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DataDirect Networks

February 07, 2012 11:45 ET

DataDirect Networks (DDN) CEO Alex Bouzari Recognized as Industry Luminary and 2012 "Person to Watch" in HPC and Big Data Computing Markets

DDN CEO and Cofounder Alex Bouzari Recognized by Prestigious Publication HPCwire for Sustained Leadership and Vision in One of Fastest Growing Markets in Technology

CHATSWORTH, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 7, 2012) - DataDirect Networks (DDN), the world's largest privately held information storage company, today announced that HPCwire ( has selected DDN CEO and cofounder Alex Bouzari to its list of People to Watch in 2012. The annual list is comprised of an elite group of industry luminaries selected from research, academia, government, business, and industry whose work is believed to significantly influence the future of high performance computing (HPC) in 2012 and beyond.

"It is a great honor to be recognized by HPCwire and I am certainly humbled to be in such great company," said Alex Bouzari, CEO and cofounder, DataDirect Networks. "This award belongs to the incredibly talented DDN team, which has delivered highly innovative next-generation solutions for the most scalable Big Data challenges for the past decade. Thanks to our team's dedication and our customers' and partners' trust, DDN has not only become the world's largest HPC storage platforms engineering company, but we are creating the reference framework to power the Exascale era well before the end of this decade."

Bouzari's selection comes on the heels of several groundbreaking product releases for DDN, including the SFA12K™ series of Big Data appliances, which accelerate application processing by 800% over competitive technologies, and its latest version of Web Object Scaler™ (WOS™), DDN's geo-distributed cloud storage system, which will serve as a key storage foundation for both cloud and HPC datacenters as market requirements approach hyperscale levels.

"At HPCwire, we appreciate the importance of strategic leaders who are driving the HPC industry forward," said Tom Tabor, CEO, HPCwire. "The 2012 People to Watch listing gives us an opportunity to recognize those who are truly forging new boundaries."

The annual selections for the HPCwire People to Watch are made following a stringent review process, in-depth discussions with the HPCwire editorial and publishing teams, guidance from industry analysts and past recipients, and with input solicited from industry luminaries across the HPC community.

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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 & 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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