EMC Information Lifecycle Management Solutions to further Unisys 3D Visible Enterprise strategy
BLUE BELL, Pa. and HOPKINTON, Mass.-Monday, November 14, 2005
EMC Corporation and Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) today announced an expansion of their 13-year alliance to include the development of new, specialized solutions designed to help customers address key business challenges – especially the availability of critical information for real-time business decision-making. The new solutions, expected to focus initially on three areas of collaboration – real-time infrastructure, solutions for public-sector organizations and enterprise security – are planned to integrate Unisys services and EMC technology to enable information lifecycle management, which facilitates movement, availability and use of critical information throughout the enterprise value chain.
Aligned with the Unisys 3D Visible Enterprise (3D-VE) strategy, the new solutions are expected to give Unisys clients the benefits of secure business operations through visibility into the linkages among their strategic business processes and underlying IT infrastructure.
The two companies are collaborating on the development of a Unisys solution that is designed to provide customers with virtualization, comprehensive monitoring and analysis of their business and IT infrastructure. The companies plan to leverage the capabilities of innovative EMC software, including EMC Smarts, EMC Documentum, and EMC VisualSRM, along with Unisys expertise and specialized real-time infrastructure (RTI) services and solutions to provide secure monitoring, troubleshooting and analysis of business processes and their associated infrastructure, such as in a data center serving as a utility for business process outsourcing on a global basis.
EMC also expects to play a key role as an infrastructure partner at the Unisys Government Transformation Center in Reston, Virginia. At this facility, Unisys works with alliance partners to develop, test and showcase new solutions for government agencies.
Additionally, the two companies are planning collaborative projects designed to further secure business operations, involving the EMC Surveillance, Analysis and Management (SAMS) solution. This combination of EMC storage platforms, software and professional services enables the storage, archiving, fast searching and analysis of petabytes – millions of gigabytes – of video and other data from physical security devices such as surveillance cameras and access control systems.
“Corporations and government agencies are looking to align their IT infrastructure more closely with their overall objectives and processes so they can more effectively monitor, analyze and respond to events that impact their business,” said BJ Jenkins, EMC vice president, Global Marketing. “The new solutions we are developing with Unisys help create that alignment. Together we have a long history of helping customers meet their challenges using the unique capabilities of EMC’s leading systems and software, combined with Unisys expertise in IT services. EMC and Unisys are working to integrate our combined technology and services expertise to give customers secure, real-time information they need to make decisions that further their business and their mission.”
The expanded alliance with EMC and the planned solutions are energized by Unisys
3D-VE strategy, which is designed to enable a client to see and then act on cause-effect relationships among business strategy, processes and IT requirements throughout the entire enterprise and gain unprecedented visibility into the impacts and costs that can block effective execution. To support this strategy, Unisys is aligning with an exclusive list of the world’s leading technology providers to deliver customer solutions that harness its partners’ expertise with the power of 3D Visible Enterprise.
“Just as our clients do business in a marketplace where boundaries in time and space have disappeared, Unisys and EMC are expanding the boundaries of our alliance to benefit our clients,” said Manuel Rivera, vice president, EMC Strategic Alliance, Unisys. “Next-generation joint solutions based on our companies’ complementary strengths should enable enterprise clients to realize the benefits of secure business operations to gain strategic advantage and maximize their business opportunities.”
Unisys is a member of the EMC Authorized Services Network and provides comprehensive support services for customers of EMC’s award-winning and industry-leading CLARiiON network storage systems around the globe. In addition, Unisys resells the entire line of EMC networked storage systems as well as EMC information management and protection software as part of a relationship that started in 1992, with Unisys reselling EMC Symmetrix systems.
EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) is the world leader in products, services and solutions for information management and storage that help organizations extract the maximum value from their information, at the lowest total cost, across every point in the information lifecycle. Information about EMC’s products and services can be found at www.EMC.com.
Unisys is a worldwide technology services and solutions company. Our consultants apply Unisys expertise in consulting, systems integration, outsourcing, infrastructure, and server technology to help our clients achieve secure business operations. We build more secure organizations by creating visibility into clients’ business operations. Leveraging Unisys 3D Visible Enterprise, we make visible the impact of their decisions – ahead of investments, opportunities and risks. For more information, visit www.unisys.com.
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