SOURCE: Data Domain

June 13, 2006 07:00 ET

Nexus Information Systems Joins Data Domain Partner Program

Data Domain Expands US Sales Presence With Leading Regional Reseller

PALO ALTO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 13, 2006 -- Data Domain, the leading provider of capacity optimized storage (COS) solutions, announced today Nexus Information Systems' membership in the Data Domain Partner Program. As a new Data Domain reseller-partner, Nexus expands its portfolio of storage offerings to include the full range of Data Domain's next generation data protection solutions based on industry-leading deduplication technology. Data Domain's US sales presence will benefit from the addition of a key new reseller-partner whose core competencies include enterprise storage, networking and security implementations.

As the Midwest's leading provider of information technology solutions, Twin Cities-based Nexus Information Systems represents a complete set of storage solutions and services to address the needs of data center, enterprise and small-to-medium enterprise (SME) customers. Nexus's storage solutions scale to hundreds of terabytes of data and their roster of partners includes tier-1 storage OEMs and storage industry leaders such as CommVault, EMC and Symantec/Veritas. Since joining forces, both Data Domain and Nexus have already completed successful Data Domain installations in a variety of vertical industries including legal (Winthrop & Weinstine), pharmaceutical (Cima Labs) and manufacturing (Lubrication Technologies, Inc.).

"Data Domain and Nexus share the common vision of providing cost-effective, tape-free data protection to enterprise customers that rely on the availability of their data," said Keith Norbie, director, storage division at Nexus Information Systems. "Data Domain has a very unique solution that solves real problems in a new way. Storage administrators can now rapidly move to disk backup without breaking the bank or suffering through prolonged implementations. Data Domain solutions are easily installed and our customers, many of whom store hundreds of terabytes of data, quickly understand the Data Domain value proposition -- making the decision to go with Data Domain a no-brainer."

All of Data Domain's DD400 Enterprises Series restorers employ the company's industry-leading deduplication technology to deliver massive data reduction of more than 20x -- providing the industry's most cost-effective and network-efficient protection of enterprise class data. All Data Domain restorers and software options are easy and quick to deploy and support existing standard backup software deployments.

"There is a huge opportunity for companies everywhere to go completely tapeless," said Frank Slootman, president and CEO of Data Domain. "Our deduplication technology drives the cost of disk down to that of tape. Customers get it. And partners like Nexus are expanding their businesses as a result. We are excited to have Nexus join the Data Domain Partner Program. We've experienced significant customer momentum with Nexus and are impressed with their ability to understand and create demand for Data Domain solutions. Their strong presence in the Midwest expands Data Domain's overall market coverage in the US."

Winthrop and Weinstine, a full-service commercial law firm, is among several Nexus customers who have chosen Data Domain.

"Winthrop & Weinstine engaged Nexus to assist with a new backup and recovery strategy. Nexus presented several solutions, but after a brief pilot of Data Domain's DD430 restorer appliances the decision was clear," said Craig Wilson, IS manager at Winthrop & Weinstine. "High availability of data is not optional in our business and Data Domain delivers more of a guarantee. We've never had a failure with Data Domain, whereas we often had failures with tape. In addition, our DD430s installed quickly and provided our management with a clear ROI proposition. Winthrop and Weinstine will save $10,000 annually on media alone by using Data Domain."

ABOUT NEXUS INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Nexus Information Systems, located in Plymouth, MN is a regional provider of technology solutions serving the needs of small-to-medium businesses (SMB), enterprise businesses and government/education clients by offering premium products and value-added services. Nexus Information Systems continually strives to deliver the highest standards of service, support and expertise to all its clients. Further information is available from the company's web site at www.nexusinfosys.com.

ABOUT DATA DOMAIN

Data Domain is the leading provider of Capacity Optimized Storage (COS) solutions, enabling reliable, cost-effective data protection for the enterprise. More than 375 companies worldwide use Data Domain's award-winning disk-based backup and recovery storage systems. Data Domain's Global Compression, data invulnerability and replication technologies offer breakthrough compression rates reducing the cost of disk-based backup and simplifying data recovery. Founded in 2001, Data Domain is a privately held company. For more information, visit Data Domain's web site at www.datadomain.com. Data Domain is headquartered at 3400 Hillview Avenue, Palo Alto, California 94304 and can be contacted by phone at 1-877-622-2587 or e-mail at sales@datadomain.com.

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