San Francisco, - November 07, 2005 -
EMC Corporation, the world leader in information management and storage, today announced a suite of new solutions, professional services and software support designed to help customers migrate to and optimize their storage and information infrastructure for the new Microsoft SQL Server 2005 database platform. With EMC’s offerings, customers can make optimal use of the new scalability, availability and security capabilities in SQL Server 2005 and efficiently and cost-effectively manage and protect information from key business and analytical applications from the time the information is created until it is archived or deleted.
EMC is showcasing its industry-leading portfolio of information lifecycle management (ILM) offerings for SQL Server 2005 to thousands of Microsoft Corp. customers and industry partners as a Gold sponsor of today’s launch event for SQL Server 2005. EMC will also join Microsoft in Philadelphia, Seattle, Anaheim, Minneapolis, Boston, Washington D.C. and select cities in Europe and Asia on its SQL Server 2005 launch tour, delivering presentations and demonstrations designed to help customers optimize their storage and information infrastructures.
The new solutions and professional services, delivered through EMC Technology Solutions, and software support for SQL Server 2005, include:
“As enterprise customers deploy SQL Server 2005, it is critical that storage infrastructure planning is synchronized with database and application design,” said Bill Baker, General Manager of SQL Server Business Intelligence at Microsoft Corp. &lquo;Microsoft is committed to working with EMC to enable our mutual customers to maximize the benefits of SQL Server 2005. Together, we are helping our mutual customers implement scalable, high-performance SQL Server 2005 environments that are easy to deploy, manage and protect.”
Nationwide Building Society (www.nationwide.co.uk) provides a variety of financial services that help consumers invest and protect their long-term assets. Nationwide’s data warehouse is built on SQL Server 2005 and EMC CLARiiON networked storage, and it manages thousands of transactions per day. “EMC provides a complete, holistic information infrastructure to support our SQL Server 2005 environment,” said Michael Humphreys, Divisional Director for IT. “The storage platforms and software and extensive services provided by EMC have allowed Nationwide to protect its infrastructure investments, extend its ILM strategy and meet its business requirements.”
“EMC is committed to working with Microsoft to deliver a broad set of solutions that enable mutual customers to achieve the benefits of information lifecycle management,” said BJ Jenkins, EMC Vice President of Global Marketing. “EMC is driving technical integration and delivering services for the SQL Server 2005 platform to simplify the deployment of scalable, high-performance storage infrastructures for business and analytical application environments.”
For more information about the EMC Solution Suite for Microsoft SQL Server 2005 and EMC’s participation in the SQL Server 2005 launch tour, visit www.emc.com/solutions/microsoft/sql_server/ and www.emc.com/events/showevent.jsp
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EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) is the world leader in products, services and solutions for information management and storage that help organizations 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 www.EMC.com.
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