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Dave Hitz to Take Part in Fireside Chat at GigaOm’s Structure Big Data Conference

Other NetApp Executives and Experts to Drive Industry Discussions Around Cloud, Virtualization, and Ethernet Technology in March

SUNNYVALE, Calif.-March 1, 2011-In March, Dave Hitz, founder and executive vice president of NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP), will take part in a fireside chat as part of GigaOm's Structure Big Data Conference. Also representing NetApp at a major industry event, Steve Gomo, executive vice president and chief financial officer of NetApp, will join other leading CFOs in a roundtable discussion hosted by the Churchill Club. And throughout the month, other NetApp executives and experts will take part in events both in person and online, covering topics ranging from cloud computing to Ethernet storage, server virtualization, and data center management.

Churchill Club CFO Roundtable 2012
Steve Gomo, executive vice president and chief financial officer of NetApp, will join other leading Silicon Valley CFOs for a roundtable discussion at the Churchill Club on March 3. This panel will tackle the changing roles, strategies, and vision of finance leaders in a discussion moderated by Richard Brenner, president and CEO of The Brenner Group. For more information, visit

Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (OFC/NFOEC)
As part of the Ethernet Alliance, NetApp technical experts will present at the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and the National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference March 6-10 in Los Angeles, California. Jason Blosil, Product Marketing manager for iSCSI Solutions at NetApp, will moderate a panel discussion titled "Converging on Ethernet-New Storage Technologies for Greater IT Efficiency and Flexibility," with Dave Dale, director of Industry Standards at NetApp, serving as one of the panelists. The Ethernet Alliance will also demonstrate some of the latest products developed for use in next-generation data centers, and NetApp will take part in "Ask the Experts" sessions in booth #2108. For more information, visit

BrightTalk Summit: Enterprise Storage Innovations
Alex McDonald, Office of the CTO at NetApp, will take part in the upcoming online BrightTalk Summit focusing on "Enterprise Storage Innovation" on March 16 from 11 to 11:45 a.m. PT. McDonald will take part on behalf of the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) Cloud Storage Initiative (CSI), for which he serves as its Education chair. This summit will feature storage industry leaders, end users, and experts and cover the latest storage innovations for archive, virtualized environments, data protection, and more. For more information, visit

BrightTalk Webcast: Storage Management Best Practices and Tips
Glyn Bowden, Enterprise Infrastructure architect at NetApp, will take part in the upcoming online BrightTalk Webcast focusing on "Storage Management Best Practices & Tips" on March 16 at 2 a.m. PT. This tutorial will provide practical tips for planning, purchasing, and deploying storage in network-attached storage environments for unstructured data, block storage for business-critical applications, and general network storage management. For more information or to view the presentation after the event, visit

Microsoft Management Summit 2011
NetApp is a Gold Sponsor of the Microsoft Management Summit 2011, which takes place March 21-25 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Richard Preston, Technical Alliance manager at NetApp, will deliver a presentation titled "The Importance of Storage for Successful Hyper-V Cloud Architectures," and NetApp technical experts will deliver presentations on "Cost-Efficient Disaster Recovery" and "Rapid Self-Service VM Provisioning" at booth #209. For more information or to register for the conference, visit

GigaOm's Structure Big Data Conference
NetApp founder and executive vice president Dave Hitz will deliver a keynote address at GigaOm's Structure Big Data Conference in New York, New York, on March 23 at 11:50 a.m. ET. Hitz will participate in a fireside chat with Jason Hoffman, chief scientist and founder at Joyent, in which the two will discuss major issues in the data storage industry today and trends for future IT. For more information, visit

Recent Industry News

NetApp Joins UC Berkeley's AMPLab
As part of its mission to keep NetApp informed on the latest disruptive technology trends and ideas, NetApp's Advanced Technology Group (ATG) joined the new AMPLab (Algorithms, Machines, and People Lab) at UC Berkeley. AMPLab addresses new challenges and opportunities in Big Data analytics by developing a new data analysis software stack, integrating machine learning, data analytics at scale, cloud and cluster computing, and crowd sourcing to make sense of massive data. By being an AMPLab sponsor, NetApp can participate in the work and provide guidance, industry insight, and use cases.

Four NetApp Posters Accepted at FAST 2011
This year's FAST Conference included two poster sessions for presenting work in progress; the organizing committee specifically solicited posters from industry participants. Poster presentations provide an opportunity to share and improve ideas through interactive discussions with a wide range of FAST attendees. NetApp's ATG submitted four poster proposals to FAST, all of which were accepted for presentation at the conference. For more information and to see a description of the projects, 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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