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NetApp to Demonstrate Flexible and Efficient IT Solutions at Citrix, Microsoft, and SAP User Conferences in May 2011


SUNNYVALE, Calif.— —NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) will sponsor the Citrix Synergy, Microsoft TechEd, and SAP SAPPHIRE NOW user conferences in May 2011. NetApp will also participate in the Interop Las Vegas 2011 and BSDCan 2011 conferences, as well as sponsor the Anita Borg Women of Vision awards banquet.

Interop Las Vegas 2011
Jason Blosil, product marketing manager at NetApp, will be at Interop 2011 as part of the Ethernet Alliance to help demonstrate breakthroughs with FCoE technology and consolidated Ethernet storage. Interop is the leading business technology event, with in-depth educational programs, workshops, real-world demonstrations, and live technology implementations. Interop 2011 takes place May 8–12 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. See NetApp at the Ethernet Alliance booth, #2358.

The BSDCan 2011 Conference
NetApp is the platinum sponsor of the BSDCan 2011 conference, a technical conference for both beginners and experts working on and with 4.4BSD-based operating systems and related projects. At the conference, NetApp’s Joe CaraDonna, Neel Natu, and Peter Grehan will introduce and demonstrate a native hypervisor for the BSD operating system called BHyVe. BSDCan 2011 takes place May 13–14 at the University of Ottawa, and will be preceded by two days of tutorials on May 11–12, 2011.

Microsoft TechEd North America 2011
NetApp is a platinum sponsor of Microsoft TechEd North America 2011, which takes place May 16–19 in Atlanta, Georgia. Alex Jauch, Microsoft technical architect at NetApp, and Robert Quimbey, Microsoft alliance engineer at NetApp, will deliver a presentation entitled “Innovative Storage and Data Management Strategies to Power Your Microsoft Enterprise Applications.” In addition, NetApp engineers will provide technical overviews of private cloud solutions built on NetApp® and Microsoft®, as well as storage solutions for Microsoft® Exchange Server 2010, SharePoint Server®, SQL Server®, and Microsoft Hyper-V™, at booth #1001. For more information or to register for the conference, visit

NetApp is a gold sponsor of SAP SAPPHIRE NOW 2011, which takes place May 16–19 in Orlando, Florida. SAPPHIRE NOW is the largest customer-driven SAP® technology conference in the world. NetApp will demonstrate at booth #2236 how SAP users can enable cloud solutions in their data center today and prepare for their shared infrastructure needs of tomorrow.

Anita Borg Women of Vision Awards
NetApp is a gold sponsor of the Anita Borg Women of Vision awards banquet, which is hosted by the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology. The Anita Borg Institute brings together technology leaders, emerging technologists, and students pursuing studies with an eye toward a career in technology to expand the opportunities for the development of women in technology. This award honors women making significant contributions to technology in the categories of Innovation, Leadership, and Social Impact. The awards banquet and ceremony take place May 19 in Santa Clara, California.

Citrix Synergy 2011
NetApp is a silver sponsor of Citrix Synergy 2011, which takes place May 25–27 in San Francisco, California. NetApp will demonstrate powerful solutions at booth #419 that help reduce storage costs, increase IT flexibility, and help Citrix users realize the full potential of their virtual environments. Jim Sangster, senior director of Solutions Marketing at NetApp, will moderate a discussion on Wednesday, May 25, at 4:30 p.m. PT, that will showcase how NetApp partner MTM and its customer Thorlabs drastically reduced the time needed to plan and deploy a Citrix XenDesktop 5 environment using a NetApp validated design.

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Silicon Valley Women of Influence
The Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal named both Marina Levinson, senior vice president and CIO at NetApp, and Nehal Mehta, senior manager of Quality Assurance at NetApp, Silicon Valley Women of Influence in 2011. The women on the list are nominated by their community and selected by a panel of judges. They represent many different industries in Silicon Valley, including astronomy and astrophysics, venture capital, high tech, financial services, education, nonprofit, communications, and more.

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