NetApp to Lead Industry Discussions in May on Storage Efficiency, Virtualization, and Fibre Channel Over Ethernet
Sunnyvale, Calif. - April 27, 2009
- In May, NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) will participate at
Microsoft TechEd 2009 and Interop 2009, showcasing virtualization
and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) technology at various
demonstrations and speaking sessions. NetApp is also sponsoring the
Women of Vision awards banquet, April 30, 2009.
Women of Vision Awards
NetApp will sponsor the Women of Vision awards banquet, hosted by
the Anita Borg Institute Board of Trustees and honoring women
making significant contributions to technology. Brian Pawlowski,
CTO and senior vice president at NetApp, is a member of the
Institute's Board of Trustees. The banquet takes place April 30 at
the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, California.
Microsoft TechEd 2009
NetApp will be a Gold sponsor of this year's Microsoft TechEd 2009.
Ian Breitner, NetApp senior technical marketing manager, will lead
a discussion on "Gaining Efficiencies with Virtualization." NetApp
will be present at the Microsoft session on BranchCache, supporting
Microsoft's efforts to enhance Windows users experience around file
and web serving. NetApp will also demonstrate storage and data
management solutions for Microsoft® environments designed to
help dramatically reduce costs and increase availability and
productivity at its booth. Microsoft TechEd 2009 takes place May
11-15 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles,
California. NetApp will be at booth #417.
Mike McNamara and Jason Blosil, product marketing managers at
NetApp, will be at Interop 2009 to present and demonstrate
interoperability with FCoE technology, breakthroughs in storage
efficiency, and consolidating Ethernet storage. Interop is the
leading business technology event series, with in-depth educational
programs, workshops, real-world demonstrations, and live technology
implementations. Interop 2009 takes place May 17-21 at the Mandalay
Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. See NetApp at the
Ethernet Alliance Pavilion, booth #527, and in Cisco's Pavilion,
Recent NetApp Industry
In February, NetApp joined the Organization for the Advancement of
Structured Information Standards (OASIS). OASIS is a not-for-profit
consortium that drives the development, convergence, and adoption
of open standards for the global information society. The
consortium produces more Web services standards than any other
organization, along with standards for security, e-business, and
standardization efforts in the public sector and for
application-specific markets. Founded in 1993, OASIS has more than
5,000 participants representing over 600 organizations and
individual members in 100 countries.
In February, NetApp teamed up with researchers from Johns Hopkins
University to present a paper titled "CA-NFS: A Congestion-Aware
Network File System" at the seventh Usenix Conference on File and
Storage Technologies (FAST). The paper outlines how to improve
efficiency with NFS frameworks and shared the award for Best Paper
at the show.
At SNW Spring in April, NetApp became the founding member of two
new Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) groups: the
Ethernet Storage Forum, chaired by David Dale, director of Industry
Standards at NetApp; and the Cloud Storage Technical Work Group.
The Ethernet Storage Forum consist of two special interest groups
(SIGs): the iSCSI SIG and the NFS SIG. The iSCSI SIG will focus on
continuing the successful IP Storage Forum agenda to create
marketing and educational materials explaining the features,
benefits, and best practices related to iSCSI solutions in a
variety of IT environments. The new NFS SIG will focus on creating
a portfolio of marketing and educational materials explaining the
features, benefits, use cases, and best practices related to
NFS-based NAS solutions. The SNIA Cloud Storage Technical Working
Group will be the primary technical entity for the association to
identify, develop, and coordinate system standards and interfaces
for cloud storage.
NetApp is also the founding member of the
SNIA Database Information Management Special Interest Group. The
SNIA's Long-Term Archive and Compliant Storage Initiative formed
this group to address the need for cooperative market education and
best practices in this field delivered worldwide through SNIA's
broad resources. The group is led by Gary Zasman, director of
Business Applications and Database at NetApp, and is made up of the
leading database and database information management vendors.
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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