In 2010, FlexPod® began as an idea for combining the best of breed products from Cisco and NetApp to address certain applications and workloads in a converged infrastructure solution. Fast-forward to the present day, and FlexPod has evolved to serve over 9,500 cumulative customers and $12 billion in worldwide sales. In 2020, FlexPod celebrates its tenth year—a long time in the technology industry.
Taking a quick look back at some technologies from 2010 and 2011, we get a sense of how much the world has changed over the last 10 years:
Bruno Messina joined NetApp in 2018 and works in product marketing for FlexPod. His previous experience includes a career in product marketing of UCS servers for Cisco Systems and Solaris server marketing and competitive analysis at both Oracle and Sun Microsystems, where he joined in 2000. Bruno spent ten years in various roles of competitive analysis and product management at Sun Microsystems, leading analysis in both the workgroup and enterprise servers. Prior to Sun Microsystems, Bruno spent time finishing his MBA education and worked for two years at Cadence working on product marketing for both board-level and board timing tools. Bruno holds both a BSEE and MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y.