NetApp Experts and Customers Participating at Storage Networking World (SNW) Spring 2007

What:

Industry experts from Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP) will participate in enterprise network storage tutorials at Storage Networking World (SNW) Spring 2007, being held in San Diego, Calif., April 16-19, 2007.

During four separate sessions, NetApp experts will offer perspective on storage consolidation with IP storage, heterogeneous data management, IT benefits of unified fabric attached storage, and best practices in NAS and iSCSI data protection.

In addition, NetApp customer Six Flags will participate in a general-session, main-stage presentation to discuss the company's real-world storage deployment using NetApp technology. Six Flags and another NetApp customer, Telstra, have also been named finalists for the Computerworld SNW Best Practices in Storage in the Maximizing ROI and Planning, Designing, and Building Strategic Storage Infrastructure categories, respectively.

Storage Networking World is the world's largest and foremost storage networking event, where IT management and professionals learn, network, and maximize their company's storage capabilities.

Session:

SNIA Tutorial Track: Storage Consolidation with IP Storage
Speaker:
David Dale, industry evangelist, NetApp
Date:
Monday, April 16, 2007
Time:
9:20-10:05 a.m.

Dale will discuss best practices and deployment considerations of storage consolidation solutions available with IP storage technologies today. The presentation will outline the benefits of networked storage, with detail on iSCSI-based SAN configurations and the latest developments and capabilities, including 10Gb Ethernet.

Session:

A World of Fun Delivered through Unified Storage
Speaker:
Michael Israel, senior vice president, Information Services, Six Flags Theme Parks
Date:
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Time:
11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Michael Israel will discuss his real-world storage deployment, describing how Six Flags deployed unified storage and data management solutions to lower total cost of ownership in its data center environment and highlighting acquisition costs, ongoing management costs, and downtime costs. Israel replaced his outdated architecture with a mix of NAS and FC SAN solutions from NetApp to run data center operations and centralized database operations across the network.

Session:

Information Management Track: Shifting the Paradigm-Achieving "True" Heterogeneous Data Management
Speaker:
Jay Kidd, senior vice president and general manager, NetApp
Date:
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Time:
3:05-3:50 p.m.

Kidd will discuss what's needed to achieve the panacea of true heterogeneous data management and address what this new level of vendor "coopetition" means for the storage industry and customers alike. Attendees will learn the latest trends in heterogeneous data management and gain a deeper understanding of the initiatives under way that will provide more valuable storage management solutions to end users.

Session:

SNIA Tutorial Track: Trends in Data Protection-CDP and VTL
Speaker:
Jason Iehl, consulting systems engineer, Network Appliance, co-chair of SNIA's Data Protection Initiative and founder of the VTL-SIG
Date:
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Time:
3:05-3:50 p.m.

Iehl will examine how CDP and VTL address common data protection concerns, including backup windows and data recovery. The session will provide clarity on what CDP and VTL are and are not and what can realistically be achieved with these technologies. Iehl will offer practical guidance on how CDP and VTL technologies can be introduced into the IT environment in a way that minimizes disruption and simplifies ongoing management, thereby reducing complexity and costs.

Session:

SNIA Tutorial Track: Contemporary Data Protection Best Practices with iSCSI Storage Arrays
Speaker:
David Dale, industry evangelist, NetApp
Date:
Thursday, April 19, 2007
Time:
8:30-9:15 a.m.

Network-attached storage (NAS) moves file awareness into the storage system, providing consistent service to all application platforms. File awareness enables NAS to take a more active part in protecting data than block-based storage, but also creates unique challenges. Dale will categorize threats to NAS data, present the options available for protecting it, and examine how iSCSI block storage can take advantage of NAS data protection techniques.

Event:

Storage Networking World (SNW) Spring 2007

Dates:

April 16-19, 2007

Where:

Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel
One Market Street
San Diego, CA 92101

Booth:

#PPV4 or the Platinum Galleria Kiosk PG22

URL:

http://www.snwusa.com


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