SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - January 4, 2010) - NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) co-founder and executive vice president, Dave Hitz, headlines a list of NetApp events will attend in January 2010 with his keynote address at The Business Development Networking Event (TheBDEvent). NetApp will also sponsor a workshop at the 16th IEEE International Symposium on High Performance Computer Architecture.

Dave Hitz, cofounder and executive vice president at NetApp, will deliver a keynote at The Business Development Networking Event (TheBDEvent), an exclusive industry-insiders only business development event designed to jump start 2010's strategic business development activities early in the new year. The event will be limited to 200 storage, networking, security and virtualization, and cloud executives and provide high-quality education and networking opportunities for vendor companies. TheBDEvent takes place January 26-28, 2010, in Palo Alto, California. For more information, visit:

HPCA Workshop
NetApp is one of the sponsors of a half-day workshop focused on emerging storage and memory technologies at the 16th IEEE International Symposium on High Performance Computer Architecture (HPCA) event. The International Symposium on HPCA provides a high-quality forum for scientists and engineers to present their latest research findings on all aspects of high-performance computer architecture. The HPCA 2010 takes place January 9, 2010 in Bangalore, India. For more information, visit:

Recent Industry Activity
In December 2009, Val Bercovici, NetApp Office of the CTO, presented a Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) webcast on data center transformation and cloud computing. In this webcast, Bercovici discussed how to use existing infrastructure with new technologies such as virtualization, data deduplication, and cloud Storage to maximize ROI. To view the webcast, visit:

Recently, several NetApp employees were appointed leadership positions within the SNIA. Denise Ridolfo, Office of the CTO and Industry and Standards Operations manager at NetApp, was elected to the SNIA Europe Board of Directors as secretary and marketing chair for EMEA. The Board of Directors works to deliver on SNIA Europe's mission to promote the acceptance, deployment, and confidence in open storage-related architectures, systems, services, and technologies, across the IT and business community. For more information, visit:

Alan Yoder, office of the CTO at NetApp, was elected to the SNIA Storage Management Initiative (SMI) Governing Board as a member at large. The SMI Governing Board sets the SMI's business and strategic direction, assures its fiscal health, and oversees the operations of its subcommittees and projects. The SMI Governing Board is also responsible for the SMI Strategic Plan Overview, the overall budget for SMI, and all business conducted by the Initiative. For more information about SNIA, 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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