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NetApp Boot Camp At VMware Partner Exchange

Monday, February 10, 2014

Location: Moscone Center West, 2nd Floor, Room 2006


8:30 am – 9:30 am

Flash Storage and Caching with NetApp Clustered Data ONTAP (3580-SPO)


In this session we discuss how flash works at different layers of the storage architecture, including host, storage controller, and disk. We also discuss different caching architectures, including caching in the storage layer as well as in the host. Flash can help you accelerate your existing virtual environment through host layer caching, VM layer caching, and peer-to-peer caching. Using flash as a cache in a vSphere® environment, administrators can boost VM performance; increase VM density; and deliver a better, more predictable end-user experience without compromising data coherency and the critical data protection and data management capabilities of a shared storage infrastructure.


Narayan Kumar (Kumar)- Sr. Tech Marketing Engineer, Server Caching Group, NetApp


Narayan Kumar (Kumar) has over 16 years of progressive experience across multiple industries and disciplines in techical product management and enterprise server solutions.  He has been with NetApp for over 12 years and is currently part of the Flash Accel Server Cashing group adn has authored several technical reports and whitepapers related to databases, messaging and collaboration on NetApp storage.



9:30 am - 10:30 am

Creating Software-Defined Storage for the Software-Defined Data Center with vCAC, vCO, and WFA (3574-SPO)


This session focuses on storage automation and orchestration within the confines of the software-defined data center. The session specifically targets using vCAC 6.0, vCO, and NetApp® OnCommand® Workflow Automation (WFA) to create a software-defined storage (SDS) environment within a software-defined data center. You will gain an understanding of vCAC, vCO, and WFA as well as knowledge of each component’s place and how it functions in an SDS environment. You will also learn about design concepts and procedures to enable you to understand the steps needed to build an SDS environment with VMware and NetApp.


Jack McLeod- Cloud Solutions Architect, NetApp


Jack McLeod has been in IT for 19 years and has worked in broad variety of industries including manufacturing, furniture, chemical, banking, IT consulting, health care, aerospace, university, and, of course, technology and in a variety of roles including network administrator, solutions architect, project manager, and senior manager.  He started in virtualization technology nine years ago and has worked in multiple aspects including server, application, and desktop virtualization as well as data center mobility and cloud computing. Jack is a VMWare Certified Professional 3, 4, and 5 and was awarded VMware vExpert in 2011.  Jack is currently a member of NetApp's Solutions Integration Group where he focuses on cloud computing.


10:30 am - 11:30 am

The New NetApp Virtual Storage Console 5.0 for VMware vSphere: Changing How Storage Is Managed (3581-SPO)


This session focuses on the next generation of the Virtual Storage Console (VSC). We cover the challenges customers have and how the VSC can help solve them. Highlights include showing a variety of workflows within the VSC, including our new data protection and policy-based management features, and how they apply to customer environments.


Nick Howell- Virtualization Solutions Architect, NetApp

Graham Smith- Sr. Product Manager, NetApp


12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Technical Overview: Virtualizing Oracle with VMware Using NetApp Data ONTAP (3582-SPO)


Oracle® deployments typically are unique for each customer; there are many different ways to deploy an Oracle infrastructure within a virtualized environment. This session provides attendees with a high-level overview of the advantages of virtualizing Oracle databases with VMware to better understand how to meet customers’ requirements. We also provide an overview of the advantages of using the clustered Data ONTAP® operating system as well as offer information about which tools and technology to take advantage of from each company.


Greg Loughmiller- Global Enterprise Applications Solution Lead, NetApp


1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Expand Your Converged Sales Opportunities with FlexPod (3583-SPO)


FlexPod® is a cost-effective, easy-to-deploy solution that provides the benefits of converged infrastructure for a wide range of workloads.  FlexPod  allows IT departments to reduce cost and complexity by converging and simplifying their infrastructure onto a single enterprise-class architecture. Partners who deliver FlexPod are able to capture new revenues, particularly profitable services revenues, in accounts in which enterprise converged infrastructure solutions may have proven too large or too costly in the past. Session attendees will learn details of the FlexPod architecture, learn about customer opportunities, and hear real-world examples of FlexPod deployments. The FlexPod solution portfolio combines NetApp storage systems, Cisco Unified Computing System servers, and Cisco Nexus fabric into a single, flexible architecture.


Nick Suh - Sr. Solutions Product Manager, NetApp

Leslie Jones - Solutions Marketing Manager, NetApp


2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Winning Business with NetApp and VMware in the SDDC (3584-SPO)


The software-defined data center (SDDC) describes a next-generation IT infrastructure in which data center resources are created logically and provisioned based on policy across a broad range of hardware platforms. This is a compelling next-generation infrastructure capable of instantly delivering new services, projects, and capacity while keeping costs down. In this session, we define SDDC and its components, describe the role of software-defined storage, and show examples of how you can be successful selling SDDC solutions to your customer.


Adam Fore- Director, Virtualization and Cloud Solutions Marketing, NetApp


3:30 pm  - 4:30 pm

Selling the Value of VMware End-User Computing on NetApp (3585-SPO)


Hear how the NetApp and VMware® joint end-user computing solution enables a mobile workforce to access its data anytime, anywhere. Learn about NetApp’s integration with, benefits from, and positioning with VMware Horizon™ Suite.


Bryan Young- Sr. Product Manager, NetApp


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