Join SolidFire for the Perfect Pour Happy Hour, happening in cities across the U.S. beginning February 25th!


It’s February, Winter Storm Quantum has gripped the nation from the Rockies to the Deep South, and we pick this week to start our national “Perfect Pour” roadshow. Great timing.


But I do think it’s worth braving the elements to come join us. The events comprise much more of a happy hour (hence the Perfect Pour!) than a formal roadshow and are designed to bring together customers, prospects, partners, and the SolidFire gang in a casual setting. Sure, we’ll have some structured dialogue to kick off the event, but the real intention is to create discussion around the SolidFire platform and the business impacts customers have seen after deploying SolidFire.


We will be using customer deployment examples focused on large-scale VMware environments and OpenStack use cases to illustrate how customers have deployed SolidFire and the results they’ve seen. We will also open up the kimono on our latest customer surveys to show specific business results of deploying SolidFire.


So, please do come join us! It will be casual and provide enough technical discussion to satisfy the geeks among us and offer a real focus on business impact, too. And there will be beer.


The series kicks off this week and will run through April (hopefully the weather will have improved by then). We’ve listed the upcoming dates and cities below, and have linked the registration page for you as well.


We look forward to seeing you soon. Cheers to the Perfect Pour!

  • Austin, TX – February 25
  • Palo Alto, CA – March 4
  • Seattle, WA – March 5
  • Denver, CO – March 10
  • Atlanta, GA – March 12
  • Birmingham, AL – March 19
  • Charlotte, NC – March 25
  • Boston, MA – April 7
  • Irvine, CA – Coming soon
  • Southern FL – Coming soon
  • Raleigh, NC – Coming soon
  • NYC/NJ Area – Coming soon

James Whitemore

James Whitemore is the Chief Marketing Officer at NetApp. He is responsible for advancing the company’s global marketing strategy and strengthening market recognition to accelerate growth.

As a veteran of the cloud computing, networking and storage industry, James has more than 25 years of experience leading and implementing successful global sales, product management and marketing strategies. A key part of the team since joining NetApp via the SolidFire acquisition in early 2016, James has been central to the development and execution of our Marketing strategy to reposition NetApp from storage to data and the cloud.

In his previous role as VP of Field & Demand Marketing at NetApp, James built and led a modern demand engine as well as managed Field and Partner Marketing, Demand Centers, Global Campaigns, Event Marketing, Digital Marketing, Social, Influence and Community Marketing.

As CMO at SolidFire, James led the mission to advance the way the world uses cloud and was responsible for all corporate, product, and field marketing functions. Prior to SolidFire, James has led sales and marketing functions in cloud orientated start-up companies holding a variety of sales and marketing positions in Europe, Asia and the U.S. with SAVVIS, Sun Microsystems, IBM, StorageTek and Standard Telephones and Cables.

James holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and management from Northumbria University in the UK.

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