SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Data Domain (DDUP - News), a leading provider of Enterprise Protection Storage systems for disk backup and network-based disaster recovery, today announced that leading data backup software providers Atempo, BakBone, CA, EMC and Symantec have certified Data Domain's Virtual Tape Library (VTL) software option for use with their backup offerings.
The Data Domain certifications for Atempo Time Navigator, BakBone NetVault: Backup, CA ARCserve Backup, EMC NetWorker, and both Veritas NetBackup and Backup Exec from Symantec allow customers to easily incorporate Data Domain's high speed inline data deduplication solutions into their existing backup environment. With Data Domain's VTL option, customers operating in Fibre Channel-based environments are able to deploy Data Domain's Enterprise Protection Storage systems for faster, more reliable backup and recovery of data and deploy network-based disaster recovery (DR).
Data Domain allows customers to use both the VTL interface and Data Domain's existing NAS-style Ethernet-based file system interfaces simultaneously. The Data Domain VTL also incorporates full support for Data Domain's Replicator software, so deduplicated virtual tape images can be automatically vaulted across the WAN using minimal bandwidth to an offsite location for disaster recovery, remote office data protection and multi-site tape consolidation. With Data Domain's high-speed inline deduplication technology, WAN vaulting of data can begin at the inception of the backup process, versus after the completion of backup and deduplication, so customers achieve faster time to DR.
"Since announcing the industry's first deduplicating VTL system in early 2006, we've been diligently working with leading backup software providers to further expand the flexibility of Data Domain's solution for our customers," said Brian Biles, co-founder and vice president of product management. "Our VTL option gives customers in Fibre Channel environments the power to move off of traditional tape and leverage all the benefits of disk backup and Data Domain's data deduplication technologies."
Data Domain Inc.