NetApp Sponsors the 2007 SAN/NAS Summit


As a Silver Sponsor of the 2007 SAN/NAS Summit, the Storage Networking Industry Association's (SNIA's) premier annual conference for storage networking professionals, Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP) will showcase its dynamic line-up of storage solutions at the NetApp booth and in break-out sessions. The 2007 SAN/NAS Summit is a series of one-day conferences and exhibitions designed to educate technology professionals on the storage options and solutions that are now available.

NetApp will lead break-out sessions on Fibre Channel technologies and storage consolidation using IP SAN storage at the summit's Chicago and Minneapolis venues as well as have experts available in the NetApp booth to provide attendees with live demonstrations of NetApp solutions. Additionally, Decru®, a NetApp company specializing in data security, will be available at the NetApp booth at the above locations and at Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Jose, and Washington, DC venues.


"Fibre Channel Technologies: Current and Future." The objectives of this tutorial are to explore what Fibre Channel can provide today, to project the market outlook of Fibre Channel, and to share what is on the Fibre Channel horizon. Themes will include supported topologies, flexibility and scalability, speed, congestion and access control, redundancy, security, application performance, bandwidth/cost leadership, new FC standards for protocols, and APIs.

  • Tuesday, June 5, 9-10 a.m. CT, in Chicago, IL
  • Thursday, June 7, 9-10 a.m. CT, in Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN


"Storage Consolidation with IP Storage." This session will appeal to IT managers, administrators, and architects interested in best practices and deployment considerations of storage consolidation solutions available with IP SAN technologies today. This presentation outlines the benefits of networked storage, contrasting the different options. It then goes into detail on iSCSI-based SAN configurations, options, and best practices, including contemporary iSCSI storage features. The presentation explains via customer case studies how these capabilities deliver distinct benefits to IT organizations. Finally, future capabilities are considered, including 10Gb Ethernet.

  • Tuesday, June 5, 10:30-11:30 a.m. CT, in Chicago, IL
  • Thursday, June 7, 10:30-11:30 a.m. CT, in Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN


"Storage Security with Decru." This session is intended for storage and security professionals who would like to learn more about appliance-based storage security solutions and key management. In particular, individuals who need to secure data in heterogeneous storage environments and are concerned about protecting their intellectual property and customer data or meeting regulatory compliance will find this presentation particularly stimulating. The Decru presentation outlines the growing need for securing data at rest and the different approaches to encryption. It will also provide an overview of how Decru products and solutions can address a broad range of business requirements through a couple of sample deployments.

  • Tuesday, June 5, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. CT, in Chicago, IL
  • Thursday, June 7, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. CT, in Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN
  • Tuesday, June 12, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ET, in Washington, D.C.
  • Thursday, June 14, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ET, in Philadelphia, PA
  • Tuesday, September 25, 11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. PT, in Los Angles, CA
  • Thursday, September 27, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. PT, in San Jose, CA
  • Tuesday, October 2, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. CT, in Dallas, TX
  • Thursday, October 4, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ET, in Atlanta, GA


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