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DataDirect Adds Entry-Level System

LAS VEGAS -- Building upon its established position as the data infrastructure provider for the most extreme, content-intensive environments in the world -- including the largest photo and video sharing services, social networking applications developers and online gaming sites -- DataDirect Networks, Inc. today announced a new entry-level integrated storage appliance that enables the company to reach a significantly broader set of clients, and positions it for its next stage of growth.

At the 2008 NAB Show, DataDirect Networks unveiled the new S2A6620 StorageScaler, an attractively priced midrange storage appliance that leverages the company's 8th generation Silicon Storage Architecture(TM) (S2A(TM))-- an architecture currently in use at more than 400 broadcasters and post production facilities worldwide. The new S2A6620 appliance delivers enterprise-level data services at a midrange price point, representing a new paradigm of economic bandwidth, scalability and availability for this market segment.

Commenting on today's announcement, Steve Duplessie, Founder and Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group, said: "In the current and most dramatic shift in commercial computing, every company is evolving to becoming a media- centric organization. Whether it's delivering video or other rich media content to customers, prospects, or employees, no commercial enterprise will be immune from these requirements. DataDirect Networks sits in a prime position to help these companies -- from the biggest down to the smallest -- to enter this new Web 2.0 reality with products that offer performance and scale for this class of data that traditional implementations can only dream about."

"Extreme storage technology is now extremely affordable," said Paul Bloch, President, DataDirect Networks. "What the S2A6620 is really about is giving mid-sized businesses the power to harness extreme storage functionality once the domain of enterprise customers. Now smaller companies can benefit from the same extreme technologies powering the most demanding, most content-intensive sites on the planet."

DataDirect Networks Inc.