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CHATSWORTH, Calif., April 22, 2022 — DDN®, the global leader in artificial intelligence (AI) and multicloud data management solutions, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named DDN a best-in-class storage vendor in the Software-defined Storage category of its annual Storage 100 list. The Storage 100 list honors vendors that provide innovative products and services to the IT channel.

With the pace of data growth accelerating, businesses in every market recognize that intelligent data solutions for data-centric AI, analytics and insight are essential to operate, succeed and grow in today’s real-time, connected world. DDN solutions like NexentaStor, the leading software-defined storage solution on the market, is primed for enterprises requiring intelligent solutions that deliver performance, scalability and comprehensive storage management.

“DDN is committed to supporting our channel partners with their current workflows and future advancements by not only providing legacy products, but also new portfolio solutions,” said Kimberly Moran-Blad, head of Field and Channel Marketing, DDN. “DDN’s place on the Storage 100 List is a testament to the evolution of expertise, learned over the course of the past 20 years, to simplify the complex IT infrastructure for customers and bring intelligence to challenging workflows.”

CRN’s Storage 100 list is selected by a panel of CRN editors and recognizes vendors across software-defined storage, data protection, data management, and storage components. The vendors recognized on the 2022 Storage 100 list were selected because of their demonstrated commitment to developing cutting-edge technology and building strategic partnerships. The list acts as a resource for solution providers from the IT channel that are looking for vendors with industry-leading offerings to form the basis of cutting-edge solutions.

“CRN’s Storage 100 list celebrates the vendors that bring innovative technology to the IT channel at a time when the importance and prevalence of data has never been greater, regardless of company size,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “We are honored to recognize their contributions as the leading players in storage technology for 2022.”

The CRN® Storage 100 list will be featured in the April 2022 issue of CRN® Magazine and can be found online at

About DDN

DDN is the world’s largest private data storage company and the leading provider of intelligent technology and infrastructure solutions for Enterprise At Scale, AI and analytics, HPC, government, and academia customers. Through its DDN and Tintri divisions, the company delivers AI, Data Management software and hardware solutions, and unified analytics frameworks to solve complex business challenges for data-intensive, global organizations. DDN provides its enterprise customers with the most flexible, efficient and reliable data storage solutions for on-premises and multi-cloud environments at any scale. Over the last two decades, DDN has established itself as the data management provider of choice for over 11,000 enterprises, government, and public-sector customers, including many of the world’s leading financial services firms, life science organizations, manufacturing and energy companies, research facilities, and web and cloud service providers.

About The Channel Company

The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers, and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequalled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. Follow The Channel Company: Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.


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