Network Computing Magazine Storage Shoot-Out Hits Northern Virginia Thursday

Free Event Features Head-to-Head RFP Competition by Leading Storage Vendors, Presentation by Storage Author Jon William Toigo

Nov 5, 2001

CMP Media's Network Computing ( will host 'Network Computing Shoot-Out - Building Fault Tolerant Storage Environments,' a free one-day seminar taking place this Thursday, 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Fairview Park Marriott hotel in Falls Church, VA. Network Computing Magazine challenged networked storage vendors BMC Software, StorageTek, Quantum ATL and Maxtor to devise and present fault-tolerant storage solutions for two fictitious companies seeking answers to real-world storage problems. Additionally, Jon William Toigo, author and storage industry pundit, will present and moderate presentations of a storage RFI. An abridged presentation will be given by Overland.

"Network Computing's Storage Shoot-Out challenges vendors to deliver solutions based on actual real-world situations and RFPs in real-time, offering attendees the ability to compare and contrast products and strategies, and get real answers," said Fritz Nelson, Publisher, Network Computing.

  Attendees of the event will learn:

  *     How leading technology vendors measure up as they present their
        storage solutions in response to a Network Computing request for
  *     An overview of the state of the storage market and current market

The Shoot-Out's unique format, quality reputation and actionable content draw together powerful groups of Network Computing readers -- including storage vendors, purchasers and technology experts. Take advantage of this incredible free opportunity to compare products and strategies, while gaining a deeper understanding of the current state of the storage market, and the critical factors to consider in making storage decisions. And, with our wireless audience response system, you'll help decide which solution hits closest to the mark!

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Thursday's event is the final stop in a four-city tour that has already staged extremely successful Shoot-Out events in New York, San Jose and Dallas.

About Network Computing

Network Computing ( is published by CMP Media LLC, Manhasset, N.Y. From emerging companies to service providers, Network Computing defines the core issues facing people who manage technology in business -- analyzing the critical decision points in purchasing the products, technologies and services that achieve corporate initiatives. Every other week 220,000 IT professionals turn to Network Computing to get the information they need to make the right purchase decisions. In addition, the publication consistently has the largest average-issue audience among all networking publications, according to IntelliQuest CIMS.

About CMP Media LLC

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