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EMC Announces Retrospect 7.7 for Windows

December 15, 2009

PLEASANTON, Calif., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ — EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC), the world’s leader in information infrastructure solutions, today announced an upgrade to its Retrospect® backup and recovery for small and medium businesses (SMBs). Available immediately, EMC Retrospect 7.7 adds several new capabilities, including integration with VMware® Consolidated Backup, which allows Retrospect to perform off-host backups of active virtual machines. Other new features include complete protection for computers running Microsoft Windows 7, a new Retrospect Emergency Recovery CD for quick disaster recovery of Windows servers and PCs, wake-on-LAN technology for improved energy conservation, and full support for 64-bit processors and operating systems.

“Because of the cost-savings realized from systems virtualization, its use in small and medium businesses is on the rise,” said Peter Wharton, Vice President of Marketing, the Consumer and Small Business Products Division of EMC. “By integrating with VMware Consolidated Backup, EMC Retrospect is able to provide complete backups of virtualized systems without impacting the performance of those systems. This functionality allows SMBs implementing virtualization to enjoy a similar level of protection seen in the enterprise.”

Critical data in small and medium businesses is not always corralled on servers. Instead, such data is normally found distributed across servers, desktops, and laptops. As a result, Retrospect is frequently employed to protect all the computers in an organization. Designed for this task, EMC Retrospect 7.7 now provides complete backup and recovery of computers running Microsoft Windows 7, and it can also wake Windows and Mac computers that are in standby (sleep) mode, allowing those systems to await backup in a low power usage state and providing significant cost savings over time.

With previous versions, Retrospect users could purchase a Disaster Recovery add-on that provided bootable-CD recovery for Windows servers and PCs that would not startup on their own. Now with version 7.7, this capability is included at no additional cost with Retrospect Multi Server, Single Server, Small Business Server, Disk-to-Disk, and Professional. The Retrospect Emergency Recovery CD, which can be downloaded as an ISO image from www.retrospect.com with a valid license code, will start up most computers running Microsoft Windows 7, Vista, XP, Server 2008, or Server 2003 and then allow them to be restored with Retrospect directly.

Several improvements to Retrospect’s architecture are also present in this release. One of the most significant of those changes is the use of a new 64-bit engine. This allows Retrospect 7.7 to utilize more than four gigabytes of RAM to back up even larger datasets than previous versions.

Product Availability and Pricing

EMC Retrospect 7.7 for Windows is available immediately from Retrospect resellers as an electronic download; boxed product is en route to distributors and will be available from resellers shortly. Individuals and organizations that purchased a Retrospect 7.6 license on or after November 7, 2009, qualify for a free upgrade to Retrospect 7.7.

New product and version upgrade prices from previous editions are listed below. (All prices are suggested retail prices in U.S. dollars.)

Retrospect Multi Server 7.7

$1,409 new, $299 upgrade from 7.6 and earlier

Protects an unlimited number of networked Windows, Mac, and Linux servers, desktops, and laptops.

Retrospect Single Server 7.7

$679 new, $169 upgrade from 7.6 and earlier

Protects a single Windows server and an unlimited number of networked Windows, Mac, and Linux desktops and laptops; additional server client licenses are available separately.

Retrospect Small Business Server Premium and Standard 7.7

Premium: $729 new, $169 upgrade from 7.6 and earlier

Standard: $479 new, $119 upgrade from 7.6 and earlier

Protects a Windows Small Business Server and an unlimited number of networked Windows, Mac, and Linux desktops and laptops; Premium edition includes license for Microsoft SQL Server; additional server client licenses are available separately.

Retrospect Disk-to-Disk 7.7

$379 new, $99 upgrade from 7.6 and earlier

Protects a single Windows server to hard disk or optical media; additional server client licenses, desktop/laptop client licenses are available separately.

Retrospect Professional 7.7

$119 new, $29 upgrade from 7.6 and earlier

Protects a single, non-server Windows PC and up to two additional networked Windows, Mac, or Linux desktops and laptops; additional desktop/laptop client licenses are available separately.

EMC Retrospect 7.7 for Windows is currently available in English only; localized language editions are expected to be available early next year in French, German, Spanish, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, and Japanese.

About Retrospect

Retrospect, award-winning backup and recovery software, is part of the Consumer and Small Business Products Division of EMC. To learn more about EMC Retrospect, please visit www.retrospect.com.

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 www.EMC.com.

NOTE: This release contains “forward-looking statements” as defined under the Federal Securities Laws. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of certain risk factors, including but not limited to: (i) adverse changes in general economic or market conditions; (ii) delays or reductions in information technology spending; (iii) our ability to protect our proprietary technology; (iv) risks associated with managing the growth of our business, including risks associated with acquisitions and investments and the challenges and costs of integration, restructuring and achieving anticipated synergies; (v) fluctuations in VMware, Inc.’s operating results and risks associated with trading of VMware stock; (vi) competitive factors, including but not limited to pricing pressures and new product introductions; (vii) the relative and varying rates of product price and component cost declines and the volume and mixture of product and services revenues; (viii) component and product quality and availability; (ix) the transition to new products, the uncertainty of customer acceptance of new product offerings and rapid technological and market change; (x) insufficient, excess or obsolete inventory; (xi) war or acts of terrorism; (xii) the ability to attract and retain highly qualified employees; (xiii) fluctuating currency exchange rates; and (xiv) other one-time events and other important factors disclosed previously and from time to time in EMC’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. EMC disclaims any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements after the date of this release.

© 2009 EMC Corporation. EMC and Retrospect are registered trademarks of EMC Corporation. VMware and its products are registered trademarks or trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the United States and/or other jurisdictions. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.

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