Data Direct Networks has opened a new facility in Colorado Springs that expands its lab and testing capabilities.

The new location allows the Chatsworth-based data storage company to accelerate development efforts and increase in-house capabilities to mimic customer applications and workflows.

Chief Executive Alex Bouzari said that the company’s enterprise and cloud customers have always relied on its focus on research, technology and innovation.

“We are excited to add our new Colorado Springs facility to the R&D centers worldwide and to expand our team of very talented engineers and technologists who will continue to drive innovation for our customers in the years to come,” Bouzari said in a statement.

Data Direct also has research and development centers in Santa Clara; Columbia, Md.; Paris, France; Tokyo, Japan; and Pune, India.