Virage Partners with EMC to Integrate Technologies for Rich-Media

Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from Virage, Inc.

    SAN MATEO, Calif., April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Virage, Inc. (Nasdaq: VRGE), a
 leading provider of software and services that enable video for strategic
 online applications, today announced that EMC Corporation (NYSE:   EMC) plans to
 integrate the Virage platform into EMC's information storage systems and media
 asset management software.  Based on the Virage SmartEncode(TM) process and
 Virage Video Application Server(TM), the Virage platform transforms video into
 a structured database that provides granular access into video content and
 readies it for strategic online applications.  The Virage and EMC
 interoperability will allow enterprises to easily and efficiently manage,
 store and distribute their content to maximize the value of their digital
 video assets.
     "The integration of EMC and Virage technologies presents exciting
 opportunities for our customers," said Doron Kempel, Vice President and
 General Manager of EMC's Media Solutions Group.  "This alignment will help
 customers advance their infrastructure development plans for the management,
 storage and distribution of their digital video assets."
     "As all rich media content migrates to digital form, enterprises need a
 proven solution for both storing and managing that content in order to
 maximize its value," said Paul Lego, chairman and CEO of Virage.  "We are very
 pleased to be working with a company of such extraordinary worldwide scope and
 stature as EMC to deliver that solution."
 
     About Virage, Inc.
     Headquartered in San Mateo, California, Virage is the leading provider of
 solutions that enable video for strategic online applications.  The Virage
 Internet Video Application Platform transforms video into an effective online
 medium that is easy to publish, manage and distribute on the Internet or
 corporate intranets.  The Virage platform provides content owners with the
 complete infrastructure for seamlessly integrating streaming video into
 business, entertainment and information applications.  From ABC to Yahoo! over
 250 customers across a broad range of markets have turned to Virage to help
 them improve production efficiencies and create new revenue opportunities with
 video.  Contact Virage at http://www.virage.com/ or 650-573-3210.
 
     This press release contains "forward-looking" statements about the
 products and services of Virage and EMC, as that term is used in Section 21E
 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.  Forward-looking statements are
 denoted by such words as "will allow", "will provide," "will help" and similar
 terms and phrases.  These types of statements address matters that are subject
 to risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ
 materially.  In addition, our forward-looking statements should be considered
 in the context of other risk factors discussed in our filings with the
 Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Registration Statement on
 Form S-1, as amended, available online at http://www.sec.gov .  All
 forward-looking statements are based on information available to the company
 on the date hereof, and the company assumes no obligation to update such
 statements.
 
     Virage and VideoLogger are registered trademarks and the Virage logo,
 Virage Application Server and SmartEncode are trademarks of Virage, Inc.
 Other company product and service names may be trademarks or service marks of
 others, and are hereby acknowledged.
 
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SOURCE Virage, Inc.
    SAN MATEO, Calif., April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Virage, Inc. (Nasdaq: VRGE), a
 leading provider of software and services that enable video for strategic
 online applications, today announced that EMC Corporation (NYSE:   EMC) plans to
 integrate the Virage platform into EMC's information storage systems and media
 asset management software.  Based on the Virage SmartEncode(TM) process and
 Virage Video Application Server(TM), the Virage platform transforms video into
 a structured database that provides granular access into video content and
 readies it for strategic online applications.  The Virage and EMC
 interoperability will allow enterprises to easily and efficiently manage,
 store and distribute their content to maximize the value of their digital
 video assets.
     "The integration of EMC and Virage technologies presents exciting
 opportunities for our customers," said Doron Kempel, Vice President and
 General Manager of EMC's Media Solutions Group.  "This alignment will help
 customers advance their infrastructure development plans for the management,
 storage and distribution of their digital video assets."
     "As all rich media content migrates to digital form, enterprises need a
 proven solution for both storing and managing that content in order to
 maximize its value," said Paul Lego, chairman and CEO of Virage.  "We are very
 pleased to be working with a company of such extraordinary worldwide scope and
 stature as EMC to deliver that solution."
 
     About Virage, Inc.
     Headquartered in San Mateo, California, Virage is the leading provider of
 solutions that enable video for strategic online applications.  The Virage
 Internet Video Application Platform transforms video into an effective online
 medium that is easy to publish, manage and distribute on the Internet or
 corporate intranets.  The Virage platform provides content owners with the
 complete infrastructure for seamlessly integrating streaming video into
 business, entertainment and information applications.  From ABC to Yahoo! over
 250 customers across a broad range of markets have turned to Virage to help
 them improve production efficiencies and create new revenue opportunities with
 video.  Contact Virage at http://www.virage.com/ or 650-573-3210.
 
     This press release contains "forward-looking" statements about the
 products and services of Virage and EMC, as that term is used in Section 21E
 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.  Forward-looking statements are
 denoted by such words as "will allow", "will provide," "will help" and similar
 terms and phrases.  These types of statements address matters that are subject
 to risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ
 materially.  In addition, our forward-looking statements should be considered
 in the context of other risk factors discussed in our filings with the
 Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Registration Statement on
 Form S-1, as amended, available online at http://www.sec.gov .  All
 forward-looking statements are based on information available to the company
 on the date hereof, and the company assumes no obligation to update such
 statements.
 
     Virage and VideoLogger are registered trademarks and the Virage logo,
 Virage Application Server and SmartEncode are trademarks of Virage, Inc.
 Other company product and service names may be trademarks or service marks of
 others, and are hereby acknowledged.
 
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 SOURCE  Virage, Inc.