As part of the agreement, Intel will offer a networked storage system based on the EMC CLARiiON AX150, introduced yesterday, to Intel resellers and distributors worldwide. Resellers will offer the easy-to-use, cost-effective system to customers under their own private brands and labels. Intel has more than 160,000 distributors and resellers around the world, with a strong presence in Asia-Pacific, Eastern Europe and South America.

EMC CLARiiON networked storage systems utilize Intel processors to achieve price performance leadership in the midrange storage segment. As part of this relationship, EMC and Intel have agreed to future collaboration that will help Intel enhance its processors to meet the increasing requirements of networked storage systems and help EMC to enhance its storage architectures and identify future market requirements.