Green Tea Technology Instrumental in Forging Relationship with Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Ad-Tech Holding Group, Direct Digital Holdings

HOUSTON, Oct. 12, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Direct Digital Holdings (Nasdaq: DRCT) ("Direct Digital Holdings" or the "Company"), a leading advertising and marketing technology platform operating through its companies Colossus Media, LLC ("Colossus SSP"), Huddled Masses LLC ("Huddled Masses") and Orange142, LLC ("Orange142"), today announced it has selected the HPE GreenLake edge-to-cloud platform to build a highly reliable, scalable and secure production environment. Green Tea Technology, an authorized HPE partner, will provide installation and support services.

Colossus SSP will now incorporate the HPE GreenLake platform with its on-premises infrastructure and cloud services across its entire marketplace to support Direct Digital Holdings' sell-side platform. The marketplace manages approximately 136,000 clients monthly, generating over 250 billion impressions per month across display, CTV, in-app video and other media channels.

"HPE GreenLake has enabled Direct Digital Holdings to deliver a modern cloud experience to customers with flexibility to meet their demands in real time," said Alexia Clements, VP of worldwide go-to-market for HPE GreenLake Cloud Services, HPE. "We're focused on delivering differentiated cloud solutions that allow our partners to serve as trusted advisors and help customers modernize their IT environments to improve their business outcomes."

"Our relationship with HPE is strategic for our company, as we partner with HPE GreenLake for our digital infrastructure for our supply-side technology platform," said Mark Walker, co-founder and CEO of Direct Digital Holdings. "Thanks to the flexibility provided by HPE GreenLake, we have the ability to continue our accelerated growth as we bring new technology products to our media partners. Green Tea Technology has been an excellent resource and partner in helping us leverage HPE for this strategic platform solution."

Brad Davis, the owner and CTO of Green Tea Technology, stated that the HPE GreenLake platform is more than a year ahead of its competitors in terms of innovation and edge-to-cloud capabilities. Davis believes that the platform is an excellent solution for Direct Digital Holdings, considering their rapid growth and expansion underway.

About Direct Digital Holdings

Direct Digital Holdings (Nasdaq: DRCT), owner of operating companies Colossus SSP, Huddled Masses, and Orange 142, brings state-of-the-art sell- and buy-side advertising platforms together under one umbrella company. Direct Digital Holdings' sell-side platform, Colossus SSP, offers advertisers of all sizes extensive reach within general market and multicultural media properties. The company's subsidiaries Huddled Masses and Orange142 deliver significant ROI for middle market advertisers by providing data-optimized programmatic solutions at scale for businesses in sectors that range from energy to healthcare to travel to financial services. Direct Digital Holdings' sell- and buy-side solutions manage approximately 136,000 clients monthly, generating over 250 billion impressions per month across display, CTV, in-app and other media channels.

About Green Tea Technology

Green Tea Technology is a leading IT solutions provider headquartered in Austin, Texas. As an accredited HPE Certified GreenLake integration partner , the company is at the forefront of delivering cutting-edge Hybrid cloud solutions tailored to meet the unique needs of businesses, both large and small. With a commitment to innovation and sustainability, Green Tea Technology is dedicated to architecting robust, scalable, and environmentally-friendly IT infrastructures.

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Brett Milotte, ICR

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