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DataDirect Networks (DDN) is Named America’s Fastest Growing $200M+ Privately Held Computer Company by Inc. Magazine

Leadership in High-Growth Big Data Applications Propels DDN’s Inclusion on Prestigious List of Highest-Growth Private Companies for 3rd Consecutive Year

CHATSWORTH, CA, — (September 6, 2012) — DataDirect Networks (DDN™), the leader in massively scalable storage, today announced that it was recognized as the fastest growing computer hardware company with more than $200M in annual revenue in the recently released Inc. Magazine listing of America’s fastest growing private companies.

“Growing from our High Performance Computing roots, DDN has been developing unique solutions and expertise for Big Data, way before the term was even invented. This enables us to accelerate our tremendous growth trajectory,” said Alex Bouzari, CEO and cofounder, DDN. “Organizations around the world are seeking new methods of capturing, processing, storing and distributing Big Data across enterprise and cloud data centers — DDN has prepared for this market shift and is well-poised with best-in-class technology, a vibrant channel ecosystem, and an expert team of Big Data specialists.”

During the three year period from 2009 through 2011:

  • DDN grew its revenues 81%, more than any computer hardware company its size (or greater), reaching $226M in 2011;
  • Revenues grew by over $100M, establishing DDN as the only company to grow its business by over $100M in the same time period;
  • DDN’s worldwide team size grew 253%, enhancing our support to customers on every continent.

Continuing the company’s growth into 2012, DDN is making significant investments in staffing across offices all over the world. The company is currently advertising eighty open positions that are open for immediate staffing.

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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.

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