SNW Announces Finalists for Its Fall 2009 “Best Practices in Storage” Awards Program

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Sep 28, 2009 – SNW (Storage Networking World), in conjunction with Computerworld and the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), announced 25 Finalists for its twice yearly "Best Practices in Storage" Awards Program. From this prestigious field of Finalists, the top Honoree in each category will be recognized during the SNW "Best Practices in Storage" Awards Program Ceremony on October 13, 2009. SNW Fall 2009 will be held October 12-15, 2009 at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge in Phoenix, Ariz.

The Finalists (in alphabetical order by company) for SNW's Fall 2009 "Best Practices in Storage" Awards Program are:

In the category of "Green Computing, Energy Efficiency and the Data Center," the five Finalists are:

– Avnet, Inc., Phoenix, Arizona

– FICO Corporation, Minneapolis, Minnesota

– Infosys Technologies Limited, Bangalore, India

– Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California

– MetLife, Troy, New York

In the category of "Planning, Designing and Building a Strategic Storage Infrastructure," the five Finalists are:

– Barclaycard US, Wilmington, Delaware

– GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals, Wavre, Belgium

– MetLife, Troy, New York

– Sanborn, Colorado Springs, Colorado

– TACO, Cranston, Rhode Island

In the category of "Storage Resiliency, Data Protection and Recovery," the five Finalists are:

– ABD Insurance (now Wells Fargo Insurance Services), San Francisco,


– FICO Corporation, St. Paul, Minnesota

– Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP), San Francisco, California

– Strand Associates, Madison, Wisconsin

– Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, Dover, New Hampshire

In the category of "Storage Virtualization and Cloud Computing," the five Finalists are:

– Budd Van Lines, Somerset, New Jersey

– Citi, New York, New York

– Cloud 10 Corporation, Centennial, Colorado

– Medtronic, Inc., Minneapolis, Minnesota

– Service Corporation International (SCI), Houston, Texas

In the category of "Technology Innovation and Promise," the five Finalists are:

– Five Point Capital, San Diego, California

– Marketing Architects, Minneapolis, Minnesota

– Shopzillla, Los Angeles, California

– State Street Corporation, Boston, Massachusetts

–, Costa Mesa, California

SNW's Fall 2009 "Best Practices in Storage" Awards Program is sponsored by Sun Microsystems.

Produced by Computerworld and co-owned by Computerworld and the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), SNW is the largest event for IT end-users, vendors, channel partners, press and analysts involved in storage, data center, infrastructure, and business continuity technologies. SNW also offers the world's largest Expo devoted to storage and related technologies.

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