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Data General Expands Portfolio of Consolidation Solutions to Include EMC's Symmetrix and Celerra.

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WESTBORO, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 10, 2000

Industry-leading Storage Solutions to Complement

Consolidation Portfolio; Outlines Strategy for E-Infostructure

for the Healthcare Enterprise

Data General, a Division of EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC), today announced that it is offering the complete family of EMC Symmetrix(R) Enterprise Storage systems and the EMC Celerra(R) network attached server to AViiON(R) customers as part of its consolidated solutions portfolio. The company also outlined its strategy to deliver a complete healthcare E-Infostructure, by combining EMC's Symmetrix and Celerra with Data General's flagship solutions for hospital information systems (HIS), clinical and document imaging, the electronic medical record (EMR), Internet/Intranet, mail and business intelligence collaboration, and point-of-care.

EMC's leading-edge technologies complement Data General's existing AViiON and healthcare solutions by providing customers with the next level of high-availability, reliability and efficient storage, along with software functionality to share, manage, and protect information in the enterprise. Symmetrix and Celerra are now available in addition to EMC CLARiiON(R) storage solutions, which Data General has been selling successfully for almost a decade. Symmetrix delivers the powerful and flexible platform necessary to reach beyond the data center and handle virtually infinite information storage needs. By combining EMC's industry-leading storage technology with a special-purpose file server optimized for availability, scalability, and performance, EMC Celerra is ideally suited for enabling UNIX and NT clients to access and share files over networks. These solutions are a perfect complement to Data General's strategy of providing customers with consolidated computing solutions that leverage advanced technologies and enable efficient management, reliability, and protection of data, thereby protecting investment and reducing system complexity.

"Today's announcement is a key step forward in the advancement of Data General's consolidation strategy. Our customers in healthcare and other industries are experiencing an increasing need for consolidated server and storage solutions that allow them to stay abreast of the rapid evolution in technology, while protecting their existing infrastructure investments," said Mike Parise, vice president of worldwide marketing for Data General. "The combination of EMC's storage solutions and Data General's consolidation solutions and high availability services, such as our 99.9 percent uptime guarantee for Windows 2000, enables customers to leverage their information assets and meet the rapidly growing demands for capacity, performance, and availability of their computing infrastructures."

Symmetrix and Celerra are also available as part of Data General's healthcare solutions portfolio, allowing customers to meet the explosive requirement for storage capacity and access to information in healthcare by creating an integrated E-Infostructure that enables competitive leadership. Data General is the only vendor to address all of the consolidation requirements of the healthcare enterprise by outlining a detailed strategy to consolidate enterprise AViiON servers, EMC storage systems, document imaging platforms, clinical imaging systems, enterprise e-mail and business intelligence, and web initiatives. In addition, EMC is a market leader for healthcare information systems, radiographic and multi-media image storage.

"The healthcare industry is experiencing an increasing need for reliable technology infrastructures, as the Internet comes of age in this market, and access to information becomes a priority for physicians and patients," said Peter Stone, vice president of healthcare at Data General. "By leveraging EMC's pioneering storage technology and Data General's healthcare partnerships with companies such as Phillips, Siemens, HBOC, Per Se Technologies and MEDITECH, we are in a unique position to enable customers to make the vertical leap towards business leadership in their competitive environments. By combining the talents and market presence of these companies, we become the world's leading healthcare infrastructure vendor."

Data General's healthcare consolidation strategy includes the following components:

-- Server and storage consolidation - Data General offers a variety of solutions for server and storage consolidation, including rack-based AViiON systems and Symmetrix, Celerra and CLARiiON storage solutions for physical consolidation, centralized system and server management tools, and a complete high-availability services portfolio.

-- Document image and clinical image consolidation - Data General provides consolidation solutions for imaging applications by migrating multiple applications to a centrally managed platform or through the management tools that ease the administration of applications across systems. This allows for central storage of patient information from document and clinical images as part of an EMR that can be easily accessed, utilized, and archived by clinicians, radiologists and physicians.

-- Collaboration, mail and business intelligence consolidation - Data General has key technical expertise in the enterprise design and deployment of Exchange and business intelligence solutions.

-- Client consolidation - Data General's unique TermServer-in-a-Box(TM) solution allows for central deployment and management of Windows-based applications for increased efficiency and reduced total cost of ownership. The company offers a variety of point-of-care solutions that make client consolidation a reality for the healthcare market

-- Internet Infrastructure consolidation - Data General provides the organizational wrapper for healthcare organizations' Internet initiatives, including web-based solutions from Harmonie Group and HealthGate Data Corp. The solutions leverage the security, digital certification and web broadcasting features of Windows 2000.

Data General's Expertise in Healthcare and Information Technology

For the past 20 years, Data General has been a leader in providing high-technology enterprise solutions to the healthcare industry with solutions currently in use at more than 3700 hospitals worldwide. The company's healthcare solutions include:

-- Clinical imaging solutions

-- Document imaging for medical records and business office departments

-- Internet/intranet solutions customized for the healthcare environment

-- Wireless Point-of-Care solutions

-- IT infrastructure solutions for the healthcare enterprise

-- Decision support and business intelligence

Additional information on Data General's healthcare solutions is available at

About Data General

Data General, a Division of EMC, is a major supplier of consolidated computing solutions for customers worldwide. The division's products include Microsoft Windows NT- and UNIX-based AViiON servers and related software and services. Strategic alliances with leading software vendors and systems integrators enable Data General to deliver complete solutions that meet customers' business need to simplify, consolidate, and control information technology infrastructures. Additional information on Data General, its products and services is available on the Internet at More information on EMC Corporation, the world's technology and market leader in the rapidly growing market for intelligent enterprise storage systems, software, networks and services, can be accessed on the Internet at

This news release contains certain statements that are forward-looking within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward looking statements reflect management's current expectations, are based on many assumptions and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties.

EMC Celerra, EMC CLARiiON, EMC Symmetrix, and Data General and AViiON are registered trademarks of EMC Corporation. All other brand names and product names referred to in this press release may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.
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