NetApp Highlights Global Partnerships and Leads Industry Discussions Around Ethernet Storage and Data Center Trends in February 2010
Sunnyvale, Calif.-January 28,
2010-In February, NetApp (NASDAQ:NTAP) will take part in
several industry events, including industry association Webcasts
and partner events. During these events, NetApp will demonstrate
its leadership in virtualization technology, Ethernet storage, and
data center architecture.
SNIA BrightTALK Webcast on
Jason Blosil, Product Marketing manager at NetApp and cochair of
the Ethernet Storage Forum iSCSI subcommittee, will cohost a
Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) BrightTALK Webcast
on iSCSI. The Webcast will address iSCSI applications for DAS and
SAN, comparing the costs and reliability of each, DAS single points
of failure versus SAN redundancy, and the affordability of iSCSI.
The Webcast takes place February 4, 2010, at 11 a.m. ET. For more
information, visit www.brighttalk.com/webcasts/search/snia.
VMware Partner Exchange
NetApp is a Global Platinum sponsor of VMware Partner Exchange
2010, and will have experts and executives on hand at the event to
highlight NetApp's midmarket virtualization opportunities and
best-in-class resources for private clouds. On February 10, Mitch
Ratner, VMware Global Alliance manager at NetApp, and David Yeary,
Strategic Partner manager at NetApp, will lead a 60-minute
break-out session titled "Expand Your Revenue: Selling NetApp
Solutions for Virtualized and Cloud Environments." On February 11,
NetApp will cohost two partner boot camps with VMware: "NetApp
Virtualization Solutions to Grow Your Business, Improve Margins,
and Speed Time to Revenue" and "NetApp Virtualization Solutions for
VMware That Solve Your Customer's Problems and Grow Your
VMware Partner Exchange 2010 takes place
February 8-11 in Las Vegas, Nevada. For more information, visit
For live demonstrations during the event, stop by the NetApp booth
FCIA Webinar on FCoE
Mike McNamara, senior Product Marketing manager at NetApp and Fibre
Channel Industry Association (FCIA) Marketing Committee chair, will
discuss the real-world applications of Fibre Channel over Ethernet
(FCoE) in an FCIA Webinar. This Webinar takes place February 11 at
12 p.m. ET. For more information, visit www.fibrechannel.org/component/content/article/166.
NetApp is a sponsor of Connectathon 2010, a network-proving-ground
event allowing vendors to test the interoperability of their
solutions, with special emphasis on NFS and Internet protocols. The
event also hosts panel discussions and open sessions on the latest
developments in technologies and solutions by Connectathon
participants. Connectathon takes place February 18-25 in Santa
Clara, California. For more information, visit www.connectathon.org.
USENIX FAST 2010
NetApp is also a sponsor of USENIX FAST 2010, which brings together
storage system researchers and practitioners to explore new
directions in the design, implementation, evaluation, and
deployment of storage systems. NetApp will sponsor the event
reception on Tuesday, February 23. FAST 2010 takes place February
22-26 in San Jose, California. For more information, visit
Mike McNamara, senior Product Marketing manager at NetApp, will
give two presentations on FCoE and data center trends at the
Ethernet Technology Summit. The Ethernet Technology Summit focuses
on the use of Ethernet throughout the networking space. This
includes the emergence of 10-Gigabit Ethernet as a key LAN
technology on the desktop and in data centers. McNamara will
present a tutorial on Ethernet storage (tutorial 3B) and will serve
on a panel whose topic is "The Arrival of the New Data Center"
(also tutorial 3B). NetApp will also have a booth at the show (#6).
The Ethernet Technology Summit takes place February 23-25 in San
Jose, California. For more information about the summit, visit
more information on the tutorials with Mike McNamara, visit
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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