NetApp Showcases 10-Gigabit Ethernet Performance and Efficiency at Supercomputing 2009
Sunnyvale, Calif.-October 26,
2009- As part of the Ethernet Alliance, NetApp (NASDAQ:
NTAP) experts will participate in a multivendor demo at SC09 to
demonstrate the performance and efficiency of a unified and
converged data center fabric using 10-Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE).
NetApp will showcase file and "block" storage network protocols
running on a single unified 10Gb Ethernet wire, including Fibre
Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), iSCSI, and NFS. SC09 takes place
November 14-20, 2009, in Portland, Oregon. NetApp and the Ethernet
Alliance will be at booth #1259. For more information, visit
Recent Industry Activity
Ninth Annual Linux Kernel
In October, Brian Pawlowski, chief technology officer at NetApp,
and his office sponsored the ninth annual Linux Kernel Summit in
Tokyo, Japan. The Linux Kernel Summit brought together the world's
leading core kernel developers to discuss the state of the existing
kernel and to plan the next development cycle. This annual two-day
conference is invitation only and focuses on development and
innovation through sessions and workshops that encourage
interaction and discussion between kernel developers and industry
leaders. To read Brian Pawlowski's blog entry on Linux Kernel
Summit 2009, visit
Also in October, SNIA announced that NetApp employees were elected
to several leadership roles within the SNIA organization. SNIA
members elected Alan Yoder, member of the Technical Staff at
NetApp, as chair of the SNIA Board of Directors. David Dale,
director of Industry Standards at NetApp, was elected as vice chair
of the SNIA Board of Directors. The SNIA Board is charged with
oversight of the association's vision and mission and ensuring that
tangible value accrues to member companies.
David Dale was also elected to the Solid
State Storage Initiative (SSSI) Board of Directors. The SSSI
fosters industry education, growth, and success of solid-state
storage in both commercial and consumer environments.
NetApp also became one of the founding
members of the new SNIA Cloud Storage Initiative in October. The
Cloud Storage Initiative focuses on promoting cloud storage as a
new delivery model that provides elastic, on-demand storage. For
more information, visit www.snia.org/forums/csi/.
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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