NetApp Technology Experts to Drive Industry Discussions at Connectathon

NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) will have five presenters at this year's Connectathon™ and is a major sponsor of the event. NetApp experts will offer their insights on NFSv4.1, NFSv4 Referrals, and Federated FS in Clustered Data ONTAP®, spNFS, and NFS RDMA. Connectathon takes place May 8-15, 2008, in San Jose, Calif.

Connectathon is a network proving ground event that allows vendors to test their interoperability solutions, with special emphasis on NFS and Internet protocols. This vendor-neutral program has attracted a large number of development engineers from all major computer systems companies and a wide variety of software vendors with the common goal of making heterogeneous multivendor networking a reality. This year's event will focus on Network File System (NFS), NDMP, CIFS, Secure Shell, and Kerberos.

Session: "NFSv4.1 State of the Union"
Speakers: Mike Eisler, senior technical director, NetApp; Dave Noveck, senior engineer, NetApp; Spencer Shepler, Sun
Date: Monday, May 12, 2008
Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m. PT
Session: "Federated Namespaces"
An overview of NFSv4 Referrals and Federated FS in Clustered Data ONTAP.
Speakers: Renu Tewari, IBM ARC; and Theresa Raj, member of technical staff, NetApp
Date: Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Time: 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. PT
Session: "spNFS"
Speaker: Dan Muntz, member of technical staff, NetApp
Date: Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Time: 3:00-3:30 p.m. PT
Session: "NFS RDMA Update"
Speaker: Thomas Talpey, technical director, NetApp
Date: Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Time: 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. PT
Where: Parkside Hall
180 Park Ave.
San Jose, CA 95113

Registration: For more information about this event and registration info, please visit Registration is not required to attend the sessions listed above.

NetApp® storage systems provide fast, simple, and reliable network data access. NetApp originated the concept of a NAS storage appliance in 1993 and in 1996 originated the concept of multiprotocol data access by adding support for Windows® clients. In 2002, NetApp extended its multiprotocol data access features to SAN environments. Today NetApp's storage systems support clients of five major protocols: Network File System (NFS, including NFSv4), Common Internet File System (CIFS, for Microsoft® Windows networking), Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP, primarily for Web browsers), iSCSI (Internet SAN), and Fibre Channel (SAN).

For more information about NetApp and NFS, please visit Mike Eisler's NFS blog at, and NetApp's NAS solutions site at

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