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NetApp Champions Flexible IT by Sponsoring Developer, Cloud Storage, and Women-in-Computing Conferences in September


Sunnyvale, Calif. - NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) will sponsor three conferences in September 2010, exploring how advances in IT can bring flexibility, value, and growth to storage customers. Brian Pawlowski, CTO and senior vice president at NetApp, will present at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing conference in September. NetApp will also sponsor and present at the 2010 Storage Developer Conference and sponsor the 2010 Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) Cloud Burst Summit.

2010 Storage Developer Conference
A number of NetApp technical experts will be on hand and presenting at this year’s SNIA Storage Developer Conference in Santa Clara, California. The NetApp presentations will cover cloud development, disk optimization, solid-state technology, storage efficiency, and virtualization. NetApp is a Gold sponsor of the 2010 Storage Developer Conference, which takes place September 20–23. For more information, visit

2010 SNIA Cloud Burst Summit
NetApp is a Platinum sponsor of the 2010 SNIA CloudBurst Summit, which will feature Geoffrey Moore as this year’s keynote speaker. This one-day event brings together end users, cloud providers, and storage vendors for demonstrations, a showcase, and in-depth sessions on the storage area of the cloud industry. The 2010 SNIA CloudBurst Summit is colocated with the 2010 Storage Developer Conference in Santa Clara, California, and takes place September 23. For more information, visit

Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing
NetApp is a Platinum sponsor of the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing conference, “Collaborating Across Boundaries.” At the conference, Brian Pawlowski, CTO and senior vice president at NetApp, will serve on a panel to discuss cloud computing and Internet security. Jan Roberts, vice president of Engineering Services at NetApp, will also serve on a panel, discussing how to build products across geographical boundaries. The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing is a series of conferences designed to bring the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront. The “Collaborating Across Boundaries” conference takes place in Atlanta, Georgia, September 28–October 2. For more information, visit

Recent Industry Activity
In August, Rick Jooss, director of Fibre Channel and iSCSI Technical Marketing at NetApp, was elected to the Fibre Channel Industry Association’s board of directors as a member-at-large. The Fibre Channel Industry Association is a nonprofit international organization that acts as the independent technology and marketing voice of the Fibre Channel industry. The association helps member organizations promote and position Fibre Channel and to provide a focal point for Fibre Channel information, standards advocacy, and education. For more information on the Fibre Channel Industry Association, visit

NetApp also recently joined the TM Forum, an industry association focused on enabling best-in-class IT for service providers in the communications, media, and cloud service markets. The TM Forum provides industry standards and expertise to enable the creation, delivery, and monetization of digital services. 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 utilizing and supporting open standards, visit

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