Ziff Davis Virtual Tradeshow to Highlight Disk-to-Disk Backup and Recovery
New York, NY - December 4, 2006 --
Ziff Davis announced today that it
will present a virtual trade show titled "Disk-to-Disk Backup and
Recovery," to be held Wednesday, December 6-doors "open" online at
9:00 a.m. EST and opening remarks begin at 10:00 a.m. EST. The
half-day, live, interactive event, sponsored by Symantec
Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC) and Network Appliance (NASDAQ: NTAP),
will focus on the shift of system and network backup technology
from tape to disk and how organizations of all sizes can-and
do-benefit today from this maturing technology.
The Ziff Davis Virtual Tradeshow will feature
keynote presentations from Stephanie Balaouras, senior storage
analyst at Forrester Research; Patrick Rogers, vice president of
Product and Alliances Marketing at Network Appliance; and Rick
Huebsch, vice president NetBackup product line at Symantec. The
event highlights findings from the storage industry's first annual
survey of worldwide adoption trends and satisfaction with current
data-protection technologies. The Forrester study, commissioned by
NetApp and Symantec, is based on interviews with 400 IT decision
makers from around the world. The study reports on emerging best
practices of combining disk-based backup and tape-based solutions
for enterprise data protection. The paper will be available to all
Ziff Davis Virtual Tradeshow attendees.
"It's exciting to track the evolution of a
technology that has such a big impact on IT," said Michael Krieger,
vice president, Ziff Davis Market Experts. "Dealing with the
shrinking backup window has been a huge challenge for IT shops
large and small, and this virtual trade show really demonstrates
how disk-based solutions have moved into the mainstream and offer
real benefits today."
Global enterprises want and need to understand
how-and why-their peers worldwide are moving to disk-to-disk data
protection. Here are some of the questions and answers that the
Forrester survey and the virtual trade show participants will
interactively address in detail:
- The prevalence of disk-based data
Disk-based data-protection technologies have officially graduated
from an emerging market phase to an expanding phase for both data
center and remote office data protection.
- The "why" behind which disk-based
data-protection technologies are most widely adopted.
Disk-based data-protection technologies, such as conventional disk,
virtual tape, snapshot replication, and continuous data protection
(CDP), have been deployed at varying levels and for different
- The key drivers behind the increasing
adoption of disk-based data protection.
Disk-based data-protection solutions are helping users achieve
their desired backup and recovery service levels.
In addition to keynote addresses from
Forrester, NetApp, and Symantec, there will be breakout seminars
and an expert panel exploring the various ways disk-based
data-protection technologies can be applied in both the data center
and remote office. Participants will hear from industry analysts,
real-world users, expert moderators, and executives from the vendor
community about real-world benefits of disk-based backup and
"This event will provide customers with
important information explaining why companies are deploying
disk-based data-protection solutions in their existing tape
environments," said Patrick Rogers, vice president of Products and
Alliances at Network Appliance. "It will also explain how NetApp
and Symantec can help IT decision makers bring the benefits of
disk-to-disk backup and recovery to their own organizations with a
range of tightly integrated disk-based data-protection
"Ziff Davis continues to innovate in virtual
trade shows, with events relating to timely topics. In fact, Ziff
Davis Media won the highest gold award from Folio Magazine as the
best online event in 2005 for its Security Solutions Virtual
Tradeshow," said Martha Schwartz, senior vice president, Ziff Davis
Custom Solutions Group. "This Disk-to-Disk Virtual Tradeshow is the
first of its kind, providing attendees a unique way to educate
themselves on this topic while interacting with experts in the
field in real time."
About Ziff Davis Media Inc.
Ziff Davis Media Inc. (
www.ziffdavis.com) is a leading
integrated media company serving the technology and videogame
markets. Ziff Davis reaches over 28 million people a month through
its portfolio of 32 websites, 7 award-winning magazines, and
hundreds of consumer and b-to-b events, as well as business IT
tools, custom publishing, and direct marketing services. The
company is headquartered in New York and also has offices and labs
in San Francisco and Boston. The Company exports its brands
internationally in 45 countries and 17 languages.
About Network Appliance
Network Appliance is a world leader in unified storage solutions
for today's data-intensive enterprise. Since its inception in 1992,
Network Appliance has delivered technology, product, and partner
firsts to simplify data management. Information about Network
Appliance™ solutions and services is available at
Symantec is the world leader in providing solutions to help
individuals and enterprises assure the security, availability, and
integrity of their information. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif.,
Symantec has operations in 40 countries. More information is
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