Data domain selects Chelsio’s high performance 10gbe adapters



SUNNYVALE, CA – May 28, 2008 – Chelsio Communications, Inc., the leading provider of 10-Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) adapters and ASIC solutions, today announced its 10GbE Unified Wire adapters have been selected by Data Domain as the high performance Ethernet interconnect option for its recently introduced DD690, the industry’s highest performance inline deduplication storage system for backup and other nearline storage applications.

Data Domain is the leading provider of deduplication storage systems. Chelsio’s family of S310 10GbE Storage Accelerators, the industry’s highest performance 10GbE adapter, is fully qualified and available today from Data Domain.

With the introduction of our new high-end DD690, Data Domain needed a 10GbE interconnect that could deliver the speed and reliability to meet the demands of large enterprise implementations – and we chose Chelsio, said Jay Anderson, director of platform engineering for Data Domain. Chelsio was able to meet our stringent qualification requirements and their product achieves exceptional throughput levels.

We are pleased to be selected by Data Domain to deliver the high performance interconnect for the DD690 deduplication system,” said Kianoosh Naghshineh, president and CEO of Chelsio. Our 10GbE Unified Wire solution boosts I/O performance to new levels and will help make Data Domain a strong platform for cost-effective storage to manage massive data growth.  The availability of the 10GbE option by a leading storage company like Data Domain indicates the kind of market momentum this technology is gaining worldwide.

About Data Domain
Data Domain® is the leading provider of deduplication storage systems. Over 1800 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 is headquartered at 2421 Mission College Blvd., Santa Clara, CA 95054 and can be contacted by phone at 1-866-933-3873 or by e-mail at

About Chelsio Communications, Inc.
Chelsio Communications is leading the convergence of networking, storage and clustering interconnects with its robust, high-performance and proven unified wire technology.  Featuring a highly scalable and programmable architecture, Chelsio is shipping 10-Gigabit Ethernet and multi-port Gigabit Ethernet adapter cards, delivering the low latency and superior throughput required for high-performance computing applications.  For more information, visit the company online at


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