Winners must currently use NetApp® solutions, products, or technologies in their IT infrastructure or environment.
Winners must have a representative available to send to NetApp Insight™ Las Vegas, Nevada, and be present to accept the award September 26-29, 2016. NetApp will pay travel expenses, including accommodations, for the winners as well as conference passes for attendees. If winners cannot attend the awards ceremony, they will forfeit their entry and winnings. Companies that participate in this program certify that their participation and receipt of the awards do not violate any of their respective company policies.
Winning companies and individuals must agree to the use of their name, logo, likeness, and success story (that is, a summary of the Innovation Award nomination) on NetApp web properties, in a press release, marketing collateral, video, and promotion through NetApp social media channels.
All entries must be submitted online.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
To accommodate restrictions against federal and state government employees accepting gifts, federal and state government agencies and their employees are eligible for nomination provided they pay their own travel and accommodation expenses and can accept the actual physical award from NetApp (valued at approximately US$500). A federal integrator or state reseller associated with the winning project may attend in place of the winning government winner if the winner so decides. NetApp will pay travel expenses, including accommodations, for the federal integrator/state reseller of the winning federal government customer.
Before judging, all nominations will be reviewed by the Innovation Awards pProgram oOffice for completeness and to ensure that the nominations meet the criteria for the 2016 Innovation Awards. Nominations must be about the Data Fabric vision enabled by NetApp and include use of one or more of the following: All Flash FAS data management systems, NetApp AltaVault®™ cloud-integrated storage, NetApp Cloud ONTAP™® cloud storage operating system, NetApp clustered Data ONTAP® storage operating system, NetApp Private Storage for Amazon Web Services (AWS), NetApp Private Storage for Microsoft® Azure, NetApp Private Storage for SoftLayer®, OpenStack® software, or NetApp Storage GRID® Webscale object storage.
NetApp reserves the right to modify the awards criteria to include additional products or solutions.