SOURCE: Data Domain

December 06, 2007 07:00 ET

Data Domain Announces eDiscovery Certifications by Leading Solution Providers

CommVault, Index Engines & Kazeon Combined With Data Domain Deduplicated Nearline Storage Streamline eDiscovery Processes for Users

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - December 6, 2007) - Data Domain, Inc. (NASDAQ: DDUP) today announced certification of Data Domain's Deduplication Storage systems by CommVault®, Index Engines and Kazeon for their respective eDiscovery products. These are the first open data deduplication and indexing solutions that work synergistically to streamline eDiscovery processes. CommVault Search, one of five modules in the CommVault Simpana™ software suite, Index Engines' eDiscovery Edition and Kazeon's Information Server product line are now certified for use with Data Domain's deduplication storage platform.

In the past when companies have been faced with retrieving information for litigation or compliance purposes, the retrieval process was largely tape-based. While indexing tools help streamline this procedure, the process still faces the speed limitations of searching tape and the process limitations associated with identifying and retrieving tapes from remote storage locations to restore. By indexing data backed up or archived on Data Domain's deduplication storage systems, users can now search disk-based archives faster and more reliably, using best-in-class eDiscovery products, while significantly lowering disk storage costs due to Data Domain's cost efficient storage model.

"Data Domain is expanding the application opportunities for its nearline storage capabilities," said Brian Biles, Vice President of Product Management, Data Domain. "Certification of our Deduplication Storage systems by industry leading eDiscovery solution providers such as CommVault, Index Engines and Kazeon gives customers an additional opportunity to apply Data Domain's nearline storage capabilities to consolidate and optimize their storage processes while remaining litigation ready."

"According to our research, over one third of organizations have dedicated IT resources to support electronic discovery processes," said Brian Babineau, Senior Analyst with Enterprise Strategy Group. "This labor investment only solves half the problem as these resources now need integrated solutions to assist with information identification, collection, preservation and review. Data Domain clearly recognized the opportunity to add more value to its customers by partnering with these three leading eDiscovery providers. Merging advanced eDiscovery search engines with data deduplication technology enables users to gain control over their electronically stored information."

Supporting Statements from Certification Partners

"For customers looking to rapidly retrieve data for compliance purposes, the combination of CommVault Search and Data Domain deduplication systems provides simplified e-discovery of electronically stored information across both backup and archive data," said Eric Rice, Senior Director of Strategic Alliances, CommVault.

"Our unique ability to directly index backup formats allows us to deliver a comprehensive discovery solution with Data Domain that goes beyond file data and includes content archived in tape images as well," said Neil Colstad, Vice President of Business Development, Index Engines. "Producing responsive data that is locked away in tape images is commonly the most expensive and time consuming aspect to any litigation support process."

"The Kazeon eDiscovery solution is designed to help corporate legal and IT teams work in harmony, enabling companies to take proactive control of skyrocketing eDiscovery costs and significantly shorten the time it takes to identify, collect, cull and analyze ESI for eDiscovery purposes," said Michael Marchi, VP and GM at Kazeon. "We are very excited to partner with Data Domain to advance the use of nearline storage and deduplication as a key component of customer eDiscovery readiness."

To find out more about Data Domain's Deduplication Storage systems and technologies, please visit www.datadomain.com.

ABOUT DATA DOMAIN

Data Domain® is a leading provider of Deduplication Storage systems for a broad range of nearline storage applications including disk backup, archiving and network-based disaster recovery. Over 1,200 companies worldwide have purchased Data Domain's storage systems to reduce costs and simplify data management. 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.

ABOUT COMMVAULT

A singular vision -- a belief in a better way to address current and future data management needs -- guides CommVault in the development of Singular Information Management™ solutions for high-performance data protection, universal availability and simplified management of data on complex storage networks. CommVault's exclusive single-platform architecture gives companies unprecedented control over data growth, costs and risk. CommVault's Simpana™ software suite of products was designed to work together seamlessly from the ground up, sharing a single code and common function set, to deliver superlative Data Protection, Archive, Replication, Search and Resource Management capabilities. More companies every day join those who have discovered the unparalleled efficiency, performance, reliability, and control only CommVault can offer. Information about CommVault is available at www.commvault.com. CommVault's corporate headquarters is located in Oceanport, New Jersey in the United States.

ABOUT INDEX ENGINES

Founded in 2003, Index Engines is the leader in enterprise discovery solutions. The company's mission is to organize enterprise data assets and make them immediately accessible and easily manageable. Businesses rely on Index Engines' solutions for comprehensive insight into their data in order to streamline the discovery, classification and management of enterprise assets. The Index Engines discovery platform is the only solution on the market that understands storage protocols allowing for high speed, efficient indexing of backup formats including IBM TSM, EMC NetWorker, Symantec NetBackup and CA ArcServe. The Index Engines family of products includes a SAN Engine for ingestion of data in flight on the storage network, a LAN Engine for ingestion of data from NAS filers, and a Tape Engine for direct indexing of offline tape content with the need to restore the files and email.

Index Engines is privately funded and headquartered in Holmdel, New Jersey. Its products are sold and serviced worldwide directly and through Index Engines channel partners. For more information on Index Engines, please visit the company's website at www.indexengines.com.

ABOUT KAZEON

Kazeon revolutionizes the way companies perform eDiscovery by using Information Access technology to intelligently search, classify and act on electronically stored information. Kazeon provides a full spectrum of proactive and reactive eDiscovery solutions in response to litigation, information security and privacy, corporate investigations, regulatory compliance and storage consolidation requirements. The Kazeon Information Server software automates eDiscovery functions from identification through processing and analysis. Through the development of unique indexing, tagging, and automation technology, Kazeon has established partnerships with leading companies, including BearingPoint, Fujitsu Siemens, Google, Network Appliance, Oracle and Symantec. Kazeon's award-winning products are helping an increasing number of companies to significantly reduce the risk, duration and cost of eDiscovery matters while increasing visibility and control over electronically stored information. For more information, visit www.kazeon.com or call +1-877-KAZEON1.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, as well as assumptions that, if they do not fully materialize or if they prove incorrect, could cause our results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements include statements regarding our expectations, beliefs, intentions or strategies regarding the future, such as statements regarding our products' ability to reduce the amount of stored back-up data and associated storage costs and simplify and optimize data management and to provide faster access to data and advanced levels of data protection; expand into and cost-effectively support a broad range of nearline workloads beyond backup; and other statements that can be identified by forward-looking words such as "anticipated," "believed," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "should," "will" and "would" or similar words. The risks and uncertainties that could cause our results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements 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 compete in our industry; our ability to maintain and expand relationships with technology partners; our ability to recruit and retain qualified personnel and manage our growth; our ability to maintain effective internal controls; our dependence on a single product line; our ability to protect our intellectual property; claims by others that we may infringe their intellectual property; our dependence on sole or limited source suppliers; the ability of our contract manufacturer to perform as we expect; 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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