NetApp Founder Dave Hitz to Present Platinum Super Session "Clear Up the Cloud" at VMworld 2009

Sunnyvale, Calif.-August 18, 2009 - NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) Founder and Executive Vice President Dave Hitz will deliver a Platinum Super Session presentation with VMware CTO Dr. Steve Herrod at this year's VMworld. The presentation is titled "Clear Up the Cloud: Key Infrastructure Requirements and Real-World Implementations." The pair will discuss the shared NetApp and VMware vision for cloud computing and explain how NetApp and VMware work together to provide unique benefits to virtualized dynamic data center infrastructure. Dr. Gregory Smith, vice president of T-Systems, a NetApp customer, will also be on hand to share how NetApp and VMware-working together-helped T-Systems deliver a world-class IT-as-a-service offering to its customers. NetApp is a platinum sponsor of VMworld 2009, which takes place August 31 to September 3, 2009, at Moscone Center in San Francisco, California.

NetApp will also have executives, technical experts, and customers on hand leading technical breakout sessions. These sessions will cover best practices for dynamic data centers, business continuity, data storage and recovery with VMware® vSphere, dependable telework solutions, and vSphere enterprise stability.

At VMworld 2009, discover how virtualization is revolutionizing the next generation of computing by providing efficiency and flexibility at a time when both are critical to the future of IT. Learn how VMware is transforming the data center and desktop into a flexible, reliable cloud infrastructure. Discover the best way to introduce more efficiency, control, and choice. Today it's more important than ever for organizations to do more with less. VMworld 2009 is the place to discover how.

Session: Large-Scale Virtualization
Speaker: Michael Crader, Thomson Reuter Director of Virtualization
Date: Tuesday, September 1
Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Location: Moscone North, Room 110
Session: Clear Up the Cloud
Speaker: Jeff O'Neal, NetApp Senior Director of Data Center Solutions
Date: Tuesday, September 1
Time: 1:50-2:20 p.m.
Location: VMware Cloud Pavilion, Booth 1614
Session: Deploying the Foundation for a Dynamic Data Center
Speakers: Phil Brotherton, NetApp Vice President and General Manager, Virtualization & Enterprise Applications Business Unit
Ed Bugnion, Cisco Vice President and Chief Technical Officer
Date: Tuesday, September 1
Time: 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Location: Moscone North, Esplanade 304
Session: Best Practices for Recovery with SRM and NFS in vSphere
Speakers: Larry Touchette, NetApp Technical Marketing Engineer
Jeremy Merrill, NetApp Technical Marketing Engineer
Date: Wednesday, September 2
Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Location: Moscone North, Room 110
Session: Platinum Super Session: Clear Up the Cloud: Key Infrastructure Requirements and Real-World Implementations
Speakers: Dave Hitz, NetApp Founder and Executive Vice President
Dr. Steve Herrod, VMware Chief Technology Officer
Dr. Gregory Smith, T-Systems Vice President
Date: Wednesday, September 2
Time: 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Location: Moscone North, Hall E, Room 134
Session: How Storage Enhances Business Continuance: From Backup to Fault Tolerance
Speakers: Vaughn Stewart, NetApp Infrastructure Virtualization Consultant
Mike Laverick, RTFM Education Consultant
Date: Wednesday, September 2
Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Location: Moscone North, Esplanade 303
Session: The Journey to a Dependable Telework Solution
Speakers: Bryan Salek, VMware Technical Alliance Manager
Robert DeMay, Project Performance Corporation
Date: Wednesday, September 2
Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Location: Moscone North, Esplanade 307
Session: vSphere Enterprise Stability-It's All in the Design
Speaker: Rick Scherer, San Diego Data Processing Center, City of San Diego Infrastructure Architect
Date: Thursday, September 3
Time: 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Location: Moscone North, Esplanade 306
Session: Designing Dynamic Data Centers with NetApp and VMware
Speakers: Arthur Lent, NetApp Technical Director
Scott Davis, VMware Chief Data Center Architect
Date: Thursday, September 3
Time: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Location: Moscone North, Room 110
Session: Sizing Tools for Storage: vSphere and VMware View Environments
Speaker: Peter Learmonth, NetApp Reference Architect
Date: Thursday, September 3
Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Location: Moscone North, Room 110

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