Data Domain Boosts Performance With OS Upgrade

New software release boosts backup throughput 50-100% across current product line

March 3, 2009

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Data Domain, Inc. (Nasdaq: DDUP), the leading provider of deduplication storage systems, today announced the availability of its new platform operating software, accelerating the backup throughput of its current product line up to 100% from initial product specifications without any additional hardware or disk provisioning. With a simple software upgrade, Data Domain is delivering new levels of performance across all systems and customer types -- from demanding data center environments to remote offices at the edge. Users can reduce backup windows and benefit from faster time-to-DR synch when replicating. The new Data Domain operating system software, DD OS 4.6, is available now at no extra charge to existing Data Domain users with standard system support agreements.

The Data Domain operating system uses its proprietary Stream Informed Segment LayoutTM (SISL) technology to achieve high throughput while minimizing system and disk hardware. SISL is CPU-centric and software-based. This means that without the use of additional controllers, compression hardware or extra disk, continuous improvement in software can have an enormous effect on throughput rates and delivered value over time.

While performance can increase on all systems across all protocols, large data centers using Data Domain's flagship DD690 system with Veritas NetBackup OpenStorage (OST) by Symantec and 10 Gb Ethernet, can now support accelerated backup throughput of up to 750 MB/s, or 2.7 TB / hour. This is approximately 90% faster than the DD690's best throughput when introduced in May 2008. This new benchmark was established with the minimum DD690 configuration of 2 disk shelves and benefits from extra tuning and parallelism possible with this combination of fabric and software.

"The old arguments are no longer valid," said Tony Asaro, Senior Consultant and Founder of the INI Group. "Data Domain's performance challenges the high-end VTL systems and they are going to keep getting better. Additionally, their performance crushes the inline versus post process dedupe debate. If you think about it, Data Domain stores data faster deduplicated than many solutions can just get data to disk."

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