SOURCE: Data Domain

January 02, 2007 07:00 ET

Data Domain Rated Top Deduplication Vendor by Fortune 1000 Companies

New Storage Wave 8 End User Study by TheInfoPro Shows Data Domain First in Spend Plans

SANTA CLARA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 2, 2007 -- Data Domain, the leading provider of Enterprise Protection Storage systems for disk backup and network-based disaster recovery, today announced results from the latest Wave 8 Storage Study of Fortune 1000 IT managers from TheInfoPro, the only peer-based research network for the Information Technology industry. In TheInfoPro's Wave 8 Study, the TIPNetwork of Fortune 1000 IT managers cited Data Domain as the leading vendor in their spending plans for deduplication technology. According to TheInfoPro's Technology Heat Index™, a measure of users' spending and implementation plans, Data Domain was listed as the lead "in plan" deduplication vendor, generating twice as many responses as its nearest competitor. In addition, the TheInfoPro's TIPNetwork named Data Domain as one of the top 2 privately held companies with the most exciting storage technologies.

Robert Stevenson, managing director of Storage for TheInfoPro, said, "Managing storage growth is the top pain point for TheInfoPro's TIPNetwork of Fortune 1000 users and they are looking to innovative technologies like deduplication to ease that pain. The results of Storage Wave 8 show Data Domain leading in consideration among the Fortune 1000 for deduplication. The need for backup innovation using technologies like deduplication is consistent with the backup redesign activities at the Fortune 1000."

In October of 2006, Data Domain launched its new DDX Array Series, which is specifically targeted at large scale data centers and designed to deliver a high performance disk backup solution for up to 15 petabytes of data. With up to 6.4 terabytes/hour of throughput, DDX Arrays offer large data center environments cost-effective relief from backup window timing issues and a fully centralized and automated data protection solution.

Data Domain's market-leading Enterprise Protection Storage systems free IT managers from the operational inefficiencies, risks and cost associated with tape backup. All Data Domain solutions leverage the company's advanced Global Compression™ deduplication technology to deliver cost-effective, network-efficient data protection using customers' existing enterprise backup software.

"The tape replacement market is a multi-billion dollar opportunity and Data Domain's unique value proposition is resonating with users of all sizes and types," said Frank Slootman, president and CEO of Data Domain. "We're excited, but not surprised, to see that Fortune 1000 companies place us at top-of-mind in their data protection plans. With the recent introduction of the DDX Array Series, we are well positioned to take our value proposition into large-scale data center environments."

For more information about Data Domain's Enterprise Protection Storage systems, please visit

About TheInfoPro

TheInfoPro (TIP) is the only independent research network for the Information Technology (IT) industry. TheInfoPro, the "voice of the customer," helps IT professionals, technology providers, and the financial community make sound decisions on technology, business strategies and investments. Through a peer network of over 900 of the world's largest buyers and users of IT including Citigroup, FedEx, McGraw-Hill, MasterCard, Pfizer, Vodafone, PepsiCo, JPMorgan Chase, and Harvard University, TheInfoPro delivers detailed budget, vendor performance and technology data without spin or bias. Since 2001, TheInfoPro has been helping clients exceed their business potential. For more information or to join the TIPNetwork visit: or call us at 1-212-672-0010.

About Data Domain

Data Domain is the leading provider of Enterprise Protection Storage systems for disk backup and network-based disaster recovery. Over 750 companies worldwide use Data Domain's award-winning solutions to reduce backup costs and simplify their data recovery. Data Domain's Global Compression™, data invulnerability and replication technologies offer breakthrough data reduction rates that enable new efficiencies in enterprise data protection. Only Data Domain can deliver the performance, reliability and scalability to address the data protection needs of enterprises of all sizes. Data Domain's products and solutions integrate seamlessly into customers' existing infrastructure and are compatible with all leading enterprise backup software products. To find out more about Data Domain, visit Data Domain is headquartered at 2300 Central Expressway, Santa Clara, CA 95050 and can be contacted by phone at 1-866-933-3873 or by e-mail at

Note: Data Domain and Global Compression are registered trademarks of Data Domain, Inc. All other brands, products, service names, trademarks or registered service marks are used to identify the products or services of their respective owners.

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    Ed Luboja
    Data Domain, Inc.
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