Microsoft Ignite 2015: Your Trusty Guide to All Things NetApp

Microsoft Ignite


Microsoft Ignite is the largest and most comprehensive Microsoft technology event and this year it’s in Chicago on May 4 – 8. This event is a great opportunity to learn how NetApp and Microsoft partner together to deliver cloud infrastructure and business-critical application solutions that will drive your business forward.


NetApp is proud to be a Platinum sponsor of Ignite and the NetApp team is excited to be there! As always, we have lots planned for the week: events, demos, speaking sessions, giveaways, meeting opportunities, and more. Come visit us at the booth (#606) or schedule a 1:1 meeting with an expert to learn more and get your questions answered!



NetApp Booth #606

Stop by the NetApp booth at Ignite to learn about our all of our latest solutions, including new Shift technology allowing you to migrate data between hypervisors in minutes, as well as NetApp Private Storage for Azure that allows you to reap cloud compute benefits for workloads that demand performance, scale, availability and control.


We’ll also have lots of demos going on throughout the event, so stop by to see these solutions in action. We’ll have NetApp EF560 All-Flash array, Microsoft Apps (SQL, Exchange, etc), Microsoft Infrastructure (PowerShell Toolkit), NetApp public, private, and hybrid cloud storage, and NetApp SnapManagers and more. 


And don't forget to stop by our Engineer Bar and meet the engineers directly. Get your questions answered by the experts. 



Best Tweet of the Day Contest

Tweet using #NetAppMSIgnite and you could win a gift card. There will be a winner selected at the end of each day Monday, May 4 - Thursday, May 7. Tweets must be original content (not retweets) and include hashtag #NetAppMSIgnite. 



Text to Win Game

Come by the NetApp booth, mini theater session, or speaker sessions, and get the info to participate in our Text to Win game. We’re giving a TON of great prizes including a Microsoft Surface Pro 3, an Xbox One bundle, a Go Pro Hero 4 camera, a flying drone, Beats by Dre headphones, and more.


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NetApp Speaking & Theater Sessions

Remove Barriers to a Multi-Hypervisor Datacenter, SHIFT Between Hypervisors in Minutes – Monday, May 4 @ 7:30pm

Speaker: Glenn Sizemore, FlexPod Technical Marketing Engineer, NetApp

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shirt.pngDatacenter Transformation, Head into the Cloud While Keeping Your Feet on the Ground – Wednesday, May 6 @ 3:15pm

Speaker: Barry Shilmover, Microsoft Reference Architect, NetApp

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Managing Storage with Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager: A Deep Dive – Friday, May 8 @ 9:00am

Speakers: Hector Linares, Principle Program Manager, Microsoft &

Barry Shilmover, Microsoft Reference Architect, NetApp


The NetApp team and Cisco are also hosting a joint-session at booth #122 on Monday 5/4 at 1pm and Tuesday 5/5 at 3:30pm.


Along with speaking sessions, we also have mini theater sessions planned at the NetApp booth. We’ll have experts from Microsoft there as well to help answer any of your questions. Be sure to attend one of these sessions and get your free NetApp RIGHT CLOUD t-shirt! (Limit: one per attendee).


Talk with NetApp Partners!

There will be several NetApp partners in attendance this year at Ignite, so be sure to stop by and have a conversation about the extensive solutions they deliver. You can find Equinix at the NetApp booth throughout the event and we’ll be visiting their booth too. We’ll be doing joint-events throughout the week with Equinix (@Equinix), Cisco (@cisco), and Microsoft (@Microsoft).


Get Social with Us!

Whether you’re in Chicago, or keeping tabs online with your mobile phone, stay up-to-date by following @netapp and @NetAppPartners on Twitter. SHARE your thoughts, engage with us, and read what others are saying with our event hashtag #NetAppMSIgnite.


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