Imagine a setting where thousands of like-minded individuals gather in one place for a week of technical discussions, education, and insights from industry visionaries—with a little fun mixed in. A TED conference? Nope, I am referring to the NetApp Insight 2015 technical conference being held this week at the Mandalay Bay Conference Center in Las Vegas.This year, over 5,000 NetApp employees, value-added partners, and enterprise customers have converged to find out what’s happening in the ever-evolving storage industry.
In my meetings with customers, I hear about the same IT challenges over and over again. Enterprises are grappling with the next wave of infrastructure consolidation. At the same time, they want to match the flexibility of the cloud and ensure they protect their precious data. In short, they’re under the gun to deliver more strategic IT value while minimizing capex and opex. It’s an interesting tension. For some, a scary one.
by NetApp A-Team member Chris Maki, Solutions Architect at Scalar Decisions
If you’re a NetApp nerd like myself, or if you prefer to call yourself an “avid NetApp user,” then you’re probably familiar with their annual conference, NetApp Insight, and the fact that it’s happening next week in Las Vegas (and again in Berlin, Germany, in November). Since you’re reading this article at all, you may already have a NetApp certification, or perhaps have considered getting certified.
Citrix, a long time NetApp technology partner, recently announced ShareFile support for NetApp StorageGRID Webscale. StorageGRID Webscale is an object storage solution that provides an ideal foundation for Enterprise File Synchronization and Sharing (EFSS) applications. Organizations can now create Citrix ShareFile StorageZones, integrated with S3-compatible on-premise object storage, as part of private or hybrid clouds.