NetApp and Its Customers Named Finalists in SNW’s Best Practices Awards Program

UK LONDON-October 5, 2010- NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) and its customers Cartika IT Solutions and The College of St. Rose have been named finalists in SNW's Best Practices Awards Program. Both NetApp and The College of St. Rose are nominated in the Energy Efficiency, Green Computing, and Data Center category. Cartika IT Solutions is a finalist in the Virtualisation and Cloud Computing category. Finalists for the awards were evaluated by a panel of judges based on case study submissions that profiled the company, its IT department, and storage challenges, as well as application deployment details, summaries of the key technology used, and measurable solution outcomes. Five finalists and one winner in each category will be recognized during an awards ceremony that will take place at SNW on October 11-14, 2010, at the Gaylord Texan in Dallas, Texas.

NetApp is a Platinum Plus sponsor of SNW Fall 2010, and NetApp executives and experts will participate in several speaking sessions at the show. At the NetApp booth, visitors can see live demonstrations and presentations in the minitheater. NetApp will also have a presence at the Fiber Channel Industry Association (FCIA) booth, the Cloud Pavilion, the Platinum Galleria, as well as the Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) and Cloud Hands-on Labs.

Following is a list of the various sessions NetApp will present during SNW Fall 2010:

Panel: "FCoE-The Great Convergence"
Moderator: David Vellante, CEO, Wikibon
Speakers: Mike McNamara, senior manager, Product Marketing, NetApp
Greg McSorley, manager, Technical Business Development, Amphenol
Steve Wilson, director, Technology and Standards, Brocade
Claudio DeSanti, distinguished engineer, Advanced Architectures & Research, Cisco
Mark Jones, director, Technical Marketing, Emulex
Sean Fitzpatrick, manager, Business Development, Hewlett-Packard
Skip Jones, director, Corporate Planning and Technology, QLogic Corp.
Date: Monday, October 11
Time: 1:00-1:45 p.m. CT
Session: "Best Practices for Data Optimization and Enterprise NAS"
Speakers: Linda Wu, senior manager, Product Management, NetApp
Nigel Burmeister, director, Product Marketing, F5 Networks
Date: Monday, October 11
Time: 1:00-1:45 p.m. CT
Session: "Trends in Data Protection and Restoration Technologies"
Speaker: Jason Iehl, architect, Data Protection Solutions, NetApp
Date: Tuesday, October 12
Time: 10:45-11:30 a.m. CT
Session: "From Virtualisation to Flexible IT-Transforming Data Centers to Meet Business Needs"
Speaker: Phil Brotherton, vice president and general manager, Microsoft Business Unit, NetApp
Date: Tuesday, October 12
Time: 2:10-2:55 p.m. CT
Session: "Writing Storage RFPs in 2010-This is Not Your Father's Storage Array"
Speakers: Larry Freeman, senior technologist, NetApp
John Webster, senior partner, The Evaluator Group
Date: Wednesday, October 13
Time: 10:45-11:30 a.m. CT
Session: "pNFS, Parallel Storage for Grid, Virtualisation, and Database Computing"
Speaker: Alex McDonald, Office of the CTO, NetApp
Date: Wednesday, October 13
Time: 11:40 a.m.-12:25 p.m. CT
Session: "The Benefits of Solid State in Enterprise Storage Systems"
Speaker: David Dale, director, Industry Standards, NetApp
Date: Wednesday, October 13
Time: 2:10-2:55 p.m. CT
Session: "The Journey to a Private Cloud: An Executive Interview"
Moderator: John Gallant, senior vice president and Chief Content Officer, IDG Enterprise
Speakers: Phil Brotherton, vice president and general manager, Microsoft Business Unit, NetApp
Mark Morelli, managing director, United Parcel Service (UPS)
Date: Wednesday, October 13
Time: 4:00-4:30 p.m. CT
Session: "Significant Difference Between Scaling Virtual Desktops from 20% to 80% Virtualization and 0% to 20%"
Speaker: Phil Brotherton, vice president and general manager, Microsoft Business Unit, NetApp
Date: Thursday, October 14
Time: 9:25-10:10 a.m. CT
NetApp Booth: 307
Registration: For complete information or to register for the event, please visit:www.snwusa.com/

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