SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - September 27, 2010) -  NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) will help guide the discussion around corporate learning at the Fall 2010 Chief Learning Officer (CLO) Symposium in September. NetApp will also sponsor and present on SAN standards at the Ethernet Alliance Technology Exploration Forum and take part in the Hart Energy Webinar on best practices in October.

Fall 2010 CLO Symposium
Vice President of NetApp University Sundar Nagarathnam will take part in a panel discussion at the Fall 2010 CLO Symposium, which takes place September 27-29 in Dana Point, California. The panel discussion is titled "Breakthrough Ideas for Unleashing Learning" and will focus on how to overcome challenges to transform organizations through learning. For more information, visit

Ethernet Alliance Technology Exploration Forum
NetApp will sponsor the Ethernet Alliance Technology Exploration Forum on October 5 in Santa Clara, California. The forum will explore the impact networks of the future will have on system and component design. Fred Knight, SAN Standards technologist at NetApp, will join a panel discussion titled "How Will Storage Networking Be Impacted by Ethernet?" The session will be moderated by Claudio DeSanti of Cisco and include panel members from EMC, Intel, and LSI. For more information and to register for the event, visit

Hart Energy Webinar
NetApp will participate in a Hart Energy Web-based broadcast on October 6. Peter Ferri, Global Energy Industry lead at NetApp, will join a panel of industry experts to discuss technologies and best practices that help operators like Pioneer Natural Resources optimize performance and maximize cost efficiency. For more information, or to register for this broadcast, visit

Recent Industry Activity
In September, Dave Dale, director of Industry Standards at NetApp, was elected to the Solid State Storage Initiative (SSSI) board of directors as secretary. The SSSI fosters growth and success of the solid-state storage market in both commercial and consumer environments by conducting education efforts for the vendor and user communities, performing market outreach highlighting the virtues of solid-state storage, and supporting the development of standards specific to the technology. For more information about the SSSI, visit

Dale was also recently appointed to the Ethernet Alliance board of directors. The Ethernet Alliance serves the Ethernet industry by assisting with the ongoing incubation, development, interoperability testing, and support of technologies based or dependent upon Ethernet standards. For more information, 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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