DataDirect Networks (DDN), Technology Leader of the Big Data Storage and Cloud Computing Era, Recognized as One of the Fastest-Growing Companies in Los Angeles for Second Consecutive Year

Continued technology innovation and global expansion maintains significant growth for DDN as worldwide surge in data creation continues to accelerate

CHATSWORTH, CA — (December 23, 2011) — DataDirect Networks (DDN), the world’s largest privately held information storage company, today announced that the company has been named for the second year in a row as one of the 100 fastest-growing private companies in the Los Angeles area—the second largest metropolitan region in the United States—by the Los Angeles Business Journal. DDN was one of only 14 companies on the list with more than $150M in annual revenue.

“We are very pleased to again be recognized as one of the fastest-growing companies in greater Los Angeles,” said Alex Bouzari, CEO and cofounder, DataDirect Networks. “In today’s era of Big Data and Cloud Computing, organizations are seeking to derive maximum value from the massive amount of information they have to process every day, and DDN delivers the products and technology to help them do just that. Around the world, our solutions are helping scientists achieve important discoveries, businesses bring best-selling products to market faster and more profitably, governments reduce crime, and consumers experience more fun and life-like entertainment. It is a very exciting time to be in the field of technology, and we are thrilled to be at the center of it.”

The award marks the latest in a series of honors for DDN. In addition to inclusion in the Los Angeles Business Journal listing, DDN was recognized by IDC as the world’s largest private storage systems company and was recently named America’s fastest-growing computer company with more than $100 million in annual revenue by Inc. Magazine. DDN’s products were also recognized as its Storage Fusion Architecture™ (SFA) received the HPCwire Editors’ Choice Award for “Best HPC Storage Product or Technology.”

DDN’s continued growth in 2011 was driven by an expansion of its customer base in Big Data and Cloud Computing, product line growth, and its network of resellers which includes IBM, HP, Dell and hundreds of others in 49 countries around the world.

DDN Hiring in the Los Angeles Area and Worldwide

DDN is hiring to keep pace with its rapid worldwide growth and is seeking qualified candidates for a wide variety of positions in sales, engineering, marketing and other functions in the U.S. and worldwide. Visit for the latest openings.

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 & 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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