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EMC Rainfinity Global File Virtualization Wins Communications Week 2007 Editor's Choice Award for Performance and Ease of Operation
EMC Corporation , the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, today announced that the EMC Rainfinity(R) Global File Virtualization(TM) (GFV) solution recently received a 2007 Editor's Choice Award from Communications Week magazine.

Lauded by Communications Week for its unparalleled performance and ease of operation, the EMC Rainfinity GFV solution brings seamless file virtualization to an IT infrastructure for optimization of network-attached storage (NAS), Content Addressed Storage (CAS) and file server environments. Rainfinity's non-disruptive file movement and virtualization features were also cited as valuable to enterprises because they enable IT staff to manage storage and relocate data without affecting end-user access to data.

According to the article appearing in the Aug. 13, 2007 issue of Communications Week, "Rainfinity along with EMC's Centera(TM) products offer unique solutions to data storage that can be quite beneficial in reducing management overhead while speeding up access to information within the environment."

Rainfinity virtualizes unstructured data environments and moves data according to policy, including active and open files, without disruption. These features are designed to help IT organizations optimize disk utilization, improve storage performance and system responsiveness, while lowering capital expenditures and reducing total cost of ownership of heterogeneous NAS, CAS and server environments.

"This editor's choice award validates EMC Rainfinity's value to IT organizations as a safe, scalable and effective solution to help manage rapidly growing file systems and we're honored to receive this recognition from Communications Week," said Sean Lanagan, EMC Corp. Vice President and General Manager, Rainfinity Business Unit. "Organizations are struggling to fully maximize networked storage capacity while keeping pace with massive enterprise data growth. EMC Rainfinity simplifies these challenges through tiered storage optimization and automated file management and archiving."

The review of EMC Rainfinity GFV is featured on page 27 of Communications Week magazine's August 13, 2007 issue that can be found online at:

EMC Rainfinity is the leading file virtualization solution in use on the market according to the Wave 9 F1000 Storage Management Report, a study conducted by TheInfoPro (, a leading independent research network and supplier of market intelligence for the Information Technology (IT) industry.

EMC Rainfinity file virtualization solutions are deployed at global customer sites in major industries including automotive, aerospace, biotech, education, healthcare, manufacturing, technology and financial services -- including four of the top five U.S. banks. More information can be found at:

Published Wednesday, August 29, 2007 8:01 PM by David Marshall
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