DataDirect Networks' Revolutionary SAN Appliance Recognized as Outstanding Product in Storage Networking at NAB 2001

AV Video/Multimedia Producer Magazine Awards DataDirect Networks 'Outstanding

Achievement in Storage & Content Delivery' for Its SAN DataDirector, SAN

Appliance(TM)



Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from DataDirect Networks, Inc.

    CHATSWORTH, Calif., April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 Adding to an already impressive list of awards and recognitions, DataDirect
 Networks' SAN Appliance, the SAN DataDirector, has been named the Producer's
 Platinum Award Winner for Outstanding Achievement in Storage Networking
 Systems.  After an extensive evaluation, AV Video/Multimedia Producer Magazine
 selected the SAN DataDirector, SAN Appliance based on its revolutionary
 capability and enabling functionality.
     The award represents a major honor for DataDirect, who is know as an
 innovative leader in the rapidly growing storage networking industry.  SAN
 DataDirector is a groundbreaking technology focused on enabling storage
 network infrastructures that make easy the creation, storage, delivery, and
 management of large amounts of information across workgroups, enterprises and
 the Internet.
     Using advanced storage networking technologies that include parallel
 processing, virtualization, high performance SAN hardware and software, along
 with caching intelligence, the SAN DataDirector allows organizations to pool
 information that can be shared across differing operating systems and networks
 to increase productivity and reduce the total cost of ownership.
     "To attain this award in a field of many outstanding products and
 companies is no easy feat.  The fact that DataDirect has been recognized by AV
 Video/Multimedia Producer Magazine reaffirms that DataDirect is creating the
 kinds of innovative storage network technologies and solutions that leading
 businesses need today," Alex Bouzari, chief executive officer, DataDirect
 Networks, said.  "SAN DataDirector is providing a tremendous and enabling
 capability for businesses looking to accelerate growth and profitability.
 Based on its strong feature set and revolutionary capabilities, the SAN
 DataDirector brings significant Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and Return on
 Investment (ROI) benefits to all businesses requiring cost-effective, scalable
 storage network infrastructures."
     DataDirect is a leader in developing SAN enabling products and solutions
 used by organizations that have demanding data access and exceptional
 management needs, including TV broadcast, streaming, high-performance
 computing and pre-press applications.  The company provides enterprise-class
 storage network solutions for industries that require intensive network
 computing in order to eliminate performance bottlenecks, increase productivity
 and deliver uncompromised data availability.  These solutions can cover a wide
 range of business applications from E-business and content creation and
 delivery to data mining and analysis as well as business continuance.
 
     About DataDirect Networks, Inc.
     DataDirect Networks is the world's leader in the rapidly growing market
 for intelligent SAN network infrastructure solutions.  The company's products
 address the most demanding requirements of high bandwidth, highly scalable
 heterogeneous shared data access and integrated data management services.  The
 company pioneered the concept of "shared network data access."
     DataDirect Networks' SAN solutions deliver fast, reliable and
 cost-effective access to network-stored data and enable simultaneous
 shared access for UNIX, Linux, Windows NT and the World Wide Web.  For more
 information, call DataDirect Networks at (818) 700-7600 or visit their web
 site at www.datadirectnet.com
 
     DataDirect Network and the DataDirect Networks logo are trademarks of
 DataDirect Networks, Incorporated.  All other names are property of their
 respective owners.
 
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    CHATSWORTH, Calif., April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 Adding to an already impressive list of awards and recognitions, DataDirect
 Networks' SAN Appliance, the SAN DataDirector, has been named the Producer's
 Platinum Award Winner for Outstanding Achievement in Storage Networking
 Systems.  After an extensive evaluation, AV Video/Multimedia Producer Magazine
 selected the SAN DataDirector, SAN Appliance based on its revolutionary
 capability and enabling functionality.
     The award represents a major honor for DataDirect, who is know as an
 innovative leader in the rapidly growing storage networking industry.  SAN
 DataDirector is a groundbreaking technology focused on enabling storage
 network infrastructures that make easy the creation, storage, delivery, and
 management of large amounts of information across workgroups, enterprises and
 the Internet.
     Using advanced storage networking technologies that include parallel
 processing, virtualization, high performance SAN hardware and software, along
 with caching intelligence, the SAN DataDirector allows organizations to pool
 information that can be shared across differing operating systems and networks
 to increase productivity and reduce the total cost of ownership.
     "To attain this award in a field of many outstanding products and
 companies is no easy feat.  The fact that DataDirect has been recognized by AV
 Video/Multimedia Producer Magazine reaffirms that DataDirect is creating the
 kinds of innovative storage network technologies and solutions that leading
 businesses need today," Alex Bouzari, chief executive officer, DataDirect
 Networks, said.  "SAN DataDirector is providing a tremendous and enabling
 capability for businesses looking to accelerate growth and profitability.
 Based on its strong feature set and revolutionary capabilities, the SAN
 DataDirector brings significant Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and Return on
 Investment (ROI) benefits to all businesses requiring cost-effective, scalable
 storage network infrastructures."
     DataDirect is a leader in developing SAN enabling products and solutions
 used by organizations that have demanding data access and exceptional
 management needs, including TV broadcast, streaming, high-performance
 computing and pre-press applications.  The company provides enterprise-class
 storage network solutions for industries that require intensive network
 computing in order to eliminate performance bottlenecks, increase productivity
 and deliver uncompromised data availability.  These solutions can cover a wide
 range of business applications from E-business and content creation and
 delivery to data mining and analysis as well as business continuance.
 
     About DataDirect Networks, Inc.
     DataDirect Networks is the world's leader in the rapidly growing market
 for intelligent SAN network infrastructure solutions.  The company's products
 address the most demanding requirements of high bandwidth, highly scalable
 heterogeneous shared data access and integrated data management services.  The
 company pioneered the concept of "shared network data access."
     DataDirect Networks' SAN solutions deliver fast, reliable and
 cost-effective access to network-stored data and enable simultaneous
 shared access for UNIX, Linux, Windows NT and the World Wide Web.  For more
 information, call DataDirect Networks at (818) 700-7600 or visit their web
 site at www.datadirectnet.com
 
     DataDirect Network and the DataDirect Networks logo are trademarks of
 DataDirect Networks, Incorporated.  All other names are property of their
 respective owners.
 
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