EMC, IBM Extend Agreement

EMC announced the extension of a licensing agreement with IBM

August 1, 2007

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HOPKINTON, Mass. -- EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) today announced the extension of a licensing agreement with IBM Corporation that will enable customers to continue to install and utilize EMC and IBM products in their heterogeneous IBM System z environments.

The multi-year agreement facilitates interoperability of EMC(R) Symmetrix(R) DMX storage systems with IBM Peer-to-Peer Remote Copy and Extended Remote Copy (XRC) functions. The licensing agreement also covers additional IBM interfaces, including FlashCopy, Multiple Allegiance, Parallel Access Volumes (PAV), Dynamic PAV, and HyperPAV, which will be supported on EMC Symmetrix systems.

As part of the agreement, IBM will provide EMC with technical specifications that will continue to enable compatibility between EMC Symmetrix DMX storage systems and IBM System z products running the current and future versions of the IBM OS/390 and z/OS operating systems. Financial terms are not being disclosed.

Angela Archon, Vice President Intellectual Property Licensing at IBM, said, "This extension of an existing agreement resulted from IBM's ongoing innovation for System z. For years, IBM has been delivering on open standards and giving customers choice. This extension agreement underscores IBM's commitment to open innovation and is consistent with our drive towards industry interoperability and giving clients the ultimate choice."

EMC Corp.

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