SOURCE: Data Domain

May 12, 2008 13:33 ET

Data Domain Customer, Avectra, to Speak at Storage Decisions Chicago

Avectra to Highlight Use of Data Domain's Deduplication Products in Virtualized Environments at Conference Luncheon and Participate in Data Deduplication User Panel; Data Domain to Exhibit as Gold Sponsor

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - May 12, 2008) - Data Domain (NASDAQ: DDUP) customer Avectra will be speaking at Storage Decisions Chicago, taking place May 13-15 at the Hilton Hotel, Chicago. Avectra will be discussing its implementation of Data Domain's deduplication storage systems and the resulting elevation of its data protection capabilities for its VMware based virtualized sever environment.

Storage Decisions features storage-focused IT professionals, managers and independent experts to address the storage growth and manageability challenges faced by IT executives.

As a Gold Sponsor, Data Domain (booth #407) will be showcasing its latest technologies and products at the conference, including the recently announced DD690, the industry's highest performance inline deduplication storage system.

Industry Luncheon Presentation:

"Leveraging Data Deduplication for Enhanced Business Continuity in Virtualized Environments"

Date/Time/Location: Tuesday, May 13, 12:30-1:45 p.m. CT, Hilton Hotel, Stevens Center 3 (Lower Level)

Data Domain Customer Speaker: John Norton, Director of Network Operations, Avectra

Session Description: Avectra is the leading provider of on-demand Web-based membership management software solutions. The company initiated a reinvention of IT infrastructure about a year ago, which included a move to a VMware-based virtual server environment. With over 250 virtual machines to protect and mission critical service level requirements for its customers, Avectra deployed Data Domain DD580 appliances for highly efficient local backup and disaster recovery capabilities. In this session, John Norton takes attendees through his infrastructure reinvention project and how he cost effectively achieved his business continuity objectives with Data Domain systems.

Customer Panel Session:

"Backup Technologies - De-Dupe User Panel"

Date/Time/Location: Wednesday, May 14, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. CT, Hilton Hotel

Data Domain Panelist: John Norton, Director of Network Operations, Avectra

Session Description: Arun Taneja, Founder and Consulting Analyst of The Taneja Group, will be moderating a panel of end-users who will discuss their experiences with data deduplication. Data Domain customer John Norton, of Avectra, will contribute to the panel discussion.

Storage Decisions Chicago Show Registration:

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Data Domain Exhibiter Booth: #407

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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