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DataDirect Networks to Speak at XGen Congress, the Premier Conference for Next-Generation Genomic Technologies

Storage Experts to Discuss Challenges and Solutions for High-Throughput Sequencing and Next-Generation Cloud Storage Initiatives

CHATSWORTH, CA — (Marketwire – March 10, 2010) — DataDirect Networks, Inc. (DDN) the data infrastructure provider for the most extreme, content-intensive environments in the world, today announced its participation in the world’s premier conference for sequencing data storage and analysis – the Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s XGen Conference, held on March 15-19 in San Diego.

Around the world, next-generation gene sequencing and analysis methods have introduced substantial data management challenges into the life sciences research center. DDN solutions answer this challenge by providing unrivaled levels of storage performance, archive capacity, energy efficiency and data protection. These challenges and solutions will be discussed by DDN at the XGen Conference. DDN is an established leader in scalable life sciences data storage solutions – having delivered to dozens of the world’s leading genomics, pharmaceutical and biotechnical research environments. More information on DDN solutions for life sciences can be found at datadirect.wpengine.com/industries/life-sciences/.

The company will participate in two key storage sessions at the conference:

Vice President of Marketing Jeff Denworth will speak on March 16 at 7:30 AM, to deliver a talk titled: “Solutions for High-throughput Sequencing, Mass Spectrometry, and Genomic Archives”

On March 17 at 8:15 AM Chris Williams, DDN product manager for cloud storage solutions, will host a roundtable titled: “Solving Performance and Availability with Content Scale-Out”

About the XGen Conference

Sponsored by Cambridge Healthtech Institute, X-Gen features five conferences demonstrating the unique cross-fertilization of established genomic technologies, including Sequencing Data Storage and Analysis: Deciphering the Data Deluge. More information can be found at www.healthtech.com/xgn.