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IDC MarketScape Names EMC Isilon a Leader in Scale-Out File-Based Storage Market

Thursday, January 17, 2013

IDC MarketScape Names EMC Isilon a Leader in Scale-Out File-Based Storage Market09:00 EST Thursday, January 17, 2013IDC MarketScape Assesses Business Strategy and Recognizes EMC for Product Performance, Market ShareHOPKINTON, Mass., Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --News Summary:IDC names EMC as a leader in its new "IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Scale-Out File-Based Storage 2012 Vendor Analysis" report. IDC's report provides a qualitative and quantitative assessment of the characteristics that explain a vendor's success in the marketplace ? identifying EMC as a leader for its EMC Isilon products. IDC attributes EMC's success to the laser focus of EMC Isilon on scale-out storage, as well as the ability to meet growing customer demands and support a robust reseller network.Full Story:EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) today announced it has been positioned as a "Leader" by IDC in its new "IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Scale-Out File-Based Storage 2012 Vendor Analysis" report1. EMC® earned this ranking based on the functionality and success of its EMC Isilon® portfolio.IDC reports that "EMC's portfolio encompasses a variety of storage products for the entry, midrange and enterprise levels that serve numerous use cases. EMC's backbone for the scale-out file-based storage segment is Isilon. EMC acquired Isilon in late 2010 and positions Isilon's unique clustered architecture for customers that face rapid growth of data, high bandwidth needs and high availability demands." In addition, the IDC report notes that "EMC has consistently dominated the storage space for several years. It has been able to do so by identifying upcoming trends and bringing to market timely and appropriate storage solutions. EMC has also benefited from strategic alliances and acquisitions to enhance its portfolio, giving it an edge over the competition."As the social and mobile world impacts businesses worldwide, the surge in data size and volume necessitates continued and consistent access to data across all devices and locations. In this new landscape, large-scale storage is needed to quickly and reliably scale for storage of file-based data. This IDC study assesses current and future market viability based on products and market share, to give a complete picture of the scale-out universe.Customer Quote:Paul Cowley, CEO and Co-Founder, Paragon Legal Technology Support"It's no surprise that EMC Isilon was named a leader in the IDC MarketScape for scale-out ? its proven products, unprecedented scalability and continued innovation are the reasons we chose EMC Isilon products for our business. The performance has been impressive, and EMC Isilon's inherent simplicity has allowed us to achieve both simplicity and efficiency for our large-scale storage needs. With this report, IDC has confirmed what we already knew: EMC Isilon is a leader in scale-out storage."Executive Quote:Sam Grocott, Vice President of Marketing and Product Management, EMC Isilon"EMC Isilon's product and market leadership in scale-out storage enables enterprises worldwide to manage massive amounts of file-based data, regardless of how fast or how unpredictably that data grows. Whether it's customers across vertical industries or large enterprises trying to manage rapidly growing home directories and content archives, Isilon's unique and powerful simplicity at scale is proving to be the industry's preferred solution. This validation from IDC reflects not only our current market share, but the future opportunity for our products and innovation to further benefit both customers and partners." Additional Resources:Download the complete "IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Scale-Out File-Based Storage" report Learn more about EMC Isilon Connect with EMC Isilon via Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and LinkedInAbout EMC EMC Corporation is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing. Through innovative products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset ? information ? in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way. Additional information about EMC can be found at www.EMC.com. (1)IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Scale-Out File-Based Storage, Doc #238923, December 2012, by Amita Potnis and Ashish Nadkami.EMC and Isilon are registered trademarks or trademarks of EMC Corporation in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks used herein are the property of their respective owners. SOURCE EMC CorporationFor further information: Megan Lane, +1-508-293-7635, megan.lane@emc.com