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  • 12 June 2012 11:25

Customers Worldwide Choose EMC as #1 Storage in Mission Critical Environments

Users Cite EMC as #1 Storage Technology for Oracle, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SharePoint, SAP, Business Intelligence, Analytics, VDI and Home Directories

HOPKINTON, Mass. – June 11, 2012

News Summary:

• According to a latest IDC¹ Storage Users Demand Study, measuring how storage capacity is consumed by the most widely-used business applications, in the first half of 2011, EMC—ranked again—as the leading provider of storage technology in Oracle, Microsoft Exchange and SharePoint, SAP, Business Intelligence and Analytics, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure and Home Directory environments.

• The IDC Storage Users Demand Study 2011 - Fall Edition findings are based on the survey of 1,000 respondents representing 15 countries and across 19 industries with company size ranging from 50 employees to over 10,000 employees.

• In related news, today EMC also announced new proven solutions for Microsoft and support for Windows Server 2012.

Full Story:

EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) today announced it is ranked by customers across the globe as the #1 storage choice for mission critical environments, according to the latest end-user study from IDC¹. The survey ranks storage vendors based on customer deployment patterns within the most widely-used enterprise applications. According to the IDC study, more customers choose EMC® storage than any other vendor’s for their Oracle, Microsoft Exchange and SharePoint, SAP, Business Intelligence and Analytics, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure and Home Directory environments.

The results of the IDC study are based on the survey of 1,000 respondents representing 15 countries and across 19 industries with company size ranging from 50 employees to over 10,000 employees, which was completed in Fall 2011. The survey focused primarily on applications, enabling IDC to ascertain end-user sentiment regarding their preference toward certain brands based on specific applications. Customer Quotes

Dan Hein, Director of Global IS Shared Services, Columbia Sportswear

“Our challenge was to build a data center with new levels of automation and the highest levels of protection. We evaluated many vendors and ultimately selected EMC because of the features in EMC VMAX™—and its strength in SAP environments, EMC’s holistic view on storage with a variety of technologies and industry leading solutions that we knew we could count on.”

Angelic Gibson, Director of IT Operations, American Tire Distributors

“EMC has enabled us to scale our environment, add more power on-demand with no downtime and without any impact to our users. We can provide better performance, scalability and availability with no downtime – a major benefit to us. All the while, we’ve managed to remain transparent to the customer, delivering services to them seamlessly. We've had great success with EMC VNX™ unified storage and VMware technologies and both companies have been integral along our journey. In addition, through the use of VMware server virtualization we have the ability bring up new application tiers for Oracle eBusiness Suite in less than 20 minutes, without application downtime.”

Dennis Robinson, Director, Technical Infrastructure, GENEX Services, Inc.

“GENEX provides insurers, employers and third party administrators with managed care solutions and information management capabilities. In order to grow our business it is critical to be able to scale our IT infrastructure and crunch large chunks of data efficiently and cost effectively. Since replacing our legacy storage and deploying EMC VNX unified storage and FAST Suite technology in a VMware vSphere environment, we've seen a major difference in our overall performance and have increased our business agility with the ability to handle multiple transactions at a time. Virtualizing Oracle on EMC storage with VMware vSphere has played a key role in accelerating our journey to the cloud. We're pleased to see EMC investing in validated solutions that help us capture the potential performance enhancements and cost savings available with an integrated EMC, VMware and Oracle environment.”

Daniel Mettling, Information Technology Manager, Park Industries, Inc.

“The availability of our SQL Server environment is absolutely critical to our business. Downtime means we can’t place sales orders, issue work orders for the shop floor or log service calls. Since implementing VNXe™, we’ve had 100% availability of SQL Server and all other applications in our virtualized environment.”

John Orbaugh, Director of Technology, Tyler Independent School District

“We compared the cost of doing things the old way, before we transformed our IT infrastructure with EMC, which would involve replacing our physical computers every few years, instead delivering virtual desktops from our existing hardware. The ROI analysis showed that we will save an astonishing $1.3 million in just one year and more than $3 million over five years.”

Industry Analyst Quote

Natalya Yezhkova, Research Director, IDC's Worldwide Storage Systems Research and Lead Analyst, Storage Users Demand Study (SUDS)

“IDC initiated its biannual worldwide survey of storage administrators that analyzes how storage capacity is consumed by the major data use cases from the most widely-used business applications to IT infrastructure support. The data suggests that EMC, which accounted for nearly a quarter of external terabytes shipped worldwide in the first half of 2011, shipped more storage than any other enterprise storage systems supplier to run eight out of nine major data use cases we surveyed.”

EMC Executive Quote

Jeremy Burton, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, EMC

“Whether in traditional, next-generation virtualized cloud, Big Data or Hybrid Cloud, customers are choosing EMC as their #1 choice for the most mission critical application environments. Our product and technology innovation centered on helping customers handle the data deluge driven by the two hottest trends in IT—the transition to cloud computing and the management of Big Data.”

Additional Resources: • Read about EMC Solutions for Oracle

• Read about EMC Solutions for SAP

• Read about EMC Solutions for Microsoft

• Read about EMC Solutions for Business Intelligence and Analytics

• Read about EMC Solutions for VDI

• Connect with EMC via Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and LinkedIn

About EMC

EMC Corporation is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing. Through innovative products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset — information — in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way. Additional information about EMC can be found at


1IDC, “IDC’s Storage Users Demand Survey 2011 - Fall Edition: Customers Still Want Choice, #234651” EMC, VNX, VNXe and VMAX are either registered trademarks or trademarks of EMC Corporation in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks used herein are the property of their respective owners.

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