Storage Networking World Europe 2006

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ALL EYES ON SNW EUROPE 2006 IN SEPTEMBER AS IT BRINGS THE STORAGE NETWORKING INDUSTRY UNDER ONE ROOF.

Storage Networking World (SNW) Europe is once again positioned to retain the number one spot in the pan-European storage industry events calendar. Professionals keen to network with industry peers, seeking expert insight and eager to learn about technologies, products and policies, will all benefit from attending the conference, which this years carries the theme Enhancing the value of your storage investments, and which will take place between 4th and 6th September at the Congress Center, Messe Frankfurt, the same venue that hosted the event in 2005.

Organised by Angel Business Communications and co-owned by the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) Europe, this is the largest vendor-independent conference dedicated to storage networking in Europe. Delegates are set to include small, medium and large organisations from both the public and private sectors.

Since its inception six years ago SNW Europe has attracted an ever-increasing number of delegates and this year the organisers are looking to top the record 1,200 delegates mark achieved in 2005, thanks to a compelling combination of keynotes, SNIA tutorials, case studies, technology workshops and sponsors presentations. Speakers will include leading industry figures such as Jon Toigo, independent trade analysts such as IDC, SNIA Europe and SNIA (US) representatives and of course end users. As a result of feedback on last years conference, the tutorials will be delivered twice over the Tuesday and Wednesday to enable delegates not to miss out on the breadth of available topics.

In addition, an even larger and more comprehensive 'Solutions @ Work' area will be set up to give the attendees the opportunity to witness a range of multi-vendor networked storage solutions.

At SNW Europe 2006 attendees will be able to:

  • Attend key-note sessions from independent industry figures, analysts, sponsors and end users
  • Learn about the latest industry trends, challenges, technologies, business benefits and policies from independent speakers such as industry guru Jon Toigo
  • Attend the ever-popular SNIA educational tutorials
  • Attend a broad range of end users presentations on real-world deployments
  • Attend sponsors presentations on specialist topics
  • Meet with over 50 of the leading industry players showcasing new storage and related solutions
  • Get hands-on access to a multi-vendor networked storage environment in the 'Solutions @ Work' area

 SNW provides the industry's best link to both partners and end users. With a forum that's both educational and vendor-friendly, SNW does an excellent job serving the needs of IT professionals and system makers, said Jon Toor, VP of Marketing at ONStor. As ONStor expands, joining SNW Europe is the next step towards extending these valuable partnerships to include European users, integrators, and industry analysts.

To date, the following organisations have confirmed their sponsorship of the conference:

Platinum:

  • Dell
  • Diligent
  • EMC
  • Hitachi Data Systems
  • Hp
  • IBM
  • McDATA
  • NetApp
  • QLogic
  • Quantum
  • Sun Microsystems

 

Gold:

  • Brocade
  • CA
  • DotHill
  • Fujitsu Siemens
  • Infotrend
  • LSI Logic
  • Overland Storage
  • Syncsort

Silver:

  • ACAL
  • ADVA
  • Commvault
  • FalconStor
  • Mount 10
  • ONStor
  • Plasmon
  • Reldata
  • Xyratex

Media and analysts who wish to register for a complimentary pass to the conference should email their request to fred.monsone@a3communications.co.uk.

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