A new program will let customers more easily purchase compatible third-party products directly from EMC. The EMC Select program will resell other vendors' products that complement EMC's offerings and help fill out Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) storage solutions. Products currently available through the program include selected connectivity products, host bus adapters (HBAs), and tape libraries. All products in the program have been tested and certified by EMC's E-Lab. "Many of our customers include complementary third-party products in their ILM solutions and have asked EMC to provide these products. EMC Select offers customers a convenient way to obtain these additional components as they implement ILM solutions from EMC," said Howard Elias, EMC executive vice president.
EMC Select initially includes ADIC's Scalar family of automated tape libraries; QLogic SANblade and Emulex LightPulse HBAs; and CNT's FC/9000 Fibre Channel/FICON Director, UltraNet Edge 3000 Storage Routers, and UltraNet Storage Director - eXtended. The products are available now directly from EMC's sales force and its partners