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The 8th IT Press Tour Edition from 26 to 30th of March will be amazing


16 companies* will participate: Avere Systems, Cloudera, CTera Networks, Delphix, Druva, Engine Yard, NexGen Storage, Nicira, Nimbus Data Systems, Pure Storage, RainStor, Scality, SolidFire, Sumo Logic, Tintri and Violin Memory


Paris, France - March 9, 2012 - The IT Press Tour, a media event launched in 2010 by Philippe Nicolas, today unveiled the participation list for the next Edition - the 8th - from 26 to 30th of March 2012. 12 new companies - Avere Systems, CTera Networks, Delphix, Druva, Engine Yard, NexGen Storage, Nicira, Nimbus Data Systems, RainStor, Sumo Logic, Tintri and Violin Memory - join the tour and demonstrate its place and value in the industry today. Since the 1st Edition in June 2010 included the next one, 60 companies participated for a total of 78 sessions. "We're delighted to announce this participation with 16 famous companies, leading the new IT wave", said Celine Coustaut, co-owner of The IT Press Tour. "This next edition will be the first with merged France and Europe press groups, and we'll continue future editions with that same model."


The IT Press Tour introduced an interesting format and model, really flexible with immediate and real results. For instance, SolidFire and Pure Storage who participate in November will join us again in March, perfect illustration of the value the tour gave them. Jay Prassl, VP Marketing at SolidFire, confirms our approach: "The European IT Press tour was excellent. Good format, good questions, and very interactive." And Matt Kixmoeller, VP Products at Pure Storage, adds "The ITPT was a great event for Pure Storage to get access to a broad spectrum of influential European press in a one-shot event!"


The IT Press Tour produced already 7 editions in 18 months and generated 1000+ media coverage for participating companies. 2012 marks a new milestone with the use of the new European format from now. Following the 8th edition in March, 2 new editions are scheduled: 9th in Boston from 25 to 29th of June and the 10th edition in Q4 back to Silicon Valley again.


About The IT Press Tour
The IT Press Tour is operated, organized, promoted and initiated by The Condor Consulting Group, a Marketing Services and Consulting Firm based in France. The IT Press Tour is dedicated to IT infrastructure such as Storage, Network, Security, Virtualization and Cloud technologies. For more informations, please visit, send an email to and follow #ITPT under Twitter (!/search/%23itpt).


*sponsors by alphabetical order: A10 Networks, Arista Networks, Arkeia, Avere Systems, Backblaze, Backupify, Blade Network Technologies (before and after IBM acquisition), Box, Caringo, CDNetworks, Cloudera, Clustrix, Copiun, Coraid, CTera Networks, DataCore, Delphix, Druva, Egenera, eMeter, Emulex, Engine Yard, F5 Networks, Fusion-io, High Cloud Security, Hortonworks, i365 (now EVault), Isilon, Joyent, Librato, Lookout Mobile Security, MapR Technologies, Nexenta, NexGen Storage, Nicira Networks, Nimble Storage, Nimbus Data Systems, NimbusDB (now NuoDB), Nine Technology, OpenStack, Palo Alto Networks, Panzura, Plug and Play Tech Center, Proofpoint, Pure Storage, Quantum, RainStor, Sanbolic, Scality, SolidFire, Solix, StorSimple, Sumo Logic, Tintri, TwinStrata, Violin Memory, Virtual Instruments, Zadara Storage, Zoho and Zscaler.

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