• Press Release

    July 12, 2010

    Eastman Chemical Company Honors EMC with Technology Supplier Excellence Award

    EMC Systems, Software and Services Support Eastman’s Next-Generation Information Infrastructure and Private Cloud Initiative

    HOPKINTON, Mass. - July 12, 2010 -

    EMC Corporation, the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, today announced it was honored along with four of Eastman Chemical Company’s 600 technology vendors to receive the coveted Eastman IT Supplier Excellence award.  With the ultimate goal of a centrally-managed, shared services model, Eastman has been working with EMC to extend the simplicity and efficiency of its information infrastructure, embrace pervasive virtualization, and continue on its journey to private cloud computing. 

     “Supplier performance measurement is essential for driving operational excellence and performance at Eastman,” said Dan Chase, Global IT Operations and Services manager.  “Each year Eastman honors the most deserving of its more than 600 technology vendors with a Supplier Excellence Award.  These strategic business partners continually provide superior service, work with us to deliver value-adding projects, and provide us with creative options for making smart choices that balance value, cost and risk.  We congratulate EMC on being one of only five information technology companies to be awarded an Eastman Supplier Excellence Award in 2010.  EMC is truly one of our world-class strategic business partners.”

    Headquartered in Kingsport, Tenn., Eastman Chemical Company and its approximately 10,000 employees develop chemicals, fibers and plastics used as key ingredients in products that people use every day.  Eastman established its Supplier Excellence Award Program (ESEP) in 1982 to promote supply chain and operational excellence by recognizing outstanding performance by major suppliers that continue to contribute significant value and exceed expectations with regard to service level, security, value and innovation. 

    To accomplish this, Eastman implemented a wide breadth of EMC and VMware products and solutions to serve as the foundation of its next-generation information infrastructure.  In addition to using VMware to virtualize more than 80% of its x86 servers, Eastman deployed EMC Symmetrix® VMAX® with high-speed, energy efficient flash drives and EMC FAST (fully automated storage tiering) capabilities to provide high performance storage for its physical and virtual datacenters.  Additionally, EMC Data Domain® deduplication storage systems, EMC Avamar, EMC NetWorker and other EMC technologies help streamline backup and recovery processes and replicate critical information between its datacenters for business continuity.

    “Each and every day, we strive to help our customers meet their business critical objectives while delivering leading-edge technologies and services to meet customers’ needs today and in the future,” said Frank Hauck, EMC’s Executive Vice President.   “We’re proud to be recognized for our performance over the past year and we look forward to continuing our award-winning role as a strategic business partner as Eastman continues its journey to the private cloud.”

    Within the last twelve months, EMC was also named Supplier of the Year by both General Motors and Honda Manufacturing for its continued commitment to providing the highest quality service and customer satisfaction.

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