NetApp's HDD Reliability Expert to Present at IDEMA'S DISKCON Japan Conference
Tokyo, Japan - July 8, 2008 - NetApp's (NASDAQ:
NTAP) Jon Elerath, PhD, an expert in hard disk drive (HDD)
reliability, will present the address "Demystifying Reliability of
Hard Disk and Solid-State Drives" at the DISKCON® Japan
conference in Tokyo, Japan, on July 22-23, 2008.
In addition to his role as senior systems reliability engineer
at NetApp, Jon Elerath is the chairman of the IDEMA-USA Reliability
Committee and actively supports the IDEMA (International Disk Drive
Equipment and Materials Association) mission of setting and driving
reliability as it relates to industry technology standards and
benchmarks for the HDD and optical disk drive markets.
IDEMA is an international trade organization that represents the
$35 billion disk drive industry. Founded in 1986, IDEMA is a
volunteer-based group that serves as the voice of the disk drive
industry and provides more than 400 corporate, university, and
individual member companies with trade shows, technical
conferences, symposia, education classes, networking events, and an
active international standards program. IDEMA is also the founder
and organizer of DISKCON USA, DISKCON Asia Pacific, and Information
Storage Week in Japan.
Session: "Demystifying Reliability of Hard Disk and Solid-State
This presentation provides a comparative overview of HDD and SSD
(solid-state drive) reliability from the perspective of high-end
server and RAID data storage applications. Specifications and their
statistical implications will be compared to those of HDDs.
NAND-SLC flash and SSD structure, failure modes, failure causes,
and mitigations will also be presented to explain reliability
||Dr. Jon G. Elerath,
senior systems reliability engineer, NetApp
||July 22, 2008
||1:00 -1:30 p.m., JST
||Tokyo Conference Center
Shinagawa AREA Shinagawa 1-9-36
Konan, Minato-ku Tokyo 108-0075
||For complete information or to
register for the event, please visit http://www.idema.gr.jp/.
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IDEMA consists of three operation subsidiaries in the USA, Japan,
and Asia Pacific (Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and China). The
global orientation maximizes operating efficiencies and unifies
communication themes. Regional groups tailor global strategies to
their respective country's business practices. Three boards of
directors, comprised of top disk drive industry leaders, direct
IDEMA's strategy and programs while the IDEMA Executive Advisory
Council provides high-level direction.
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