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EMC, Brocade Expand Data Center Partnership

ORLANDO, Florida - May 20, 2009 -- EMC Corporation and Brocade today announced increased investment in joint engineering and solution development to expand their existing broad portfolio of solutions that drive IT efficiencies for both physical and virtual enterprise application environments. Customers are increasingly expecting their data center to deliver as a whole and are facing new challenges by integrating their applications, middleware and database environments with their infrastructure to achieve efficiencies. EMC and Brocade are committed to delivering simplified integrated solutions that optimize data center infrastructure to drive down costs today while laying the foundation to address future data center requirements.

EMC and Brocade have worked together for 12 years delivering innovative and industry-leading solutions that address key customer pain points. Through bringing together core network and storage components in conjunction with applications, EMC and Brocade joint engineering efforts will deliver solutions to simplify the evolution of the data center to provide additional cost efficiency within the data center in four areas:

??? Consolidation: Network protocol convergence utilizing Brocade DCX Backbone solutions to unify Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) and Converged Enhanced Ethernet (CEE) protocols as well as enhanced performance and reduced energy consumption through EMC tiered storage and Enterprise Flash Drives.

??? Application-oriented Virtualization: Providing infrastructure solutions for enterprise applications such as Microsoft Office SharePoint Server and Microsoft Exchange Server enabled by Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V and VMware.

??? Application-aware protection: Heterogeneous data movement and consistent-recovery with EMC RecoverPoint and Brocade storage networking connectivity, as well as data center secure encryption utilizing RSA Key Manager.

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