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EMC Introduces Holistic Disaster Restart Solution for Two-Site Mainframe Environments
May 14, 2008 (08:05 AM EDT)

HOPKINTON, Mass., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- EMC Corporation , the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, today announced EMC(R) Geographically Dispersed Disaster Restart (EMC GDDR) software for two-site IBM mainframe environments. EMC GDDR enables customers to automatically restart host mainframe systems, critical applications and EMC Symmetrix(R) DMX storage systems to minimize the impact of unplanned or planned outages and enhance information availability and protection.

Now available for two-site mainframe environments in addition to previously supported three-site mainframe environments, EMC GDDR delivers the highest levels of availability and assures automated restart consistency across applications and implementation methodologies via a proven, standardized software product. Whereas competing offerings typically require complex custom scripting, extended debug and test periods, and expensive, long term service contracts, EMC GDDR software is faster to deploy, easier to manage and configure, and significantly less expensive to maintain.

"With EMC GDDR, we are leveraging our rich mainframe technology heritage and expertise in business continuity to provide mainframe customers with a unified, cost-effective solution that enables them to meet stringent recovery time objectives and enhance the reliability of their restart and recovery operations," said David Donatelli, President, EMC Storage Division. "By extending these capabilities to customers with two-site mainframe operations, we are expanding the market for this critical functionality."

EMC GDDR software improves the availability of host systems, applications, and storage resources via standardized, parameter-driven software, protecting multi-site mainframe environments against unplanned outages. Additionally, customers can leverage EMC GDDR software to automate failover operations during planned outages such as maintenance operations and upgrades, and test their disaster restart operations without writing, verifying, and maintaining custom scripts. For remote replication, EMC GDDR utilizes EMC's industry-leading EMC SRDF(R) (Symmetrix Remote Data Facility) software for efficient synchronous and asynchronous data replication to ensure seamless offsite protection of critical information assets and service level continuity.

"Disaster restart and recovery automation enables enterprises to optimize information availability and operational resiliency, while minimizing their reliance on manual processes and third-party intervention," said Mike Kahn, Managing Director, The Clipper Group, Inc. "With EMC GDDR for both two-site and three-site mainframe environments, EMC is offering customers a highly compelling, simplified alternative to complex, scripting-intensive offerings that often require help from outside service providers."


EMC GDDR software for Symmetrix DMX customers with two-site or three-site mainframe configurations is available today from EMC and its worldwide network of partners.

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