MARINA DEL REY, Calif. -- Imation Corp (NYSE:IMN), a worldwide leader in removable data storage media, will this weekend convene the 14th annual meeting of its End User Council, including nearly 50 data center managers from top companies across North America. This year's symposium is being held at Marina del Rey, Calif., March 24 - 27, 2007.
At the annual "by invitation only" gathering, which will include presentations from industry leaders HP, IBM, Sun Microsystems and Imation, the country's top data center managers will have the opportunity to discuss current opportunities and challenges within their data center operations.
They will also preview new products and technologies designed to address the ever-growing demands of corporate data center management. Session topics include data security, optimizing data center performance, tape lifecycle support, virtual tape and the future of tape technology.
"Tape is the mainstay of the world's largest data centers, most of which backup terabytes of corporate data weekly, even daily. Data center managers have an enormous responsibility to ensure that their organizations' critical data is protected efficiently and securely. Our Data Center Management Symposium is the ideal forum for data center managers to discuss their operational needs and questions with industry experts," said James Milligan, general manager, Americas Commercial and OEM Division, Imation. "With more than 50 years of serving data centers with leading tape technology and technical support, Imation is proud to be one of the few data storage companies that helps its customers meet with industry and leaders. And for Imation, there is no better opportunity for us to hear from our customers first hand."
"The storage industry is looking at new rules that are reshaping traditional methods for storing, retrieving and protecting data -- requiring careful planning to successfully navigate the road ahead. Imation's Data Center Management Symposium, and the information exchange it fosters, is very timely and useful," said Fred Moore of Horison Information Strategies, an information strategies consulting firm that specializes in marketing strategy, industry analysis and business development for the IT industry.
"As a data storage developer and manufacturer, Imation continues to provide great opportunities for customers to stay informed about industry trends, best practices and new products -- involving some of the world's largest data center operations. I expect this year's event to be no exception."