SOURCE: Data Domain

March 05, 2008 07:00 ET

Data Domain Expands Executive Ranks

Pete Rukavina Joins Data Domain as Senior Vice President of Operations

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - March 5, 2008) - Data Domain (NASDAQ: DDUP), the leading provider of deduplication storage systems for disk backup and network-based disaster recovery, today announced that Pete Rukavina has joined the company's executive team as Senior Vice President of Operations. In this new position, Pete assumes overall responsibility for Data Domain's worldwide operations including manufacturing, supply chain management, IT and global customer support.

"Pete joined Cisco when that company was about the same size as Data Domain is today," said Frank Slootman, President and CEO of Data Domain. "His experience and expertise in scaling operations is of particular interest to Data Domain at this juncture in our growth. With operations in 23 countries and global demand for our products and services, Data Domain's operational capabilities and infrastructure will need to scale smoothly. Pete's experience in driving operational excellence throughout the organizational chain includes both multibillion dollar business entities and companies of Data Domain's size that became multibillion dollar businesses. We welcome him into the Data Domain fold and look forward to his contributions."

Pete Rukavina comes to Data Domain from Cisco Systems, Inc., where he last served as Vice President of Business Operations. With over 25 years of operational experience, Pete was previously General Manager of the Cisco Content Networking Business Unit, where he was instrumental in making Cisco a leading vendor in the application and content delivery systems market. Pete also held various executive positions within Cisco manufacturing and operations. Prior to his tenure with Cisco, Pete held management positions at Corning Glass and Conoco. Pete holds a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from Purdue University and a master in business administration from Harvard.

"Data Domain's opportunity to disrupt the data center storage landscape has already taken shape," said Pete Rukavina, Senior Vice President of Operations for Data Domain. "This is a focused company with great leadership in an exciting market. I am looking forward to scaling operations in a predictable and efficient way."

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Data Domain® is the leading provider of Deduplication Storage systems for disk backup and network-based disaster recovery. Over 1,500 companies worldwide have purchased Data Domain's 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's products integrate into existing customer infrastructures and are compatible with leading enterprise backup 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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