SOURCE: DataDirect Networks

DataDirect Networks

August 16, 2012 08:55 ET

Enterprise CIO Survey Ranks DataDirect Networks (DDN) Above EMC, NetApp, and Dell as Strategic Big Data Hardware Supplier of Choice

24% of Surveyed Enterprise CIOs Rank DDN as Their Top Choice for Big Data; DDN Rapid Revenue Growth Validates High Market Demand for Its Enabling Big Data, Web and Cloud Applications

CHATSWORTH, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 16, 2012) - DataDirect Networks (DDN™), world leader in massively scalable storage, today announced Enterprise CIOs selected DDN as one of their top two "most strategic hardware suppliers for Big Data" in a recent survey by Pacific Crest Securities.

24% of surveyed enterprise CIOs ranked DDN as their No. 1 choice for strategic Big Data hardware implementations, ahead of EMC, NetApp and Dell. The survey stands as a validation of the leadership-class products and solutions DDN delivers to enterprises globally in order to help them successfully address the Big Data challenges in their IT infrastructures and in the cloud.

"Over the last decade DDN has developed and perfected a suite of data storage and IT infrastructure solutions which specifically solve the capture, storage, protection, processing and distribution of Big Data for organizations and government agencies worldwide," said Alex Bouzari, co-founder and CEO of DDN. "We are thrilled that so many CIOs of large enterprises are turning to DDN as their provider of choice for strategic Big Data infrastructure requirements, whether in centralized data centers, distributed locations, or in private and public clouds."

"DDN is one of the most unique companies in the storage industry," said David Vellante, Chief Research Officer at "DDN has been engineering solutions to large data problems for over a decade, well before the term Big Data was conceived. It is a non-conventional technology company and has the potential to disrupt traditional thinking as it helps usher in the modern Big Data era. DDN's recognition as a major player in Big Data is impressive and we would expect the company to accelerate its momentum in this space as the demand to ingest, process, store and distribute massive data sets escalates."

The Big Data survey is part of a Pacific Crest Securities study titled "Big Data: Crossing the Adoption Chasm," which polled CIOs to examine their current investments and future plans for Big Data. The full results are available from Pacific Crest Securities. A discussion of the survey was presented at the Pacific Crest Global Technology Leadership Forum in Vail, Colo., on Aug. 12-14, where DDN also presented on its company and its leadership in solving Big Data challenges.

Fueled by its leadership position in Big Data, DDN is experiencing rapid growth and is currently seeking to fill more than 100 positions worldwide. Please visit for details.

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 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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