Industry Veteran Pascal Barbolosi Joins DDN as Company Accelerates Worldwide Adoption of its Big Data Solutions

Former Bull and SGI exec joins as company as Vice President of EMEA

CHATSWORTH, CA, — (August 29, 2012) — DataDirect Networks (DDN™), the leader in massively scalable storage, has appointed Pascal Barbolosi to the position of Vice President, EMEA. Barbolosi is responsible for managing and scaling the company’s operations as it grows to meet increasing market demand for its Big Data- and content-optimized solutions across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

“Across Europe and around the world, DDN is positioned as a global pioneer and the market leader in massively scalable storage solutions that enable organizations to maximize the value of their information,” said Erwan Menard, Chief Operating Officer, DDN. “Now with presence in Paris, London, Dusseldorf, Dubai and the opening of our international headquarters in Dublin, we are confident that Pascal’s leadership and experience will further accelerate our regional Big Data leadership and move the company to the next level in EMEA.”

Barbolosi joins DDN from Bull, where he held the global role of Vice President, Extreme Computing, leading Bull’s High Performance Computing (HPC) business unit. Prior to Bull, Barbalosi held various senior roles at SGI over a 15-year period, culminating in the position of Managing Director Southern EMEA. Earlier this year Barbolosi was named one of HPCWire’s “People to Watch in 2012,” along with DDN CEO Alex Bouzari and other key industry figures.

Barbolosi and DDN’s media team will meet customers and partners at IBC 2012 on DDN Stand 7.C30.

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DataDirect Networks (DDN) is the world leader in massively scalable storage. We are the leading provider of data storage and processing solutions and professional 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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