Northern Storage Suite to Improve Integration with EMC Technology, Extending and Simplifying Storage Resource Management

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Northern joins EMC’s Velocity ISV program.

Northern, global providers of flexible, easy to administer, Windows-based storage resource management software solutions, today announced it has joined the EMC Velocity ISV program, enabling Northern to build solutions integrated with EMC platforms and develop applications that work with EMC technologies. Northern’s participation in the “NAS Specialty” section of the program will facilitate Northern Storage Suite’s interoperability with EMC Celerra IP storage systems.

"EMC and Northern share many customers around the world, which makes it imperative that we develop solutions that easily and transparently integrate,” says Thomas Vernersson, Northern’s president. " Our participation in the EMCVelocity ISV program’s NAS specialty will enhance our existing support for the various EMC platforms and centralize management in Northern Storage Suite. This will enable customers to consolidate storage resource management, simplify the setting of network-wide storage policies and provide deeper and broader insight into the storage environment. In addition to offering expanded support to organizations currently invested in EMC technology, the program will also expand our global customer base and provide us with new business opportunities going forward."

"We are pleased that Northern has joined the EMC Velocity ISV program," said Mark Greenlaw, Senior Director NAS Product Marketing at EMC. "We look forward to working with Northern to ensure that our mutual customers have the highest level of support possible for their information protection initiatives."

Northern Storage Suite is a complete Storage Resource Management (SRM) package that provides a unique solution to a widely shared problem: managing storage resources efficiently, reliably, cost-effectively. The Northern Storage Suite contains five core modules which can make up a complete storage management backbone or be implemented separately to extend the functionality – and increase the value – of existing SRM components.

CORE FUNCTIONALITY:

  • Market-leading quota management technology
  • Comprehensive reporting and trend analysis
  • User portal to promote self management
  • Policy-based movement and deletion of files
  • Out-of-the-box storage chargeback and cost prognosis

About Northern

Northern is an international software company specializing in the development of reliable, flexible and easy to use solutions for Windows Server Solutions storage administration. The company serves a global market through its two bases of operations, Tampa (FL) and Stockholm (Sweden). Over 25,000 organizations, in 52 different countries are using Northern software solutions.

Northern Storage Suite, as well as the company’s full complement of network administration utilities, is available through resellers worldwide (spanning 86 countries), authorized distributors and from Northern directly. Customers in North America should contact Northern (US Operations) at 1.800.881.4950. Customer's in other parts of the world should visit Northern's Reseller page on http://www.northern.net to find their local Northern software supplier, or contact Northern (European Operations) at +46 8 457 50 00.

EMC and Celerra are registered trademarks of EMC Corporation. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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Charles Epstein, Public Relations

Ph: 561-470-0965

Northern

Anders Paulsson, VP U.S. Operations

Ph: 800-881-4950

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