Inc. Magazine Names DataDirect Networks As Fastest Growing Private Data Infrastructure Provider

Three-year Stellar Growth Makes DDN the Only Enterprise Storage Company to Make Prestigious Inc. 5000 List

CHATSWORTH, CA — (September 10, 2010) — DataDirect Networks (DDN), the leading data infrastructure provider for the world’s most scalable, content-intensive enterprises, today announced its inclusion in the 2010 Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.

DDN ranked fourth on the list among all computer hardware vendors. DDN was also the only enterprise storage vendor to make the 2010 list, which during its 29 years of publication by Inc. has included nearly every major corporation to emerge in the United States during that time.

“Our inclusion as the only storage provider in the Inc. 5000 is a testament to our continued delivery of business-solving solutions on the cutting edge of the technology industry,” said Alex Bouzari, CEO and co-founder, DataDirect Networks. “The explosive growth of videos, photos, 3-D modeling, and other types of unstructured content requires new, powerful systems to store, distribute, and manage data. DDN foresaw this shift in the market a decade ago and is now experiencing significant growth.”

Over the last decade, DDN has built technology that makes it possible to store and access revolutionary amounts of unstructured information – enabling organizations worldwide to achieve breakthrough progress in every field of endeavor. The company’s customers include many Fortune 500 companies, 47 of the world’s 100 fastest supercomputers, and hundreds of rich media organizations. The company’s customers also include some of the most prominent organizations active in video surveillance, life sciences, cloud computing, and other capacity and bandwidth-intensive applications.

“We are very pleased to be included in this prestigious list,” said Bouzari. “DDN is uniquely positioned on the cusp of a new era in computing – an era where it is no longer about storing and retrieving data, but about managing and providing access to information globally. DDN has the technology, the partnerships and the scale to meet and exceed these needs in every dimension.”