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DataDirect Networks Joins IBM’s OpenPOWER Foundation

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DDN to work on applications for large and emerging workloads together with other members on OpenPOWER

DataDirect Networks has joined the OpenPOWER Foundation, an IBM-backed initiative which seeks to create an open ecosystem using the IBM POWER architecture.

DDN’s CMO Molly Rector said that the move will allow her firm to “stay abreast of the latest technology developments in today’s rapidly changing market”.

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DDN provides high performance, high capacity big data storage systems. DDN joins existing members of OpenPOWER Micron, Google, Samsung, and Hitachi among others.

Calista Redmond, director of OpenPOWER Global Alliances for IBM, said: “We are pleased to have DDN join the OpenPOWER Foundation as we continue to pioneer a new era of computing that’s defined by open collaboration, customisation and innovation.openPOWER foundation

“DDN shares a passion for innovation in storage and complements the growth of software and hardware oriented offerings for large scale, data-driven businesses. As part of the foundation, DDN will be able to grow innovations together with other members on OpenPOWER technology to build a robust ecosystem of applications for large and emerging workloads.”

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