HOPKINTON, Mass. - October 04, 2012 -
EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) has extended its longstanding technology licensing agreement with IBM for EMC storage interoperability with IBM zEnterprise environments by one year through 2017. Under the agreement, EMC and IBM will continue collaborating to provide IBM zEnterprise customers storage interoperability interfaces and technical support, providing IBM z customers the choice, flexibility and support needed to deploy a combination of EMC VMAX storage systems and software with IBM z technologies.
As part of the agreement, IBM will provide EMC with technical specifications that will continue to enable compatibility between EMC VMAX storage systems and the IBM zEnterprise System running current and future versions of the IBM z operating systems.
The EMC and IBM agreement has served as the foundation upon which EMC and IBM have worked collaboratively for eight years in support of IBM System z customers:
Mark Anzani, IBM Vice President, Portfolio and Technical Strategy, System z
“This extension of the existing agreement resulted from IBM's ongoing innovation for System z. For years, IBM has been delivering on open standards and giving customers' choice. This extension agreement underscores IBM's commitment to industry interoperability. By enabling choices in storage infrastructure from vendors such as IBM and EMC, clients can confidently grow applications and data onto the zEnterprise.”
Peter C. Conway, Vice President Enterprise Storage Division, EMC
“We are pleased to announce the extension of our Licensing Agreement with IBM. The extension of our relationship with IBM will assure our mutual EMC VMAX and IBM zEnterprise customers the benefits of our combined offering. Through efforts such as this, EMC is demonstrating its ongoing commitment to IBM zEnterprise and its customers.”
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