networks and services, providing automated networked storage solutions to help organizations 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.</p>
<p>EMC is a registered trademark and Celerra and OnCourse are trademarks of EMC Corporation. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.</p>
<p>For further information, please contact:</p>
<p>Emma Rogers
EMC Corporation
Tel: 02 9925 7942
Mob: 0408 237 309
Email: rogers_emma@emc.com
Debbie Sassine/Catherine Smith</p>
<p>Spectrum Communications
Tel: 02 9954 3299
Mob: 0405 735 323
Email: debbies@spectrumcomms.com.au or
catherines@spectrumcomms.com.au</p>

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