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July 05, 2015 3:36 PM ET

Technology Hardware, Storage and Peripherals

Company Overview of DataDirect Networks, Inc.

Company Overview

DataDirect Networks, Inc. provides scalable storage infrastructure for big data and cloud applications. It offers Storage Fusion Architecture, a block storage array that delivers IOPS and massive throughput; Scaler Appliances for data protection and budgetary requirements; and Web Object Scaler for massive scalability requirements of big data and to provide secure cloud collaboration, file sharing, and content distribution to users. The company also provides DirectMon, a configuration and monitoring solution; and storage enclosures. In addition, it offers planning and consulting, implementation, health check, infrastructure assessment, performance tuning, and customized professional services...

2929 Patrick Henry Drive

Santa Clara, CA 95054

United States

Founded in 1988



Key Executives for DataDirect Networks, Inc.

Co-Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Co-Founder, President and Director
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Engineering
Vice President and General Counsel
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

DataDirect Networks, Inc. Key Developments

DataDirect Networks Announces the Availability of the Latest Release of Advanced WOS Object Storage Platform

DataDirect Networks announced the availability of the latest release of its advanced WOS object storage platform. Its vast object storage leadership with more than 225 billion objects managed by DDN WOS, DDN continues to fuel its object storage momentum with the announcement of its new WOS 360 v2.0 release. WOS 360 2.0 offers a full suite of new options to expand use cases in enterprises, cloud, BYOD shared storage, deep archive, video streaming, and file sync and share offerings. WOS delivers: New lower cost capacity tier for long-term archive, offering deep archive for up to 30% lower cost than the platform's performance tier; 20% increased storage efficiency using the updated Global Object Assure (GOA) erasure coding; New ultra-high density enclosure that stores nearly 800 terabytes in a 4U array for deep archive; Expanded connectivity option that adds OpenStack Swift support to an already robust interface offering of S3, CIFS, NFS, GPFS, Lustre and native REST; Robust end-to-end security of the management layer, data in-flight and node-to-node security within the WOS ecosystem; and an easy turnkey appliance deployment model, which makes the WOS object storage platform an ideal solution for service providers, resale through the channel and deployment as a private cloud offering. DDN's WOS 360 2.0 enables secure public and private cloud deployments, and delivers efficient data protection options while reducing storage administration and cost. In addition to expanding use cases such as enterprise, cloud and file sync and share, it is ideal for data-intensive environments within media and entertainment, research, life sciences and education. Designed and priced to meet a wide variety of service provider, big data, private and public cloud models, many of the new WOS features are currently generally available and select security features will be available during the fourth quarter of this year.

DDN Introduces Two New Converged File Storage Platforms to Overcome Scale, Performance and Cost Hurdles of Large Scale Data Sets

DDN Introduces Two New Converged File Storage Platforms that Overcome Scale, Performance and Cost Hurdles of Large Scale Data Sets. DDN MEDIAScaler for Rich Media Workflows Delivers 8x Faster Transcode, 10x Higher Density and Integrated Collaboration and Cloud Storage- DDN GRIDScaler 3.0 for High-Performance Computing Workloads With Enterprise Feature Demands for Integrated Data Protection, Replication and Data Security. DDN expanded its high-performance file storage leadership with the introduction of: DDN MEDIAScaler™ 'High- performance, file-based solution for today's large scale rich media workflows, providing concurrent access to content across global users while accelerating transcode, reducing hardware footprint and seamlessly integrating with the Cloud; Designed for massive numbers of concurrent users '10,000+ simultaneous users both on-premise or in the Cloud in a single hostname/namespace. Performance-optimized 'sustained performance at 90+% system utilization, sharing of high- and low-performance clients in single storage infrastructure, intelligent cluster management to leverage high-performance node available at any given time· Content protection and availability 'integrated bandwidth-optimized replication options, snapshots, online capacity expansion. DDN GRIDScaler™ 3.0 " A significantly expanded enterprise feature set to the company's GRIDScaler high-performance hybrid storage solution and general availability of turnkey GS7K™ appliance. GRIDScaler 3.0 provides expanded capabilities for: Data encryption for security and compliance. High-performance mixed IO for mixed application use. Hadoop connector for data analytics. Turnkey appliance for ease of deployment and management. With over 1/2 of the world's large media companies, and 2/3 of the world's fast high-performance compute and analytics sites using DDN storage for fast time-to-market and time-to-results, these latest DDN technologies are built on a high-performance storage platform that is unified, scales up and out, and tiers data among SSD and HDD media and to Cloud and Tape. Managed through a single pane of glass, customers benefit from end-to-end data protection, management and security, as well as the ability to seamlessly collaborate across multiple sites' easily and cost-efficiently.

DataDirect Networks Plans to Showcase New Solution at NAB in Las Vegas, NV

DataDirect Networks announced that it will be in Booth #SL8016 at the 2015 NAB Show, April 11-16, 2015 in Las Vegas, NV, where the company will demonstrate a new solution for the M&E industry that addresses the end-to-end media workflow from ingest to editing, transcoding, distribution and archiving, while enabling ollaboration across multiple locations. DDN will showcase how its new storage solution simplifies the big media content lifecycle, increases workflow efficiency, and accelerates performance, collaboration and archive, to speed time to production. News Facts: At this year’s NAB Show, DDN will showcase its technology expertise designed to address the entire data lifecycle in the world’s most content-intensive media and entertainment workflows. End-to-End Media Workflow Use Cases and demos will include: Customer Successes. Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema at Concordia University and other new case studies will be available at the show. End-to-End Media Workflow: See live demos of DDN’s end-to-end storage and content management portfolio addressing the big media content lifecycle, including from ingest, editing and transcoding all the way to active archiving, cloud tiering and to tape.

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