SOURCE: Data Domain

February 08, 2006 07:00 ET

Data Domain Named to SearchStorage.com and Storage Magazine's 2005 "Products of the Year"

Market Demand for Capacity Optimized Storage Is Alive and Kicking as DD460 Earns Silver Honor in Backup Hardware

PORTSMOUTH, NH -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 8, 2006 -- Data Domain, the leading provider of capacity-optimized storage (COS) solutions, today announced that the DD460 was judged as one of the three best backup hardware products released in 2005, in SearchStorage.com and Storage Magazine's 2005 "Products of the Year" awards.

The DD460 was chosen among a variety of new products submitted for consideration to SearchStorage.com and Storage magazine editors in five categories. Products were judged by a team of users, industry experts, analysts, consultants, and the Storage Media Group editorial staff. Judges rated the products in five categories -- innovation, performance, ease of integration into environment, ease of use and manageability, functionality and value.

The Data Domain DD460 appliance for backup and recovery offers breakthrough compression -- at rates of 20:1 and more -- and 85TB of usable backup storage capacity. The appliance features Data Domain's patented technology for Capacity Optimized Storage (COS). The high capacity and high throughput of the DD460 enables users to back up massive amounts of data to disk under tight time constraints. Further, the DD OS Data Invulnerability Architecture ensures that recoverability is verified at backup time -- a claim that no other enterprise disk array or file system can make. Data is continuously re-verified for maximum protection, so that backup data can be quickly and reliably restored.

After reviewing the DD460 submission, award judges highlighted, "the best news for users is that the product costs just $75,000 (vs. the $58,000 price tag of the 23 TB version), bringing the cost of backup to disk well below the $1 per GB barrier. This is one of the only truly innovative products in the bunch."

"It is truly an honor to be named one of the best products in the Backup Hardware category by such a respected industry publication and demanding team of judges," said Frank Slootman, CEO of Data Domain. "With enhanced performance and unparalleled throughput, the DD460 enables customers to implement an end-to-end data protection architecture based on disk and networks. This award lends credibility to our customers' choice of DD460 as the right solution provider to help them meet their data protection challenges."

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About Storage magazine

TechTarget's Storage is the only monthly publication that provides information technology (IT) executives, managers, and staff with in-depth analysis and forward-looking guidance on managing, storing, networking, and safeguarding the data at the core of large organizations. TechTarget distributes the magazine to a controlled, qualified circulation of 50,000 storage-focused IT professionals. Storage has received numerous awards, including the ASBPE Awards for Editorial Excellence and the Folio: Show "Ozzie" and "Eddie" Awards. In addition, the editorial staff of Storage has been named a finalist for the prestigious Jesse H. Neal Awards for Excellence in Business Journalism. More information is available at www.storagemagazine.com.

About Data Domain

Data Domain is the leading provider of Capacity Optimized Storage solutions. Through advanced Capacity Optimization, data invulnerability and replication technologies, Data Domain systems enable storage of backup/recovery data through traditional backup software to be simpler, smaller, faster, and more reliable. Visit us online at www.datadomain.com.

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