Asigra Presents at 2010 SNIA Cloud Burst Summit on Cloud Storage Security, Standards and Trends

Sep 23, 2010

TORONTO – September 23, 2010 – Asigra Inc., a leading cloud backup software provider since 1986, today announced it is presenting at the 2010 Cloud Burst Summit in a panel moderated by Ben Woo, senior analyst for International Data Group (IDC). Executives from EMC and NetApp are also participating in the discussion which will focus on cloud storage security, standards and other important industry topics.

The Cloud Burst Summit is produced by the Storage Industry Networking Association (SNIA) and takes place during the Storage Developer Conference (SDC) on September 23, 2010 in Santa Clara, California. The Cloud Burst Summit is the only industry event focused on storage in the Cloud and brings together end users, cloud providers and storage vendors for a unique experience that includes product demonstrations, a vendor showcase and in depth sessions on this part of the overall cloud computing industry.

During the event, IDC’s Ben Woo will host a panel titled Cloud Storage Reality that will include Erik Riedel, senior director of technology and architecture in the Cloud Infrastructure Group at EMC, Val Bercovici, cloud czar at NetApp’s Office of the CTO and Ashar Baig, Chairman of the SNIA Cloud Backup and Recovery SIG and Senior Director of Product Marketing for Asigra. The panel will address the industry’s toughest questions in cloud storage, including security and standards and discuss trends that are influencing the development of new technologies.

“As the first forum for the cloud storage community, the Cloud Burst Summit is an excellent venue to discuss the issues and challenges of greatest concern to end-users who are considering these advanced technology platforms,” said Ashar Baig, senior director of product marketing at Asigra. “Organizations of every size are interested in the operational and cost advantages that cloud storage provides but want to be sure these solutions comply with their business and IT requirements now and in the future. Our goal is to ensure the industry is aligned with such requirements and keeps pace as they evolve.”

Asigra at the SNIA Cloud Burst Summit

The Cloud Storage Reality panel is scheduled to begin at 4:15 pm on September 23 at the Cloud Burst Summit which takes at the Hyatt Regency in Santa Clara, California. Additionally, Ashar Baig will also present in a separate session titled Why Cloud Backup and Recovery (BUR) Now? which will begin at 3:00 pm on September 23rd at the Summit. Attendees can either join in person or via a live-streamed event with on-demand post-summit viewing featuring SNIA Cloud Burst Summit sponsors. To access the event online go to http://www.ustream.tv/channel/cloud-burst-2010.

SNIA Cloud Burst Summit
As the only industry event focused on storage in the Cloud, the SNIA Cloud Burst Summit will be co-located with SDC on September 23rd. The event is focused on bringing together end users, cloud providers and storage vendors for a unique experience including demos, a showcase and in depth sessions on this part of the overall cloud industry. The SNIA Cloud Burst Summit will bring together IT storage professionals that are looking to cloud storage as a solution for their IT environments. The day's agenda will include presentations from cloud industry luminaries, the latest cloud development panel discussions, a deeper dive on cloud backup, and a cocktail networking opportunity in the evening.

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