NetApp to Lead Industry Discussions in June 2009

Sunnyvale, Calif.-May 27, 2009- In June, NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) will present at the Blade.org technology symposium, sponsor and present at the USENIX 09 program, and cochair the IEEE Computer Society 2009 Vail Computer Elements Workshop.

Blade.org Technology Symposium
Val Bercovici, senior director, Office of the CTO at NetApp, will present at the upcoming Blade.org Technology Symposium on June 11, 2009. His presentation is titled "How Consumer Technology Trends Are Influencing Data Center Architectures." Bercovici will discuss how technologies such as multicore processors, converged networks, integrated designs, and flash memory are impacting data center architectures of the future. For more information, visit www.blade.org.

USENIX 09
NetApp will be a Silver sponsor of the 2009 Annual USENIX Technical Conference, a six-day training program providing in-depth and immediately useful training on the latest techniques, effective tools, and best strategies in IT. Lakshmi N. Bairavasundaram, member of the technical staff at NetApp, is a contributor to a referred paper at the conference, "Tolerating File-System Mistakes with EnvyFS." Garth Goodson, member of the technical staff at NetApp, is also a contributor to a referred paper, "Fido: Fast Inter-Virtual-Machine Communication for Enterprise Appliances." USENIX 09 will be held June 14-19, 2009, in San Diego, California. For more information, visit www.usenix.org/events/usenix09.

IEEE 2009 Vail Program
Steve Miller, senior technical director at NetApp, will cochair the IEEE Computer Society 2009 Vail Computer Elements Workshop. The three-day workshop titled "The Next 40 Years" will cover processors; heterogeneous multicore and graphics; disruptive technology; consumer electronics; green systems and power; and multicore, safety, and security software. The IEEE 2009 Vail Program is June 21-24, 2009, in Vail, Colorado. For more information, visit www2.computer.org.

Recent NetApp Industry News

Fibre Channel over Ethernet Plugfests
In May, NetApp participated in two Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) Plugfests with the Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA) and the Ethernet Alliance. The Plugfests provide a forum for industry leaders to test the interaction of FCoE end devices.

The Ethernet Alliance "Data Center Bridging" Plugfest, held May 4-8, was the first Plugfest to target interoperability testing of Ethernet draft standards being developed by IEEE 802.1. The Ethernet Alliance is a consortium that includes system and component vendors, industry experts, and university and government professionals who are committed to the continued success and expansion of Ethernet technology.

Sponsored by the FCIA, leading Fibre Channel vendors worked together to make sure of interoperability for the stable FCoE standard. This year's Plugfest provided a forum for testing the interaction of FCoE end devices with data center bridge exchange (DCBx) switches. The FCIA is a nonprofit international organization whose sole purpose is to act as the independent technology and marketing voice of the Fibre Channel industry.

For more information, visit www.fibrechannel.org and www.ethernetalliance.org.

SNIA Hypervisor Technical Working Group
For the past four months David Dale, director of Industry Standards at NetApp, and Alan Yoder, member of the technical staff at NetApp, have been leading the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) Hypervisor Storage API Taskforce, which resulted in the SNIA Hypervisor Storage Interface Technical Working Group (TWG). Yoder is serving as the interim chair of this new TWG. The overall goal of this TWG is to extend and/or develop standard interfaces for storage interactions (including, but not limited to provisioning, management, control, and I/O operations) with and through hypervisors. For more information, visit www.snia.org/tech_activities/work/twgs.

SNIA Ethernet Storage Forum
Also in May, Jason Blosil, Product Marketing manager at NetApp, was elected cochair of the iSCSI Special Interest Group in the SNIA Ethernet Storage Forum. Joshua Konkle, NAS Technical evangelist at NetApp, was elected cochair of the NFS Special Interest Group in the SNIA Ethernet Storage Forum.

The Ethernet Storage Forum is a marketing organization within the SNIA created to drive the broad adoption of Ethernet-connected storage networking technologies and solutions.

Blade.org
Jason Blosil, Product Marketing manager at NetApp, recently contributed to a vendor-neutral, Blade.org member-driven white paper on server consolidation and workload optimization. The white paper is downloadable at www.blade.org/docs/wp/Blade_WP05_Server_Cons_090501.pdf.

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