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NetApp to Lead Industry Discussions in May on Storage Efficiency, Virtualization, and Fibre Channel over Ethernet

In May, NetApp (NASDAQ:NTAP) will participate at Microsoft TechEd 2009 and Interop 2009, showcasing virtualization and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) technology at various demonstrations and speaking sessions. NetApp is also sponsoring the Women of Vision awards banquet, April 30, 2009.

Women of Vision Awards Banquet

NetApp will sponsor the Women of Vision awards banquet, hosted by the Anita Borg Institute Board of Trustees and honoring women making significant contributions to technology. Brian Pawlowski, CTO and senior vice president at NetApp, is a member of the Institute’s Board of Trustees. The banquet takes place April 30 at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, California.
www.anitaborg.org/initiatives/women-of-vision/

Microsoft TechEd 2009

NetApp will be a Gold sponsor of this year’s Microsoft TechEd 2009. Ian Breitner, NetApp senior technical marketing manager, will lead a discussion on “Gaining Efficiencies with Virtualization.” NetApp will be present at the Microsoft session on BranchCache, supporting Microsoft’s efforts to enhance Windows users experience around file and web serving. NetApp will also demonstrate storage and data management solutions for Microsoft® environments designed to help dramatically reduce costs and increase availability and productivity at its booth. Microsoft TechEd 2009 takes place May 11–15 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California. NetApp will be at booth #417.
www.msteched.com/

Interop 2009

Mike McNamara and Jason Blosil, product marketing managers at NetApp, will be at Interop 2009 to present and demonstrate interoperability with FCoE technology, breakthroughs in storage efficiency, and consolidating Ethernet storage. Interop is the leading business technology event series, with in-depth educational programs, workshops, real-world demonstrations, and live technology implementations. Interop 2009 takes place May 17–21 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. See NetApp at the Ethernet Alliance Pavilion, booth #527, and in Cisco’s Pavilion, #1719.
www.interop.com/lasvegas/

Recent NetApp Industry News

OASIS

In February, NetApp joined the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS). OASIS is a not-for-profit consortium that drives the development, convergence, and adoption of open standards for the global information society. The consortium produces more Web services standards than any other organization, along with standards for security, e-business, and standardization efforts in the public sector and for application-specific markets. Founded in 1993, OASIS has more than 5,000 participants representing over 600 organizations and individual members in 100 countries.

FAST 2009

In February, NetApp teamed up with researchers from Johns Hopkins University to present a paper titled “CA-NFS: A Congestion-Aware Network File System” at the seventh Usenix Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST). The paper outlines how to improve efficiency with NFS frameworks and shared the award for Best Paper at the show.
www.usenix.org/events/fast/

SNIA Activities

At SNW Spring in April, NetApp became the founding member of two new Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) groups: the Ethernet Storage Forum, chaired by David Dale, director of Industry Standards at NetApp; and the Cloud Storage Technical Work Group. The Ethernet Storage Forum consist of two special interest groups (SIGs): the iSCSI SIG and the NFS SIG. The iSCSI SIG will focus on continuing the successful IP Storage Forum agenda to create marketing and educational materials explaining the features, benefits, and best practices related to iSCSI solutions in a variety of IT environments. The new NFS SIG will focus on creating a portfolio of marketing and educational materials explaining the features, benefits, use cases, and best practices related to NFS-based NAS solutions. The SNIA Cloud Storage Technical Working Group will be the primary technical entity for the association to identify, develop, and coordinate system standards and interfaces for cloud storage.

NetApp is also the founding member of the SNIA Database Information Management Special Interest Group. The SNIA’s Long-Term Archive and Compliant Storage Initiative formed this group to address the need for cooperative market education and best practices in this field delivered worldwide through SNIA’s broad resources. The group is led by Gary Zasman, director of Business Applications and Database at NetApp, and is made up of the leading database and database information management vendors.
www.snia.org/forums/dmf/programs/ltacsi/dim_sig/

For more information about NetApp industry standards efforts to help rapid application deployment, smooth integration into customers’ existing infrastructures, and improve interoperability with other vendors’ solutions by utilizing and supporting open standards, visit www.netapp.com/us/company/leadership/industry-standards.

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