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FalconStor and EMC extend contract

FalconStor today announced that it has extended its technology supplier relationship with EMC Corporation until 2013. FalconStor and EMC co-develop the software management platform, which is based on the EMC UltraScale architecture, for the industry-leading EMC Disk Library family of easy-to-use, secure and intelligent open systems backup and recovery solutions.

Together, FalconStor and EMC have led the open virtual tape library (VTL) market since 2004 by providing virtualized storage solutions for data protection. The EMC Disk Library helps customers recover rapidly from any data loss or outage with minimal effort while decreasing operational costs.

Open systems VTL has become the premier technology to ease backup and recovery problems. Revenue for VTL open systems was over $250 million in 2005 and it is expected to grow by almost 30% per year to $1.1 billon by 2011 according to IDC.

"EMC and FalconStor's three-year development efforts have driven the open systems virtual tape market. More than 70 petabytes of EMC Disk Library capacity have been deployed in just over two years," said Barry Ader, senior director, Storage Platform Marketing, EMC Corporation.

"EMC will continue to meet the demands of this rapidly growing market through high-performance disk-based backup and recovery solutions that are easy-to-deploy and use."

"As the market share leader, EMC Disk Library gives organizations the scale, performance and functionality required for effective disk-based backup and recovery," said Bernie Wu, vice president of business development, FalconStor. "The renewal of the agreement with EMC solidifies FalconStor's position as the industry leader in VTL software. We look forward to strengthening organizations' backup operations by delivering the most advanced and robust VTL solutions available today."

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.