August 1, 2012 – EMC Corp. and laptop maker Lenovo have reached a development and partnership agreement on storage technology and sales that reaches for more of the increasingly data-burdened SMB sector.

EMC will bring resources from its Iomega business and technology to a development and sales venture between the two to provide network attached storage systems to SMBs and distributed enterprise implementations. The two vendors have formed a server technology department to build out Lenovo’s x86 servers, which will be embedded into “selected” EMC storage systems “over time,” according to Wednesday’s partnership announcement. The final link in the deal involves a reseller agreement that brings EMC storage solutions to China-based Lenovo’s customers, with eventual global expansion plans in line with the server business development, the release stated.

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