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Today more than ever, organizations are racing to transform. Progressive IT professionals are looking to retool their data centers to offer simple, cloud-like service delivery to their customers with the rock-solid, proven quality of enterprise data services and systems. Many are building global private clouds at massive global scale to accelerate their digital transformation initiatives with next-generation application development. They need fully automated, simple to operate, and high-performing storage solutions to replace disparate legacy siloed solutions stacks.

 

NetApp SolidFire offers precisely this unique combination of cloud-like simplicity and flexibility and proven enterprise value. It offers both engineered systems and breaks new ground in software defined storage for customers who want to deploy and manage their own hardware across all their infrastructure, with storage-as-software. Whether they invest in the convenience of an appliance where NetApp does all the heavy lifting of integration, or want to architect to gain further efficiency, standardization and control over their operations, we’ve got them covered. Stay tuned for more about our exciting software defined innovation very soon.

 

We recognize the unique needs of IT specialists and their quest to do things faster, more easily, and without constant tending. We know they need to operate like a cloud for rapid innovation while maximizing the long-term value they deliver through their infrastructure investments. Ultimately, optimized cost, guaranteed performance and service levels, automated operations, and a flexible scale-out architecture are key to delighting both their customers and the C-Suite.

 

That’s exactly what you get with NetApp SolidFire. We help our customers unlock the best of cloud.

Kim Stevenson

Kim Stevenson is Senior Vice President and General Manager of NetApp’s Foundational Data Services Business Unit (FDSBU), our largest business unit and helping to lead the charge into a new technology era. Kim most recently served as a senior executive with Lenovo as Senior Vice President and General Manager for the Data Center Group.

With diverse experience spanning finance, services, and marketing, COO and CIO leadership roles at Intel, IBM, EDS, and HPE, and having served on numerous boards of directors for leading tech innovators, Kim brings a truly unique and well-rounded perspective to NetApp. She uses this diverse experience to tackle the business challenges customers care about most and simplify the overall IT experience for a world that is growing only more complex.

Kim has won numerous awards including Silicon Valley Business Journal's Best CIO and Evanta Top 10 Breakaway Leader, Huffington Post's Most Social CIO as well as the CIO 100 award by CIO.com. She was named the Woman of Excellence Digital Trailblazer by the National Association of Female Executives (NAFE). In 2015, she won the Forbes CIO Innovation Award.

Currently serving on the board of Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc. and Skyworks Solutions Inc., Kim holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Cornell University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Northeastern University.

In her free time, Kim is an avid tennis player and enjoys kayaking and paddle boarding.

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