August 30, 2022

VMblog VMware Explore 2022 Video Interview with NetApp (Data Management Solutions for the Cloud)

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As part of our VMware Explore 2022 coverage, VMblog visits with Jason Kotsaftis, Global Alliances Director at NetApp.

NetApp is a global, cloud-led, data-centric software company that empowers organizations to lead with data in the age of accelerated digital transformation. The company provides systems, software, and cloud services that enable them to run their applications optimally from data center to cloud, whether they are developing in the cloud, moving to the cloud, or creating their own cloudlike experiences on premises. With solutions that perform across diverse environments, NetApp helps organizations build their own data fabric and securely deliver the right data, services, and applications to the right people-anytime, anywhere.

In this video, Kotsaftis provides a quick overview of the company, and then goes into more detail on how they partner with VMware and its ecosystem. Find out what they specifically provide a VMware shop or VMware implementation, and what problems they solve for them.  And hear about key new technologies they are working on with VMware being announced at the show for the first time.

Watch and learn as Kotsaftis offers a great rundown of the company's technology, what they do, and what makes them unique and different in an otherwise crowded market. And find out what big trends and themes they see playing out into 2023.

Stick around until the end and watch a demo to learn more.

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0:00​ - Intro
0:22​ - Introducing Jason Kotsaftis, Global Alliances Director at NetApp
0:41 - Background overview of NetApp
1:13 - How does NetApp partner with VMware and fit within the ecosystem?
3:42 - What problems do you solve for VMware users?
7:01 - Getting a deeper dive into NetApp technology, and what makes them unique or different.
9:54 - Big picture themes and trends heading into 2023
11:58 - Demo of NetApp
14:16 - Wrap up

Brian Ducharme

Brian is an event reporter for and an expert in virtualization/cloud techonlogies.  In his 15+ years of experience in the virtualization/cloud field he has interviewed hundreds of companies, users and executives.  Brian has been an active member of the NEVMUG (NEVTUG) since 2006 and attends both vmworld and Citrix Synergy every year.  Brian works full time as a Senior Software Engineer for Liquidware Labs.

Brian also spent 5 years as the managing editor of Virtual Strategy Magazine, an online magazine focused on the virtualization industry and has been with vmblog since 2011. He has a background in Computer Graphics, Marketing, Programming, Web Design, Mobile App Development, Linux Administration and is an active member of the NHJS group. 









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