SOURCE: Data Domain

June 16, 2008 07:00 ET

Data Domain Announces Enhanced Enterprise VTL Software and New Vendor Certifications

Data Domain VTL Software Option Now Certified With CommVault, HP and Oracle, Plus IBM Tivoli-Ready Validation Achieved

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - June 16, 2008) - Data Domain (NASDAQ: DDUP), the leading provider of deduplication storage systems, today announced new enterprise enhancements to the Data Domain Virtual Tape Library software option, including a new graphic user interface (GUI) and 4Gb Fibre Channel fabric support. In addition, the Data Domain VTL software has now been certified for a wide range of additional protection software vendor offerings.

Data Domain's VTL option now includes a new intuitive browser-based GUI for VTL configuration and management. This GUI, part of the integrated Data Domain Enterprise Manager suite of integrated, cross-system management tools, greatly simplifies the process of provisioning and administration of the tape-library-like artifacts of the standard VTL interface. In addition, all supported enterprise backup applications can communicate with the Data Domain VTL software over multiple, high-performance 4Gb Fibre Channel interfaces for improved performance and greater deployment flexibility and speed.

Data Domain VTL software certifications now include CommVault® Simpana® data protection software and HP's Data Protector backup and recovery software. The Data Domain VTL is also now certified with Oracle® Secure Backup, centralized backup management software. In addition, the Data Domain VTL software option has achieved IBM Ready for Tivoli validation for Tivoli Storage Manager.

"Data Domain continues to drive additional value into its products and expand its certification base with the latest offerings from its industry leading technology partners," said Brian Biles, Vice President of Product Management, Data Domain. "Through expanded certification, competitive 4Gb Fibre Channel fabric support and an intuitive GUI to help overcome some of the native challenges of the VTL approach, we are making it simpler than ever before for SAN-based customers to take advantage of Data Domain's high-performance inline deduplication storage for datacenter backup."

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About Data Domain

Data Domain® is the leading provider of deduplication storage systems. Over 1800 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

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