SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - October 1, 2009) - In October, NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) will be recognized as a corporate partner of the Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering. NetApp will also provide a keynote address for People 2009, the Saba global user summit.

Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering

In October, NetApp will be recognized as a leading corporate partner of the Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering. Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering corporate partners share in and support the school's growth and success while advancing their own initiatives through access to the school's research, faculty, and prospective employees. Each year, the university recognizes the lead contributors to its mission by featuring them on an honor roll displayed in the lobby of the Computational Science and Engineering Building.

People 2009

Sundar Nagarathnam, vice president of NetApp University, will deliver a keynote address at People 2009, Saba's annual user summit. Nagarathnam will discuss how NetApp addresses customer, employee, and partner training needs and governance associated with the business of education. During the event, attendees will have the opportunity to hear about the latest market trends from industry thought leaders, interact with fellow executives from leading companies worldwide, and obtain valuable information and training on the latest Saba solutions. People 2009 takes place October 19-22 in San Francisco, California. For more information, visit

Recent Industry Activity

Recently, David Dale, director of Industry Standards at NetApp, was elected to SNIA's Solid-State Storage Initiative (SSSI) governing board. The SSSI was formed to foster the growth and success of the market for solid-state storage in both commercial and consumer environments. For more information, visit

In September, Subhash Sankuratripati, senior security engineer at NetApp, was elected cochair of the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) Technical Committee. The OASIS KMIP TC works to define a single, comprehensive protocol for communication between encryption systems and a broad range of new and legacy enterprise applications, including e-mail, databases, and storage devices. By removing redundant, incompatible key management processes, KMIP will provide better data security while reducing expenditures on multiple products. For more information, visit

Also in September, Val Bercovici, office of the CTO at NetApp, participated with Halliburton in a Hart Webinar titled "E&P Technology Trends You Can't Afford to Ignore." This Webinar explored new technologies within exploration and production and early adopter success stories. To view the archived version of this Webinar, 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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