Are You Ready to be a Cloud Enabler With NetApp at VMworld Europe 2014?

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By David Gingell, VP Marketing EMEA, NetApp

The handy guide to all things NetApp 

NetApp is a proud Diamond Sponsor of VMworld Europe that will take place in one of my favorite cities, Barcelona, from October 13-16th. The NetApp team and our partners are ready to welcome you for 3 days of great conversations, meetings and activities.

We have created this guide for everything you need to know about NetApp @ VMworld.

1. Visit us at booth #D207

Stop by our booth and we will show you several ways to automate, simplify and deliver business success with virtualization and cloud solutions. Our experts will give you powerful insight about NetApp’s cloud strategy and how we are enabling private and hybrid clouds.

We'll focus on four aspects of achieving IT agility:

  • Start with clustered Data ONTAP – the #1 branded storage operating system
  • Deliver an innovative hybrid cloud infrastructure
  • Modernise computing for desktops and mobile devices
  • Accelerate your business on FlexPod.

While you're at the booth, don't forget to...

  • See NetApp in action

See the latest all-flash FAS, E-Series and FlexPod solutions hardware, as well as NetApp clustered Data ONTAP and integrated NetApp and VMware solution demos.

  • Engage with our Partners

We are very happy to welcome Bull, Ermestel and Informática, El Corte Inglés to the NetApp booth. Our partners will be showcasing their latest innovations and are really looking forward to meeting you.

  • Be ready to be Cloud Enabler

Come to NetApp Booth and test your cloud knowledge! Answer as many questions as you can in quickest time and win one of our prizes: MacBook Air, Team NetApp-Endura Kids bike, bag of goodies.

  • Race with Team NetApp and NVDIA NASCAR simulator

Fancy taking a break, want to have a bit of fun? Join us at the booth to test your efficiency with the NetApp cycling team or take part in the NVIDIA NASCAR simulators. Get the fastest time on our racing simulators. We guarantee a lot of fun!

  • Tap your way to the Top

You can also win great prizes by playing the NetApp “Tap to the Top” game. Play now via Facebook and post your score with the code VMBA2014. Don’t forget to stop at the NetApp booth at the end of each day to see if you are a winner. The mobile version is available here: http://www.taptothetop.net/game/

2. Book your meeting with the NetApp team

The “Meet the NetApp Team” program at VMworld offers you an informal one-on-one meeting with a NetApp executive or engineer to discuss how to achieve great business outcomes with NetApp solutions. Book your meeting now.

3. Follow NetApp @ VMworld

No matter if you will be joining us in person or keeping tabs from a far, stay update-to-date by following @NetAppEMEA on Twitter. Also, share your thoughts and read what others are saying with our event hashtag #NetAppVMworld.

4. Register for NetApp sponsored sessions

STO3401-SPO How Xerox enhances Cloud Services to Customers while reducing storage costs by 85% with NetApp and VMware

  • Tuesday, October 14 @ 15:30 - 16:30
  • Val Bercovici, Cloud Czar, NetApp
  • Patrick Stark, Vice President – HPPI information Technology, Xerox

EUC3050-SPO Increasing Horizon View User and CFO Acceptance with NetApp Flash-based Storage Solutions

  • Tuesday, October 14 @ 17:00 - 18:00
  • Chris Gebhardt - Sr. Technical Marketing Engineer, End User Computing NetApp
  • Glenn Sizemore, Technical Marketing Engineer, NetApp

BCO3107-SPO Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery: Choosing the Best Option to Protect Your Business

  • Wednesday, October 15 @ 15:00 - 16:00
  • Pete Flecha, Technical Marketing Engineer, NetApp

INF3049-SPO Reaping the Benefits of Software-Defined Storage

  • Wednesday, October 15 @ 16:15 - 17:15
  • Jack McLeod, Virtualization Solutions Architect, NetApppartner.png

Join Tobias Brandl SAP Architect at NetApp to discover the latest SAP HANA on VMware and NetApp solutions

  • Tuesday, October 14 @ 17:30
  • Thursday, October 16 @ 12:00
  • Location: SAP VMW Intel Booth G218 theatre

5. Visit the VMware Hands-on Labs

The NetApp Virtual Storage Consule (VSC) has been rebuilt from the ground-up to support VMware’s next-gen web client. This year in the VMworld Hands-On-Labs, we will introduce the new interface, and give you a complete guided tour of all features and functionality within the VSC, demonstrating how we make your day-to-day lives easier when managing the combination of VMware products with NetApp storage.

6. Network with NetApp partners

NetApp is partnering with Industry leaders in cloud and virtualization, please take the time to meet our partners that are exhibiting at the show.

For more information about our planned activities please visit our event community page.

Hope to see you at VMworld!