May 11, 9:02 am Eastern Time
Company Press Release
Broadband Pioneer Makes Tracks With EMC As
Core Info Infrastructure
HOPKINTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May
11, 2000--EMC Corporation, the world's
leading provider of enterprise storage systems, software,
and services, today announced that North American DataCom,
Inc. (OTC BB:NADA
- news and www.nadata.com
a developer of broadband and fiber optic networks, has selected
EMC Enterprise Storage systems and software as the nucleus
of a leading-edge information infrastructure. The EMC E-Infostructure
will serve as the foundation for North American DataCom's
high-speed and scalable data storage, Internet access, and
telecommunications network services.
investment in a new EMC infrastructure is central to our transformation
from an Internet access provider to a broad-based supplier
of cutting-edge telecommunications and computing services,''
said Robert Roy Crawford, President of North American DataCom.
``As the critical underpinning of our new infrastructure,
EMC's advanced storage and software enable us to rapidly scale-up
and adapt our business to address new markets and customers
with instant and reliable information access.''
bring high-speed network bandwidth to its customers, North
American DataCom is laying fiber optic cable along thousands
of miles of railroad tracks in the U.S.
doing for the information revolution what railroads did for
the industrial revolution,'' commented Crawford. ``But, instead
of moving tons per mile, we're moving terabytes per second.
We are marrying our pioneering technology in broadband networks
with EMC's Enterprise Storage to provide our customers with
exceptionally well-protected and high-speed access to their
American DataCom will offer its customers remotely mirrored
data storage services using EMC Symmetrix Remote Data Facility
(SRDF) software. Said Crawford, ``EMC's SRDF software and
Symmetrix storage provide our customers with a cost-efficient
way to remotely mirror their mission-critical data resources.
With EMC, our customers gain access to the world's most sophisticated
data protection technology and avoid the expense and associated
headaches of operating their own backup or disaster recovery
Based in Iuka, Mississippi, North American DataCom will use
other EMC software to derive significantly more value from
its infrastructure. Said Ted Roberts, North American DataCom's
Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, ``EMC ControlCenter's
centralized management capability will automatically identify
problems and ensure uninterrupted availability of our customer
services. And EMC PowerPath software will allow us to take
information availability one step further through automatic
load balancing, which will insulate our customers from peak
demand periods or any other unexpected bottlenecks.''
Ruffolo, EMC's Executive Vice President, Global Sales, Service
and Marketing, said, ``Rapid, efficient, and secure information
access is the cornerstone of success for today's wired enterprises.
North American DataCom's decision to center its business infrastructure
around EMC assures that it will be able to fully seize the
opportunities presented by the fast-moving and burgeoning
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