SOURCE: Data Domain

April 29, 2008 07:00 ET

Data Domain Certified Silver 5-Star Winner by Everything Channel's VARBusiness

Data Domain Channel Partner Program Recognized for Sales Support, Channel Operations and Partner Recruitment

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - April 29, 2008) - Data Domain (NASDAQ: DDUP), the leading provider of deduplication storage systems for enterprise disk backup and network-based disaster recovery, today announced it has been recognized by Everything Channel's VARBusiness as one of North America's top information-technology (IT) vendors for its Sales Support, Channel Operations and Partner Recruitment.

Data Domain was certified as a Silver 5-Star Winner in VARBusiness' 2008 Partner Program Guide (PPG), a guide that acknowledges the commitment and strength of a vendor's partner programs for its Channel resellers, IT integrators, and technology consultants.

"The quality of a vendor's partner program reflects the true commitment they have to the thriving Solution Provider Channel, and this year's five-star partner programs guide winners are the cream of the crop of Channel-friendly vendors," said Robert C. DeMarzo, senior vice president and editorial director, Everything Channel.

Data Domain is committed to delivering award-winning deduplication storage systems through the channel and providing its channel partners with the necessary tools to enable their success. Data Domain channel partners are fully supported by a team of dedicated channel managers and systems engineers. In the past year alone, Data Domain has increased its worldwide partner base to over 260 resellers, broadened its distribution channels through agreements with industry leading distributors such as Ingram North America, expanded its channel management team and recently hired a new vice president to oversee worldwide channel sales and operations.

"We are honored to be one of this year's VARBusiness Silver 5-Star winners," said Shane Jackson, director of channel product marketing. "It is a testament to Data Domain's commitment to listen to our channel partners' requirements and to focus on their needs. We will continue to offer compelling programs that will increase our partners' sales productivity and improve their ability to compete."

The guide appears in the March issue of VARBusiness and can be found online at www.channelweb.com.

ABOUT DATA DOMAIN

Data Domain® is the leading provider of Deduplication Storage systems for disk backup and network-based disaster recovery. Over 1,800 companies worldwide have purchased Data Domain 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 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 2421 Mission College Blvd., Santa Clara, CA 95054 and can be contacted by phone at 1-866-933-3873 or by e-mail at sales@datadomain.com.

About VARBusiness

For the past 20 years, VARBusiness' strategic resources have been the gateway to the commercial and public sector (or government) Solution Provider community. The VARBusiness integrated platform of media opportunities provides strategic insight for technology integrators through industry-defining research, in-depth editorial, channel events and innovative Web services, enabling these IT professionals to make educated decisions for their businesses, partnerships and customers. VARBusiness offerings lead vendors and distributors to unprecedented access to the most powerful strategic Solution Providers in the market. VARBusiness has been the recipient of numerous industry awards for both editorial content and design.

About Everything Channel (www.everythingchannel.com, www.channelweb.com)

Everything Channel is the Global Leader in Technology Sales and serves as the one stop shop for Solution Providers and the hardware and software suppliers that engage with the indirect sales Channel, which drives 75 percent of all technology sales throughout the world. Solution Providers turn to Everything Channel for product information, business guidance, market intelligence and management tools. IT suppliers use Everything Channel to gain access to and influence the Solution Provider audience, develop strategy, obtain market intelligence and execute sales, recruitment and Channel enablement objectives. Everything Channel provides for the wide range of business needs for both Solution Providers and IT suppliers to run their business.

Everything Channel is the number one source for the Channel market, helping businesses run more profitably and effectively. Through use of its portfolio of channel solutions which include the ChannelWeb online network, magazines (CRN and VARBusiness), events (XChange and Vision), workflow tools (MTC and eXalt), tele-recruiting, sales support, marketing services, research and education (IPED), technology sellers are able to rapidly accelerate sales. Everything Channel provides the answer to strategy and branding, online marketing, market intelligence, lead generation, branded and custom events, education and workflow tools targeted to those who buy and sell through the Channel.

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