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EMC Corporation

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EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) is a manufacturer of high-end storage hardware and software and is headquartered in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. EMC produces a range of enterprise storage products, including hardware disk arrays and storage management software. Their flagship array, the Symmetrix, is the foundation of storage networks in many large data centers. The CLARiiON line was acquired with Data General.

In 2002, EMC acquired Prisa Networks for its storage area network (SAN) management VisualSAN product. In 2003, EMC announced that it purchased Documentum and Legato Corporation and VMware. Continuing its acquisitive streak, EMC announced the purchase of network management software company System Management Arts, Inc., also known as SMARTS. Recently, EMC has been doing a lot of work in the area of Information Lifecycle Management (ILM).

EMC developed the first Content Addressed Storage system, called Centera. This radical platform continued to address the specific needs of ILM in a rapidly changing technical environment.

History

EMC began in 1979, founded by Richard (Dick) Egan and Roger Marino. Originally a manufacturer of memory boards, (and before that, selling computer furniture) they quickly began expanding beyond memory to disk drives. Spurred on by the brainpower of Moshe Yanai, EMC quickly grew to the top with innovative and large storage platforms.

A series of acquisitions helped grow EMC to the number one spot of data storage platforms in the world.

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The founders of EMC are Richard Egan and Roger Marino, the "E" and "M" behind the naming of EMC. "EMC Corporation" is the Company's full name.

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