FlexPod Display at NetApp Insight

More use cases, improved data management techniques, and a little bit of mystery surround FlexPod at Cisco Live this year. Read on to learn what you should know before you go.


NetApp is excited to be attending and sponsoring Cisco Live again. Every year our team collaborates to bring you the latest learnings with the best speakers and one-on-one access to subject matter experts, while providing fun opportunities for all of us to connect and be inspired by possibility thinking. Spend time with us at Cisco Live and discover where NetApp and FlexPod are going next.


Here is my top 5 list of what to expect from FlexPod at Cisco Live!



FlexPod is expanding to new buyers and new use cases. These use cases are breaking down traditional walls and helping business units within organizations make transformational change. We will be making a major announcement on June 22nd, followed by an unveiling on the show floor on Monday, June 26th at 1:00 pm PDT. Don’t miss this historic event. Attend in person (Booth 2115) or live stream from our Facebook page. Like us on Facebook to get all the live stream details.


When data is at the heart of transformation, organizations are empowered to do more. FlexPod is ultimately a data management solution. With FlexPod, you will be empowered to create more customer touchpoints, foster greater innovation faster, and optimize your operations. If you have a data management problem, we want you to bring it to us. Chances are we’ve seen it before and have already figured out a solution. But if we haven’t, our engineers love to be first at delivering new innovation in partnership with you. Let’s always be #1 by working together.


This year FlexPod is running three theater sessions where, in a Ted-Talk style format, we will deliver insight into specific solutions that customers and partners need to drive business forward. Make sure to add these to your calendar:


  • Accelerate Your Data Center Transition with FlexPod + SolidFire (Tuesday, June 27th – 2:30 – 2:45 pm): Simplify and automate data management at scale for private clouds, end-user computing, DevOps transformations, and building cloud-hosting infrastructures. Our next-generation platform offers non-disruptive scale-out and can deliver predictable performance to hundreds of applications.
  • Flash Session (Wednesday June 28th – 8:40 – 9:15am) : Learn about the compute, network, and storage design, from one to many nodes that allow you to non-disruptively and uniformly deploy flash storage with guaranteed application performance at scale.
  • Enabling 3D Visualization for Engineering and Medical Workspaces with FlexPod (Wednesday, June 28th – Noon – 12:15 pm): FlexPod delivers a complete virtual desktop solution with full GPU acceleration, providing enhanced performance for vertical-specific workloads and graphics-intensive applications including: Oil & Gas – P&E like Schlumberger Petrel; Manufacturing – CAD/CAE, PLM like CATIA, SolidWorks, Siemens PLM NX; Healthcare – MRI, PET and CT image analysis.

VIP Meetings

NetApp business executives and technical subject matter experts are adept at understanding today’s business challenges and recommending the right data and storage management solutions to enable success in your environment. Request a casual, no-pressure, 45 to 60 minute meeting with them. Bring your biggest problems and your toughest questions. We’ll do the rest. Request a meeting now.



Sometimes the best connections happen when we are simply relaxing and networking with our colleagues and peers. NetApp is hosting an exclusive event on Monday evening, June 26th from 7:00 – 11:00 pm. Our VIP social, Fire & Ice, is by invitation only. If you are interested in attending, drop by our Booth 2115 and ask to be included.


Make sure you stay in the conversation. Follow @NetApp and @FlexPod using the hashtags #FlexPod and #CLUS.


And one more thing: FlexPod is again running the Network Operations Center (NOC) for Cisco Live. You can see it on the show floor (along with the system dashboard in the NetApp booth), as well as attend a special NOC panel session on Thursday, June 29th from 1:00-2:30 pm. Don’t miss it – the session will be a great wrap-up to a great week.


See you in Vegas.

Andy Sayare

Andy Sayare runs CI Solutions Marketing for NetApp, a global data management company.  At NetApp, Andy leads a team to deliver go-to-market strategy, messaging, positioning, and customer-facing assets and sales tools, for FlexPod, a $2.5B/yr joint converged infrastructure solution from Cisco and NetApp.  Previous to NetApp, Andy was Founder and Managing Director at Escalera Group, a Silicon Valley-based marketing consultancy where he provided similar services to over 60 companies.  Andy co-founded and was Marketing VP at several startups, ranging from application service providers to business intelligence and analytics companies. Earlier in his career, Andy managed IT organizations and developed software.  Andy has a B.S. from University of San Francisco in Information Systems Management.

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