NetApp’s Advanced Technology Group to Deliver Three Technical Presentations at USENIX’08 Conference

Sunnyvale, Calif. - June 16, 2008 -- NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) will present three technical papers on efficient file virtualization, large-scale CIFS tracing, and mechanisms for efficient inter-virtual machine communication at the 2008 USENIX technical conference. NetApp, a Bronze sponsor of the event, joins leading researchers from around the globe to discuss innovative systems research and cutting-edge practices on June 22-27, 2008, in Boston, Mass.

The USENIX Annual Technical Conference is the premier forum for advanced professionals from academic and industrial backgrounds to discuss the newest research in systems software. This conference will explore the most successful advanced practices in the design, implementation, and implications of systems software, including security, mobile systems, open source software, file systems, storage technology, and more.

Session: "Mechanisms for Efficient Inter-VM Communication"
This presentation will cover MMNet, an efficient, transparent, nonintrusive, and dynamic communication mechanism between virtual machines that are colocated on the same physical machine.
Speaker: Prashanth Radhakrishnan, member of Technical Staff, NetApp
Date: Monday, June 23, 2008
Time: 1:15-2:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Session: "FlexVol: Flexible, Efficient File Volume Virtualization in WAFL"
The Efficient File Virtualization paper demonstrates NetApp® FlexVol®, FlexClone®, and thin provisioning as key technologies that dramatically improve storage efficiency while providing simplification of data management for virtualized enterprise data center environments. John Edwards, the inventor of FlexVol, will present the paper.
Speakers: Arkady Kanevsky, John K. Edwards, Daniel Ellard, Craig Everhart, Robert Fair, Eric Hamilton, Andy Kahn, James Lentini, Ashish Prakash, Keith A. Smith, and Edward Zayas, NetApp
Date: Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Time: 4:00-5:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Session: "Measurement and Analysis of Large-Scale Network File System Workloads"
The first large-scale study of CIFS traces data collected over a three-month period from an enterprise data center. The study describes interesting trends that have implications for the design of future storage systems. This paper is the result of collaboration between NetApp's Advanced Technology Group (ATG), the Storage Systems Research Center, and University of California, Santa Cruz.
Speakers: Shankar Pasupathy and Garth Goodson, members of Technical Staff, NetApp; Andrew Leung, University of California, Santa Cruz; Ethan Miller, University of California, Santa Cruz
Date: Thursday, June 26, 2008
Time: 2:00-3:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Where: Sheraton Boston Hotel
39 Dalton Street
Boston, MA 02199

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