SOURCE: Data Domain

March 27, 2006 11:29 ET

Data Domain Expands Executive Ranks

Data Domain Names Beth White Vice President of Marketing and Dan McGee Vice President of Engineering

PALO ALTO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 27, 2006 --Data Domain, the leading provider of Capacity Optimized Storage (COS) solutions, announced today that Beth White has been named vice president of marketing and Dan McGee has been named vice president of engineering. Together, they bring over 40 years of worldwide marketing and product development experience to the Data Domain executive team.

Before joining Data Domain, Ms. White was vice president of corporate marketing at Aarohi Communications, an intelligent storage component provider. Prior to that she was vice president of worldwide marketing at Vixel Corporation, a storage switch company, where she drove marketing efforts that led to a successful company turnaround and acquisition by Emulex Corporation. In her new position, she directs the full range of Data Domain's marketing initiatives, including corporate marketing, product and channel marketing and marketing communications.

In his new role, Mr. McGee is responsible for leading all aspects of product development and product support. Prior to joining Data Domain, he was the vice president of engineering for Aventail where he led a significant and rapid expansion of their SSL VPN product line. Before Aventail, Mr. McGee held senior management positions at both Pinnacle Systems and Hewlett Packard. In these roles, he was instrumental in the creation of video server technology and led the formation and growth of two successful business units focused on the television broadcast market.

"As customer adoption and deployment of Data Domain solutions continues its rapid pace of growth, it was important for us to add an experienced and forward-thinking team to help us scale to meet our new needs as a company," said Frank Slootman, president and CEO of Data Domain. "Beth and Dan bring a diverse set of experience to the executive team and will help accelerate our leadership position in the capacity optimized storage market."

ABOUT DATA DOMAIN

Data Domain is the leading provider of Capacity Optimized Storage (COS) solutions, enabling reliable, cost-effective data protection for the enterprise. More than 300 companies worldwide use Data Domain's award-winning disk-based backup and recovery storage systems. Data Domain's Global Compression, data invulnerability and replication technologies offer breakthrough compression rates reducing the cost of disk-based backup and simplifying data recovery. Founded in 2001, Data Domain is a privately held company. For more information, visit Data Domain's web site at www.datadomain.com. Data Domain is headquartered at 3400 Hillview Avenue, Palo Alto, California 94304 and can be contacted by phone at 1-877-622-2587 or e-mail at sales@datadomain.com.

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