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EMC Serves Aussie Realtors

HOPKINTON, Mass. -- EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC - News), the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, today announced that Australia-based the REA Group, which provides real estate Web sites and services in eight countries, has implemented EMC storage, software and services to manage the vast amount of data generated by its online property listings more cost-effectively and with greater reliability.

Chris Vulovic, the REA Group's Chief Information Officer, said, "Our vision is to become the leading provider of online real estate advertising in the world. In the last 24 months we've gone from one Web site in one country to 15 websites in eight countries. EMC gave us a solid IT infrastructure to reduce our technology and management costs and help us scale our operations to a global level."

Andrew Humphrey, IT Manager at the REA Group, added, "We were adding a terabyte of storage every six months due to our business growth and expanding databases that store massive image files of the properties that we post on our Web sites. Not only was this very expensive, but we were also manually backing up four terabytes of data to a tape library every night. This took us 36 hours to do a backup, which put a great deal of stress on our Web sites and raised concerns about how long it would take to recover from an outage."

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