SOURCE: Data Domain

February 12, 2007 08:00 ET

Data Domain Recognized as 2007 "Hot Companies" Winner by Storage Products Guide

SANTA CLARA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 12, 2007 -- Data Domain, a leading provider of Enterprise Protection Storage systems for disk backup and network-based disaster recovery, today announced that Storage Products Guide, a leading publication on storage-related products and technologies, has named Data Domain one of its Storage "Hot Companies" winners for 2007.

The Storage Products Guide "Hot Companies" recognition is based on the editors' "4Ps" selection criteria of the products, people, performance and potential behind Data Domain's success. The evaluation process also took into account several other criteria, including whether or not a company possessed a strong entrepreneurial spirit, seasoned executives with relevant experience, a clear understanding of the storage market and products and solutions that are positioned to take advantage of the emerging market opportunities.

"Vendors that are building their success strategy based on the four pillars of strength, mainly the 4Ps under which we have evaluated storage vendors of all sizes around the world, are the ones that are best positioned to stay ahead in the industry," said Rick Justice, Chief Technology Editor of Storage Products Guide, published by Silicon Valley Communications. "Data Domain is a key player in Enterprise Protection Storage systems for disk backup and disaster recovery and the company's advanced data deduplication technology can deliver significant strategic value to customers in need of cost-effective and efficient data protection."

Data Domain's 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.

"We're very pleased to receive this honor from Storage Products Guide," said Beth White, Vice President of Marketing, Data Domain. "Being named to Storage Products Guide's 'Hot Companies' list is yet another sign that the industry as a whole recognizes the unique value proposition that Data Domain brings to the data protection market."

About Silicon Valley Communications Awards

Storage Products Guide, published by Silicon Valley Communications, plays a vital role in keeping end-users informed of the choices they can make when it comes to implementing optimal storage solutions. You will discover a wealth of information in this guide including tomorrow's technology today, best deployment scenarios, people and technologies shaping storage solutions and independent product evaluations that facilitate in making the most pertinent storage decisions. The Storage Products Guide Awards recognize and honor excellence in all areas of storage. To learn more, visit http://www.storageproductsguide.com and stay informed.

About Data Domain

Data Domain is a 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. Data Domain delivers the performance, reliability and scalability to address the data protection needs of enterprises of all sizes. Data Domain's products and solutions integrate into a customers' existing infrastructure 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 2300 Central Expressway, Santa Clara, CA 95050 and can be contacted by phone at 1-866-933-3873 or by e-mail at sales@datadomain.com.

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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