NetApp® Demonstrates Enterprise Storage Leadership with Unified Storage Solutions for Oracle® 10g and Enterprise Grid Computing at OracleWorld San Francisco

What:

Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP), a leading provider of enterprise network storage solutions and a premier storage provider for Oracle, will demonstrate its enterprise storage leadership and proven ability to reduce enterprise customer complexity, and lower TCO in Oracle database and E-Business suite environments at OracleWorld, San Francisco.

Network Appliance will showcase technology alignment, high data availability, and efficiency of Oracle Database 10g technology on NetApp's award-winning unified storage systems during live demonstrations at OracleWorld.

During the event, both Oracle and Network Appliance representatives will be on-hand to discuss the business benefits and technical details of developing, deploying, and managing Oracle Database 10g enterprise grid computing in NetApp storage environments.

In addition, Network Appliance will showcase its storage leadership and enterprise grid expertise by participating in the following industry and technical presentations:

Session:

"A Customer Perspective: Protect Your Assets While Spending Less and Storing More" is a featured presentation panel hosted by Thomas Mendoza, president at Network Appliance. Mendoza will be joined by four Oracle and Network Appliance customers including, The Home Depot, Perlegen Sciences, Inc., Shamrock Foods Company, and Southwest Airlines Co. The panel will take a closer look at the challenges business face today, and how NetApp and Oracle helped them overcome those challenges while helping to lower costs and reduce complexity.

  • Wednesday, September 10 at 11:00 a.m. PT in room 301.

Session:

"Demystifying Oracle Database 10g Requirements" is being presented by Jeff Browning, senior manager database performance at Network Appliance. He will communicate and examine current and emerging trends in storage connectivity (including iSCSI, ATA RAID, Serial ATA, DAFS, NFS RDMA, and others), and provide tricks and tips on evaluating storage requirements and solutions.

  • Monday, September 8 at 2:30 p.m. PT in room 301

Session:

"Data Management Considerations for Oracle Enterprise Grid Computing Environments" is being presented by Ravi Animi, database technical engineer at Network Appliance and Brajesh Goyal of Oracle. Animi and Goyal will outline how to ensure business continuance and protect productivity and revenue by employing Oracle best practices in grid environments.

  • Tuesday, September 9 at 11:00 a.m. PT in room 301

Session:

"The Oracle on NetApp Center of Excellence" is being presented by Raj Gulati, business development manager at Network Appliance and Don Kimbriel IT manager at Arizona Public Service. During this session Gulati and Kimbriel will illustrate how enterprise organizations can achieve high availability, performance, and deployment services while lowering costs.

  • Tuesday, September 9 at 8:30 a.m. PT in room 309.

Session:

"User Mode I/O in Oracle Database 10g with ODM and DAFS" is being presented by Jeff Silberman, systems architect at Network Appliance and Margaret Susairaj, director server technology division at Oracle. Together, they will explain how users can achieve higher performance with the extended and enhanced ODM interface.

  • Tuesday, September 9 at 8:30 a.m. PT in room 304.

Session:

"Hardening Linux for Enterprise Applications" presented by Sunil Mahale, database technical engineer at Network Appliance, and Peter Knaggs, Linux technical engineer at Oracle. This session will include a description of how to configure Linux distributions to satisfy enterprise requirements for reliability and high availability.

  • Thursday, September 9 and 11 at 11:00 a.m. PT in room 102.

Event:

OracleWorld San Francisco

Dates:

September 7-11, 2003

Booth:

1702

Location:

Moscone Center in San Francisco, Calif.

URL:

http://www.oracle.com/openworld/archive.html

Press Contacts:
Jaime Leigh Le
Network Appliance, Inc.
(408) 822-3761
jle@netapp.com

Katryn McGaughey
Voce Communications, Inc.
(650) 322-7933
kmcgaughey@vocepr.com