Attending SNW, Storage Network World in Santa Clara, April 4 - 7, 2011 Santa Clara

A storage friend said he was heading to SNW next week. I said I'll be in SJ, he said the conference is in Santa Clara.  So, I checked out the site and it looked pretty interesting.  So, now I am attending, and I'll know one person there, but I am sure I'll run into other people given it is is Silicon Valley.

Experience the World's Largest Storage, Data Center and IT Infrastructure Conference

Join us for SNW where we bring together top information technology executives, leading product and service providers and key industry influencers for the world’s largest conference focused on managing information infrastructure.

Produced by Computerworld and co-owned by Computerworld and SNIA (The Storage Networking Industry Association), SNW features more than 120 educational sessions and presentations by top IT management experts covering today’s hottest IT topics — from cloud computing to energy efficient data centers to virtualization to storage -- and so much more.

Top Keynote speakers are.

Steve Wozniak
Apple Computer
and Chief Scientist, Fusion-io

Tom Kelley
General Manager


Randy Mott
Executive Vice President
and CIO


What also caught my eye is #1 of 15 listed tracks is energy efficiency.

Choose from 15 Topical Tracks:
Speakers for Spring Include:
Venue Information:

  1. Energy Efficiency
  2. Data Management
  3. Data Security
  4. The Converged Network
  5. Backup and Archiving
  6. Virtualization
  7. Data Center
  8. Cloud Storage
  9. Storage Management
  10. Solid State Storage
  11. Data Protection
  12. Cloud Computing
  13. Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
  14. Professional Development
  15. Deduplication