SOURCE: DataDirect Networks

DataDirect Networks

December 01, 2009 08:00 ET

DataDirect Networks Expands Management Team to Capture Surging Demand in Extreme Data Storage Markets

Experienced Sales Leader From Isilon, Blackwave to Accelerate Sales and Expand Growth in Fast-Growing Vertical Segments

CHATSWORTH, CA--(Marketwire - December 1, 2009) - Building upon a recent surge in business and a record financial quarter, DataDirect Networks, Inc. (DDN), the data infrastructure provider for the most extreme, content-intensive environments in the world, today announced the beginning of a strategic growth plan which will involve salesforce expansion across the world. To commence this initiative, DataDirect Networks announces the hiring of David Feldman as Vice President of Commercial Sales. In his role, Mr. Feldman will spearhead the company's initiatives around rapidly expanding application segments that are experiencing a surge in data growth, such as corporate backup and archive, Web 2.0 and cloud storage, digital surveillance, media and entertainment and life sciences.

Prior to joining DataDirect Networks, Mr. Feldman led several sales teams in high-growth start-up companies and fostered rapid growth in market share. As a Senior Sales Director at Isilon, Mr. Feldman was responsible for overseeing a sales team that grew to manage over $70 million of annual revenue. Most recently, Mr. Feldman served as Worldwide Vice President of Sales at Blackwave, where he ran all aspects of business and sales force development.

"Extreme Storage requirements are no longer the domain of the niche storage marketplace. DDN technology has been proven throughout the world's most demanding environments and is now in high demand across a broad array of very high-growth industry segments," said Paul Bloch, President of DataDirect Networks. "We are entering an exciting time in DataDirect Networks history and we welcome Dave as he and his growing staff will be critical to our growth effort. Dave's experience in the content and unstructured data marketplace is ideally suited to help take DDN to the next level."

"Extreme Storage technology from DataDirect Networks is uniquely designed to simplify the scale-out of data storage environments with maximum ease, value and power efficiency," said David Feldman. "DDN today powers many of the world's most demanding commercial environments. I look forward to introducing the benefits of DDN technology to new content-intensive customers and markets as people learn how Extreme Storage can enable their businesses."

About DataDirect Networks

DataDirect Networks, Inc. is the data infrastructure provider for the most extreme, content-intensive environments in the world -- including the largest online gaming and music sites, social networking applications developers, photo and video sharing services, high performance computing environments, and more than 450 broadcast and post-production facilities around the globe. Having delivered over 250 petabytes of Extreme Storage systems worldwide, the company's storage technology delivers massive throughput, scalable capacity, consistency, efficiency and data integrity for today's extremely competitive and evolving markets. Founded in 1998, DataDirect Networks serves customers through its global partnerships with Dell, IBM, Sony and other industry leaders; and through its offices in Europe, India, Asia Pacific, Japan and throughout the U.S. For more information, go to or call +1-800-TERABYTE (837-2298).

DataDirect Networks, the DataDirect Networks logo, Silicon Storage Architecture, S2A, Web Object Scaler and Storage Fusion Architecture are trademarks of DataDirect Networks. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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