Are you coming to NetApp INSIGHT in Las Vegas? It’s the place to be if you’re looking to modernize your IT and fuel data-driven innovation on the world’s biggest clouds. But apart from all of the great learning you’ll get at INSIGHT, it’s a great place to network and meet new people from every industry and every corner of the globe. And of course, the NetApp A-Team will be there!
The NetApp A-Team is a global group of some of the best and brightest in tech. They’re united in their passion for all things NetApp. So, naturally, they’re at NetApp INSIGHT every year. If you want to dig in deep on anything tech, or just have a friendly chat, the NetApp A-Team will be at the Social Media Hub in INSIGHT Central.
Another benefit of stopping by the Social Media Hub is the opportunity to get a photo with the real A-Team van from the TV show. There’s a special “A-Team Activation” augmented reality feature as part of your experience with the van, brought to you by NetApp University that you won’t want to miss. We’ll also have a bunch of whiteboards around for those of you who want to get into the weeds on your toughest technical challenges. We encourage you to try to stump the NetApp A-Team!
In addition to hanging out by the A-Team van and roaming about the show floor, you can catch the NetApp A-Team at the Tech Elite Meet on Tuesday evening sponsored by NetApp University. Also, you can hear what they have to say in a number of amazing sessions that are part of the INSIGHT conference. Add these to your schedule using Schedule Builder!
- 2018-2 Plexus: Harnessing the Power of ONTAP Infrastructure Testing with Pester. It’s easy to conform to best practices when you first deploy a system, but how about after it’s been in production for a while? We’ll explore how Pester, a unit/integration testing framework, can be a useful tool in continuously validating configuration of your NetApp storage infrastructure, as well as your entire infrastructure stack. Featuring NetApp A-Team member Donny Lang.
- 2026-1 Pacific Biosciences: How NetApp FlexGroup Volumes Power Genomic Sequencing at PacBio. Genomic sequencing is a process-intensive, data-hungry operation that requires storage that offers immense capacity and superior performance. At PacBio, FlexGroup volumes are revolutionizing the way genomic sequencing can be performed. Join us as we speak with PacBio about how they’re using ONTAP’s data management, rich feature set, and cloud-enabled capabilities to get the most out of their infrastructure. Featuring NetApp A-Team members Justin Parisi and Adam Knight.
- 3001-1 Are You Certifiable? Join the NetApp University certification team and subject matter experts (SMEs) for a roundtable discussion. You will learn about the NetApp Job task Analysis (JTA), Item Development Workshop (IDW) process, the value of certification, and the NetApp investment in the process that conforms to ISO 17024 standards. Featuring NetApp A-Team member Scott Gelb, Paula Silva, Damien Berezenko and Steve Botkin.
- 3002-1 Data is Crucial, so Build the Strategy and Platform it Deserves. In this session, join members of the NetApp A-Team as they share notes from the field and practical examples of how NetApp technology and partner integrations can allow you to build an intelligent, automated, and secure data platform to meet modern data challenges. Presented by NetApp A-Team members Paul Stringfellow, Jason Benedicic, Ryan Beaty, and Michael Cade.
- 3009-2 Ask the A-Team – Building a Modern Data Platform. Join the NetApp A-Team for a panel discussion around “Building A Modern Data Platform.” Understand the architectural principles guiding the development of the modern data platform from hybrid cloud, automation, and orchestration to data management, service delivery, and security. Featuring NetApp A-Team members Mark Carlton, Paul Stringfellow, Chris Maki, Becky Elliott, and Mike Palic.
- 7003-1 NAIL IT: Making Your Data Fabric Real. Join this cross-industry deep dive into the six steps of building a data fabric. Hear from DreamWorks Technology Fellow for Systems Architecture Skottie Miller, Engineering VP and NetApp A-Team member John Woodall from IAS, as well as NetApp’s Jonsi Stefansson and Jeff Baxter as they break down the mysteries around this game-changing data strategy.
- 9006-2 Veeam: Veeam is getting NASty – Unleashing NAS backup, v10 and more. We go in depth on how Veeam seamlessly tiers NAS and VMware backups to cloud object storage like StorageGRID, AWS, and Azure for cost-effective, long-term protection. In addition, we’ll detail five cool new features available in Veeam Backup & Replication version 10. Presented by NetApp A-Team members Adam Bergh and Michael Cade.
If you can’t make it to NetApp INSIGHT, be sure to follow us on Twitter @NetAppATeam and use the #NetAppINSIGHT hashtag. You can check out this Twitter list to see all of our members and their handles. They are constantly creating and sharing content that covers a wide variety of industry topics and trends, and of course, all things NetApp.
During the conference, we’ll be pumping out all kinds of videos and photos from the event, so be sure to tune in each day of the conference to get the insider’s perspective. Don’t miss out!