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Mike McNamara
Mike McNamara

Since 2018, NetApp and NVIDIA have served hundreds of customers with a range of solutions, from building AI Centers of Excellence to solving massive-scale AI training challenges. NetApp is the only NVIDIA DGX BasePOD partner that runs the same data fabric on premises and in the cloud.

NetApp and NVIDIA Portfolio

NetApp’s portfolio of NVIDIA-accelerated solutions includes NetApp® ONTAP® AI, which is built on NVIDIA DGX BasePOD. ONTAP AI eliminates guesswork for faster adoption by using a field-proven reference architecture. It’s a preconfigured, integrated solution that’s easy to procure and offers turnkey deployment.

Also included is NVIDIA DGX Foundry, which features NVIDIA Base Command Platform software and NetApp Keystone® Flex Subscription. This combination provides a world-class hosted infrastructure solution for businesses and their data scientists who need a premium AI development experience without the struggle of building it themselves. Organizations can also build their own supercomputer, harnessing the power of DGX SuperPOD with NetApp technology for high-performance computing.

NetApp, in collaboration with NVIDIA, also offers premium tailored solutions for various industries, including financial services, medicine, manufacturing, automotive, and government. NetApp and NVIDIA have jointly sponsored and facilitated ideation workshops for customers embarking on AI journeys to accelerate success while mitigating risk.


To learn more about our collaboration, visit the NetApp virtual booth at NVIDIA GTC, and attend the joint panel discussion with Domino Data Lab, NVIDIA, and NetApp titled “Next-Generation AI Infrastructure for the Hybrid Cloud Future,” session A41758. Also, at GTC, Domino announced that NetApp has validated Domino’s Nexus as a new solution that supports the Domino Enterprise MLOps Platform on Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP.

Stay tuned for a webinar after NVIDIA GTC on October 11 with a guest speaker from IDC. The speaker will discuss IDC’s recent research of over 300 customers’ requirements and usage of AI deep learning training infrastructure. The discussion will cover compute, storage, and workload characteristics and recommendations for success with AI infrastructure.

To learn more about NetApp and NVIDIA solutions, view the 3D interactive demo and visit the NetApp GTC22 landing page.

Mike McNamara

Mike McNamara is a senior product and solution marketing leader at NetApp with over 25 years of data management and cloud storage marketing experience. Before joining NetApp over ten years ago, Mike worked at Adaptec, Dell EMC, and HPE. Mike was a key team leader driving the launch of a first-party cloud storage offering and the industry’s first cloud-connected AI/ML solution (NetApp), unified scale-out and hybrid cloud storage system and software (NetApp), iSCSI and SAS storage system and software (Adaptec), and Fibre Channel storage system (EMC CLARiiON).

In addition to his past role as marketing chairperson for the Fibre Channel Industry Association, he is a member of the Ethernet Technology Summit Conference Advisory Board, a member of the Ethernet Alliance, a regular contributor to industry journals, and a frequent event speaker. Mike also published a book through FriesenPress titled "Scale-Out Storage - The Next Frontier in Enterprise Data Management" and was listed as a top 50 B2B product marketer to watch by Kapos.

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