NetApp Founder, Dave Hitz, to Keynote at Diskcon USA 2009
Sunnyvale, Calif.-August 31,
2009- In September, NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) founder and
executive vice president, Dave Hitz, will deliver the keynote
address at DISKCON USA 2009. NetApp will also take part in the
Chief Learning Officer Breakfast Club Series, Storage Developers
Conference, and Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing.
DISKCON USA 2009
NetApp founder and executive vice president, Dave Hitz, will
deliver the keynote address titled, "Key Trends Affecting the
Storage Industry: Flash, Virtualization, and Cloud." Hitz will
discuss these industry trends and how they may impact the disk
drive industry. DISKCON USA 2009 takes place September 23-24 in
Santa Clara, California.
New technology challenges, evolving market
forces, and renewed growth in storage are the leading topics for
IDEMA's DISKCON USA Storage Industry Conference. "New Growth
Through Innovation" is the theme for this year's two-day event,
which will offer unparalleled insight on business and technology
issues for 2010 and beyond. For more information, visit: www.idema.org/_smartsite/modules/news/show_news.php?cmd=display&news_id=1998.
Chief Learning Officer Breakfast Club
Sundar Nagarathnam, vice president of NetApp University, will
moderate a panel discussion on "High Impact Learning For Lean
Times," as part of the Chief Learning Officer Breakfast Club
Series. During this series, experts will lead conversations in
cities across the United States about the role the learning
organization plays in leading growth and innovation, even in tough
economic times. Topics will include: Learning departments adjusting
their structure to address the new economic reality, changing
learning delivery methods, and the impact and value of learning
programs. Nagarathnam will moderate the San Francisco session,
September 3, at the Grand Hyatt San Francisco. For more
information, please visit www.clomedia.com/events/Breakfast-Club/2009/April/289/index.php.
NetApp will have four experts on hand for the SNIA's Storage
Developer Conference (SDC). The NetApp presenters will lead
discussions on FCoE and NFS, including NFSv4.1 and congestion aware
file systems. The SDC's agenda was developed under the supervision
of the SNIA Technical Council and focuses on business-critical
topics that today's storage professionals consider indispensable.
Co-located with the five day CIFS/SMB/SMB2 and XAM Interoperability
Plugfests, this year's conference also covers leading storage
development matters such as Solid State Storage, Cloud Storage,
File System Performance, Storage Management, XAM/Data Management,
File Security, Emerging Technologies, and Green Storage. The
Storage Developers Conference takes place September 14 - 17, in
Santa Clara, CA. For more information, please visit: www.snia.org/events/storage-developer2009/.
Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in
The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing is a series of
conferences designed to bring the research and career interests of
women in computing to the forefront. Presenters are leaders in
their respective fields, representing industrial, academic and
government communities. NetApp is a Platinum sponsor of the event
and will have three speakers including: Cynthia Dote, director of
Strategic Programs, Joanna Karwowska, vice president of Software
Engineering, and Jan Roberts, vice president of Engineering
Services. The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing takes
place September 30 - October 3 in Tucson, Arizona. For more
information, please visit: http://gracehopper.org/2009/.
Recently, The Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA) elected
Rick Jooss, SAN/iSAN Business Unit manager at NetApp, to its board
of directors. Jooss serves as a member at large.
In July, Jason Blosil, Product Marketing
manager at NetApp collaborated on a Blade.org white paper
highlighting the cost and performance benefits of storage
consolidation. For more information and to download the white
paper, please visit: www.blade.org/pressrelease.cfm?RecordID=223.
Also in July, Jason Iehl, Data Protection
Solutions Architect at NetApp, participated in a SNIA webcast
titled, "Trends in Data Protection." To watch this webcast, please
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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