Robert Amatruda, Research Director for Data Protection and Recovery, IDC
"Organizations must have an effective data protection strategy and infrastructure in place as they transform their IT and business objectives. EMC's array of data protection solutions announced represents coalescence of proven, existing products with new features and functionality allowing customers to free themselves from the antiquated backup products and processes to a more flexible, holistic approach."
EMC Executive Quote:Guy Churchward, President, EMC Backup Recovery Systems Division "Deployment of a Protection Storage Architecture, which arrests the proliferation of the 'accidental architectures' we talk so much about, is the best strategy for ensuring effective data protection. Accidental architectures are an outgrowth of users addressing individual data protection challenges reactively as they arise, and applying costly silo'd or 'one size fits all' products and solutions that become difficult to manage, optimize and pay for. The products we've announced today pave the way for our customers to consolidate their data protection strategy and infrastructure, and enable them to proactively prepare for the data protection challenges that accompany transformational IT initiatives." Availability All new EMC data protection products will be generally available in the third quarter of 2013 and will also be available within VSPEX TM Proven Infrastructures in the same timeframe. 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, Avamar, BOOST, Data Domain, Mozy, NetWorker and VSPEX are registered trademarks or trademarks of EMC Corporation in the United States and other countries. VMware is a trademark of VMware, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks used herein are the property of their respective owners. SOURCE EMC Corporation