SOURCE: DataDirect Networks

DataDirect Networks

September 20, 2011 08:56 ET

DDN Appoints Vice President of Worldwide Channel Sales to Spearhead Massive Channel Expansion

Industry Veteran Bill Cox to Lead Fast-Growing Channel Program for Big Data Leader

CHATSWORTH, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 20, 2011) - DataDirect Networks (DDN), the world's largest privately held information storage company, today announced the appointment of industry veteran Bill Cox as vice president of Worldwide Channel Sales.

With more than 15 years of experience developing high-growth channel and partner programs, Cox will be responsible for continuing the rapid expansion of DDN channel sales operations worldwide as the company scales to meet increasing demand for its Big Data infrastructure solutions.

Cox's prior roles include serving as Vice President of Americas Channel Sales for Quantum Corporation, where he led the company's VAR/reseller, direct marketer, distribution and inside sales organizations across the entire product portfolio. He has also held sales leadership roles at Plasmon, ADIC/EMASS, and 180Squared, and has received the CRN Channel Chief, VAR Business Top 60 Executives and CDW Diamond Level Partner awards.

"Bill's experience in putting together tremendously successful channel programs for high-growth companies, coupled with his extensive storage and data management expertise make him an obvious choice to lead DDN channel operations," said Alex Bouzari, CEO and cofounder of DDN. "We are very pleased to welcome Bill to the DDN team, and his appointment reaffirms our commitment to developing and empowering our channel partners, who are a vital part of our go-to-market strategy."

"I'm thrilled at the opportunity to help DDN deliver its groundbreaking data infrastructure solutions through a more robust channel program than ever before," said Cox. "Companies across every industry are addressing the unprecedented challenges of the Big Data era, and I look forward to enabling our valued partners to guide their customers through these changing times."

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).