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EMC Extends Innovation

CANNES, France -- EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC), the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, today announced extended capabilities for VMware Infrastructure environments with unique, tested storage solutions for key applications including Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Exchange, Oracle, and SAP. These solutions enable customers to enjoy greater business and operational value of their EMC(R) and VMware virtualization environments.

Leveraging its extensive applications expertise, EMC has defined optimized application and storage solution configurations, assured interoperability and fully documented complete deployment best practices for Microsoft SQL Server 2005, Microsoft Exchange 2007, Oracle 10g and 11g, and SAP environments to provide quick and simplified implementation in advanced VMware infrastructures. These application solutions have been tested and documented at broad workloads in VMware Infrastructure 3.5 environments to enable deployments that meet customer expectations for application-level performance, backup and recovery, remote replication, high availability and manageability. As a result, joint EMC and VMware customers can more rapidly achieve the cost- reduction and flexibility of VMware environments in less time and with less effort.

"The industry has recognized that VMware is changing the computing landscape. Now, the race is on to provide customers a fast path to VMware's proven advantages," said Chuck Hollis, Vice President and Global Marketing Chief Technology Officer for EMC. "EMC has taken the next step by doing the solution validation work for our customers and partners to make sure they get predictable results in common application environments each and every time."

EMC Corp.