Information management and storage leader EMC has launched a range of hardware and software products designed specifically for SMBs.
EMC says its Insignia products address SMB's critical information management and storage issues at affordable prices. The company says the products have been tested to ensure they work individually, together, and with third-party software and hardware.
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Over the past several years, EMC has been developing and acquiring products for SMBs, such as buying Dantz, the maker of Retrospect backup and recovery software. EMC boasts that it has combined the extensive SMB market knowledge acquired through Dantz with its expertise in information management and storage to create the EMC Insignia product line.
Joe Tucci, chairman, president and CEO of EMC, says, “Small and medium businesses are faced with the same challenges as our enterprise customers – explosive information growth, the need to improve productivity and lower costs, and a requirement for simplicity. EMC Insignia brings EMC expertise in these areas to a new and adjacent market at appropriate price points. These products enable SMBs to focus on growing their businesses rather than expending unnecessary effort to store, manage, protect and share their information.”
The Insignia line includes the following new hardware and software products: CLARiiON AX Series disk arrays that enable SMBs to consolidate and share storage among multiple computers and capitalise on the advantages of backup to disk; Storage Administrator for Exchange SMB Edition information management software; Retrospect, which enables SMBs to protect servers, 24x7 applications, desktops, and notebooks; RepliStor SMB Edition, which guards vital information against hardware failure or site-wide disaster; VisualSRM SMB Edition storage resource management software; and eRoom SMB Edition collaboration software.