Are you ready to put your business in over-drive? Attending VMware’s Partner Exchange 2015 is a great way to kick off the year right. This event begins Monday, February 2 and continues through Thursday, February 5 at Mascone West in San Francisco.
NetApp is a global diamond sponsor at VMware PEX 2015 and we will have plenty of activities going on throughout the week, so come join us!
Stop by our booth to learn how to take advantage of the opportunities and benefits of NetApp’s entire portfolio of storage and data management solutions.
Be sure to come check out our demo lab, which will feature live demos of our latest solutions, including All-Flash FAS, cloud, FlexPod, and Virtual Volumes.
Schedule 1:1 meetings with key NetApp business solutions experts and learn more about NetApp and VMware join solutions and channel programs that drive revenue.
Meeting topics include:
Join us on Monday, February 2, 2015 from 8:30am – 4:30pm at Moscone West, 2nd Level, Room 2006 for our pre-conference partner boot camp. You’ll have the opportunity to build your skills on the latest NetApp solutions and service for VMware.
Here’s the full agenda:
|ISV4581-SPO-BC||8:30 - 9:30am||NetApp Integrated EVO:RAIL – Delivering Dnterprise Converged Infrastructure||Joel Kaufman|
|EUC4576-SPO-BC||9:30 - 10:30am||NetApp All-Flash FAS: Delivering the Performance for VMware View||Chris Gebhardt|
|EUC4579-SPO-BC||10:30 - 11:30am||VMware EUC on NetApp: Selling Value through Differentiated Solutions & Services||Ben DuBois|
11:30 - 12:30pm
|HYC4586-SPO-BC||12:30 - 1:30pm||How to Use the NetApp Data Fabric to Build a Hybrid Cloud||Spencer Sells|
|INF4578-SPO-BC||1:30 - 2:30pm||Delivering Virtual Volumes on NetApp Clustered Data ONTAP||Peter Learmonth|
|STO4575-SPO-BC||2:30 - 3:30pm||The Key to Selling FlexPod Solutions||Ranjeet Sudan|
|STO4577-SPO-BC||3:30 - 4:30pm||Utilizing vRealize Automation Center and NetApp Workflow Automation to create a Software-Defined Data Center with Software-Defined Storage||Jack McLeod|
Date: Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Location: Moscone West, 3rd Level, Room 3004
Time: 3:30-4:30 pm
Speakers: Adam Fore, NetApp & Ed Reidenbach, Fusion-io
In this session, come learn about the new NetApp and VMware integrated infrastructure solution and how it helps create a data fabric that connects sites into the core data center and public clouds. An overview of the solution along with key features, use cases, and selling strategies will be reviewed.
NetApp-VMware Breakout Sessions
Date: Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Location: Moscone West, 2nd Level, Room 2004
Time: 5:00-6:00 pm
Speakers: Jack McLeod, NetApp & Bhumik Patel, VMware
Over the last few years, customers have benefited from deploying pre-validated and jointly supported FlexPod solutions on vSphere platform. With IT organizations seeking to gain further data center efficiencies built on FlexPod, performing consolidated management and simplified automation of underlying infrastructure becomes critical. The tools customers choose to manage and automate FlexPod solutions need to integrate into both virtual and physical aspects of the environment. VMware’s vRealize suite provides these integrated analytics, management and simple policy-based automation for both Cisco UCS and NetApp storage systems. VMware vRealize Suite combines the capabilities of VMware Cloud Automation, Cloud Management and Cloud Business solutions in a single offering. This session will dive into integrations between VMware vRealize Suite and Cisco UCS and NetApp storage controllers.
Date: Thursday, February 5, 2015
Location: Moscone West, 2nd Level, Room 2005
Time: 9:00-10:30 am
Speakers: Peter Learmonth, NetApp & Bhumik Patel, VMware
Virtual Volumes (VVOLs) are VMware’s new architecture for VM granular policy-based management of storage. This session explains the basic concepts, along with the components, requirements, and tools for implementing VVols on NetApp clustered Data ONTAP. The session will include a demo of implementing VVOLs on clustered Data ONTAP.
This lab will focus on highlighting the latest innovations for storage provisioning and management, and will bring our VASA Provider for clustered Data ONTAP into the lab to demonstrate how pre-defined policies make provisioning and compliance even easier than before.
Captains: Nick Howell & Joel Kaufman
Scheduling: Self-placed labs are first come, first served, and cannot be scheduled in Schedule Builder.
Monday, Feb 2: 8:30AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday, Feb 3: 11:30AM - 6:00PM
Wednesday, Feb 4: 9:30AM - 6:00PM
Thursday, Feb 5: 9:00AM - 2:00PM
Best Tweet of the Day
Prize: Mini Football Helmet signed by NFL legends Ronnie Lott & Roger Craig.
How: During the conference, share your experience and photos on either Instagram or Twitter using #NetAppPEX hashtag. There will be one winner selected at the end of each day 2/2-2/4.
EVO:RAIL Selfie/Photo Giveaways
Prize: Best picture each day (2/2-2/4) wins an Amex Giftcard & a plethora of goodies.
How: Take a picture of (or with) the EVO:RAIL in the NetApp booth. Tweet and/or post to instagram with the hashtag #NetAppPex
NetApp Booth Raffle
Prize: Official NFL Football signed by Ronnie Lott
How to play: Scan your badge at the NetApp booth or boot camp sessions for your chance to win. #NetAppNFL
EVO:RAIL Goodie Giveaway
Prizes: LED flashlight, emergency mobile charger, thermo tote bag
How to play: Visit the EVO:RAIL Pavilion, EVO:RAIL Speaking session, & NetApp booth to claim your prize. Collect all three!
NetApp Booth #401 Giveaway
Prize: NetApp/NFL mini stress ball
How to play: Stop by NetApp booth #401 to get your mini stress ball!
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