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Alex Bouzari, CEO and Co-Founder of DataDirect Networks (DDN), to Discuss High Growth and Leadership in the Technology Field of Big Data

CHATSWORTH, CA — (April 18, 2012) — DataDirect Networks (DDN), world leader in massively scalable data storage, today announced that Alex Bouzari, CEO and co-founder of DDN™, will participate in a panel discussion titled “Fast-Growing Companies: Creating Success In a Difficult Economy” at the California CEO Forum in Los Angeles at 7:30 AM on Wednesday, April 18.

Bouzari will discuss DDN’s vision of enabling organizations to maximize the value of their most valuable asset: Information, and how DDN has applied that vision, and a relentless focus on customer satisfaction, to quietly grow into the world’s largest privately held data storage company, named by Inc. magazine in 2010 and 2011 as one of the fastest-growing companies in America.

By developing technology which solves the 21st century challenges of massive data creation and complex information analytics — what many are calling the “Big Data Era,” and leveraging an extensive network of go-to-market partners which includes IBM, HP, Dell, and Sony, DDN has successfully deployed thousands of systems in enterprises, universities and government agencies worldwide.

Before co-founding DDN in 1998, Bouzari served as CEO of Personal Writer, Inc., and co-founder of MegaDrive Systems, Inc. He holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Engineering and Economics from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), with graduate studies in Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Stanford University.

For more information about the event, please visit www.calceoforum.com.

About DataDirect Networks

DataDirect Networks (DDN) is the world leader in massively scalable storage. We are the leading provider of data storage and processing solutions and professional services that enable content-rich and high growth IT environments to achieve the highest levels of systems scalability, efficiency and simplicity. DDN enables enterprises to extract value and deliver results from their information. Our customers include the world’s leading online content and social networking providers, high performance cloud and grid computing, life sciences, media production organizations and security & intelligence organizations.

Deployed in thousands of mission critical environments worldwide, DDN’s solutions have been designed, engineered and proven in the world’s most scalable data centers to ensure competitive business advantage for today’s information-powered enterprise.

For more information, go to datadirect.wpengine.com or call +1-800-TERABYTE (837-2298).

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