NetApp Highlights Disk-to-Disk and Archival Solutions with Data Deduplication at Symantec Vision 2007 Conference

What:

Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP) continues to evolve its long-standing relationship with Symantec through a myriad of high-profile activities at Symantec's upcoming Vision 2007 conference in Las Vegas, June 12 -14. Activities include speaking sessions, solution demonstrations, and exclusive customer activities. As part of the company's presence, NetApp President Tom Mendoza will deliver a keynote address titled, "Simple, Unified Storage for a Heterogeneous World," in which he will discuss key trends that are driving complexity in the connected world, and how customers are responding by simplifying data management, managing growth, and driving cost out of the data center with unified storage and techniques like data deduplication.

At the show, NetApp and Symantec will present customer case studies and demonstrations highlighting a variety of solutions tailored for Symantec environments. Areas of focus are data protection, information management, high availability and disaster recovery, and storage/SAN management. For more information regarding NetApp presence and areas of focus, please listen to Symantec's VISION Partner Podcast with NetApp here.

A key theme cutting across many of the solution areas is that of managing data growth. NetApp® data deduplication technology is aimed squarely at solving this challenge by reducing storage space up to 95 percent and is embedded in many of the joint solutions profiled in the breakouts and booth demonstrations. Attendees can learn how joint NetApp and Symantec customers are employing deduplication to reduce costs, gain better availability, and simplify backup and recovery. Attendees can also pick up a Centipede® T-shirt and register at booth 407 to win a standup Centipede arcade game while learning more about NetApp deduplication capabilities.

Keynote:

"Simple, Unified Storage for a Heterogeneous World." NetApp President Tom Mendoza will discuss key trends affecting the connected world and how these are driving complexity in heterogeneous IT environments. Learn how enterprise customers are responding by simplifying data management, managing growth, and simultaneously driving cost out of data center IT infrastructure and operations with a unified storage approach. Hear Mendoza outline his vision for the next wave of innovation in unified storage as intelligent techniques such as advanced data deduplication, multiprotocol, and flexible provisioning help IT become a major force in driving the competitiveness of their organizations.

  • Wednesday, June 13, 2007 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Pacific Time

Session:

"Tales from the front lines - Customer panelists share their experience with advanced NetApp-Symantec Data Protection Solutions." Moderated by Manish Goel, vice president and general manager, Data Retention Protection and Retention at NetApp, this panel of customers will discuss data protection solutions spanning Symantec NetBackup, Enterprise Vault, Backup Exec, and Enterprise Encryption. Horizontal use of data deduplication will also be discussed.

  • Wednesday, June 13, 2007 from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. Pacific Time

Session:

"Unified storage - Customer panelists share their experience using a common, flexible unified storage across all the Symantec solution areas." Moderated by Rich Clifton, vice president and general manager of the Networked Storage business unit at NetApp, this panel of customers will discuss their experience implementing enterprise storage solutions spanning many Symantec solutions.

  • Wednesday, June 13, 2007 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Pacific Time

Session:

"Going tapeless in Sacramento with NetBackup and NetApp NearStore® with deduplication." Led by Bill May, Product and Partner Engineering at NetApp. In this session participants will learn how a government agency used NetBackup 6.0 and the NetApp SnapVault® integration with deduplication to replace tape in their heterogeneous backup and recovery environment, dramatically improving reliability, recovery time, and storage efficiency.

  • Tuesday, June 12, 2007 from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. Pacific Time

Session:

"The Las Vegas Water District optimizes data recovery with Veritas NetBackup and NetApp NearStore VTL." NetApp and Symantec customer Greg Hearn, senior systems administrator, Las Vegas Valley Water District, will share how a brush with disaster led the Las Vegas Valley Water District to redesign its backup and recovery system using NetBackup and a NearStore VTL. The session will cover the business benefits of a VTL solution in a NetBackup environment, the impact on backup and recovery performance, and some tips for evaluating and improving existing disaster recovery policies.

  • Thursday, June 14, 2007 from 2:45 to 3:45 p.m. Pacific Time

Session:

"Swimming the D2D2T Waters with Backup Exec 11d and NetApp StoreVault™." Drew Meyer, a product marketing manager with NetApp, and Jeff Brechtelsbauer of Swimways Corporation will present the latest networking and storage technologies that make it simpler to build smart data protection schemes while leveraging existing backup software investments. Attendees will learn how Swimways Corporation, an SMB-sized company, is charting its disk-to-tape backup strategy using NetApp StoreVault™ and the Symantec Backup Exec for Windows® NDMP (Network Data Management Protocol) option in order to reduce backup time, ease data management, and enhance restore times. In addition, learn about D2D2T strategies that provide comprehensive data management and archiving to tape-without breaking the bank.

  • Thursday, June 14, 2007 from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. Pacific Time

Session:

"OpenStorage - Changing the future of disk-based data protection." In this overview, you will learn why NetBackup is using the OpenStorage API for all future disk-based backup solutions; the benefits of using an OpenStorage solution; and future functionality that OpenStorage solutions will provide. NetApp, Data Domain, and COPAN Systems will briefly present their OpenStorage solutions and roadmaps.

  • Wednesday, June 13, 2007 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Pacific Time

Session:

"OpenStorage - Changing the future of disk-based data protection: Vendor adoption panel." In this follow-on to the first OpenStorage session, Symantec will provide a brief overview of the benefits of using OpenStorage solutions. Data Domain, Diligent, COPAN, EMC, FalconStor, Fujitsu-Siemens, HP, NetApp, Quantum, and Sepaton, (and possibly others) will briefly present their OpenStorage roadmaps. Questions for the panel from either the moderator or audience will complete the session.

  • Thursday, June 14, 2007 from 8 to 9 a.m. Pacific Time

Session:

"Planning a storage and backup architecture for your content archive." Hear experts discuss best practice considerations to take into account when defining and implementing the right storage platform for Symantec Enterprise Vault. The scenarios are based on real-world experience and will deliver a better understanding of how to align backup strategies with the archive to keep data protected and secure. Topics include the use of consistency groups and cascading Snapshot™ copies when Enterprise Vault is deployed on a NetApp primary and secondary infrastructure.

  • Thursday, June 14, 2007 from 8 to 9 a.m. Pacific Time

Event:

Symantec Vision 2007

Where:

Venetian Resort Hotel Casino
3355 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV, 89109

Event:

The Services Industry Summit features industry luminaries from leading organizations who will share insights into the hottest topics around-eService and knowledge management-and discuss where it's at, where it's going, and how it will change the way you do business.

Registration:

For additional event information or to attend the conference, visit http://vision.symantec.com/.

NetApp Booth:

Booth #407

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