B-I-G EMC Makes storage products for smaller businesses

EMC is a large businesses best storage friend with leading solutions for enterprise customers. With it’s acquisition of SMB backup software maker Dantz, EMC has acquired the brains of SMB storage/backup gurus. The result is a new line of EMC products focused on the SMB market and priced right.
EMC’s press release reads – EMC has combined the extensive SMB market knowledge acquired through Dantz with EMC’s vast expertise in information management and storage to create the simple but powerful EMC Insignia product line.
Larry Zulch, Vice President and General Manager, EMC Insignia, and former CEO and co-founder of Dantz Development Corp., will manage the EMC Insignia business. The EMC Insignia line includes the following new hardware and software products:
EMC CLARiiON AX Series disk arrays enable SMBs to consolidate and share storage efficiently among multiple computers and capitalize on the advantages of backup to disk.
EMC Storage Administrator for Exchange SMB Edition information management software works with the EMC CLARiiON AX series to simplify management of Microsoft Exchange Server data, provide fast recovery from an Exchange server failure, and make migration to Exchange Server 2003 a straightforward and streamlined process achievable in just a few hours in many cases.
EMC Retrospect gives SMBs a simple but powerful way to protect servers, 24×7 applications, desktops, and notebooks.
EMC RepliStor SMB Edition guards SMB’s vital information against hardware failure or site-wide disaster. The software provides easy-to-manage replication of data between two Windows computers locally or remotely across the Internet and maintains a continuously updated copy.
EMC VisualSRM SMB Edition helps businesses stay ahead of information growth and rein in costs while meeting storage needs. This storage resource management software presents a consolidated view of a company’s storage and hosts automated policies to manage it.
EMC eRoom SMB Edition brings efficiency to how employees, partners, and suppliers work together.
The CLARiiON AX100/i, Storage Administrator for Exchange SMB Edition, and Retrospect are available immediately from authorized EMC resellers and EMC Velocity SMB channel partners. RepliStor SMB Edition, VisualSRM SMB Edition, and eRoom SMB Edition will be available in Q1 ’06. Pricing for the CLARiiON AX100/i starts at $5500, Storage Administrator for Exchange SMB Edition costs $1995, RepliStor SMB Edition costs $995 per node, VisualSRM SMB Edition starts at $995, eRoom SMB Edition starts at $995 for 10 users, and Retrospect starts at $399.
EMC Corporation, also unveiled EMC Velocity SMB Partner Program, a worldwide channel program for solution providers serving small and medium businesses (SMBs). The EMC Velocity SMB Partner Program enables, supports, and rewards channel partners selling the new EMC Insignia line of software and hardware products (see separate release) that enable SMBs to store, manage, protect, and share their vital business information.
Further information on EMC Insignia products and the associated Velocity SMB channel program is available on www.emcinsignia.com.

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