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Storage Networking Industry Association
Max Shu

Texas Memory Systems, Inc.
Woody Hutsell

SNIA Member Companies to Showcase Storage Solutions in SNW Interoperability Lab

Colorado Springs, Colorado - April 2, 2002 - Storage networking vendors will join to demonstrate interoperable enterprise-wide storage networking solutions at the Spring 2002 Storage Networking Worldâ (SNW) Conference and Expo being held this week in Palm Desert, California. Forty-nine member companies of the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) will participate in this year's SNW Interoperability Lab, titled Find Your Storage Solution.

The multi-vendor Interoperability Lab is an eagerly anticipated and regularly scheduled highlight of the Storage Networking World conference. Hundreds of attendees tour the lab at every SNW Conference to view the latest storage networking technologies and to interact with storage engineers. This year's Lab will focus on three solution areas: Enterprise Solutions, Departmental Solutions, and Emerging Technologies. 

The solutions include multi-vendor demonstrations of business continuance, storage management, virtualization, backup and recovery, security, a Network Operations Center, IP Storage, InfiniBand, and management of storage networks using the CIM (Common Information Model)-WBEM (Web-based Enterprise Management) architecture.

"The opportunity to see storage solutions reflecting real-life IT environments in one location and to meet the architects of the solutions is invaluable to storage decision makers. said Ed Von-Adelung, Co-Chair of the SNIA Interoperability Committee. 

The lab will also feature "Storage Networking Mini-Tutorials" to reinforce the topics being addressed in the lab, including backup and recovery, security, storage network management, and business continuance.

Companies participating in the lab include: Acirro, Adaptec, ADIC, Agilent Technologies, Akara, American Megatrends Inc., AppIQ, ATTO Technology, Inc, BMC Software, Brocade Communications Systems, Inc., Chaparral Network Storage Inc., Cisco Systems Inc. , CommVault Systems, Compaq Computer Corporation, Computer Associates, Crossroads Systems, Inc., EMC Corporation, Emulex Corporation, FalconStor, Hewlett-Packard Company, Hitachi Data Systems, IBM, InfiniBand Trade Association, INRANGE Technologies, Intel Corp, Legato Systems, Inc., McDATA, MTI, NEC, Nortel Networks, Novell, ONI Systems, OTG Software, Pirus, Prisa Networks, Inc., QLogic, Quantum, Data Protection Division, SANRAD, Spectra Logic, Storability, Inc, Storage Computer Corporation, StorageTek, StoreAge Networking Technology, Sun Microsystems, Inc., Texas Memory Systems, Trebia Networks, Inc., VERITAS Software, Vixel, XIOtech Corporation. 

Located at the site of SNW Spring 2002 at the Marriott Desert Springs Resort, the Interoperability Lab will be open Wednesday, April 3 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m . and on Thursday, April 4, from 12:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

The Storage Networking World Conference & Expo is co-owned and produced by Computerworld and the SNIA. The latest conference program information is available online at http://

About the SNIA
The Storage Networking Industry Association is a not-for-profit organization made up of more than 300 companies and individuals worldwide spanning the entire storage industry. SNIA members share a common goal: to set the pace of the industry by ensuring that storage networks become efficient, complete and trusted solutions across the IT community. To this end, the SNIA is uniquely committed to delivering standards, education and services that will propel open storage networking solutions into the broader market. For information, contact the SNIA at 650.949.6720 or via e-mail at, or visit the SNIA Web site at

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