SOURCE: Data Domain

May 06, 2008 11:48 ET

Data Domain Ranked Lead In-Plan Deduplication Vendor at European Enterprises

New TheInfoPro™ Wave 10 European Storage Study Points to Deduplication as Top Technology and Data Domain as Leading Vendor In-Plan

LONDON--(Marketwire - May 6, 2008) - Data Domain (NASDAQ: DDUP), the leading provider of deduplication storage systems for disk backup and network-based disaster recovery, today announced results from the TheInfoPro's Wave 10 European Storage Study that cited Data Domain as the "top deduplication vendor in-plan" among IT storage users at European large enterprises. In addition, the new study also revealed that Data Deduplication technology is at the top spot on the TheInfoPro's European Study Storage Networking and Backup & Recovery Heat Indices, which gauges immediacy of user needs and planned spending for each technology.

TheInfoPro (TIP) is an independent research network and leading supplier of market intelligence for the Information Technology (IT) industry. TIP's Storage Study details technology adoption trends and timeframes, management techniques, and vendor performance data for the Storage industry.

In addition, according to findings from the TIP's Fortune 1000 (F1000) Storage Study, Data Domain scored highly on many fronts, including technical innovation, features/functions, product quality, performance and reliability. The European TIP Wave 10 Storage Study showed similar ratings for Data Domain on the same attributes.

The TIP European study also revealed that, of the European enterprises surveyed, almost 15% have already deployed data deduplication, while 46% are planning to roll out this technology by the end of this year.

Robert Stevenson, Managing Director of Storage Research for TheInfoPro, said, "Data deduplication remains one of the hottest technologies for end users on both sides of the Atlantic. In our latest European study, Data Domain was positioned as the lead in-plan vendor, indicating it has squarely established itself as a leading provider of this technology. In addition, the study found that data deduplication is one of the main enablers of the current trend towards moving to a tapeless backup environment. End users often cite: 'They are redesigning their backup environment to manage data protection growth intelligently by expanding replication, deploying intelligent archiving and using deduplication.'"

"We are excited about the results of TIP European study and Data Domain's lead in-plan deduplication vendor position," said Beth White, vice president of marketing for Data Domain. "The study reflects the strong traction that we believe Data Domain's deduplication technology is developing amongst European enterprises."

For more information on Data Domain deduplication storage systems, please visit www.datadomain.com.

ABOUT THEINFOPRO

TheInfoPro (TIP) is the only independent research network for the Information Technology (IT) industry. Created in 2002 by alumni of Gartner, EMC, Giga, and Bell Labs, TIP investigates key IT sectors -- Networking, Information Security, Servers, Storage, and Sourcing -- via a comprehensive in-depth interview process. Through a peer network of over 1800 of the world's largest buyers and users of IT -- including Citigroup, FedEx, McGraw-Hill, MasterCard, and Harvard University -- TIP delivers detailed budget, vendor performance and technology roadmap data without spin or bias. Known as the voice of the customer, TIP helps IT professionals, technology providers, and institutional investors make sound decisions on technologies, vendor relationships and investments. To learn more, visit www.theinfopro.net or call 1-212-672-0010.

ABOUT DATA DOMAIN

Data Domain® is the leading provider of deduplication storage systems for disk backup and network-based disaster recovery. Over 1,800 companies worldwide have purchased Data Domain 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 products integrate into existing customer infrastructures and are compatible with leading enterprise backup software products. To find out more about Data Domain, visit www.datadomain.com. 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 sales@datadomain.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding the strong traction that Data Domain's deduplication technology is developing amongst European enterprises, and the status of data deduplication as one of the hottest technologies on both sides of the Atlantic, and in-plan status and planned roll-outs of data deduplication technology, and other statements identified by forward-looking words such as "anticipated," "believed," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "should," "will" and "would" or similar words. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, as well as assumptions that, if they do not fully materialize or prove incorrect, could cause our results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties include any weakening of general economic and market conditions and customer budgets for information technology spending; our ability to react to trends and challenges in our business and the markets in which we operate; our ability to anticipate market needs or develop new or enhanced products to meet those needs; market acceptance of our products; our ability to scale our distribution channels; our ability to recruit and retain personnel; our ability to compete in our industry; our ability to maintain and expand relationships with technology partners; our ability to protect our intellectual property; shortages or price fluctuations in our supply chain and the performance of our contract manufacturer; general political, economic and market conditions and events; and other risks and uncertainties described more fully in our documents filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to us as of the date hereof, and we assume no obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

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