SOURCE: DataDirect Networks

DataDirect Networks

October 31, 2012 11:30 ET

DataDirect Networks (DDN) Expands Its Big Data Infrastructure Technical Certification Program

Three-Level Certification Program Now Available to DDN Customers and DDN PartnerLink Program Partners

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 31, 2012) -   DataDirect Networks (DDN™), the leader in massively scalable storage, today announced the launch of the company's official technical certification program. The three-level curriculum is designed to enable organizations to develop in-house resources to manage DDN's scalable portfolio of SAN, NAS and object storage appliances. 

Available immediately, customers and partners can enroll in multi-level courses that are held either within DDN's facilities around the world or via custom onsite classes. Additionally, the company announced expanded support for all DDN partners to develop a minimum of two DDN Certified Storage Professionals on staff as part of the DDN PartnerLink ecosystem.

"The launch of our certification program helps to ensure that DDN customers and partners can fully leverage the incredible benefits of DDN Big Data solutions, and it also provides members of our worldwide end user community a way to enhance their professional development," said Erwan Menard, Chief Operating Officer, DDN. "Establishing a robust certification program is an important milestone as we scale our operations for massive growth."

Tests and preparation materials for first level of certification, DDN Certified Storage Professional, are available immediately, and classroom preparation is available worldwide in six languages, including English, French, German, Japanese, Mandarin, and Spanish.

About DDN Education
DDN Education provides DDN customers and partners with official training and certification programs on DDN products, technology and best practices. Its training curriculum includes instructor-led, virtual instructor-led, and self-paced online courses. DDN training courses and certification programs enable IT professionals to keep up with advances in the most cutting-edge big data technologies. For more information, contact your DDN sales rep or visit

About DDN PartnerLink
DDN PartnerLink is a comprehensive channel program that provides rewarding incentive programs, marketing support, and sales tools to DDN channel partners. DDN PartnerLink also provides access to DDN sales and technical resources as well as access to extensive solution, product, market and competitive information and tools. Please visit for more information.

About DataDirect Networks
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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