Storage Networking World to Feature Case Studies from Pixar, TD Ameritrade & MySpace; Leading Conference for IT Managers, Storage Architects and Infrastructure Professionals Slated for April 3-6 in San Diego

FRAMINGHAM, MA – March 28, 2006 – Computerworld, the Voice of IT Management, and the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), have announced that over 150 speakers will present at Storage Networking World (SNW) on April 3-6, 2006 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, California. SNW is the world's largest storage conference and attracts IT managers, storage architects and infrastructure professionals from around the globe.

A prestigious roster of speakers, including Greg Brandeau, vice president of technology, Pixar Animation Studios; Jerry Bartlett, chief information officer, TD Ameritrade; and Aber Whitcomb, chief technical officer, MySpace, are slated to present on the main stage.

"We see SNW as an opportunity to learn about new technologies and gain ideas–to look outside the box," said Ken Black, global storage architect, Yahoo and a 2005 SNW presenter. "Yahoo has the ability to handle multiple petabytes of storage, over twenty-two petabytes-plus next year, so we're looking for ways to make Yahoo more efficient. SNW gives us the chance to get all the technology in one spot so that we can evaluate them."

The complete agenda is available on the SNW Web site (

About Computerworld

Computerworld, the "Voice of IT Management," is the most trusted source for the critical information needs of senior IT management. Computerworld's integrated offerings form the U.S.-based hub of the world's largest (58-edition) global IT media network through its weekly publication, Web site, focused conference series and custom research. In the past five years alone, Computerworld has won more than 100 print and online awards for editorial and design excellence, surpassing its direct competition by an order of magnitude. Recognition includes the 2004 Magazine of the Year Award from the American Society of Business Publication Editors and a Jesse H. Neal Award for "Best News Coverage." In print since 1967, Computerworld is the source for information technology management, with a guaranteed rate base of 180,050, a total print audience of 1,138,000 (IntelliQuest CIMS 2004 Business Influencer Study) and an online audience of over 1.1 million unique monthly visitors (Omniture).

Computerworld is a business unit of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading technology media, research and events company. A privately held company, IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers, including Bio-IT World, CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Network World and PC World. The company features the largest network of technology-specific Web sites, with more than 400 around the world. IDG is also a leading producer of more than 170 computer-related events worldwide, including LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R), Macworld Conference & Expo(R), DEMO(R) and IDC Directions. IDC provides global market research and advice through offices in 50 countries. Company information is available at

About the SNIA

The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) is a not-for-profit organization, made up of more than 460 member companies and close to 7,000 active individuals spanning virtually the entire storage industry. SNIA members share the common goal of advancing the adoption of storage networks as complete and trusted solutions. 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