Cisco and NetApp have a FlexPod partnership that spans nearly a decade. Over these years of collaboration, the FlexPod model has evolved to include a regular drumbeat of new technologies, innovations and solutions from both companies. This excellent timeline demonstrates a few of these areas of close teamwork.
The timeline reveals many different milestones all of which required commitment to FlexPod by both companies. Every day FlexPod customers see these benefits and have invested in FlexPod to serve over 9,500 cumulative customers and $12 billion in worldwide sales.
To illustrate how this close Cisco-NetApp teamwork delivers differentiated advantage for customers, a recent IDC survey of FlexPod customers found numerous bottom-line advantages that accrued to IT clients of all sizes. These survey benefits are proof from FlexPod customers of its unique overall value proposition and business value, including:
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.