NetApp Founder and Executive Vice President Dave Hitz to Deliver Keynote Address at SNW Spring 2009

Sunnyvale, Calif. - March 25, 2009 - NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) Founder and Executive Vice President, and author of "How to Castrate a Bull," Dave Hitz will deliver a keynote presentation at SNW Spring 2009 titled "Finding IT Certainty in Uncertain Times." NetApp, a gold-level sponsor of the event, will also have executives and technical experts presenting on topics such as storage efficiency, data deduplication, Ethernet storage, and virtualization. SNW Spring 2009 takes place April 6-9, 2009, in Orlando, Florida.

NetApp will also participate in the Solid State Storage (SSS) Summit taking place during SNW Spring on Wednesday, April 8. The SSS Summit will feature presentations from an industry analyst and a NetApp customer using solid-state storage, a joint demonstration from NetApp and NetApp partner Texas Memory Systems, and a SNIA Solid State Storage Initiative (SSSI) panel on the state of the industry, featuring Val Bercovici, NetApp Office of the CTO.

Featured NetApp Demonstrations:

  • FCIA booth (508): FCoE and 8Gb Fibre Channel
  • Brocade booth (308): FCoE
  • Intel booth (203): FAS2020 storage system
  • FCoE Hands-on Lab
  • Solid State Storage Summit (101 and 103): NetApp and Texas Memory Systems

Featured NetApp Speaking Sessions:

Session: "Introduction to Data Protection: Backup to Tape, Disk, and Beyond"
Speaker: Jason Iehl, Data Protection Solutions Architect, NetApp
Date: Monday, April 6, 2009
Time: 9:20-10:05 a.m. Eastern Time
Session: "Understanding Data Deduplication"
Speaker: Larry Freeman, Senior Marketing Manager, Storage Efficiency Solutions, NetApp
Date: Monday, April 6, 2009
Time: 11:10-11:55 a.m. Eastern Time
Session: "Ethernet Storage: The Next Generation Storage Efficiency and Unification Engine"
Speaker: Joel Reich, Vice President and General Manager of the SAN/iSAN Business Unit, NetApp
Date: Monday, April 6, 2009
Time: 2:50-3:35 p.m. Eastern Time
Session: "pNFS, Parallel Storage for Grid and Enterprise Computing"
Speaker: Joshua Konkle, Technical Evangelist-NAS, NetApp
Date: Monday, April 6, 2009
Time: 2:50-3:35 p.m. Eastern Time
Session: "Technologies for Green Storage"
Speaker: Dr. Alan Yoder, Member of Technical Staff, NetApp
Date: Monday, April 6, 2009
Time: 3:05-3:50 p.m. Eastern Time
Session: "Storage Efficiency: Maximizing the Economics of the Data Center"
Speaker: Patrick Rogers, Vice President of Solutions Marketing, NetApp
Date: Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Time: 4:00-4:45 p.m. Eastern Time
Session: "Maximizing Storage Efficiency in Backup and Recovery: Implementing an Integrated Architecture"
Speaker: Chris Cummings, Senior Director of Data Protection Solutions, NetApp
Date: Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Time: 4:00-4:45 p.m. Eastern Time
Keynote: "Finding IT Certainty in Uncertain Times"
Speaker: Dave Hitz, Founder and Executive Vice President, NetApp
Date: Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Time: 9:45-10:45 p.m. Eastern Time
Session: Panel: "Consumer/Prosumer/Enterprise SSS: What Are the Requirements? What Are the Differences?"
Speaker: Val Bercovici, Office of the CTO, NetApp
Date: Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Time: 3:15-4:45 p.m. Eastern Time
Session: "Foundational Technologies for Building a Dynamic Data Center"
Speaker: Jay Kidd, Chief Marketing Officer, NetApp
Date: Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Time: 4:00-4:45 p.m. Eastern Time
Session: "Storage Considerations and Requirements for Database Archiving"
Speaker: Gary Zasman, Director of Bus Applications and Database, NetApp
Date: Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Time: 4:00-4:45 p.m. Eastern Time
Session: Panel: "Storage Security-Learn from Others' Experiences"
Speaker: Blair Semple, Storage Security Evangelist, NetApp
Date: Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Time: 4:00-4:45 p.m. Eastern Time
Session: "Storage Consolidation with IP Storage"
Speaker: David Dale, Director of Industry Standards, NetApp
Date: Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Time: 4:40-5:25 p.m. Eastern Time
Session: "University of West Florida Masters Data Center Efficiency and Disaster Recovery"
Speaker: Carl Howell, Senior Systems Engineer, University of West Florida
Date: Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Time: 4:55-5:40 p.m. Eastern Time
Session: "Running Database Applications on NAS: How and Why?"
Speaker: Stephen Daniel, Technical Director, NetApp
Date: Thursday, April 9, 2009
Time: 8:30-9:15 p.m. Eastern Time
Session: "Preparing for a Security Audit: Best Practices for Storage Professionals"
Speaker: Blair Semple, Storage Security Evangelist, NetApp
Date: Thursday, April 9, 2009
Time: 8:30-9:15 p.m. Eastern Time
Session: pNFS Panel: "Parallel Storage for Grid and Enterprise Computing"
Speaker: Joshua Konkle, Technical Evangelist-NAS, NetApp
Date: Thursday, April 9, 2009
Time: 9:25-10:10 p.m. Eastern Time
NetApp Booth: 401
Where: Rosen Shingle Creek Resort
9939 Universal Blvd.
Orlando, Florida 32819
(866) 996-9939
Registration: For complete information or to register for the event, please visit www.snwusa.com.

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