Network Appliance Drives Five Industry Discussions at Storage World Conference, Fall 2006

What:

Industry experts from Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP) will participate in networked storage and security panel discussions and tutorials at Storage World Conference 2006 (SWC2006) in Boston, Massachusetts, September 19 -21, 2006.

During these sessions, NetApp experts will offer perspectives on the future of data storage, storage virtualization, iSCSI, SAN/NAS convergence, and storage security.

Session:

CTO Roundtable: The Future of Data Storage - Invention or Reinvention?
Speakers: Steve Kleiman, SVP and CTO, Network Appliance
Chris Stakutis, CTO, Continuous Data Protection, IBM Corp.
Joe Pasqua, VP and CTO, DC Management Group, Symantec
Jeffrey Nick, SVP and CTO, EMC Corp.
Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 9:55 a.m. ET
Location: Amphitheater, Mezzanine Level

Kleiman and fellow CTOs will discuss emerging new capabilities to deliver ultra-high availability, resolve mounting data security issues, and ease the data management burden. In response to questions posed by the audience, they will also debate what new breakthroughs may lie ahead in tiered storage, storage networking, data classification, and storage management.

Session:

Virtues of Virtualization
Speaker: Joel Reich, GM and senior director of SAN/iSAN BU, Network Appliance
Date: Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. ET
Location: Waterfront Ballroom #2

Reich will address the state of storage virtualization and provide insight into the future of virtualization.

Session:

iSCSI - Bigger Than the Wire
Speaker: Dave Dale, industry evangelist, Network Appliance; chair, SNIA IP Storage Forum
Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Time: 3:00 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. ET
Location: Waterfront Ballroom #1

Going deeper than just the iSCSI ecosystem, Dale will delve into why and where iSCSI is being adopted, and where iSCSI is headed.

Session:

Storage Security
Speaker: Kevin Brown, vice president, Marketing, Decru, a Network Appliance company
Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Time: 3:55 - 4:45 p.m. ET
Location: Waterfront Ballroom #3

Brown will discuss the state of storage security, including methodologies, systems and operational considerations for encryption, encryption management, and damage and alteration of data in flight as well as data at rest.

Session:

The SAN/NAS Convergence
Speaker: Dave Dale, industry evangelist, Network Appliance; chair, SNIA IP Storage Forum
Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 5:55 p.m. ET
Location: Waterfront Ballroom #1

Dale will speak on the merging of SAN and NAS into a single solution to help IT meet the challenge of surging demand for storage capacity. He will help to sort out the issues facing mission-critical environments, and will explore solutions to help you improve ROI from a major investment in storage network architecture.

Event:

Storage World Conference, Fall 2006

Where:

Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center, Boston, MA

Dates:

September 19 - 21, 2006


Press Contact:

Jaime Leigh Le
Network Appliance, Inc.
408.822.3762
jle@netapp.com