The Network Storage 2001 (NS2001) Conference and Tradeshow will be held at the Monterey Conference Center in Monterey, Calif., June 11 to 14, 2001.
In its eighth year, the annual Network Storage conference has established itself as a premier forum for storage and storage networking topics. More than 300 leading industry experts, IT professionals and vendors will attend to discuss issues and consummate deals that shape the future of the storage industry.
Designed to stimulate the storage industry, Network Storage 2001 offers attendees a chance to debate cutting-edge technologies such as Fibre Channel, Storage over IP, virtualization, iSCSI, InfiniBand, Virtual Interface, DAFS, SAN and NAS appliances, content networking, and Object-based Storage Devices.
Participants in this year's executive roundtable include: Mark Cree, general manager, Storage Router Business Unit, Cisco Systems (Nasdaq:CSCO); Nora Denzel, VP and general manager, Network Storage Solutions Organization, Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HWP); Mark Lewis, VP and general manager, Compaq's Enterprise Storage Group (NYSE:CPQ); Stephen Luczo, CEO, Seagate Technology; and Linda Sanford, Senior VP and group executive, Storage Systems Group, IBM (NYSE:IBM).
NS2001, with a theme of Implementations and Opportunities, opens on June 11 with a presentation by keynote speaker Kevin Daly, president and CEO, Quantum/ATL (NYSE:DSS). Other keynote speakers include Linda Sanford and Mark Lewis. Confirmed Exhibitors include Quantum/ATL, Cisco, Compaq, Columbia Data, Emulex (Nasdaq:EMLX), Exabyte, HP, JMR, KOMNetworks, McData, Mountain View data, Netreon, NetworkDisk, OTG Software, Qlogic, SANavigator, SANValley, Storability, StorageTek, StorageWay and Tricord.
This year, for the first time, NS2001 features two educational tracks the first day, plus one technical track and one Business and Innovation track the last day. The latter track is specifically aimed at the investment community. In another session, Storage Service Providers (SSP) will discuss their value-added and will share their needs and challenges with the storage vendor community.
The conference is developed and managed by Peripheral Concepts Inc., a market consulting firm specializing in Storage and Storage Management. Sponsors of NS2001 include Cisco Systems, Exabyte (Nasdaq: EXBT), Storability, Compaq, Hewlett-Packard, Quantum/ATL, SANValley Systems, KOMNetworks, Computer Technology Review, InfoStor, SMS, Business Solutions, Integrated Solutions, STA and STORAGEsearch.com.