SOURCE: DataDirect Networks

DataDirect Networks

September 23, 2010 11:15 ET

DataDirect Networks Appoints Bret Weber as Vice President of OEM Division

Industry Innovator Hired to Evangelize and Expand OEM Business and Focus Roadmap on Resolving Key Storage Challenges

CHATSWORTH, CA--(Marketwire - September 23, 2010) -  DataDirect Networks (DDN), the leading data infrastructure provider for the world's most scalable, content-intensive enterprises, today announced the appointment of well-known tech industry innovator Bret Weber as Vice President and OEM Evangelist. In this role, Weber will be responsible for helping foster and strengthen key OEM relationships to continue the rapid acceleration of DDN's flourishing embedded systems business.

Weber brings more than 27 years of experience to the role, formerly at LSI Corporation and its various antecedents. Weber holds more than 30 issued patents in the areas of storage software, hardware, and systems, and also helped to build standards for end-to-end data integrity which resulted in the T10 DIF Protection Information Model that is widely used today.

"I'm thrilled to join DDN," Weber said. "The explosive growth of user- and machine-generated content is the single biggest issue facing technologists everywhere, and DDN has clearly achieved a leadership in optimized solutions to manage the information deluge. With intelligent storage platforms, in-storage processing, a massively scalable cloud storage system and a key focus on simplifying content scale out challenges, there should be no shortage of things to do as we take this company to the next level. This transition to DDN is an incredible opportunity to be part of something special that changes an industry."

"We are very pleased to add Bret's unparalleled depth of knowledge, great communication skills, and industry prestige to our team," said Paul Bloch, DDN President and co-founder. "Bret will play an instrumental role in the continuing expansion of DDN's OEM business as the demand for our products increases. His arrival is a validation of the unyielding focus that DDN demonstrates on innovative and scalable technologies."

Weber's addition comes as part of a strategic corporate-wide growth plan driven by expanding market opportunities for the company. People interested in job opportunities within a rapidly growing and innovative company can visit for more information.

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 eight of the 10 largest supercomputers in the world. Having sold over 300 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. For more information, go to or call +1-800-TERABYTE (837-2298).

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