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Molly Rector

CMO, DataDirect Networks (DDN)

With 15 years of experience working in the HPC, Media and Entertainment, and Enterprise IT industries running global marketing programs, Molly Rector serves as DDN’s Chief Marketing Officer responsible for product management and worldwide marketing. Rector’s role includes providing customer and market input into the company’s product roadmap, raising the Corporate brand visibility outside traditional markets, expanding the partner ecosystem and driving the end-to-end customer experience from definition to delivery. Rector is a founding member and currently serves as Chairman of the Board for the Active Archive Alliance. She is also the Storage Networking Industry Association’s (SNIA) Vice Chairman of the Board and the Analytics and Big Data committee Vice Chairman. Prior to joining DDN, Rector was responsible for product management and worldwide marketing as CMO at Spectra Logic. During her tenure at Spectra Logic, the company grew revenues consistently by double digits year-over-year, while also maintaining profitability. Rector holds certifications as CommVault Certified System Administrator; Veritas Certified Data Protection Administrator; and Oracle Certified Enterprise DBA: Backup and Recover

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Storage is the fastest growing segment in high performance data centers pending intentions. Data centric organizations globally are looking to allocate their IT budgets to leverage more data than ever in order to make sound business investments and competitive positioning decisions as their end users seek to solve data access, workflow and analytics challenges to...
A CIO Review Interview with Molly Rector, CMO, Data Direct Networks Cloud Computing in the Storage Industry Cloud computing brings organizations multiple benefits including archive, long-term retention, and disaster recovery, which is storage of data that you don’t plan to use except in an emergency. But for many of our customers, the most significant...