SOURCE: Compellent Technologies, Inc.

Compellent Technologies, Inc.

December 08, 2010 11:46 ET

Compellent to Host the First-Ever C-Drive Europe Conference in 2011

Partner and Customer Conference Scheduled for May 15-17, 2011 in London; Company to Unveil Strategy for Midsize, Enterprise and Cloud Storage That Enables Partners and Users to Scale Beyond in 2011

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN--(Marketwire - December 8, 2010) - Compellent Technologies (NYSE: CML) is expanding its annual channel partner and end-user conference into Europe, bringing one of the fastest-growing events in enterprise storage closer to European IT professionals.

The first-ever C-Drive Europe Partner Summit and Customer Conference will be held May 15-17, 2011 in historic central London at the Renaissance Chancery Court. The inaugural event will take place two weeks after Compellent hosts its fifth-annual C-Drive U.S., May 1-5, 2011 at the St. Paul RiverCentre in St. Paul, Minn.

The theme for both C-Drive events in 2011 is "Scale Beyond," showcasing how Compellent leverages its unique Fluid Data™ architecture to offer one platform that can scale to meet every storage possibility. As a result, enterprise and cloud data centers can scale beyond where they are today with greater efficiency, agility and resiliency than they can expect from legacy solutions.

C-Drive 2011 U.S. and Europe will feature dozens of breakout sessions across multiple tracks for both Compellent channel partners and end users. Attendees will be among the first to learn about the latest Compellent enterprise functionality -- from deduplication to Live Volume to advanced VMware integration. They will also get a sneak peek at what's next for the award-winning Fluid Data storage platform. Plus, reseller partners will garner proven sales techniques, while customers explore best practices and hands on technical demonstrations to gain practical knowledge on how open, virtualized storage can help IT adapt to rapid business change.

Other event highlights include:

  • Technical deep dives complete with live product demonstrations
  • A hands-on solutions lab showcasing new Compellent gear and solutions integration
  • Super Sessions that explore powerful enterprise features that simplify everyday storage tasks
  • Opportunities to meet with Compellent executives, technical solution experts and product managers

C-Drive Europe continues the Compellent tradition of connecting storage enthusiasts -- customers, partners, technology leaders, and industry influencers -- and engaging them in lively discussions on today's most important IT topics. Through a series of networking events, interactive learning tools and an open access format, C-Drive focuses on the intersection of business and technology in a way unmatched by any other conference.

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About Compellent
Compellent Technologies (NYSE: CML) provides Fluid Data storage solutions that automate the movement and management of data at a granular level, enabling organizations to constantly adapt to change, slash costs and secure information against downtime and disaster. This patented, built-in storage intelligence delivers significant efficiency, scalability and flexibility. With an all-channel sales network in 35 countries, Compellent is one of the fastest growing enterprise storage companies in the world. For more information and news, visit and