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NetApp to Lead Discussions Around Flexible and Efficient IT and the Future of Ethernet Storage at Industry Events in February 2011

SUNNYVALE, Calif.-February 2, 2011-NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) technical experts and industry leaders will be on hand for the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Conference 2011, and they will also participate in a panel discussion and tutorial at the Ethernet Technology Summit in February 2011.

Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Conference and Exhibition
NetApp will exhibit at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Conference and Exhibition (HiMSS) 2011, February 20-24, 2011, in Orlando, FL. HiMSS is the largest technical exhibition in the healthcare IT industry, offering a complete collection of educational sessions and networking opportunities. NetApp's technical experts will be on hand to discuss powerful solutions that help customers increase efficiency, securely exchange patient data, and reduce the cost of healthcare. NetApp will be at booth #4073. For more information, visit

Ethernet Technology Summit
Mike McNamara, senior manager of Product Marketing at NetApp, will participate in a panel discussion titled "Bringing Storage into the Ethernet Era" at the Ethernet Technology Summit. McNamara will also serve as an instructor for a tutorial on Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE). The Ethernet Technology Summit focuses on the use of Ethernet throughout the networking space, including the emergence of 10 Gigabit Ethernet as a key LAN technology on the desktop and in data centers. The Ethernet Technology Summit takes place February 23-24 in Santa Clara, CA. For more information about the summit, visit

Recent Industry News
NetApp recently became an affiliate of the Stanford Experimental Data Center Laboratory (SEDCL). The SEDCL conducts academic research to address challenges in scaling data center architectures, such as explosive data growth, changing legal requirements, increasing mobile and cloud computing, and massive interactive Web applications. As an affiliate, NetApp participates in the annual SEDCL review, as well as the CTO forum. For more information, visit

Alan Yoder, member of NetApp's technical staff in the Office of the CTO, was elected to the board of directors of the Small Computer System Interface (SCSI) Trade Association (STA) for 2011. The STA promotes the understanding and use of Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) technology and influences the evolution of SAS standards to meet future storage industry needs. Members of the board of directors are elected by sponsor and principal STA members and serve one-year terms. For more information, visit

Yoder was also reelected to the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) Green Storage Initiative (GSI) and Storage Management Initiative (SMI) governing boards. The GSI helps advance energy efficiency and conservation in all networked storage technologies and works to minimize the environmental impact of data storage operations. The SMI helps develop and standardize interoperable storage management technologies and aggressively promote them to the storage, networking, and end-user communities. For more information, visit

For more information about NetApp industry standards efforts to help rapid application deployment, smooth integration into customers' existing infrastructures, and improve interoperability with other vendors' solutions by using and supporting open standards, visit

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