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<p>MEDIA ALERT -- 29 June 2004</p>
<p>Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP), the leader in advanced networked storage solutions for today’s data-intensive enterprise, will educate attendees on its unified storage solutions and showcase how they reduce enterprise customer complexity and improve total cost of ownership (TCO) in Oracle Database and Grid computing environments at Oracle OpenWorld Melbourne.</p>
<p>Network Appliance president Thomas Mendoza will address OpenWorld attendees and deliver a keynote highlighting how technology has evolved to meet the growing challenges business and technology managers face every day. His focus will address how customers can maximise database performance and ensure mission-critical data availability.</p>
<p>In addition, Network Appliance will conduct live, hands-on demonstrations illustrating the advantage of unified storage for increased manageability across iSCSI, Fibre Channel, and Ethernet platforms.</p>
<p>During the event, both Oracle and Network Appliance representatives will be on hand to discuss the business benefits and technical details of developing, deploying and managing Oracle on NetApp® storage systems.</p>
<p>Network Appliance will be participating in the following media and industry presentations:</p>
On Ramp to Grid: Oracle Real Application Clusters on Linux®.
Wednesday, July 7, 11:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m. in Howqua 1 on Level 1.</p>
<p>This media only panel session will revisit the fundamental principles of cluster-based computing to illustrate and set the groundwork for understanding Grid. This presentation will address the introduction of Oracle Real Application Clusters running Dell servers on Linux and how it served as a catalyst for the technological revolution and Enterprise Grid Computing.</p>
<p>* Roland Slee, Director, Business and Technology Solutions, Oracle ANZ.
* Linda York, Vice President Global Alliances, Dell Corporation.
* Jeff Browning, Chief Database Architect, Network Appliance.
* Gus Robertson, Vice President, South Asia Pacific, Red Hat.</p>
The Grid Highway
Thursday, July 8, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. in Howqua 1 on Level 1</p>
<p>Mendoza will participate in a media only panel session that will discuss the revolution that Oracle10g brings to enterprise computing. This session will address how Oracle10g on Real Application Clusters sets the stage for full-scale Grid computing, allowing a flexible, reliable infrastructure at a low cost. He will discuss how Grid enables “dynamic provisioning”, which means that the enterprise system can adapt to changes in demand without the expensive cost of requiring new hardware or having redundant capacity on standby.</p>
<p>* Ken Jacobs, Vice President Product Strategy, Server Technologies, Oracle Corporation.
* Tom Mendoza, President, Network Appliance.
* Philip McCrea, Chairman, AC3.
* Martin Power, Manager Information Systems, Holmesglen TAFE.</p>
Keynote Presentation: “Protecting Your Assets While Spending Less and Storing More”
Thursday, July 8, 1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m. in the Main Auditorium</p>
<p>Mendoza will review and highlight how companies can reduce complexity and lower costs by building a rock solid storage infrastructure for Oracle10g deployments. Mendoza will review innovative ways companies can better manage asset utilisation, how to safeguard mission-critical Oracle data, and how to achieve some of the highest levels of performance and availability.</p>
Oracle OpenWorld 2004
July 7–9, 2004
Melbourne Convention Centre
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