Mainframe Users Gain Improved Data Protection

Wayne County RESA Replaces Tape in Favor of Virtual Tape Backup and DR with Data Deduplication

LITTLE FALLS, NJ, RIVERSIDE, Calif., and SANTA CLARA, Calif. — June 22, 2009 INNOVATION Data Processing, LUMINEX and Data Domain, Inc. (Nasdaq: DDUP) announced today that their combined offerings are in production at enterprise mainframe data centers and can provide customers with simplified and cost-effective tapeless backup and disaster recovery (DR) solutions. Users of the combined solution have reported significant improvement in Recovery Time Objectives (RTOs) and Recovery Point Objectives (RPOs), along with substantial capital cost and operating expense reductions.

LUMINEX provides the Channel Gateway solution necessary to enable mainframe users to deploy Data Domain deduplication storage in their enterprise environments. The two companies have established a broad base of successful, field-proven deployments, many of which have included data protection and business continuance software solutions by INNOVATION Data Processing. With INNOVATION’s FDR/UPSTREAM solution, mainframe users can also backup their open systems data through their LUMINEX/Data Domain/INNOVATION mainframe data protection infrastructure, which can extend the benefits of virtual tape backup and data deduplication technologies across their entire environment.

Michigan-based Wayne County Regional Educational Service Agency (RESA), serves more than 34 school districts within the eighth most populous county in the U.S. The agency’s data center operation, including both mainframe and open systems, has successfully combined its storage infrastructure using an integrated solution from INNOVATION, Data Domain and LUMINEX.

“We completely replaced our physical tape infrastructure for backup and DR, except quarterly backups, with the LUMINEX Channel Gateway using Data Domain deduplication storage,” stated Wendy Dyke, System Programmer, Wayne County RESA. “We use INNOVATION’s FDR/UPSTREAM product on the mainframe to backup our open-systems servers. We were very impressed with how well the teams at INNOVATION Data Processing, LUMINEX and Data Domain work together. They optimized the solution to achieve deduplication and compression rates for our full backups that are extraordinary. Now we have a simplified and common business recovery plan that requires no operator intervention or physical tape and we improved our Recovery Time Objective.”

Company executives at LUMINEX, Data Domain and INNOVATION believe that their combined solutions provide mainframe and mixed environment enterprises with the opportunity to overcome long-standing barriers to effective data protection processes.

“Working with INNOVATION Data Processing has been a great experience. INNOVATION’s mainframe storage products are widely used in the industry and their customers clearly want to eliminate the enormous capital costs, footprint, operating expenses and lost tape security exposures associated with tape,” said Art Tolsma, CEO, LUMINEX. “The growing base of INNOVATION users upgrading to LUMINEX mainframe virtual tape with Data Domain deduplication storage speaks volumes about how well our companies work together and the opportunity to move mainframe customers to a tapeless mainframe infrastructure.”

“Our customers asked us to integrate our data protection and business continuance software with the LUMINEX and Data Domain solution. Many customers have both open systems and mainframes in their data centers and there was a strong desire to deploy a unified enterprise solution that would support both environments,” said Thomas Meehan, INNOVATION Data Processing Vice President, Advance Technology. “We support both open systems and mainframe backup as well as replicated DR. Experience with actual production data from customers shows that the deduplication rates based on the combined LUMINEX and Data Domain solution are quite striking. Clearly this LUMINEX and Data Domain solution can deliver great value. Our entire suite of INNOVATION business resiliency solutions stands ready to leverage this value for all of our mainframe and enterprise customers.”

Beth White, Vice President of Marketing for Data Domain, said “This combination of technologies is exciting news for mainframe enterprises. Data Domain and LUMINEX have been helping mainframe users shed the inefficiencies of tape infrastructure since 2006, establishing a field-proven record of successful implementations. With the addition of INNOVATION, mixed environments can consolidate their entire data protection infrastructure and reap the benefits of highly automated disk-based backup and DR with data deduplication.”


INNOVATION Data Processing is a leading international provider of enterprise data protection, business continuance and storage resource management solutions satisfying customer business resiliency requirements and information security concerns since 1972. Combining high performance design with non-disruptive virtualization technology, easy to use and extremely reliable backup, recovery, data replication and privileged information protection, INNOVATION solutions eliminate business downtime while addressing data security concerns. Actively partnering with other leading storage technology vendors, to ensure the technological currency of their solutions, INNOVATION is the choice of thousands of enterprise customers around the world for their business resiliency needs.

For additional information on INNOVATION solutions and their ability to meet your business resiliency demand for non-disruptive business data protection, business continuance and storage resource management, call 973-890-7300, e-mail or visit


LUMINEX Software is a leading developer and provider of disk-based mainframe virtual tape products and technologies. LUMINEX Channel Gateways allow mainframe enterprise users to take full advantage of the benefits of Modern Mainframe Virtual Tape with deduplication solutions from Data Domain to eliminate physical tape for backup and recovery, improve RTO and RPO, dramatically lower capital and operating costs and improve data security. With the LUMINEX Channel Gateways, enterprises can now have a single backup and recovery program for their mainframe and open systems data. To find out more about LUMINEX and its modern mainframe virtual tape solutions, visit LUMINEX is headquartered at 871 Marlborough Ave., Riverside, CA 92507 and can be contacted at 1-888.LUMINEX or by e-mail at

About Data Domain

Data Domain® is the leading provider of deduplication storage systems. Thousands of companies worldwide have purchased Data Domain systems to reduce storage costs and simplify data management. Data Domain delivers the performance, reliability and scalability to address the data protection and nearline storage needs of enterprises of all sizes. Data Domain products integrate into existing customer infrastructures and are compatible with leading enterprise backup and archive software products. To find out more about Data Domain, visit

Data Domain Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements including; "With the addition of INNOVATION, mixed environments can consolidate their entire data protection infrastructure and reap the benefits of highly automated disk-based backup and DR with data deduplication”; “With INNOVATION’s FDR/UPSTREAM solution, mainframe users can also backup their open systems data through their LUMINEX/Data Domain/INNOVATION mainframe data protection infrastructure, which can extend the benefits of virtual tape backup and data deduplication technologies across their entire environment.”; and regarding our ability to reduce the amount of stored back-up data and associated storage costs and to provide faster access to data and advanced levels of data protection; and other statements identified by forward-looking words such as "anticipated," "believed," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "should," "will" and "would" or similar words. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, as well as assumptions that, if they do not fully materialize or prove incorrect, could cause our results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties include: the impact of the global recession and continuing weakening of general economic and market conditions and customer budgets for information technology spending; our ability to react to trends and challenges in our business and the markets in which we operate; our ability to anticipate market needs or develop new or enhanced products to meet those needs; market acceptance of our products; our ability to scale our distribution channels; our ability to recruit and retain personnel; our ability to compete in our industry; our ability to maintain and expand relationships with technology partners; our ability to protect our intellectual property; shortages or price fluctuations in our supply chain and the performance of our contract manufacturer; general political, economic and market conditions and events; and other risks and uncertainties described in the "Risk Factors" section of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2008 and our other documents filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to us as of the date hereof, and we assume no obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

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