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Data Domain to Support Nearline Storage

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Data Domain (NASDAQ: DDUP), the leading provider of Deduplication Storage systems, today announced a new version of its file system software that significantly broadens system support for a wide range of nearline workloads and use cases beyond its core data protection markets. Unlike traditional nearline systems using SATA/RAID or tape, or niche solutions such as VTL or CAS, Data Domain systems provide unified, deduplicated, self-protecting storage for the broad spectrum of nearline applications.

With this new Data Domain OS 4.3 release, customers have an opportunity to deploy Data Domain deduplication storage more broadly as a storage tier for nearline file storage, backup, disaster recovery and long term retention of enterprise data for reference, litigation support and regulatory compliance. The new software release features file system enhancements such as integrated, deduplicated snapshots for extreme efficiency in point-in-time versioning, deduplicated snapshot replication, and support for the many millions of files required by these applications. Based on Data Domains high-speed deduplication, and integrated Data Invulnerability Architecture for resilience, the new software release will continue to provide the same award winning support for backup and recovery that has won Data Domain more than a thousand customers worldwide, only now it can be shared by many more applications.

In addition to native NAS-style support for scripted or copy-and-paste archive data movement, Data Domain is also partnering with leading nearline application vendors to ensure easy integration to existing archive environments. Data Domain has qualified its systems with leading archive applications including CommVault’s Data and Email Archiver, EMC‘s DiskXtender and EmailXtender, Symantec’s Enterprise Vault and Atempo’s Time Navigator Archive and Archive Server.

"We believe that Data Domain is an excellent solution for storing what we call persistent data, which is data that is rarely changed," said Tony Asaro, senior analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group. "The end users we talk to have 60 to 80% of persistent data residing on their primary storage. Moving persistent data from primary storage to a space efficient and easy to manage storage system provides extreme value including reducing capital costs, extending retention periods, and addresses power, cooling and floor space issues. Data Domain has been doing this all along with backup and now they have extended their reach to other applications and have added important features such as snapshots to provide greater value. This move opens up whole new markets for Data Domain."

Data Domain Inc.