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Innovating INSIGHT: Ronen’s hyperscaler playlist

If you’re looking to take your cloud journey to the next level and inspire your teams to innovate more and take your digital platform further, these NetApp INSIGHT playlists are for you.

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One of the things that inspires me most about working at NetApp is working with our teams, partners, and customers to deliver innovations that push the boundaries of our imagination and bring them to life through cloud solutions. As I participated in the kickoff off of NetApp’s signature user event, NetApp INSIGHT® Digital 2021, I was once again blown away with the caliber of the content and the amazing experience of the entire program.

There were inspiring customer stories, detailed technical sessions, cutting-edge demos, several new hybrid cloud announcements, and legendary entertainment – all hosted by “America’s reigning queen of comedy,” Whitney Cummings. And we launched it all on our new streaming digital channel, NetApp TV™.

What’s really exciting to me is how our teams were inspired to innovate and take our ongoing customer event from a standard digital conference to the next level. They offered a dynamic digital experience that delivered massive business value in an entertaining, educational, and easily consumable manner. 

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Businesses are competing in a digitally transformed world where digital events can live on in perpetuity, with the exponential power to reach out and touch new audiences and influence new customers. In order to succeed, you have to innovate to rise above the crowded playing field.  

Success means delighting customers with irresistible end-user experiences, while also sharing their vision, educating audiences, and showcasing technologies and value propositions in action.

INSIGHT Digital 2021 gave us an amazing opportunity to hear from our partners and customers, along with some legendary characters (and how about that big cat?). By innovating our event from content to agenda to platform to the features we can share with our audience, we can now extend our body of work even further. These creative new ways include one of my new favorites – NetApp TV favorites playlists!

Create your own INSIGHT Digital 2021 favorites playlist

Customers ask me all the time, “What’s happening in the cloud right now? How can I innovate more? What do I need to do next?” Thanks to the INSIGHT team (from engineering to content SMEs to marketing), I’ve got you covered!

Regardless of where you are in your cloud journey, or which hyperscaler partner you’re working with, I’ve curated a few relevant playlists for businesses. If you’re looking to take your cloud journey to the next level and inspire your teams to innovate more and take your digital platform further, these playlists are for you.

Let’s start with a few instructions to get your experience going:

  • If you weren’t registered for INSIGHT Digital 2021, what are you waiting for? Almost all of the content is now available on demand. And it’s free!
  • Go to NetApp TV to sign in and watch.
  • Browse INSIGHT Events and other available content in the navigation bar.
  • Enter the session code or title in the search field to find a specific session.
  • Create your own favorite playlist: click the heart icon as seen in this screen shot and then go to My Content in the navigation bar to access your playlist.
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Check out my Favorites playlist of our hyperscaler partners


  • NetApp ONTAP-as-a-Service in AWS: Intro to FSx for NetApp ONTAP (BRK-1225-1) Check out this fully managed AWS service, which provides the rich set of ONTAP® enterprise-grade data-management features, combined with the agility, scalability, security, and simplicity of a native AWS service.
  • AWS: Deep dive on Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP (BRK-1506-3) Deep dive into Amazon FSx to explore the key features, capabilities, and benefits of ONTAP.
  • AWS: Extending on-premises workloads to the cloud (BRK-1503-2) Learn how to extend your workloads to AWS with Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP.
  • Multiply Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP Benefits with Cloud Manager (DEM-1231-1) In this demo, see how easy it is to deploy and manage Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP through NetApp Cloud Manager with the powerful features of NetApp Cloud Services.

Microsoft Azure

  • Azure’s Futuristic File Services Transform Cloud Migrations (MEGA-1549-1) Get a glimpse of the file-storage future with Microsoft’s Jurgen Willis and Ronen Schwartz from NetApp as they discuss how extreme performance is transforming cloud migration in Microsoft Azure.
  • SAP on Azure NetApp Files: Overview and Updates (BRK-1453-2) Learn how customers benefit from using Azure NetApp Files to run their SAP landscapes, including SAP shared files, SAP AnyDB databases, and SAP HANA. Focus is on the new features and capabilities of Azure NetApp Files and SnapCenter® Service for HANA.
  • Microsoft: See Azure NetApp Files in action (DEM-1521-2) Learn about Azure NetApp Files by exploring the Azure portal experience. Watch this demo to see how simple it is to set up.
  • DR and Backup in Azure Using NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP (CSS-1049-2) Description of a real customer scenario in which NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP is used for disaster recovery and backup in Azure.

Google Cloud

  • How to Spark Innovation in Google (MEGA-1550-1) Check out our partnership to see how we’re changing the app migration game. Google Cloud GM of Storage Guru Pangal and NetApp SVP Ronen Schwartz chat about recent announcements that make it easy to lift and shift workloads.
  • Enhance and Protect GCP Apps with Cloud Volumes Services (BRK-1218-1) Learn about new capabilities for Google Cloud VM and container applications: extended performance and enhanced security; integrated backup and DR support through volume replication; and integration with Google services like GCVE, Managed AD, and KMS.
  • Migrate your workloads to Google Cloud with Cloud Volumes Service (DEM-1531-2 Google Cloud) Watch this demo to discover advanced hybrid cloud data services that simplify how you migrate and run enterprise workloads in the cloud and unlock the power of your data with integrated solutions for Google Cloud.
  • Gunpowder Finds Overnight Growth Is Possible with NetApp (CSS-1446-1) Learn why Gunpowder launched their business in the cloud and how NetApp made them enterprise-ready in just minutes, to let Parliament produce the Super Bowl ads that we all enjoyed.
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And don’t stop your innovation journey here; check out my colleague Octavian Tanase’s post, Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop Innovating, for his thoughts on our exciting tech announcements from INSIGHT Digital 2021.

Ronen Schwartz

Ronen Schwartz is senior vice president and general manager of NetApp Cloud Volumes business. He is responsible for accelerating the Cloud Volumes business, building the robust Cloud Volumes platform across hybrid clouds and multiclouds, and expanding NetApp cloud data management services.

Before joining NetApp, Schwartz was executive vice president in charge of technology and ecosystem, operations, and strategy at Informatica, and senior vice president and general manager of Informatica Cloud. In those roles he led product strategy, product management, and go-to-market strategy. During his 14 years at Informatica, he helped lead the company through its own transformation from on premises to the public cloud, from license revenue to recurring revenue.

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