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Fortune Global 200 CIO Joins Advisory Board of DataDirect Networks (DDN), World’s Largest Privately Held Storage Company

Industry Thought Leader and GlaxoSmithKline CIO Bill Louv Joins DDN Team to Assist in DDN’s Strategic Expansion in Cloud and Big Data & Data-Intensive Global Markets

CHATSWORTH, CA — (October 7, 2011) — DataDirect Networks (DDN), the world’s largest privately held information storage company, today announced the addition of Bill Louv to its Advisory Board. Louv currently serves as Chief Information officer and Senior Vice President of Core Business Services of GlaxoSmithKline, a Fortune Global 200 Company with over $44 Billion in annual revenue.

“We are delighted to have an industry visionary and strategic thinker such as Bill Louv join the DDN Advisory Board,” said Alex Bouzari, CEO and cofounder, DataDirect Networks. “Bill’s deep understanding of global IT, business intelligence and analytics tools brings tremendous value to DDN’s strategic expansion into data-driven markets on a global scale.”

DDN’s customers include 60 percent of the world’s Top 50 fastest supercomputers and many other high performance computing leaders, as well as leading Web companies, media organizations, and security and intelligence organizations. DDN was recently named America’s fastest growing computer company with more than $100 million in annual revenue by Inc. Magazine.

“DDN is on the leading edge of a revolution that is redefining how we capture, process and gain insight from data,” Louv said. “For more than a decade, DDN has been a beacon for organizations in every industry wanting to push the boundaries of what can be accomplished with the massive amount of information they produce, and I am tremendously pleased to join the Advisory Board as big data becomes democratized across all of the enterprise.”

Prior to joining GlaxoSmithKline, Louv held leadership positions at Marion Merrell Dow, including Vice President of Global Statistics and Clinical Data Management. He has also served as Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Alabama School of Public Health and as Member of Technical Staff, Signaling Systems Engineering for Bell Labs.

Louv holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the College of William and Mary, and Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Statistics from the University of Florida.

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.

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