Netapp, No, EMC Purchases Data Domain!

Update – July 9th, 2009: Well, it looks like EMC won the bidding war! Data Domain has cancelled their agreement with Netapp and they have agreed to be purchased by EMC for $2.4B. Full story here:

Update – July 6th, 2009: According to, EMC has raised its offer for Data Domain to $2.1B. Full story is here:
EMC raises offer for Data Domain to $2.1B

It seems like a lot of companies are being purchased recently. Well, add Data Domain to that list, recently announced that they will be purchased by NetApp, for approximately $1.5B! = Press Release = FAQ Regarding Acquisition = Presentation Regarding Acquisition

Data Domain – New Features

Some Data Domain New Features in Software version 4.5.3:

    10 GB Ethernet
    Dual path connectivity to expansion shelves (in available systems)
    Retention Lock (for compliance purposes)
    Automatic detection of tape markers (useful when multiple backup software tools are used)
    Enhanced CIFS ACLs