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June 19, 2009 08:45 ET

Data Domain Enterprise Customers Share Storage Consolidation Best Practices at Gartner IOM Summit 2009

Canadian National Railway and Hilton Grand Vacations Highlight Deduplication and Multi-Site Replication Achievements for Distributed Corporations

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - June 19, 2009) - Data Domain, Inc. (NASDAQ: DDUP), the leading provider of deduplication storage systems, announced two end user sessions at the upcoming Gartner IOM Summit in Orlando, Fla. IT executives from Canadian National Railway and Hilton Grand Vacations will share insights into their organizations' successful data center re-design and storage consolidation initiatives to reduce costs and streamline operational efficiencies. Both enterprises have successfully deployed a large number of Data Domain systems in data center locations and across numerous remote sites. Data Domain is a platinum sponsor of the Gartner IOM conference.

Session #1 Title: Deduplication and Multi-site Replication Deliver Benefits across North America's Railroad

Speaker: Kevin Whelan, Manager, Operating Systems and Storage, Canadian National Railway Company

Date/Time/Location: Tuesday, June 23 from 3:00 - 3:30p.m. in the Osceola Ballroom 4-6 of the Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

Session Description: Canadian National Railway provides commercial transportation services across North America with access to 75 percent of the population in the U.S. and Canada. The IT department is tasked with managing multiple data centers and numerous remote locations amidst increasing data growth, extended retention requirements and stringent data recovery SLAs. This session explores steps taken to re-architect the organization's backup and disaster recovery processes -- centralizing and automating storage using Data Domain deduplication and multi-site replication -- and the business benefits achieved.

Session #2 Title: Best Practices for Managing Data Protection Complexity and Reducing Storage Costs

Speaker: Travis McCulloch, Systems Architect, Hilton Grand Vacations Company

Date/Time/Location: Tuesday, June 23 from 3:30 - 4:00p.m. in the Osceola Ballroom 4-6 of the Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

Session Description: A division of Hilton Hotels Corporation, Hilton Grand Vacations develops and operates high-quality vacation ownership resorts in select destinations. Challenged by distributed site backups and multiplying data growth rates, and with a largely manual tape-based storage infrastructure, the organization leveraged a data center move and re-design to optimize its data protection processes. This session provides insights into architecting a next-generation data center using data deduplication and replication to automate backups and disaster recovery, as well as accelerate ROI.

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Data Domain Exhibiter Booth: 3


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