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IDC MarketScape Names EMC Isilon a Leader in Scale-Out File-Based Storage Market



  IDC MarketScape Names EMC Isilon a Leader in Scale-Out File-Based Storage
                                    Market

IDC MarketScape Assesses Business Strategy and Recognizes EMC for Product
Performance, Market Share

PR Newswire

HOPKINTON, Mass., Jan. 17, 2013

HOPKINTON, Mass., Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

News Summary:

  o IDC names EMC as a leader in its new "IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Scale-Out
    File-Based Storage 2012 Vendor Analysis" report.
  o IDC's report provides a qualitative and quantitative assessment of the
    characteristics that explain a vendor's success in the marketplace —
    identifying EMC as a leader for its EMC Isilon products.
  o IDC attributes EMC's success to the laser focus of EMC Isilon on scale-out
    storage, as well as the ability to meet growing customer demands and
    support a robust reseller network.

Full Story:

EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) today announced it has been positioned as a
"Leader" by IDC in its new "IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Scale-Out File-Based
Storage 2012 Vendor Analysis" report^1. EMC^® earned this ranking based on the
functionality and success of its EMC Isilon^® portfolio.

IDC reports that "EMC's portfolio encompasses a variety of storage products
for the entry, midrange and enterprise levels that serve numerous use cases.
EMC's backbone for the scale-out file-based storage segment is Isilon. EMC
acquired Isilon in late 2010 and positions Isilon's unique clustered
architecture for customers that face rapid growth of data, high bandwidth
needs and high availability demands." In addition, the IDC report notes that
"EMC has consistently dominated the storage space for several years. It has
been able to do so by identifying upcoming trends and bringing to market
timely and appropriate storage solutions. EMC has also benefited from
strategic alliances and acquisitions to enhance its portfolio, giving it an
edge over the competition."

As the social and mobile world impacts businesses worldwide, the surge in data
size and volume necessitates continued and consistent access to data across
all devices and locations. In this new landscape, large-scale storage is
needed to quickly and reliably scale for storage of file-based data. This IDC
study assesses current and future market viability based on products and
market share, to give a complete picture of the scale-out universe.

Customer Quote:

Paul Cowley, CEO and Co-Founder, Paragon Legal Technology Support

"It's no surprise that EMC Isilon was named a leader in the IDC MarketScape
for scale-out — its proven products, unprecedented scalability and continued
innovation are the reasons we chose EMC Isilon products for our business. The
performance has been impressive, and EMC Isilon's inherent simplicity has
allowed us to achieve both simplicity and efficiency for our large-scale
storage needs. With this report, IDC has confirmed what we already knew: EMC
Isilon is a leader in scale-out storage."

Executive Quote:

Sam Grocott, Vice President of Marketing and Product Management, EMC Isilon

"EMC Isilon's product and market leadership in scale-out storage enables
enterprises worldwide to manage massive amounts of file-based data, regardless
of how fast or how unpredictably that data grows. Whether it's customers
across vertical industries or large enterprises trying to manage rapidly
growing home directories and content archives, Isilon's unique and powerful
simplicity at scale is proving to be the industry's preferred solution. This
validation from IDC reflects not only our current market share, but the future
opportunity for our products and innovation to further benefit both customers
and partners."

Additional Resources:

  o Download the complete "IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Scale-Out File-Based
    Storage" report
  o Learn more about EMC Isilon
  o Connect with EMC Isilon 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 www.EMC.com.

(1)IDC MarketScape^: Worldwide Scale-Out File-Based Storage, Doc #238923,
December 2012, by Amita Potnis and Ashish Nadkami.

EMC and Isilon are 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.

SOURCE EMC Corporation

Website: http://www.emc.com
Contact: Megan Lane, +1-508-293-7635, megan.lane@emc.com
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