NetApp to Lead Industry Discussions in March on Achieving Operational Efficiency with Fibre Channel over Ethernet
Sunnyvale, Calif. - February 23,
2009 - In March, NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) will present at
FOSE 2009, an exposition for technical solutions for the business
of government. NetApp will also present a Webinar on Fibre Channel
over Ethernet (FCoE) hosted by the Fibre Channel Industry
Association (FCIA) and supported by SNIA Europe, a strategic
partner of the FCIA.
Mike McNamara, product marketing manager at NetApp and marketing
chair of the FCIA, will copresent on "FCoE-Where It Fits, Why It
Will Succeed, and How It Benefits You." This presentation will
discuss how FCoE, combined with enhancements to Ethernet, allows
customers to consolidate server I/O and simplify network
infrastructure, saving both capital and operational expenses. The
presentation will be held Tuesday, March 10, 10:20-11:00 a.m.
Eastern Time, in the Data Center Theater. NetApp will be located in
booth 1524. FOSE 2009 will be held March 10-12, 2009, in
Mike McNamara will also copresent a Webinar on FCoE on Wednesday,
March 4, 2009, at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time. This Webinar will focus
on the current state of FCoE technology and the latest
developments. McNamara will also discuss what is in store for the
standard and the fundamentals of how the technology works and its
benefits to the end user. To register for this event, visit
NetApp Industry Appointments in
In February, Raj Lalsangi, senior software engineer at NetApp, was
elected cochair of the SNIA IP Storage technical working group. The
IP Storage technical working group is the primary SNIA technical
focal point for IP storage technical issues, coordinating with the
IP Storage Forum. Its current focus is the management of IP storage
Also in February, Charles Lavacchia, director
of SAN Sales Enablement, was elected to the Ethernet Alliance 2009
Board of Directors, as that group's secretary. The Ethernet
Alliance serves the Ethernet industry as a whole to assist with the
ongoing incubation, development, launch, and sustained support of
various Ethernet technologies.
For more information about NetApp industry
standards efforts to help rapid application deployment, smooth
integration into customers' existing infrastructures, and improve
interoperability with other vendors' solutions by utilizing and
supporting open standards, visit www.netapp.com/us/company/leadership/industry-standards.
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