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EMC Strengthens Information Infrastructure For SAP(R) Application Environments

ATLANTA, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- SAPPHIRE(R) '07 -- EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC), the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, today at SAPPHIRE '07 Atlanta, SAP's international customer conference, reinforced its commitment to helping customers get the most value out of their investments in SAP(R) applications. Investments include the opening of the EMC SAP Solutions Center, Adaptive Computing certification for several EMC platforms and ongoing adaptive solutions testing, and enhanced collaboration with SAP Consulting to jointly address customer infrastructure requirements.

ATLANTA, April 23 /PRNewswire/ — SAPPHIRE(R) '07 — EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC), the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, today at SAPPHIRE '07 Atlanta, SAP's international customer conference, reinforced its commitment to helping customers get the most value out of their investments in SAP(R) applications. Investments include the opening of the EMC SAP Solutions Center, Adaptive Computing certification for several EMC platforms and ongoing adaptive solutions testing, and enhanced collaboration with SAP Consulting to jointly address customer infrastructure requirements.

Customers are demanding ways to lower TCO throughout their IT infrastructure while improving efficiency. The EMC-established SAP Solutions Center will help achieve increased speed of upgrades, and improved recoverability and security of information on SAP applications. EMC is committed to continued Adaptive Computing certification of platforms as technology refreshes as well as developing and testing solutions across the entire EMC portfolio with SAP applications. This will help our customers reduce complexity, drive down operating costs, and maximize their current technology resulting in an increasingly flexible infrastructure to unlock the value of their SAP information. The SAP Solutions Center will enable EMC to showcase EMC Information Infrastructure Management Solutions with SAP NetWeaver(R) and SAP applications.

"EMC information infrastructure solutions for SAP applications help customers accelerate and increase ROI across SAP application lifecycles. Today's announcement is the first of many that address EMC's continued investment in ensuring mutual customers can maximize their IT investments," said Chuck Hollis, Vice President, Technology Alliances, EMC.

The Adaptive Computing certifications of EMC storage products on industry leading server platforms provides customers with open application integration yielding increased productivity, flexibility and overall improved scalability. With Adaptive Computing customers can distribute SAP applications based on a centralized shared storage data model across servers anytime anywhere. Today EMC has completed Adaptive Computing certifications for specific EMC platforms with AIX, Linux and Solaris operating systems on Dell, Sun and IBM servers.

EMC and SAP have worked together for more than 10 years on technology projects and today the two vendors are continuing to collaborate to best serve mutual customers looking to upgrade their SAP applications through EMC and SAP integrated service offerings. Customers will see an even smoother purchasing cycle, faster issue resolution, predictable deployments and non-disruptive upgrades that lower risk, speed time to value and reduce cost and complexity as a result of a formalized engagement model. By jointly addressing the infrastructure requirements of a customer, EMC and SAP remove obstacles and risk resulting in faster upgrade implementation.

"Collaborating with EMC to help our mutual customers face upgrade challenges is a win-win for all," said Ross Wainwright, senior vice president, Consulting, SAP Americas. "Companies want flexibility for their hardware resources in SAP application landscapes, and Adaptive Computing helps lower IT costs through re-use of SAP and non-SAP application investments. EMC's ongoing commitment to Adaptive Computing will help make innovative technologies available to our customers and streamline their costs to redistribute to other areas of their businesses."

EMC is showcasing its Information Infrastructure solutions for SAP solution-based environments comprised of networked storage systems and information management software and services throughout SAPPHIRE at booth #707.

About the EMC and SAP Alliance

EMC and SAP have worked together since 1997 and have engaged in a number of joint technology and marketing projects, including projects at SAP's Global Solution Center in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, and EMC's Technology Center at SAP AG headquarters in Waldorf, Germany. EMC is an SAP Global Technology Partner and Software Partner. The two companies have formal maintenance and technical support agreements to provide mutual customers with the highest levels of service and support.

About EMC

EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) is the world's leading developer and provider of information infrastructure technology and solutions that enable organizations of all sizes to transform the way they compete and create value from their information. Information about EMC's products and services can be found at http://www.EMC.com.

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Contact: Jennifer Dreyer

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