Trusty Guide to All Things NetApp at VMworld 2014

It's about that time, the rumblings in San Francisco are growing as VMworld 2014 nears! In two short weeks, you can join NetApp at VMworld 2014.  The festivities kick off on Sunday, August 24th and NetApp has you covered. Do you want to know what NetApp has cooking for VMworld? We have created this handy guide for all your NetApp needs at VMworld, for everything you need to know from our booth location to features speaking sessions below.


Visit Us at Booth #1205

Stop by our booth and we will show you several ways to automate, simplify and deliver business success with virtualization and cloud solutions. Learn about the NetApp cloud strategy and how we are enabling private and hybrid clouds. See the latest all flash FAS and FlexPod solutions hardware as well as NetApp clustered Data ONTAP and integrated NetApp and VMware solution demos. Join in on the NetApp mini theater sessions to learn from NetApp Service Providers and their solutions with NetApp.


Meet 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.


Learn from NetApp Service Providers at the NetApp Booth

Join in on a demo at the NetApp booth from NetApp Service Providers, Peak, Virtustream, and Verizon to learn more about their solutions with NetApp.


Peak, Wednesday, August 27, 10:00am – 5:00pm

More and more companies are hosting entire IT environments, including their mission critical workloads, in the cloud. How do they do it?  They rely upon four must-have characteristics of their cloud.  Learn what it really takes to successfully manage your apps and DR in the cloud with Peak.  Join senior solution engineer Ben Randolph at Peak®, formerly PeakColo, as he discusses the characteristics necessary to safely and successfully manage any workload type in the cloud.


Virtustream, Sunday, August 24, 4:00pm – 7:00pm and Monday, August 25 11:00am – 2:30pm

In this presentation the speaker will highlight the advantages of SAP’s in-memory database, HANA.  He will also brief the audience on the most recent changes to SAP’s policy surrounding the use of virtualization for production instances of HANA, explaining how virtualization can improve HANA economics and provide the user with more deployment options to support configurations like disaster recovery, high availability and production vs. non-production workloads.


Verizon, Tuesday, August 26, 11:00am – 2:00pm

Your business needs a secure, interconnected and managed cloud on a powerful global network. Your business needs Verizon Cloud. With a legacy of innovation and proven ability to execute, we help enterprises around the globe securely expand reach, increase agility and underscore their competitive advantage.


Social Media at VMworld

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


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Featured Sponsored Sessions

Expand your knowledge and enhance your VMworld experience by attending one of these sponsored sessions:


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

Monday, Aug 25, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Craig Sullivan - SAP Solution Architect, NetApp

Pete Flecha - Technical Marketing Engineer, NetApp


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

Monday, Aug 25, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM


Chris Gebhardt - Sr. Technical Marketing Engineer, NetApp


INF3049-SPO - Reaping the Benefits of Software-Defined Storage

Tuesday, Aug 26, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM


Jack McLeod - Virtualization Solutions Architect, NetApp


HBC3040-SPO - How the NFL used the SDDC to Deliver a Hybrid Cloud

Tuesday, Aug 26, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


Aaron Amendolia - Director of Infrastructure, NFL

Val Bercovici - Cloud Czar, NetApp


VMworld Hands-on Labs

SPL-PRT-1471 - NetApp VSC and VASA Provider for Clustered Data ONTAP - Policy-Based Management & VVOLs Preview

The lab from NetApp in this year’s VMworld Hands-On-Labs will be a showcase of our policy-based management of storage, as well as a fully-functional demonstration of our integration with Virtual Volumes (VVOLs), the latest storage innovation from VMware. Both examples will highlight the innovations with our latest versions of Virtual Storage Console (VSC) and VASA Provider for Clustered Data ONTAP.


Nick Howell, Joel Kaufman



Sunday, Aug. 24: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Monday, Aug. 25: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Tuesday, Aug. 26: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Wednesday, Aug 27: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Thursday, Aug 28: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM


Hope to see you at VMworld! For more information about our planned activities please visit our event community page.

NetApp Employee on ‎2014-08-19 01:04 PM

I'll be there in the booth next our new lighted cabinets containing the fastest full-featured storage platform in the universe. 


NetApp Employee on ‎2014-08-21 10:51 AM

Don't forget to check out the new version of OnCommand Insight Storage Resource Management software getting rave reviews for its new GUI, storage management dashboards, and enhanced scalability. Check out ESG analyst Mike Leone's take in this video and see us at the booth for a live demonstration.