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  • 6 December 2005 14:22

EMC Positioned in “Leaders” Quadrant in 2005 Analyst Report on Storage Resource Management and SAN Management Software

Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

SYDNEY, Australia. – Dec. 6, 2005 – EMC Corporation, the world leader in information management and storage, today announced that it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the “Leaders” quadrant in the “Magic Quadrant for Combined Storage Resource Management and SAN Management Software, 4Q05”† report. EMC addresses this market with the EMC® ControlCenter™ and VisualSRM™ and VisualSAN® families of storage resource and SAN management software. The full report can be viewed at:

In its report, Gartner evaluates vendors and their solutions addressing the combined SRM and SAN management software segment, which is “forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 14.8 per cent, taking the segment to US$1.2 billion in 2009.”†

The Gartner report describes the market leaders as having “the highest combined measures of an ability to execute and a completeness of vision. They have the most comprehensive and scalable products. They have a proven track record of financial performance and an established market presence. In terms of vision, they are perceived as thought leaders, having well-articulated plans for ease of use, how to address scalability and product breadth. For vendors to have long-term success, they must plan to address the expanded market requirements for change management and root-cause and performance analysis.”†

“EMC’s goal is to make SRM and SAN management easier amidst the complexity explosion happening in enterprise IT,” said Chris Gahagan, senior vice president of Storage Management Software, EMC Corp. “As a pioneer of SRM software for nearly a decade, we have gained invaluable experience and feedback from working with customers to continually enhance the value and capabilities of our offerings. Our complete solutions enable customers to deploy and better manage tiered storage environments, helping them more quickly realise the efficiency and cost benefits of their information lifecycle management strategies. EMC’s broad suite of SRM software is uniquely positioned to meet our customers’ expanding requirements for performance monitoring, change management, backup and archive reporting, root-cause analysis, storage process workflow and deeper heterogeneous management.”

EMC offers its market-leading ControlCenter SRM and SAN management software to help large enterprises simplify the end-to-end management of the most complex heterogeneous information infrastructures. With powerful ControlCenter capabilities, customers can improve productivity, increase performance and lower storage management costs while helping to implement an information lifecycle management (ILM) strategy that maximises the value of information. EMC also offers its award-winning VisualSAN and VisualSRM software for mid-size and smaller enterprises requiring storage network and storage resource management solutions for their multi-vendor, multi-tier storage environments.

Magic Quadrant Disclaimer

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted November 22, 2005 by Gartner Inc. and is reused with permission, which permission should not be deemed to be an endorsement of any company or product depicted in the quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is Gartner Inc.’s opinion and is an analytical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It measures vendors against Gartner-defined criteria for a marketplace. The positioning of vendors within a Magic Quadrant is based on the complex interplay of many factors. Gartner does not advise enterprises to select only those firms in the “Leaders” quadrant. In some situations, firms in the “Visionary,” “Challenger,” or “Niche Player” quadrants may be the right matches for an enterprise’s requirements. Well-informed vendor selection decisions should rely on more than a Magic Quadrant. Gartner research is intended to be one of many information sources including other published information and direct analyst interaction. Gartner Inc. expressly disclaims all warranties, express or implied, of fitness of this research for a particular purpose.

†Magic Quadrant for Combined Storage Resource Management and SAN Management Software, 4Q05, by Carolyn DiCenzo, Dave Russell, Robert E. Passmore, November 22, 2005.

About EMC

EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) is the world leader in products, services and solutions for information management and storage that help organisations extract the maximum value from their information, at the lowest total cost, across every point in the information lifecycle. Information about EMC’s products and services can be found at

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EMC, ControlCenter and VisualSAN are registered trademarks, and VisualSRM is a trademark of EMC Corporation. All other product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

This release contains “forward-looking statements” as defined under the Federal Securities Laws. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of certain risk factors, including but not limited to: (i) adverse changes in general economic or market conditions; (ii) delays or reductions in information technology spending; (iii) risks associated with acquisitions and investments, including the challenges and costs of integration, restructuring and achieving anticipated synergies; (iv) competitive factors, including but not limited to pricing pressures and new product introductions; (v) the relative and varying rates of product price and component cost declines and the volume and mixture of product and services revenues; (vi) component and product quality and availability; (vii) the transition to new products, the uncertainty of customer acceptance of new product offerings and rapid technological and market change; (viii) insufficient, excess or obsolete inventory; (ix) war or acts of terrorism; (x) the ability to attract and retain highly qualified employees; (xi) fluctuating currency exchange rates; and (xii) other one-time events and other important factors disclosed previously and from time to time in EMC’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. EMC disclaims any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements after the date of this release.

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