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DDN CTO Jean-Luc Chatelain to Discuss the Future of Cloud Infrastructure at Cloud Computing West Conference

Industry Information Systems Visionary to Explore Leading-Edge Object and Cloud Storage Technologies That Overcome Web-Scale Scalability Issues

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/08/12 -- DataDirect Networks (DDN™), the leader in massively scalable storage, today announced that Jean-Luc Chatelain, Executive Vice President, Strategy and Technology at DDN, will be a featured speaker at Cloud Computing West, November 8-9 in Santa Monica, CA. Chatelain will present "The Future of Cloud Infrastructure" on Friday, November 9, at 9:00 AM, and at 11:00 AM Friday he will also appear as a panelist in the conference closing plenary session, "The Future of Cloud Computing for Entertainment, Telecom, and Investment."

In "The Future of Cloud Infrastructure," Chatelain will discuss current trends in cloud storage, how the object storage paradigm is resolving critical shortcomings associated with traditional file-based storage and web-scale organizational best practices for data infrastructure performance, resiliency and reliability.

Since joining DDN in 2011, Chatelain has spearheaded the worldwide adoption of DDN's award-winning WOS™ object storage technology, the company's hyper-scalable foundation for cloud storage and computing environments, which is engineered for the web and cloud era to connect distributed organizations and enable insight from a global Big Data namespace.

Chatelain brings over twenty years of expertise to DDN with a rich background in data-driven technology companies. Prior to joining DDN, Chatelain served as a distinguished Hewlett-Packard Fellow responsible for successfully leading HP's Information Optimization strategy.

In addition to Chatelain, DDN Practice Director for Analytics Services, Joey Jablonski, will present on Cloud Analytics at 10:15 AM on Friday.

For more information on Cloud Computing West and the presentations by Chatelain and Jablonski, visit:
www.cloudcomputingassn.org/events/T1204/overview.html

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.

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

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