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DataDirect Networks Confirmed as The Market Leader For Worldwide High Performance Computing Storage

International Research Firm Intersect360 Research Issues HPC Storage Report, Highlights Widespread DataDirect Networks’ Technology Adoption

CHATSWORTH, CA — (March 30, 2011) — DataDirect Networks (DDN), the world’s largest privately-held information storage company, today announced a new confirmation of the company’s market and technology leadership across all areas of the high performance computing (HPC) marketplace.

This market position has been confirmed in a research report titled HPC User Site Census: Storage by leading research firm, Intersect360 Research, where DDN technology was confirmed as the most commonly deployed data storage technology by HPC customers.

“DDN is one of the leading vendors cited in our storage survey merely on the strength of its own brand as a worldwide HPC storage technology provider,” said Addison Snell, CEO of Intersect360 Research. “Considering its OEM storage provider relationship with other top-ten vendors such as IBM and SGI, it is apparent that DDN is the leading technology for the HPC storage market, by number of installations.”

As the leading supplier of scalable solutions for data intensive, grid and cloud computing applications for more than a decade, DDN has continuously delivered leading scalability, performance, power efficiency and minimal data center footprint for all HPC requirements, parallel file systems, and real time and archival scientific data applications. Offered by many leading global and local systems suppliers and integrators throughout the World, DDN’s best of breed solutions consistently provide the highest value to the marketplace.

“With a long history of deploying DDN technology for our supercomputing programs, the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility has enjoyed a collaborative and strong partnership with DDN as we work to use HPC to solve some of the world’s most difficult and important scientific problems in energy, engineering, and basic sciences,” said Buddy Bland, Leadership Computing Facility Project Director at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. “We congratulate DDN on attaining this position in the HPC marketplace.” Today’s news serves as a renewed validation of DDN’s market leadership, following other notable recent announcements, including:

  • DDN established a resounding leadership on the November Top500 list of the world’s fastest supercomputers; powering 57% of the top 100 and delivering more bandwidth to the list than all other storage providers combined
  • DDN’s SFA10000 system was the recipient of HPCWire Editors’ Choice Award for Storage in 2010
  • DDN technology powers the world’s fastest file system at CEA in France
  • Prominent customer and partner wins in 2011, such as Fujitsu, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, University of Wales, and more…

“At DDN we thrive on providing our customers with the most advanced solutions and technologies, in order to accelerate the rate of scientific discovery worldwide” said Alex Bouzari, CEO of DDN. “Today’s announcement shows once more that our decade long commitment to HPC continues to be validated by our customers and partners.”

For more information or to purchase this research report, please visit www.intersect360.com

About DataDirect Networks

DataDirect Networks (DDN) is the world’s largest privately held information storage company. We are the leading provider of data storage and processing solutions and 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 and 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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