SNIA Europe announces a new series of its Datacenter Technologies seminars featuring the highly successful SNIA Europe Academy, now in its 6th year. Featuring a unique mix of vendor neutral, educational sessions led by members of the association coupled with focussed sessions from leading vendors, attendees will find it hard to make better use of their valuable time.

“With so many events out there to chose from, it is important to select the ones that are going to give you a return on investment of your time. The SNIA Europe Academy certainly does that. The agenda was full of topics that are at the top of their priority list such as server virtualisation and cloud computing and I’m pleased to see SNIA working to bring clarity and standardisation into these areas . I’m looking forward to seeing more in the future.” Technical Architect, T-Systems Ltd.

SNIA Europe Academy events focus on the key technology areas and issues facing storage professionals today including: positioning IP Storage solutions alongside Fibre Channel, unravelling the myths surrounding Information Lifecycle Management and introducing the latest thinking around data management in the IT arena.

Academy content is drawn from the SNIA IP Storage Forum (IPSF) and from the array of SNIA Tutorial materials. Often referred to as the "Voice of SNIA", these tutorials are vendor-neutral, and aim for technology education, not advocacy.

They are pleased to introduce two new Academy events, Dubai, United Arab Emirates on the 7th of February 2007 and Zurich, Switzerland on the 27th of February 2007. These events give you the chance to boost your knowledge on the latest Storage related topics and they expect the places to fill up fast, so don’t delay with your registration. The Academies will again feature tutorials and presentations developed by SNIA and its technology forums, delivered by the association's members.

SNIA Academy events are free to attend for end-users, systems integrators and value added resellers.