NetApp Presents at the Next Generation Data Center

Sunnyvale, Calif. - July 31, 2008 - NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) will deliver five presentations on key storage networking topics at the Next Generation Data Center event and will be part of the Pavilion. The Next Generation Data Center event will take place August 4 to 7, 2008, in San Francisco, Calif.

The Next Generation Data Center conference is a technical industry event that focuses on practical, real-world guidance and inspiration from more than 75 technical sessions and visionary keynotes by the industry's top practitioners. It provides the knowledge and education needed to make your data center more dynamic, virtual, and power-aware than ever.

As an industry leader, NetApp is working with the SNIA Data Management Forum to provide industry education in the Data Center Storage track on Storage and Information Management. This track will provide essential education and tips to help IT staff, management, and end users interested in improving their IT portfolio maximize the value of their IT and storage infrastructure.

Session: "Data Protection: Transforming Data Protection for the Information-Centric Enterprise"
This tutorial focuses on how new data protection technologies can be deployed to meet the business objectives and service level requirements of organizations that rely on electronically stored information. Whether your business is subject to FRCP, HIPAA, SOX, or just more stringent corporate governance, your IT department is tasked with understanding and protecting multiple classes of data throughout its lifecycle and ensuring that costs are contained.
Speaker: Jason Iehl, NetApp Data Protection Solutions architect and SNIA DMF Data Protection Initiative cochair Michael Fishman, EMC and SNIA DMF Education chair
Date: Monday, August 4, 2008
Time: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. PST
Session: "Benefits of Networked Storage: iSCSI and Fibre Channel SANs"
This presentation outlines the benefits of networked storage, contrasting the different options. It describes both Fibre Channel and iSCSI-based SAN configurations, capabilities, options, and best practices, including contemporary storage array features. The presentation also compares and contrasts where Fibre Channel and iSCSI fit in typical IT environments today. Finally, this presentation discusses emerging and future capabilities for both Fibre Channel and iSCSI, including the Fibre Channel road map, 10Gb Ethernet, and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE).Speaker: David Dale, director of Standards, NetApp; vice chair, SNIA
Date: Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Time: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. PST
Session: "Introduction to Data Protection: Back Up to Tape, Disk, and Beyond"
Extending the enterprise backup paradigm with disk-based technologies allows users to significantly shrink or eliminate the backup time window. This tutorial focuses on various methodologies that can deliver an efficient and cost-effective disk-to-disk-to-tape (D2D2T) solution. This includes approaches to storage pooling inside modern backup applications, using disk and file systems within these pools, as well as how and when to utilize virtual tape libraries (VTLs) within these infrastructures.
Speaker: Jason Iehl, NetApp Data Protection Solutions architect and SNIA DMF Data Protection Initiative cochair
Date: Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Time: 10:15-11:15 a.m. PST
Session: "New Regulation and Compliance Issues: How to Stay One Step Ahead"
When it comes to storing and protecting digital data on disks and tapes, what should the rules be and who should set them? There are already hundreds of laws that affect digital data storage and this space is rapidly changing. Rather than wait for each state to pass its own law, companies must implement a data security infrastructure that combines advanced security technologies, like encryption and key management, with processes that manage risk on an ongoing basis. This session will address how enterprise businesses can partner with the federal government to develop laws and regulations that strongly protect consumer data without being overly burdensome to the companies that must keep this data.
Speaker: Tim Russell, vice president and general manager, Archive, Compliance, and Storage Security, NetApp
Date: Thursday, August 7, 2008
Time: 10:15-11:15 a.m. PST
Session: "Best Practices for Long-Term Retention of Digital Information"
Compliance requirements, legal discovery, business pressures, and security risks have dramatically changed the roles of those who own and manage information within the data center. Previous approaches to retaining, preserving, and disposing of information no longer meet today's requirements for reduced operating costs, scalability, and increased efficiency. This presentation highlights the new work spearheaded by the SNIA's Data Management Forum to produce reference architecture for long-term digital information retention based on information lifecycle management best practices and methodologies.
Speaker: Gary Zasman, Worldwide Practice director, NetApp; SNIA's LTACSI cochair
Date: Thursday, August 7, 2008
Time: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. PST
NetApp Booth: #726, Pavilion
Where: Moscone Center North
800 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: (415) 974-4000
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