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Data Domain, Luminex Partner

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Data Domain, a leading provider of Enterprise Protection Storage systems for disk backup and network-based disaster recovery, and Luminex Software, a leading developer of mainframe connectivity,
channel gateway, storage and data distribution products, today
announced that they have partnered to deliver solutions that allow
mainframe users to reap the benefits of data deduplication for
tape-free, disk-based backup and WAN vaulting of backup data for DR.
By combining Data Domain appliances with Luminex's Channel Gateway
products, mainframe users can reduce or eliminate their reliance on
tape systems and implement advanced data protection processes.

Luminex Channel Gateways enable FICON and ESCON mainframe protocol
and virtual tape connectivity to open systems Ethernet and Fibre
Channel storage systems. Data Domain's enterprise protection storage
systems use Ethernet or Fibre Channel to connect into the IT
infrastructure. Shoden Data Systems has successfully integrated the
vendors' solutions and deployed a mainframe environment data
protection solution for a leading retail company in the Republic of
South Africa.

"The combination of Luminex and Data Domain technologies opens the
door for mainframe users to deploy tape-free data protection
solutions in their environments and realize the benefits of data
deduplication technology," said Mark Slade, director of business
development for Shoden Data Systems. "Our client was able to
eliminate a tape-based backup and disaster recovery solution that was
extremely costly and time consuming to manage. The Luminex/Data
Domain solution was much faster, highly reliable and simple to
install, and our client no longer has exposure to the inherent risks
associated with physical removal of tapes for offsite storage."

Data Domain Inc. (Nasdaq: DDUP)

Luminex Software Inc.