It’s a question we hear a lot at conferences, especially those—like KubeCon and DevOps Enterprise Summit (DOES)—focused on the developer community. What does a storage hardware vendor have to do with application development, containers, and cloud-native software?
The answer is that we are undergoing our own transformation, bringing our deep knowledge of data storage to the hybrid cloud. The lessons we’ve learned—and the solutions we now offer—bring a wealth of value to DevOps workflows. Here are a few examples:
Steve Mudd leads content and messaging strategy for the Hybrid Cloud Services business unit at NetApp. In this role, he delivers provocative content that tells complicated stories in creative and authentic ways. Steve has a long history as an IT storyteller, working for Ogilvy on brands such as IBM, Lenovo, Level 3 Communications, and Iron Mountain. He was also the host of the popular Ogilvy Podcast. Prior to Ogilvy, he marketed wind energy for Xcel Energy, helped transform sales and marketing for Encyclopaedia Britannica, and was a tour guide for the Coors Brewery. He also wrote, directed, and produced the feature film Seclusion. He holds a BA in English from the University of Wyoming.