NetApp Industry Leaders and Customers Advance Discussions Around Flexible and Efficient IT at SNW Spring 2011

SUNNYVALE, Calif.-March 21, 2011- NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) experts and customers will drive industry discussions around flexible and efficient IT solutions at SNW Spring 2011 by participating in speaking sessions focused on virtualization, cloud computing, shifts in industry trends, and much more. During the show, the NetApp booth (booth 508) will feature presentations on how to make data centers more flexible and efficient, and NetApp technical experts will be on hand for discussions at the Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA) booth (booth 509), the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) Cloud Pavilion, and leading the Cloud Storage Hands On Lab. NetApp is a gold sponsor of SNW Spring 2011, which takes place April 4-7, 2011 in Santa Clara, California.

Following is a list of the various sessions NetApp will present during SNW Spring 2011:

Session: "The Benefits of Solid State in Enterprise Storage Systems"
Speaker: Dave Dale, director of Industry Standards, NetApp
Date: Monday, April 4
Time: 10:15-11 a.m. Pacific Time
Session: "Advanced Deduplication Concepts"
Speaker: Larry Freeman, Data Storage technologist, NetApp
Date: Monday, April 4
Time: 1-1:45 p.m. Pacific Time
Session: "Trends in Data Protection and Restoration Technologies"
Speaker: Jason Iehl, Data Protection Solutions architect, NetApp
Date: Tuesday, April 5
Time: 10:45-11:30 a.m. Pacific Time
Session: "Green Storage Technologies, Capex, and Opex"
Speaker: Dr. Alan Yoder, Office of the CTO, NetApp
Date: Tuesday, April 5
Time: 3:05-3:50 p.m. Pacific Time
Session: "Three Virtualization Management Myths Busted"
Speakers: Rich Corley, senior director of Product Management, NetApp
John Webster, senior partner, The Evaluator Group, Inc.
Date: Wednesday, April 6
Time: 10:45-11:30 a.m. Pacific Time
Session: "Solving Infrastructure Complexities with the Flexibility of a Converged Network"
Speaker: Jason Beckham, director of IT Operations, Payformance Corporation
Date: Wednesday, April 6
Time: 10:45-11:30 a.m. Pacific Time
Panel: "Data Center Transformation: The Changing Roles of the People and Technology"
Moderator: Camberley Bates, managing director, The Evaluator Group, Inc.
Speakers: Darryl Meidinger, director of Technical Services, Univita Health
David Davies, CIO, Flight Options
Shahin Pirooz, CTO, CenterBeam, Inc.
Date: Wednesday, April 6
Time: 10:45-11:30 a.m. Pacific Time
Session: "Stepping Stones to the Cloud: Building a Shared IT Infrastructure"
Speaker: Val Bercovici, Office of the CTO, NetApp
Date: Wednesday, April 6
Time: 11:40 a.m.-12:25 p.m. Pacific Time
Panel: "Converged Networks: Here Today, Here to Stay"
Moderators: David Vellante, CEO and co-founder, The Wikibon Project
Stu Miniman, senior analyst, The Wikibon Project
Speakers: Mike McNamara, senior manager of SAN Product Marketing and Alliances, NetApp
Satish Lakshmanan, senior director of Marketing, Host Solutions Group, QLogic
Jason Beckham, director of IT Operations, Payformance Corporation
Date: Wednesday, April 6
Time: 11:40 a.m.-12:25 p.m. Pacific Time
Panel: "Kick-Butt Advancements in Fibre Channel and FCoE"
Moderators: David Vellante, CEO and founder, Wikibon Project
Speakers: Mike McNamara, senior manager of SAN Product Marketing and Alliances, NetApp
Mark Jones, director of Corporate Planning and Technology, Emulex
Skip Jones, director of Technology, QLogic Corporation
Greg Scherer, vice president Server and Storage Strategy, Broadcom
Steve Wilson, director of Technology and Standards, Brocade
Claudio DeSanti, distinguished engineer, Advanced Architectures and Research, Cisco
Date: Wednesday, April 6
Time: 2:10-2:55 p.m. Pacific Time
Session: "RFP 2.0: How to Prepare Your IT Infrastructure for the Future"
Speaker: Larry Freeman, Data Storage technologist, NetApp
Date: Wednesday, April 6
Time: 2:10-2:55 p.m. Pacific Time
Session: "IT Healthcare: Univita Health Prescribes Unified IT to Cure Disjointed IT Environments"
Speaker: Darryl Meidinger, director of Technical Services, Univita Health
Date: Thursday, April 7
Time: 8:30-9:15 a.m. Pacific Time
NetApp Booth: 508
Registration: For complete information or to register for the event, visit communities.netapp.com/docs/DOC-10064.

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