Network Appliance to Drive Industry Discussions at Storage Networking World Fall 2004


Industry experts from Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP), the leader in advanced networked storage solutions, will address best practices and trends in SAN storage and enterprise database environments during panel presentations at Storage Networking World Fall 2004, in Orlando, FL, October 25 - 28, 2004. As part of the sessions, NetApp experts will offer perspective on existing investments in SAN solutions to bolster infrastructure interoperability as well as making complex database and mission-critical business application environments simple to manage with the lowest possible total cost of ownership.


"Networking Your Storage - Fibre Channel Technologies" will be presented by David Dale, industry evangelist at Network Appliance and chair of the SNIA IP Storage Forum. Dale will co-present along with M.K. Jibbe, architect, Engenio Information Technologies Inc. Together they will discuss the role of Fibre Channel SAN storage in an era of increased storage alternatives. Jibbe will offer a real-world deployment perspective demonstrating where Fibre Channel storage fits in today's IT infrastructure.

  • Monday, October 25, 2004 at 2:10 p.m. ET


"Networking Your Storage - IP Storage Technologies" will also be presented by David Dale, who will discuss IP SAN storage with an eye to increased data management concerns.

  • Monday, October 25, 2004 at 3:20 p.m. ET


"SMI-S Technical Details" will be presented by Alan Yoder, technical evangelist at Network Appliance. Yoder will appeal to system administrators, developers and architects who need to understand how SMI-S applies to daily operations and also need to understand what vendor support of SMI-S means. The session will explain the foundation of SMI-S and then go on to describe the elements that make up SMI-S.

  • Monday, October 25, 2004 at 4:30 p.m. ET


"Best Practices: The Petabyte Dilemma: How to Marry Your Database and Storage to Prepare for Data Growth" will be presented by Phil Brotherton, senior director, Database Business Unit at Network Appliance. Brotherton will examine the challenges facing customers whose core business requires that their database and storage infrastructures have the capability to respond to both intense spikes in business activity as well as daily pressure to perform with minimal downtime. He will also discuss how to allow for increased flexibility, simplicity and high performance by providing support to complex and distributed database environments.

  • Thursday, October 28, 2004 at 4:30 p.m. ET


Network Appliance is also hosting meetings with executives to discuss the company's growing data management solutions for enterprise customers as well as its vision for Storage Grid architectures. To arrange a media or industry analyst briefing, please contact Michael Moeschler at Voce Communications at


Storage Networking World Fall 2004
JW Marriott Grande Lakes Resort
Orlando, FL


October 25-28, 2004


Press Contact:
Michael Moeschler
Voce Communications
(650) 228-5176