MMS Follow Up

Alex Jauch -- Architect, Microsoft Private Cloud

We've finally caught our breath and caught up on e-mail since coming back from Las Vegas last week.  It was a great week overall for NetApp and we're very grateful for everyone who came by the booth and attended our session.  I think we set a record this year at our session (over 200 people).  Perhaps next year we'll request a bigger room!

Here's a shot of yours truly at the podium.  Bonus points for anyone (no NetApp employees please) who can identify the two other NetApp employees in the picture foreground.  You can also view all the sessions from MMS (including ours) at http://www.mms-2012.com/digitalmms our session is FI-B292.  There isn't a direct link or embed available, apologies.  Note that registration is required for the MMS link but there is no charge to view the sessions.

During the show we made a ton of announcements and not everyone saw all the stuff that was going up.  We've summarized all this content and more at our new Microsoft Solutions page:  http://www.netapp.com/microsoftsolutions

We've also recieved some great feedback from our partners and the press that I thought I'd share here.

Here's a great article about our session from ars technica:  http://arstechnica.com/business/news/2012/04/a-sysadmins-view-of-microsofts-private-cloud-promise.ars?comments=1

We also got a great quote about our new FlexPod with Microsoft Private Cloud solution:

“Today, customers need to support their growth goals and improve
IT efficiencies and business agility. A validated, proven, and fast deployable
solution such as FlexPod is therefore well sought after. With the FlexPod for
Microsoft Cloud solution, we can not only satisfy the needs of our Microsoft
customers, but grow our own business as well. The integrated support for
Microsoft System Center 2012 and validated solution for Citrix XenDesktop will
help to accelerate the implementation of Microsoft private clouds at our
customers‘ to support their businesses by increased efficiencies and
scalability.”

Paul Sweeney, managing director, ANS Group

Thanks very much to Paul and all our great FlexPod partners.