Tech ONTAP Podcast - Why ONTAP 9?


This week on the Tech ONTAP podcast, we introduce ONTAP 9 month by welcoming a special guest onto the podcast – Lee Caswell (@leecaswell), Vice President, Product and Solutions Marketing.


We talk to Lee about the thinking behind why NetApp went with ONTAP 9 as a release name, as well as an overview of some of the new features in the release. We also discuss how NetApp is changing the way they release software.


Stay tuned for more ONTAP 9 goodness the rest of June 2016!



Lee Caswell is vice president of Product, Solutions and Services Marketing at NetApp, where he leads a team that speeds the customer adoption of new products, partnerships, and integrations. Lee joined NetApp in 2014 and has extensive experience in executive leadership within the storage, flash and virtualization markets. Lee holds a bachelor of arts degree in economics from Carleton College and a master of business administration degree from Dartmouth College. Lee is a New York native and has lived in northern California for many years. He and his wife live in Palo Alto and have two children. In his spare time Lee enjoys cycling, playing guitar, and hiking the local hills.


Do you want more information on ONTAP 9? Well we are dedicating the entire month of June to ONTAP 9, and over the next few weeks we will be deep diving into some of the most popular and interesting features of ONTAP 9. Follow our “ONTAP 9 Month” playlist and you can expect to hear more about manageability, data protection, efficiency, security, usability, and much more as we talk with experts from across NetApp.


If you are new to the podcast, tune into any of our previous episodes to see what you may have missed. You can find Tech ONTAP Podcast episodes on the NetApp Blog.


Each week, the Tech ONTAP Podcast discusses all-things NetApp, interviews subject-matter experts, and provides insights into the storage industry. Follow the hosts on Twitter: Justin Parisi (@NFSDudeAbides), Glenn Sizemore (@glnsize), and Andrew Sullivan (@andrew_NTAP). Subscribe to the podcast on SoundCloud, Stitcher, or iTunes, or sign-up to receive the Tech OnTap newsletter.


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Andrew Sullivan

Andrew has worked in the information technology industry for over 10 years, with a rich history of database development, DevOps experience, and virtualization. He is currently focused on storage and virtualization automation, and driving simplicity into everyday workflows.