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EMC And Fujitsu Siemens Computers Showcase World-First Global Failover And Recovery

  • 09 October, 2003 14:10

<p>Solution Integrates SRDF/A and PRIMECLUSTER Software to Deliver Automated Business Continuity Across Global Distances</p>
<p>HOPKINTON, Mass., and CORK, Ireland - October 9, 2003 - In an effort to address the growing recovery needs of global corporations, EMC Corporation and Fujitsu Siemens Computers today demonstrated the global failover and recovery of a live SAP ERP application between two data centres located in Hopkinton, Massachusetts and Cork, Ireland. Within four minutes and thirty-five seconds after the intentional failure in Hopkinton, which occurred at 10:57 a.m. EDT, the recovery location 3,000 miles away in Cork was running and fully processing SAP transactions.</p>
<p>The first-of-its-kind integrated failover and recovery demonstration of a production application over transatlantic distances showcased a new, integrated global recovery solution comprising EMC’s high-performance SRDF/Asynchronous (SRDF/A™) remote replication software, Symmetrix DMX GigE multi-protocol channel directors and Fujitsu Siemens Computers’ full-featured PRIMECLUSTER™ product suite for high availability. This solution is generally available today from EMC, Fujitsu Siemens Computers and Fujitsu Computer Systems in North America. The new long-distance capability allows companies to make more efficient use of existing information and communication infrastructures.</p>
<p>David Donatelli, EMC’s Executive Vice President of Storage Platforms Operations, said, “Our customers know that when it comes to business continuity, distance matters. This demonstration of SRDF/A proves that integrated, long-distance recovery solutions are practical, affordable and deployable today.”</p>
<p>Peter Jilek, Executive Vice President Enterprise Products at Fujitsu Siemens Computers, added, “Our goal is to enable customers to freely access information and services anywhere and at any time by providing world-leading products, services and solutions. Today we have demonstrated that achieving global recovery - whether it’s across the country or across continents - is a reality. Working with EMC and using standard products such as SRDF/A and PRIMECLUSTER offers new opportunities for global enterprises to consolidate locations and infrastructures to meet their ever-changing business requirements.”</p>
<p>Today’s global failover and recovery demonstration included clustered PRIMECLUSTER nodes and EMC Symmetrix® DMX storage systems on two continents using SRDF/A for high-performance replication. Replicating an SAP® R/3® ERP application, the demonstration produced a production site failure with seamless and automated (no administrator intervention required) failover from EMC and Fujitsu Siemens Computers systems in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, to systems in Cork, Ireland. The integration among PRIMECLUSTER, SRDF/A and SAP software enabled failover and recovery over nearly 3,000 miles.</p>
<p>SRDF/A, the world’s highest-performance extended-distance replication software, creates and maintains a recoverable and restartable copy of critical data over any distance with no host application impact. The sophisticated high-availability services of PRIMECLUSTER software manage the geographically distributed cluster, participating applications and system components, while monitoring the cluster ‘heartbeat’ to protect against primary site failure. Together, SRDF/A and PRIMECLUSTER software ensure a successful, automated and controlled failover in support of continuous business operations.</p>
<p>EMC and Fujitsu Siemens Computers
EMC and Fujitsu Siemens Computers have worked together since 1997. Fujitsu Siemens Computers offers the full range of EMC’s CLARiiON networked storage systems under the FibreCAT® brand name, and the company is the largest reseller of EMC’s Symmetrix systems. Fujitsu Siemens Computers also offers EMC’s Celerra™ file servers, Centera™ Content Addressed Storage (CAS) Solutions, Connectrix™ Fibre Channel switches and EMC open software solutions in the EMEA region. In 2002, Fujitsu Siemens Computers named EMC “Supplier of the Year,” which recognises partners that excel in quality, technology, logistics and purchasing. EMC is the only storage company to receive this honour.</p>
<p>EMC and Fujitsu Computer Systems
EMC and Fujitsu Computer Systems have worked together in North America since 2000. Fujitsu Computer Systems offers EMC networked storage products as part of complete IT infrastructure solutions, including PRIMEPOWER™ Solaris-compatible SPARC-based enterprise servers.</p>
<p>About EMC
EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) is the world leader in information storage systems, software, networks and services, providing automated networked storage solutions to 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</p>
<p>About Fujitsu Siemens Computers
Fujitsu Siemens Computers is the leading European computer company. Serving the needs of large corporations, small- to medium-sized enterprises and consumers, the company operates in all key markets across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. It offers a unique choice of world-class computer technology and innovative IT infrastructure solutions. Embedded in a global cooperation, Fujitsu Siemens Computers takes advantage of the strengths and the innovative power of its parent companies Fujitsu Limited and Siemens AG.</p>
<p>“Powering the Information Age” is the company’s vision. Fujitsu Siemens Computers will enable people to freely access information and services anywhere and at any time with world-leading products, services and solutions, thus ensuring people’s success within a knowledge-based society. The strategic direction is focused on Mobility and Business Critical Computing as the key drivers of the Information Age in the 21st century.</p>
<p>The company offers everything for enterprise computing, ranging from best-in-class Intel- and Unix-based servers to mainframes and enterprise storage solutions. It is also one of the leading providers of mobile computing products, PCs and workstations to business customers, and is the No. 1 supplier of computers for home users in Europe. For further information, please visit:</p>
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<p>EMC, CLARiiON, Symmetrix and SRDF are registered trademarks, and Centera, Connectrix, Celerra and SRDF/A are trademarks of EMC Corporation. Fujitsu is a registered trademark of Fujitsu Limited. PRIMECLUSTER and PRIMEPOWER are trademarks or registered trademarks of Fujitsu Limited in the United States and other countries. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.</p>
<p>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) the transition to new products, the uncertainty of customer acceptance of new product offerings, and rapid technological and market change; (iv) insufficient, excess or obsolete inventory; (v) competitive factors, including but not limited to pricing pressures; (vi) component quality and availability; (vii) the relative and varying rates of product price and component cost declines and the volume and mixture of product and services revenues; (viii) war or acts of terrorism; (ix) the ability to attract and retain highly qualified employees; (x) fluctuating currency exchange rates; (xi) risks associated with strategic investments and acquisitions; and (xii) other one-time events and other important factors disclosed previously and from time to time in EMC’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. EMC disclaims any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements after the date of this release.</p>
<p>For further information, please contact:
Emma Rogers
EMC Corporation
Tel: 02 9925 7942
Mob: 0408 237 309
<p>Debbie Sassine/Catherine Smith
Spectrum Communications
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