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Dell Bows Snapshots

ROUND ROCK, Texas -- In a move that further enhances the Dell EqualLogic(tm) PS5000 Series as the midrange SAN of choice for Microsoft Exchange Server, Dell is announcing Auto-Snapshot Manager Smart Copy for Exchange as the latest in a series of "application-aware" snapshot, cloning and data replication capabilities. This application awareness can simplify how IT application specialists can work with PS Series SANs to help improve data protection, disaster recovery and testing-and-development procedures. Smart Copy enhances the PS Series' host integration capabilities to help reduce the amount of time IT administrators spend managing and protecting Windows®-based business applications. In the case of Exchange, Smart Copy allows administrators to easily automate data validation checks and quickly recover from data loss or corruption. The first Smart Copy feature was announced for Microsoft SQL Server® in July 2007 (press release), furthering the Dell EqualLogic product line's integration with Microsoft environments and helping to improve the speed and reliability of database and file recovery operations.

"The Smart Copy feature set is yet another way the PS Series is simplifying storage and enhancing Dell's overall vision of simplifying IT," said Kevin Wittmer, senior manager, product marketing, for Dell EqualLogic storage solutions. "Evolving Smart Copy to include Exchange data protection and recovery is part of our initiative to make PS Series storage more application aware. This can empower application administrators by putting sophisticated data management and protection features at their fingertips - at no additional cost - in a safe and easy to-use package."

Dell Inc.