SOURCE: Data Domain

September 11, 2007 07:00 ET

Data Domain and Vizioncore to Simplify Backup & DR for Virtualized Environments

Vizioncore's vRanger Pro Certified With Data Domain

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - September 11, 2007) - Data Domain (NASDAQ: DDUP), the leading provider of Deduplication Storage systems, today announced a strategic partnership with Vizioncore Inc. As VMware technology alliance partners, both Data Domain and Vizioncore offer products and solutions that streamline the management and administration of data protection processes for VMware users, and lower backup and disaster recovery (DR) costs in virtual machine environments. The two companies have concluded joint certification of Vizioncore's vRanger Pro solution with Data Domain systems and are launching joint marketing and sales initiatives.

Vizioncore has the largest client base and toolset specifically focused around VMware virtual infrastructures. Its market-leading flagship product, vRanger Pro (formerly esxRanger Professional), first launched in April of 2005. Today, the company has nearly 5,000 customers worldwide, 700 channel partners and 50,000 licenses in use. Data Domain offers VMware users robust data integrity features, fast backups and recoveries, exceptionally high compression rates (typically 40-100x) and network efficient WAN vaulting for DR.

"The combination of Data Domain and Vizioncore's products offers an extremely compelling solution to VMware users," said Chris Akerberg, VP of Global Sales and Marketing for Vizioncore. "Vizioncore's nearly 5,000 customers can now gain even more value from their investment in virtualization technologies and our products by leveraging the benefits of Data Domain's high-speed deduplication and data integrity technologies to help streamline and solidify their data protection processes and drive down storage costs."

Vizioncore's vRanger Pro solution offers full image level (versus individual file level) backups of virtual machines to enable faster, more efficient storage and recovery of virtual machines. In combined implementations, Data Domain's protection storage systems serve as the backup target for these virtual machine images, applying high-speed inline data deduplication to reduce the disk storage capacity required. Data Domain then offers network efficient vaulting of the images over existing network infrastructures for disaster recovery purposes.

"This partnership aligns two market leaders to collectively address the data protection needs of virtualized environments," said Beth White, vice president of marketing for Data Domain. "Backup of virtual machines generates storage of data that carries a high degree of redundancy, and Data Domain's deduplication technology eliminates this redundancy, making the process highly efficient and cost effective. As the key deduplication storage partner for Vizioncore, Data Domain has significantly strengthened the value proposition we bring to the table for VMware users. The partnership between Vizioncore and Data Domain is all about simplification, efficiency and cost reduction -- the very same principles that drew users to VMware virtualized environments."

To find out more about the combined benefits of Vizioncore and Data Domain solutions, please visit the technology partners section of the Data Domain web site at www.datadomain.com.

ABOUT VIZIONCORE INC.

Founded in 2002, Vizioncore Inc. is a leading provider of innovative management tools for virtual infrastructure environments. Nearly 5,000 organizations across the world, from SMBs to large-scale enterprises, use Vizioncore's products to protect, monitor and manage virtual machines. Headquartered in Chicago, IL, Vizioncore has a global sales channel with over 700 partners worldwide. Vizioncore is a partly owned subsidiary of Quest Software. Additional information about Vizioncore and its products can be found at www.vizioncore.com or can be obtained by contacting sales@vizioncore.com.

ABOUT DATA DOMAIN

Data Domain® is the leading provider of Deduplication Storage systems for disk backup and network-based disaster recovery. Over 1,000 companies worldwide have deployed Data Domain's market-leading protection storage systems to significantly reduce backup data volume, lower their backup costs and simplify data recovery. Data Domain delivers the performance, reliability and scalability to address the data protection needs of enterprises of all sizes. Data Domain's products integrate into existing customer infrastructures and are compatible with leading enterprise backup software products. To find out more about Data Domain, visit www.datadomain.com. Data Domain is headquartered at 2300 Central Expressway, Santa Clara, CA 95050 and can be contacted by phone at 1-866-933-3873 or by e-mail at sales@datadomain.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding our products' ability to reduce the amount of stored back-up data and associated storage costs and to provide faster access to data and advanced levels of data protection, and other statements identified by forward-looking words such as "anticipated," "believed," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "should," "will" and "would" or similar words. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, as well as assumptions that, if they do not fully materialize or prove incorrect, could cause our results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties include our ability to react to trends and challenges in our business and the markets in which we operate; our ability to anticipate market needs or develop new or enhanced products to meet those needs; market acceptance of our products; our ability to scale our distribution channels; our ability to recruit and retain personnel; our ability to compete in our industry; our ability to maintain and expand relationships with technology partners; our ability to protect our intellectual property; shortages or price fluctuations in our supply chain and the performance of our contract manufacturer; general political, economic and market conditions and events; and other risks and uncertainties described more fully in our documents filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to us as of the date hereof, and we assume no obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

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