NetApp® to Lead Industry Discussions at Enterprise Information World Conference


Three presenters from Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP), a leading provider of storage and data management solutions, will speak at the upcoming Enterprise Information World Conference, August 6-9, 2007, at Moscone Center in San Francisco, discussing issues concerning protecting and preserving data.


Transforming Data Protection for the Information-Centric Enterprise
This tutorial will describe and compare available data protection technologies architecturally and in the context of their service level characteristics, such as recovery capabilities. Common concerns, such as business continuity and reduction of business and legal risks, will be addressed. Emphasis will be placed on disk-based technologies, which are quickly emerging as a vital component of the next-generation data center's data protection infrastructure. Technologies covered will include disk-to-disk backup, virtual tape libraries, replication, Snapshot™ copies, continuous data protection, and deduplication.

  • Speaker: Jason Iehl, consulting systems engineer, Network Appliance
  • Date: Monday, August 6, 2007
  • Time: 9:00-12:00 a.m.


Best Practices for Long-Term Retention and Preservation of Electronically Stored Information (ESI)
Compliance requirements such as HIPAA and SEC-17a-4 and legal requirements such as the recent changes in the FRCP have catalyzed the need for long-term retention of electronically stored information. What is long term? The consensus answer is more than 15 years. How does your organization handle the multiple logical and physical migrations that are necessary over this period of time and yet assure readability, availability, and integrity of the information? Is retention in excess of 15, 30, 50, or even 100 years practical, given the exponential growth of ESI in your organization? The practices for long-term preservation have two key domains, ingestion practices and storage practices. This tutorial will combine best practices in both areas to give you the tools to improve your long-term retention and preservation methods.

  • Speaker: Gary Zasman, Worldwide Professional Services practice director, Network Appliance; co-chair SNIA 100 Year Archive Task Force
  • Date: Monday, August 6, 2007
  • Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m.


Preserving Information in an Age of Growth
Organizations today face a number of challenges related to data management. This ranges from exponential storage growth as a result of increased digitized content, mountains of regulatory requirements, and the need to ensure timely access to data to pure infrastructure/equipment costs. For most organizations, the growth of information is outpacing their ability to manage it-and pay for that management. But it shouldn't be that way. With an intelligent data management strategy, organizations can store, manage, and protect data based on its business value, and thus actually reduce costs, maximize storage utilization, and protect themselves vis-à-vis compliance regulations. This session will address how to manage and structure data with ease and efficiency to meet business and regulatory needs within existing budgets and will explore best practices for taking advantage of a tiered storage infrastructure.

  • Speaker: Spencer Sells, senior director of product management, Data Protection and Retention Group, Network Appliance
  • Date: Tuesday, August 7, 2007
  • Time: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.


The Enterprise Information World Conference is focused on how next-generation data centers will be built around next-generation information management practices and how information is not only an organization's chief asset, but also its chief liability. Attendees will learn effective information management practices and data protection strategies, and how to preserve digital information for the long term, all while reducing business, legal, and compliance risk.


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