Gear Up for VMware PEX 2015: Your Trusty Guide to All Things NetAppPEX


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!


Quick Links




Visit Us at Booth #401

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.


Meet the NetApp Team

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:

  • NetApp’s Cloud vision, including hybrid cloud and NetApp Data Fabric
  • New solutions, such as NetApp Integrated VMware EVO:RAIL and support for VMware Virtual Volumes.
  • Strategic direction of FlexPod®
  • Channel strategy and programs
  • End-user computing
  • Flash technology and the storage landscape

Schedule your 1:1 meeting now


Pre-conference Boot Camp

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:

Session # Time Title Speaker
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


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Featured Breakout Session

NetApp Integrated EVO:RAIL: Delivering Enterprise Integrated Infrastructure to the Branch Offices


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

Automating FlexPod Solutions with VMware vRealize Suite

ID: TEX4423

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. 


Implementing Virtual Volumes (VVOLs) with NetApp Clustered Data ONTAP

ID: TEX4421

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.


Hands on Lab

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

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.

Lab hours:

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! 

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NetApp Booth #401 Giveaway

Prize: NetApp/NFL mini stress ball

How to play: Stop by NetApp booth #401 to get your mini stress ball!



Engage with Us on Social

Whether you’re at VMware PEX, or keeping tabs online with your mobile phone, stay up-to-date by following @netapp and @NetAppPartners on Twitter. SHARE your thoughts and read what others are saying with our event hashtag #NetAppPEX You can also follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn too. 

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