SOURCE: Computerworld

March 21, 2013 10:17 ET

SNW Spring 2013 Spotlights IT Architecture in Today's Data-Driven Businesses With 100+ Sessions on Cloud, Big Data, Mobility and Storage

Leading Industry Analysts Will Join IT Experts From GoDaddy, Shutterfly, Progressive Insurance and Others Representing Financial Services, Government, Education, Healthcare

FRAMINGHAM, MA--(Marketwire - Mar 21, 2013) - SNW Spring 2013 -- the leading conference series focused on the evolution of IT architecture for a new world of mobility, big data and business agility -- will bring together the most diverse group of IT executives and IT professionals ever assembled in SNW's history to share insights, participate in discussions, spotlight new solutions and lead training sessions on the technology and IT architecture issues shaping today's data-driven businesses.

Taking place April 2-4 at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida, SNW will bring together experts from companies including GoDaddy, Shutterfly and Progressive Insurance and others representing financial services, government, education, healthcare and more.

Addressing the theme "Intelligent Architecture for the Data-Driven Business," IT leaders will join top industry analysts and technology hardware, software and services providers to cover a broad range of solutions, including the cloud, big data, mobility and storage innovations. Highlights from more than the 100 session include: "Clouds and the Data Center of the Future" on Tuesday, April 2; "Big Data, Mobility and the Future of Data Management" on Wednesday, April 3; and "Solid State, Cloud Storage and Storage Innovation" on Thursday, April 4.

"IT continues to play a vital role in building and executing business strategies, and the agenda at this spring's SNW provides invaluable insight and details enterprises need to stay competitive in our tech driven society," said John Amato, vice president and publisher, Computerworld. "The depth and breadth of the topics we'll be addressing at SNW Spring 2013 -- and the diversity of users, analysts and technology providers who'll gather here -- is further evidence that this conference continues lead the way in spotlighting today's most relevant trends."

To provide an enhanced learning environment, SNW will continue to incorporate interactive sessions and offer a large number of SNIA Tutorials. The Hands-on-Lab returns to SNW to provide attendees with the opportunity to experience the latest storage and data management technologies. Attendees can also speak with solution experts and see demonstrations in the conference Expo Hall. Extending the learning opportunities, attendees can refresh their knowledge in the content-rich SNIA Certification Prep Sessions and then take the CompTIA Storage+ Powered by SNIA exam at any worldwide testing center.

"With the steady pace of technology change -- and the acceleration of the IT community's role in leading their businesses to capitalize on these new innovative technologies -- the educational and training opportunities at SNW are integral for everyone's continued personal development," said Wayne M. Adams, chairman, SNIA Board of Directors. "With SNW's wide-breadth of expert presentations and revealing informative panel discussions, the SNW event remains at the forefront of the latest developments that enable IT professionals and the businesses they support."

SNW Spring 2013 sponsors include Dell, Oracle, HP, SafeNet, Skyera, Astute, Avere, FalconStar, Infortrend, QLogic, SMART Storage Systems, SwiftTest, TigerCloud and Viking Technology. These and other leading technology vendors will be showcasing cutting-edge products and solutions in the SNW Expo, another key component of the conference experience.

SNW is produced by Computerworld and co-owned by Computerworld and the SNIA (the Storage Networking Industry Association).

Registration Information

To register for SNW Spring 2013, please call 800-883-9090, email, or visit to register online.

To register for SNW Spring 2013 as a member of the media, industry analyst or industry blogger, please visit the SNW Spring 2013 media registration page:

For more information about SNW Spring 2013, including a complete agenda and list of presenters, please visit

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