Following the success of the Storage Networking World conference and exhibit earlier this month (which was graced with a decent turnout of your peers), there are a number of upcoming shows that may be of interest to you.
Networld+Interop Conference and Exhibition, to be held May 6-11 in Las Vegas, is a general-purpose networking fest, but it always draws a large number of storage vendors. And the Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA) has its own exhibit area, which makes it easy to visit a lot of storage vendors without walking too much. Plus, N+I should be interesting because of all the hubbub around storage-networking convergence (e.g., Fibre Channel, IP Storage, FC-IP, iSCSI, and InfiniBand). www.key3media.com/interop/lasvegas2001.
SAN Conference 2001, to be held June 5-7 in San Jose, is focused on storage area networks (SANs) but is agnostic toward underlying transport protocols and infrastructures. Most of the attendees are storage/network integrators and designers, analysts and consultants, engineers, network managers, software specialists, and marketing specialists. Key subject areas of the tutorials and sessions include SAN management, SAN over IP/Ethernet, cabling/interconnects, LAN/MAN/ WAN connectivity, performance analysis, test equipment, SAN appliances, RAID systems, clustering, and distributed file systems. www.santechexchange.com.
Rounding out the rapid-fire storage-show parade, Network Storage 2001, to be held June 11-14 in Monterey, CA, covers the gamut of storage topics through a combination of tutorials, technical sessions, panel discussions, and an exhibit. The conference features six sessions, including Tutorials; Storage and Networks-Architectural Directions; Users' Applications and Requirements-Case Studies; Enterprise Storage Management; Services and Service Providers; and a choice of tracks about storage technology and business. www.periconcepts.com.
See the Calendar section on p. 76 for other industry-related events.
Dave Simpson, Editor-in-Chief
Mark your calendars
- May 6-11 Networld+Interop
- June 5-7 SAN Conference 2001
- June 11-14 Network Storage 2001