SNW Spring 2009 to Address the Cloud, Virtualization, Green IT and Solid State Storage

FRAMINGHAM, MA –DECEMBER 03, 2008 — Storage Networking World (SNW) today announced that registration is now open for the spring 2009 conference, taking place April 6-9, 2009 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Florida. Among several others, key tracks will focus on cloud computing, virtualization, green IT and solid state storage.

Produced by Computerworld and co-owned by Computerworld and the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), SNW is the world's largest event for IT end-users and vendors involved in storage and the data center. SNW is the only conference where IT managers and professionals get an education endorsed by the SNIA and a hands-on view of the world's only SNIA-sanctioned Solutions Center. At SNW, attendees can choose from over 140 educational sessions and network with peers from around the globe, plus visit with top solutions providers in the world's largest Expo devoted to storage and related technologies. SNW's vast agenda makes it the most appealing and well-respected assembly of storage networking professionals in the world.

To register for this event, please call 800-883-9090, visit www.snwusa.com, or email snwreg@computerworld.com.

Additional information about Storage Networking World can be found at www.snwusa.com.

About Computerworld

Computerworld is the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers worldwide. Computerworld's award-winning Web site (www.computerworld.com), weekly publication, focused conference series and custom research form the hub of the world's largest (40+ edition) global IT media network. In the past five years alone, Computerworld has won more than 100 awards, including Folio Magazine's 2006 Gold EDDIE Award for the best technology/computing magazine, the 2004 and 2006 Magazine of the Year Award, and 2006 Best Overall Web Publication from the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE). In addition, in 2007 Computerworld's then editor in chief, Don Tennant, received the prestigious Timothy White Award from American Business Media. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 2 million unique, monthly visitors and a print audience of 1,222,000 readers each week (IntelliQuest CIMS Spring 2007).

About International Data Group (IDG)

International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG's online network includes more than 450 Web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment, and video games worldwide. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers in 85 countries including CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, and PC World. IDG's lead-generation service, IDG Connect, matches technology companies with an audience of engaged, high-quality IT professionals, influencers, and decision makers.

IDG is a leading producer of more than 750 technology-related events including Macworld Conference & Expo, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Entertainment for All Expo (E for All), DEMO, and IDC Directions. IDC, a subsidiary of IDG, is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events. Over 900 IDC analysts in more than 90 countries provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends.

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About the SNIA

The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) is a not-for-profit global organization, made up of some 400 member companies and 7,000 individuals spanning virtually the entire storage industry. SNIA's mission is to lead the storage industry worldwide in developing and promoting standards, technologies, and educational services to empower organizations in the management of information. 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 additional information, visit the SNIA web site at www.snia.org.