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.
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.
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
Fibre Channel over Ethernet
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
SNIA Hypervisor Technical Working
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
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
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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