On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 marked the first time that humans had landed on the moon and successfully returned to earth. Before setting foot on the moon, Neil Armstrong said: “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” It was a riveting event that captivated a worldwide audience. Behind the scenes, however, this historic flight was made possible by years of design, planning, testing, testing, and more testing of all the modules, components, and submodules involved. Beyond this testing, partial voyages (Apollo 8 orbited, but didn’t land on the moon) were part of the testing and planning that paved the way to Apollo 11. This overall testing and engineering formed a foundational piece of this incredible voyage.
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.