EMC Extends Information Protection Capabilities For VMware Environments

EMC Now enables automated failback for all EMC networked storage platforms

October 5, 2009

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HOPKINTON, Mass. - October 5, 2009 - Business continuity and disaster recovery are both critical requirements in a fully virtualized data center.  Today, EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC), the world leader in information infrastructure, announced extended support for VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 4.0 to help customers realize the benefits of virtualization on their journey to executing a private cloud.

EMC continues to provide the broadest support for businesses of all sizes and now also has the most widely deployed replication software products with VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager.  Customers choose EMC for VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager because of its broad protocol support that in turn supports every recovery point object from synchronous to asynchronous to continuous, and homogeneous and heterogeneous configurations.

As the first vendor to provide automated VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager failback capabilities, EMC has broadened failback functionality and enhanced ease-of-use across all of its industry-leading networked storage platforms.  EMC will also deliver new storage replication adapters for EMC's replication software, including adapters for EMC SRDF (Symmetrix Remote Data Facility), EMC Celerra Replicator with NFS and iSCSI support, EMC MirrorView and EMC RecoverPoint that integrate VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager with EMC to ensure rapid, reliable, manageable and affordable business continuity in VMware environments.  In addition to the adapters EMC also provides:
Easy-to-use auto-setup for SRDF via EMC Storage Viewer
Real-time recovery state views and automated failback for CLARiiON with MirrorView Insight.
Automated failback for Celerra with vCenter plug-in
Synchronous and asynchronous replication and vCenter plug-in with VMware aware RecoverPoint

'As customers virtualize their mission critical applications to gain more critical efficiencies, business continuity and disaster recovery become top of mind,' said EMC's Chad Sakac, Vice President, VMware Technology Alliance.  'Tight integration with VMware Site Recovery Manager protects customers' existing technology investments and enables them to implement a robust business continuity strategy.   EMC is committed to helping customers achieve a private cloud, and our expanded support of VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager is another element to make the transformation easier.'

EMC provides a full range of solutions and consulting, implementation, education and managed services that leverage EMC's deep expertise in virtualization and business continuity.  EMC Global Services can effectively integrate VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager into customers' EMC business continuity environments to automate recovery of virtual environments.The storage adapters will continue to be available free to customers from VMware with a VMware Site Recovery Manager license.
About EMC
EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) is the world's leading developer and provider of information infrastructure technology and solutions that enable organizations of all sizes to transform the way they compete and create value from their information. Information about EMC's products and services can be found at www.EMC.com.

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