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August 31, 2009 08:00 ET

NetApp Founder, Dave Hitz, to Keynote at DISKCON USA 2009

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - August 31, 2009) - In September, NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) founder and executive vice president, Dave Hitz, will deliver the keynote address at DISKCON USA 2009. NetApp will also take part in the Chief Learning Officer Breakfast Club Series, Storage Developers Conference, and Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing.


NetApp founder and executive vice president, Dave Hitz, will deliver the keynote address titled, "Key Trends Affecting the Storage Industry: Flash, Virtualization, and Cloud." Hitz will discuss these industry trends and how they may impact the disk drive industry. DISKCON USA 2009 takes place September 23-24 in Santa Clara, California.

New technology challenges, evolving market forces, and renewed growth in storage are the leading topics for IDEMA's DISKCON USA Storage Industry Conference. "New Growth Through Innovation" is the theme for this year's two-day event, which will offer unparalleled insight on business and technology issues for 2010 and beyond. For more information, visit:

Chief Learning Officer Breakfast Club Series

Sundar Nagarathnam, vice president of NetApp University, will moderate a panel discussion on "High Impact Learning For Lean Times," as part of the Chief Learning Officer Breakfast Club Series. During this series, experts will lead conversations in cities across the United States about the role the learning organization plays in leading growth and innovation, even in tough economic times. Topics will include: Learning departments adjusting their structure to address the new economic reality, changing learning delivery methods, and the impact and value of learning programs. Nagarathnam will moderate the San Francisco session, September 3, at the Grand Hyatt San Francisco. For more information, please visit

Storage Developer Conference

NetApp will have four experts on hand for the SNIA's Storage Developer Conference (SDC). The NetApp presenters will lead discussions on FCoE and NFS, including NFSv4.1 and congestion aware file systems. The SDC's agenda was developed under the supervision of the SNIA Technical Council and focuses on business-critical topics that today's storage professionals consider indispensable. Co-located with the five day CIFS/SMB/SMB2 and XAM Interoperability Plugfests, this year's conference also covers leading storage development matters such as Solid State Storage, Cloud Storage, File System Performance, Storage Management, XAM/Data Management, File Security, Emerging Technologies, and Green Storage. The Storage Developers Conference takes place September 14 - 17, in Santa Clara, CA. For more information, please visit:

Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing

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. Presenters are leaders in their respective fields, representing industrial, academic and government communities. NetApp is a Platinum sponsor of the event and will have three speakers including: Cynthia Dote, director of Strategic Programs, Joanna Karwowska, vice president of Software Engineering, and Jan Roberts, vice president of Engineering Services. The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing takes place September 30 - October 3 in Tucson, Arizona. For more information, please visit:

Recent Industry Activity

Recently, The Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA) elected Rick Jooss, SAN/iSAN Business Unit manager at NetApp, to its board of directors. Jooss serves as a member at large.

In July, Jason Blosil, Product Marketing manager at NetApp, collaborated on a white paper highlighting the cost and performance benefits of storage consolidation. For more information and to download the white paper, please visit:

Also in July, Jason Iehl, Data Protection Solutions Architect at NetApp, participated in a SNIA webcast titled, "Trends in Data Protection." To watch this webcast, please 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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