In a what might be an illuminating new report for many customers who thought they knew exactly who NetApp is, IDC notes that we have “undergone a significant and broad-reaching evolution.” According to IDC, NetApp is not only leading the industry with our hybrid cloud integration, we’re also helping customers implement digital transformation in very meaningful ways.
“Established enterprise storage vendors that want to stay in business as the industry transitions to enable digital transformation need to change their business models,” said Eric Burgener, research vice president, Infrastructure Systems, Platforms and Technologies at IDC. “NetApp has been very open about discussing its own evolution as an enterprise vendor, and it is clear how it is changing the company and how it deals with customers to drive improvements in the overall customer experience.”
Tom leads a global team at NetApp working with industry analysts and influencers to guide and inform NetApp’s transformation from storage to cloud data services leader. He joined NetApp in 2005 after 10 years in various High Performance Computing and Storage product management and marketing roles with SGI and Sun Microsystems. Shields holds bachelor of science and master of business administration degrees from the University of Virginia.