October 15, 2008 08:00 ET

BlueArc and Data Domain Collaborate to Deliver Leading Performance and Data Reduction Strategies for Enterprise Data Centers

Combination of Intelligent Tiered Storage and Data Deduplication Enables Customers to Cost Effectively Manage Data Through Its Lifecycle

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - October 15, 2008) - BlueArc® Corporation, a leader in scalable, high-performance unified network storage, today announced that the company's new Titan storage solutions have been certified for compatibility across the portfolio of Gateway and Appliance Series systems from Data Domain (NASDAQ: DDUP), the leading provider of deduplication storage systems. The combination of Titan's world-record performance and Data Domain's powerful deduplication capabilities help joint customers take advantage of cost-effective storage strategies, improve application performance and simplify storage management.

"Our combined platforms deliver a tiered storage environment that reduces storage costs and boosts service levels for nearline file storage, long-term data retention and disaster recovery across enterprise data centers," said Beth White, Vice President of Marketing at Data Domain. "Together, through the combination of intelligent tiering and data deduplication, BlueArc and Data Domain systems create the foundation for a storage infrastructure that can provide our joint customers with tremendous performance, management and cost advantages."

With the exponential growth of unstructured data and vertical markets' mandates for data retention, data deduplication is a proven technology for maintaining storage performance and managing infrastructure costs. Data Domain systems deliver savings on space and storage capacity required for disk-based archives by up to 80%, and complement new performance enhancements BlueArc announced this week at Storage Networking World, including Dynamic Read Caching.

Compatibility Amplifies Tiered Storage Performance

Customers who deploy Data Domain systems in conjunction with a Titan storage infrastructure can take advantage of new BlueArc functionality to gain both greater control and flexibility in the use of their storage assets.

Based on user-defined rules, BlueArc Intelligent Tiered Storage automatically and seamlessly moves data from BlueArc Titan to Data Domain systems as the nearline and archive tiers, which enables users to optimize data storage costs through deduplication, reduce management overhead and complexity, as well as provide power, space and cooling efficiencies. When access to files is needed, BlueArc Dynamic Read Caching allows quick, transparent movement from the Data Domain system to a high performance cache.

Seamless integration between BlueArc and Data Domain platforms supports essential aspects of cost-effective, high-performance storage, including:

--  Flexible data migration policies
--  Forward and reverse migration
--  Transparent access to Data Domain through primary file system
--  Up to 175 terabytes of logical capacity for archived data per Data
    Domain system
--  Savings of up to 80% on the amount of physical capacity required to
    store nearline and archived data

About Data Domain

Data Domain® is the leading provider of deduplication storage systems. Over 2100 companies worldwide have purchased Data Domain systems to reduce storage costs and simplify data management. Data Domain delivers the performance, reliability and scalability to address the data protection and nearline storage needs of enterprises of all sizes. Data Domain products integrate into existing customer infrastructures and are compatible with leading enterprise backup and archive software products. To find out more about Data Domain, visit

Data Domain is headquartered at 2421 Mission College Blvd., Santa Clara, CA 95054 and can be contacted by phone at 1-866-933-3873 or by e-mail at

About BlueArc

BlueArc is a leading provider of high-performance unified network storage systems to enterprise markets, as well as data intensive markets, such as electronic discovery, entertainment, federal government, higher education, Internet services, oil and gas and life sciences. Our products support both network attached storage, or NAS, and storage area network, or SAN, services on a converged network storage platform.

We enable companies to expand the ways they explore, discover, research, create, process and innovate in data-intensive environments. Our products replace complex and performance-limited products with high performance, scalable and easy to use systems capable of handling the most data intensive applications and environments. Further, we believe that our energy efficient design and our products' ability to consolidate legacy storage infrastructures, dramatically increases storage utilization rates and reduces our customers' total cost of ownership. Information about BlueArc solutions and services can be found at

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Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Louis Gray
    BlueArc Corporation
    (408) 576-6684
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