NetApp® Drives File and Object Storage Discussion at 2007 SNIA Storage Developer Conference


Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP), a leading provider of storage and data management solutions, will highlight its innovative Snapshot™ technology while leading the File and Object Storage discussion at the 2007 SNIA Storage Developer Conference, September 10-13 in San Jose, CA. Additionally, NetApp and Sun will host a discussion on NFS by exploring details of the soon-to-be-released NFSv4.1 file system.

The SNIA Storage Developer Conference is the only conference to focus on the issues important to storage developers, architects, and engineers. In addition to presentations, the conference will also feature Plugfests, in which vendors can bring their implementations of CIFS and iSCSI to test, identify, and fix bugs in a collaborative setting.


"Snapshot Copies in the WAFL® File System"-WAFL (Write Anywhere File Layout) is a storage virtualization technology that is part of the NetApp Data ONTAP® operating system. NetApp Snapshot creates a "frozen," read-only view of a WAFL volume that provides easy access to old versions of files, directory hierarchies, and/or LUNs (logical unit numbers), the main focus of this session. This session will explain how Snapshot copies in WAFL work, how they are used to replicate, back up, and clone, and how developers can make use of them.

Date/Time: Tuesday, September 11, 2007, from 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. Pacific Time
Alan Yoder, Ph.D., senior Technical Staff member at NetApp and vice chair of the SNIA Technical Council


"NFSv4.1-What Is Coming?"-This session will focus on the new features of NFSv4.1 and their impact, along with the potential for success or failure. The NFSv4.1 protocol has been in development within the Internet Engineering Task Force for the last three to four years and, with its near completion, storage developers, system vendors, and end-user customers can learn which problems can be addressed with the new protocol. A lot of promise is contained within NFSv4.1; this session will explore the protocol's full potential.

Date/Time: Tuesday, September 11, 2007, from 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. Pacific Time

Presenters: Mike Eisler, NetApp senior technical director, Enterprise Storage
Dave Noveck, NetApp senior engineer, NAS Protocols Engineering
Spencer Shepler, Sun Internet Engineering Task Force co-chair, NFSv4


2007 SNIA Storage Developer Conference
Dolce Hayes Mansion
200 Edenvale Ave.
San Jose, CA 95136


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