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DataDirect Networks' (DDN) Big Data Storage Technology Powers More Than 60 Percent of the World's 100 Fastest Computers

Worldwide HPC Storage Leader Delivers More Bandwidth to the TOP500 HPC Fastest Computers in the World Than All Other Vendors Combined (December 23, 2011)

CHATSWORTH, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/23/11 -- DataDirect Networks (DDN), the world's largest privately held information storage company, today announced continued HPC market leadership in providing high performance, high capacity, massively scalable storage systems to the largest global supercomputers, as ranked by the November 2011 edition of the TOP500® list, available at

The latest TOP500 reveals a remarkable 50 percent year-over-year increase in the number of petaflops powered by DDN among listed systems, underscoring the company's continued global leadership expanding in servicing Big Data, cloud and data-intensive applications. Furthermore, DDN storage technology now powers TOP500 computing on every inhabited continent as its worldwide sales and support coverage continues to expand.

"As our customers continue to develop new and transformative advances in medicine, research, entertainment, social media, and many other areas, DDN is honored to be selected as the storage and information technology of choice which helps make it all possible," said Alex Bouzari, CEO and cofounder, DataDirect Networks. "We are very pleased that forward-thinking leaders and luminaries at the world's top supercomputing sites entrust DDN with powering the systems that drive their revolutionary research."

DDN is also the leading Lustre and GPFS storage platform of choice for the majority of the TOP500, powering many of the largest HPC file system deployments as well as scalable archive and visualization systems which support these supercomputers.

"DDN's ongoing leadership in the Top500 is indicative of the industry's trust in DDN to provide high performance data management at scale, including the leading parallel file systems," said Addison Snell, CEO, Intersect360 Research. "For more than a decade, DDN has built solutions for the highest levels of performance and scalability, and as a result they have become one of the important vendors in an era defined by an unprecedented surge in data-intensive computing."

DDN's relentless focus for over a decade on solving the toughest problems in computing and Big Data has made it the de facto choice for builders of leading-edge supercomputers. DDN plays a mission-critical role in industries such as oil and gas, financial services, design simulation and life science and research, enabling advanced scientific insight and powering breakthroughs in medicine, physics, energy and defense.

DDN's customers include many of the world's largest data-intensive computing and content service organizations. Inc. Magazine recently named DDN as America's fastest growing private computer company with more than $100 million in annual revenue.

DDN Hiring in the U.S. 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 US 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 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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