SOURCE: DataDirect Networks

DataDirect Networks

September 01, 2011 08:55 ET

DataDirect Networks (DDN) Is Named America's Fastest Growing $100M+ Computer Company by Inc. Magazine

Explosion of Big Data and Cloud Computing Drives Accelerated and Consistent Growth to Advance DDN to New Heights on Prestigious List

CHATSWORTH, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 1, 2011) - DataDirect Networks (DDN), the world's largest privately held information storage company, today announced it has been recognized by Inc. magazine as the fastest growing privately-held computer company with over $100 million in annual revenue as compared to all other companies on their Inc. 500|5000 listing of America's fast-growth, private companies.

"Our pledge has always been to enable organizations worldwide to maximize the value of their information and harness the explosive growth in data and content they are faced with," said Alex Bouzari, CEO and co-founder, DataDirect Networks. "By storing and processing massive amounts of photos, video, content and rich data, we help our customers profitably ride the rapid expansion in cloud computing and big data taking place worldwide."

DDN's sustained long-term success has made it the largest privately held information storage company in the world, demonstrating on this year's Inc. 500|5000 listing:

  • 83% growth in annual sales from the 2007-2010 period
  • $186.6M 2010 revenue, ranking DDN in the top 6% of all companies by revenue
  • Growing its workforce by 45%, DDN is a high-growth worldwide employer

"DDN was dealing with Big Data long before it became the term du jour in the data storage market. DDN has been involved with some of the world's largest data storage projects and has been long preparing for the explosive growth of unstructured and big data," said Terri McClure, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Storage Group. "As a result of its early mover advantage and sustained success, DDN is well positioned to capitalize on this tremendous industry growth to grow as a major player in data and information storage."

DDN's information storage solutions enable content-rich and high-growth IT environments to achieve transformative levels of application scalability, infrastructure efficiency and management simplicity. The company's clients include large enterprises, media and entertainment organizations, scientific researchers, web companies, and thousands of data-driven organizations around the world that depend on DDN to power the massive amounts of unstructured data being created every day.

More information can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000/profile/datadirect-networks and www.ddn.com.

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.

For more information, go to www.ddn.com or call +1-800-TERABYTE (837-2298).