EMC Extends Choice and Flexibility for Online File Sharing with Solutions for On-Premise and Cloud Storage

EMC Extends Choice and Flexibility for Online File Sharing with Solutions for
                         On-Premise and Cloud Storage

EMC Introduces New Solutions Featuring EMC's Syncplicity Cloud-Based Online
File Sharing Service with EMC Isilon Scale-Out Storage and EMC Atmos
Object-Based Storage; Giving IT Choice and More Control Over Where Managed
Files Reside

PR Newswire

HOPKINTON, Mass., Jan. 15, 2013

HOPKINTON, Mass., Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

News Summary:

  oEMC Announces Enterprise Online File Sharing Service from Syncplicity with
    On-Premise Storage Options
  oGives IT New Options for Managing Files and More Control
  oDelivers Increased Productivity for Users; Universal Access to Files from
    All Devices
  oAddresses Corporate Governance and Data Policies Over File Residence

Full Story:

EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) today announced beta availability of EMC^®'s
Syncplicity^® cloud-based online file sharing service with the option for
customers to use either EMC Isilon^® scale-out NAS or EMC Atmos^® object-based
storage. Now customers can store their files on-premise in addition to the
cloud. Unlike competitive approaches that cobble together point-products from
multiple vendors, this approach gives IT unprecedented choice and control over
where managed files reside, while users benefit with a secure, easy-to-use
solution for file sync and sharing across all of their computers and devices.

Today's enterprise business users demand the ability to access, share and
collaborate with all of their files from any location, on any device at any
time, and have taken it upon themselves to use a variety of consumer-focused
solutions and services that place valuable enterprise data at risk. These
enterprise users typically store 20-30 GBs of business-related file data on
their computers and devices, and often look to share files with individuals
and groups inside and outside the corporate firewall. This can be particularly
challenging when they need access to files using their own mobile devices or
need to share with users who do not have existing accounts on their corporate
network.

IT teams are charged with protecting company files and data, and some view
today's consumer-oriented approaches for online file sharing as unattractive
options, and attempt to block them because some cloud infrastructures limit
the ability to enforce policies related to security and administration. Many
organizations must also comply with long-standing corporate governance and
data sovereignty policies regarding storage and handling of files that make
cloud-based storage solutions difficult to deploy at enterprise-scale.

EMC's approach provides enterprises the best of all worlds - a cloud-based
online file sharing offering that simplifies end user deployment and
administration with on-premise storage that gives IT control of the storage
layer, in addition to continuing to provide Syncplicity in the cloud. For
on-premise storage, Syncplicity users can choose from two industry leading
storage platforms: EMC Isilon or EMC Atmos – whichever best meets their
requirements. EMC Isilon provides the industry's easiest to manage, top
performing and massively scalable NAS solution, capable of growing from 10's
of terabytes to 10's of petabytes, providing IT full control over where files
reside across their global infrastructure. EMC Atmos provides industry leading
object storage technology, designed to support large multi-site, multi-tenant,
active-active environments.Atmos allows the application and storage to run
anywhere and provides metering and chargeback capabilities based on bandwidth
and consumption to ensure IT retains the necessary controls. 

The benefits of combining EMC Syncplicity online file sharing service with EMC
on-premise storage include:

  oIncreased Productivity: Users can easily sync, access and share files with
    anyone, anytime, anywhere and on any device for new levels of productivity
    and agility while giving IT the security, visibility and manageability
    they need.
  oFlexibility and Ease of Management: Enterprises will experience the
    agility and continuous innovation from deploying a cloud-based online file
    sharing solution for users while retaining complete control over data and
    storage resources. It combines the rich set of Syncplicity's
    administrative tools and security, compliance and policy controls to
    manage sync-and-share functionality along with the unmatched
    manageability, scalability and resiliency of EMC storage.
  oReduced Compliance Risk and Increased Control: Enterprise information will
    reside on EMC storage, situated on-premise, subject to IT security
    governance and protection policies. Files are not duplicated both
    on-premise and in the cloud. With the EMC solutions, data objects stored
    on premise remain on premise and within IT control.

Executive Quotes:

Terri McClure, Senior Analyst, ESG

"Today's IT pros need to securely extend file sharing solutions to support the
mobility and collaboration needs of an increasingly mobile, dispersed and
multi-device workforce.The marriage of Syncplicity with Isilon and Atmos
expands the choices users have for how they accomplish that, providing options
that range from fully cloud based to behind the firewall, and provide a single
vendor solution to do so. These solutions will help IT meet the need for user
collaboration, while maintaining tight control for IT and massive scalability
for enterprise data.Compliance and control are critical to enterprises today,
and can be hard to achieve while simultaneously providing the flexibility and
ease of management that are necessary to enable today's agile enterprise. EMC
is catering to the new demands of end users and IT departments alike with
these new solutions."

Jeetu Patel, Vice President and General Manager of the Syncplicity Business
Unit, Information Intelligence Group, EMC Corporation

"Integrating Syncplicity with EMC on-premise storage extends our guiding
principle of delighting the user with an easy-to-use cloud solution for file
sync, sharing and collaboration while empowering IT with tools and control to
protect the business. While the obvious benefit is enabling choice, delivering
on-premise storage is the logical next step in our evolution, and we're
thrilled to hitch our wagons with other leaders in the EMC family, Isilon, the
true leaders in scale-out NAS and EMC Atmos."

Sam Grocott, Vice President of Marketing and Product Management, EMCIsilon

"The powerful one-two punch of Syncplicity and EMC Isilon's industry-leading
scale-out NAS brings IT professionals the tools they need to take control
ofpressing challenges such as securing and managing massive, rapidly-growing
home directories. Isilon's extraordinary scalability, performance and ease of
management are a perfect complement to Syncplicity andgive IT an unmatched
ability to serve user needs for file access, sharing and collaboration while
maintaining corporate data protection requirements."

Chris Ratcliffe, Vice President of Marketing, EMC Advanced Storage Division

"The combination of Syncplicity and the Atmos cloud storage platform delivers
a highly automated, enterprise-grade file sharing capability, where policies
and performance follow data wherever it's accessed or shared without
sacrificing security or control. As corporate users increasingly demand more
mobility and access to files from multiple devices, EMC gives enterprises the
tools they need to deliver new levels of productivity to their users."

Additional Resources:

  oCheck out a new video featuring Terri McClure, Senior Analyst at ESG
  oAccess the ESG Whitepaper related to this announcement
  oConnect with EMC Isilon via Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and LinkedIn
  oJoin the Syncplicity communities on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and YouTube
  oJoin the EMC Documentum communities on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, the EMC
    Community Network

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  www.EMC.com.

EMC, Atmos, Isilon and Syncplicity are registered trademarks or trademarks of
EMC Corporation and its affiliates in the United States and other countries.
All other trademarks herein are the property of their respective holders.

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) our ability to protect our proprietary technology; (iv) risks
associated with managing the growth of our business, including risks
associated with acquisitions and investments and the challenges and costs of
integration, restructuring and achieving anticipated synergies; (v)
competitive factors, including but not limited to pricing pressures and new
product introductions; (vi) the relative and varying rates of product price
and component cost declines and the volume and mixture of product and services
revenues; (vii) component and product quality and availability; (viii) the
transition to new products, the uncertainty of customer acceptance of new
product offerings and rapid technological and market change; (ix)
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the ability to attract and retain highly qualified employees; (xii)
fluctuating currency exchange rates; and (xiii) 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.

SOURCE EMC Corporation

Website: http://www.emc.com
Contact: David De Jear, +1-925-600-6790, david.dejear@emc.com
 
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