• Press Release

    March 17, 2010

    EMC Helps Customers Extend the Value of Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Environments

    EMC Expands Options to Address Data Protection Requirements for Exchange Server

    HOPKINTON, Mass. - March 17, 2010 -

    EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC), the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, today announces an advanced range of choices for Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 environments including business continuity/disaster recovery solutions, networked storage technologies, as well as consulting services. To help customers extend the value of their investment in Microsoft Exchange Server, EMC continues its deep engineering work with Microsoft Corp. by utilizing available APIs in Exchange Server 2010 to provide cost efficiencies and achieve service levels at the information infrastructure level.

    With Exchange Server 2010 playing an increasingly important role in a business's ability to achieve its mission, EMC is the first to take advantage of the available Exchange Server 2010 Replication API to expand its industry-leading business continuity/disaster solutions and provide new choices for Synchronous requirements and extend its leadership in Microsoft-aligned programs. Today customers can confidently choose the right EMC solution tailored to the size of their Exchange Server environment and service level requirements including zero data loss and minimal recovery time options. These new offerings are:

    • EMC Replication Enabler for Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 – A software utility that integrates synchronous replication into the Exchange Server 2010 high-availability architecture. It supports EMC RecoverPoint Continuous Replication and EMC MirrorView Remote Synch replication.
    • EMC AutoStart – Provides heterogeneous application infrastructure monitoring and automated restart for Exchange Server 2010 and other environments on platforms including EMC Symmetrix and EMC CLARiiON, particularly those with geographically dispersed data centers. AutoStart continuously gauges replication status and maintains availability in the event of network, server, or application failures, offering both local and remote failover.
    • EMC Replication Manager - Creates, mounts, and restores “application consistent” point-in-time replicas of databases residing on EMC storage arrays. Replication Manager now includes support for Exchange 2010 in standalone and native DAG environments.

    "Exchange is a mission critical application for most IT shops and as such, application availability is vitally important," said Ray Lucchesi, President, Silverton Consulting. "With EMC's Replication Enabler and Microsoft Database Availability Group services, Exchange disaster recovery can be readily automated, supplying continuous email availability. Also, because an operator can control cross-site failover entirely from their Exchange Management Console DR administration is much simpler."

    EMC's industry-leading networked storage systems – EMC CLARiiON, EMC Celerra and EMC Symmetrix – help customers lower total cost of ownership, reduce energy costs and data center footprint, simplify management and ensure the flexibility to meet requirements for performance and scalability. New EMC Proven Solutions expand the existing portfolio and leverage EMC's deep expertise with Microsoft Exchange Server to help customers achieve critical IT efficiencies whether they have workload requirements of 500 seats to more than 80,000 seats.

    "Customers rely on Microsoft Exchange Server as a mission-critical backbone for business communications and collaboration," said Astrid McClean, senior technical product manager of Exchange Product Management at Microsoft. "EMC's new offerings provide customers with additional data protection for Exchange Server 2010 and meet service levels required by the business in high-availability scenarios."

    "Customers want choice and confidence when they are making decisions on the infrastructure for their mission critical applications because of zero down time, zero data loss service level agreements," said EMC's Michael O'Neill, vice president, technology alliances, EMC Corporation. "EMC's deep engineering commitment to extending our mutual customer's investment in Microsoft Exchange and EMC information infrastructure is consistent across our entire product and services portfolio. Whether you're a large enterprise, a small business or a remote office, customers want cost effective and powerful solutions that meet their exact requirements."

    EMC Consulting offers a robust portfolio of services to help customers accelerate their migration or upgrade to Exchange Server 2010 and plan for and deploy Microsoft Unified Communications. EMC's unique combination of deep services expertise in Microsoft technologies as well as information infrastructure experience helps customers extend the value of their Exchange investments.

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