SOURCE: Network Storage Conference

April 10, 2006 09:00 ET

Amazon Web Services to Deliver Keynote Talk at the 2006 Network Storage Conference

SAN JOSE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 10, 2006 -- The Network Storage Conference (NSC06) May 2 & 3, 2006, at the Tuscany Suites Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV, is pleased to announce a keynote talk by Dave Barth from Amazon Web Services describing their simple storage service for software developers. Barth's keynote is scheduled for 1:30 PM on Wednesday, May 3.

Amazon opened up its data storage infrastructure in early March for virtually any developer or business to use for their own data. This service, called "Amazon S3," is available through Amazon Web Services, and allows any business or developer to store their data simply, reliably, and cheaply.

Dave Barth, who managed the development and deployment of Amazon S3 from start to finish, will discuss why Amazon chose to expose its data infrastructure, how such a data environment was created, and the system's key design requirements and principles. He will describe how Amazon Web Services created a state-of-the-art storage environment using important design principles such as decentralization, asynchrony, autonomy, concurrency, fault tolerance, controlled parallelism, and symmetry.

"The Network Storage Conference attracts some of the most forward-thinking and informed professionals in data storage. We look forward to talking with this group about how Amazon created such a storage service infrastructure and how it can help businesses and clients focus on innovation rather than managing storage," said Dave Barth, Amazon S3 Product Manager, Amazon Web Services.

About the Network Storage Conference

The Network Storage Conference has established itself as a premier storage conference for the last 12 years. NSC pioneered all conferences dedicated to storage networking and helped lead to the development of SNIA.

Registration is now open for the 2006 Network Storage Conference. In addition there are still some sponsorship and exhibit opportunities. To register or sign up for sponsorships or exhibiting go to the NSC conference web site: or you can contact us at 408-871-8808 regarding additional information about the conference.

For information about the conference organizers see Peripheral Concepts, Inc. at and Coughlin Associates at

Contact Information

    Tom Coughlin
    Coughlin Associates
    (408) 202-5098
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    Judy Smith
    JPR Communications
    (818) 386-0403
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