ETI-NET Qualifies Data Domain Products for Use With BackBox Virtual Tape

SANTA CLARA, CA — (MARKET WIRE) — October 13, 2006 — Data Domain, the leading provider of Enterprise Protection Storage systems for disk backup and network-based disaster recovery, and ETI-NET, a specialized developer of storage interfaces for multi-vendor data centers, today announced a partnership to deliver advanced data protection solutions for HP NonStop servers.
A joint engineering effort between the companies has resulted in the adaptation and qualification of Data Domain’s disk-based compression technologies with ETI-NET EZX/BackBox virtual tape controllers to enable high-performance storage of large amounts of mission critical NonStop backup data. The combined solution brings significant operational flexibility to NonStop system users, who can now maintain cost-effective access to massive amounts of historic data as well as implementing advanced cross-data center business continuity architectures.
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. The combined solution, implemented by ETI-NET, leverages the company’s depth of experience with the NonStop computer platform and familiarity with the demanding expectations of the NonStop user base. With this partnership, ETI-NET will market and sell Data Domain products and solutions as a bundle with their EZX/BackBox virtual tape controllers.
“The value proposition associated with the Data Domain / ETI-NET collaboration is a very efficient, easily implemented, non-disruptive solution that brings the latest data protection technologies to the NonStop user community,” said Phil Menzies, director of product management of ETI-NET. “This specialized market has not had access to what our two companies are now able to offer on a combined basis. Together, Data Domain and ETI-NET will help these users overcome narrowing backup windows, implement cost-effective disaster recovery, and eliminate the need for physical tape.”
David Schneider, vice president of worldwide sales for Data Domain, said, “ETI-NET is a specialist in the market for HP NonStop backup solutions. By creating a turnkey solution that incorporates ETI-NET’s EZX/BackBox interface for this platform with Data Domain’s market leading disk backup and network-based disaster recovery products, NonStop users not only get a great cutting edge data protection solution specifically geared for their needs, they also reap the benefits of working with an integrator that’s uniquely experienced with their system platform.”

About ETI-NET
ETI-NET develops products which help customers manage the complexities of multi-vendor computer systems. ETI-NET products are designed to easily integrate storage resources from dissimilar computers and provide cost-effective consolidation and management of backup and archiving operations. With a product development center in Montreal, Canada and field operations centers in Boca Raton, Florida and San Mateo, California, ETI-NET has been shipping products for NonStop systems since 1987. ETI-NET supports customers worldwide and can be contacted by phone at 1-800-546-9101 or by email at information@etinet.com. To learn more about ETI-NET, visit www.etinet.com.

About Data Domain
Data Domain is the leading provider of Enterprise Protection Storage systems for disk backup and network-based disaster recovery. Over 500 companies worldwide use Data Domain’s award-winning solutions to reduce backup costs and simplify their data recovery. Data Domain’s Global Compression™, data invulnerability and replication technologies offer breakthrough data reduction rates that enable new efficiencies in enterprise data protection. Only Data Domain can deliver the performance, reliability and scalability to address the data protection needs of enterprises of all sizes. Data Domain’s products and solutions integrate seamlessly into customers’ existing infrastructure and are compatible with all leading enterprise backup software products. To find out more about Data Domain, visit www.datadomain.com. Data Domain is headquartered at 2300 Central Expressway, Santa Clara, CA 95050 and can be contacted by phone at 1-866-933-3873 or by e-mail at sales@datadomain.com.
Note: Data Domain and Global Compression are registered trademarks of Data Domain, Inc. ETI-NET and EZX/BackBox are registered trademarks of ETI-NET, Inc. All other brands, products, service names, trademarks or registered service marks are used to identify the products or services of their respective owners.