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Two’s company, three’s a cloud: See you at VMware Explore!

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Terri Snell
Terri Snell

We’re excited to get back face to face with you at VMware Explore on August 30–September 1 at Moscone Center in San Francisco. At NetApp, our favorite activity is talking to our customers and partners and helping them solve their business issues with our cloud-led technology. VMware and NetApp are introducing some exciting new solutions at the event, which we’re looking forward to sharing. If you’re planning to attend VMware Explore, stop by booth 802—we’d love to see you there.

Here’s a summary of how you can interact with NetApp at the event.

NetApp’s booth 802

NetApp’s booth 802 will feature multiple innovative solutions and demos, including exciting content on hybrid and multicloud, the NetApp and VMware “genius bar,” and a mini theater highlighting our key solutions and integrations with VMware and our partners. We will showcase joint solutions designed to help VMware customers:

  • Optimize the value of existing VMware on-premises investments with new NVMe and vVols solutions.
  • Accelerate new modern application development with container-native storage with VMware Tanzu and VMware Cloud Foundation.
  • Transform data-intensive workloads to hybrid and multicloud with newly certified and supported solutions to migrate storage-heavy workloads seamlessly and cost effectively to the leading public cloud providers.

VMware Explore VIP meetings

Don’t miss the opportunity to meet with NetApp VMware specialists, no matter where you are in your journey to the cloud. NetApp can help you no matter where you are and where you’re going, from optimizing your infrastructure, to your containerization strategy with VMware Tanzu and NetApp® Astra™ Control Center, to the ultimate unified hybrid multicloud environment.

Sign up for a VIP meeting.

The Cube

Don’t miss our interviews with The Cube. We’ll meet up with our partners to discuss:

  • VMware Cloud and Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP
  • NetApp & VMware vVols – Showcasing the Largest Deployment
  • NetApp and VMware Top Partners Discuss Customer Cloud Demand

VMware Explore sessions

As you book your schedule for the event, notice the many sessions where NetApp will be featured, and especially the announcement we will make on August 30th. View all the NetApp sessions.

Tuesday, August 30, 12:15–12:45 p.m. PT

[KUB2644USS] Optimize and Protect Cloud Native Apps on VMware Tanzu T100

As IT organizations seek to harness the value of containers to accelerate app modernization, VMware Tanzu offers a powerful platform to build, deploy and run Kubernetes workloads. This session will review and provide a demo of benefits and best practices to protect VMware Tanzu workloads using NetApp Astra Control, and leveraging VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes for more granular, storage-policy-based management and protection.


Gunna Marripudi, Senior Director, Product Management, NetApp

Naveen Krishnamurthy, Senior Product Line Manager, VMware

Jason Massae, Staff Technical Marketing Architect, VMware

Tuesday, August 30, 2:00–3:00 p.m. PT

[MCLB2643US] Right Sizing VMware Cloud Compute and Storage Is No Longer a Dream T100

Customers today drive high cost and efficiency benefits through VMware Cloud on AWS, Azure and Google Cloud for a wide variety of workloads. However, as customers move more data-intensive workloads to the cloud, a new approach was needed to allow customers to purchase and scale cloud storage independently of cloud compute to reduce and control costs. These data-intensive workloads also drive the need for advanced data protection and management services enjoyed by on-premises workloads. Through a close partnership with NetApp, VMware has now enabled the use of NetApp Cloud Services as the first certified, integrated and supported solution for VMware Cloud supplemental datastores, allowing the ability to right size cloud computing and storage needs. Learn how this can be done today and see real-world customer examples and demos.


AJ Mahajan, Senior Director, NetApp Solutions

Suzy Visvanathan, Director, Product Management VMware

Tuesday, August 30, 2:30–3:30 p.m. PT

[CEIB1425US] VMware “What’s New”

In this session, hear it directly from DISH Wireless about how they scaled the network infrastructure deployment quickly with VMware Cloud on AWS. Also, learn from VMware experts about how VMware Cloud on AWS and VMware Cloud on AWS Outposts will help you accelerate your cloud migration and modernization journey, key use cases of these hybrid cloud services, and deep-dive on latest features capabilities announced at VMware Explore 2022. VMware Cloud on AWS brings VMware’s enterprise class Software-Defined Data Center software to the AWS Cloud delivered as an on-demand service, with optimized access to AWS services. VMware Cloud on AWS Outposts is also a jointly engineered solution that delivers all the benefits of VMware Cloud on AWS on-premises or to a co-location and addresses data/workload sovereignty and latency requirements.

Speaker: Sonali Desai, Group Product Line Marketing Manager, VMware

Wednesday, August 31, 12:00–1:00 p.m. PT

[CEIB3040US] AWS Technical Session (VMC/AWS FSxN) T200

Virtual machines (VMs) on VMware Cloud on AWS have unique storage requirements and often require scalable, high-performance, and feature-rich file storage that makes it easy to build, test, and run cloud-native applications and expand existing file-based applications to the cloud. In this session, consider the integration of fully managed Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP as a cost-effective datastore using the Network File System (NFS) protocol. Learn how FSx for ONTAP can be mounted directly on the VMs running on VMware Cloud on AWS using iSCSI, NFS, and SMB protocols. Review use case examples to get tips to help simplify and accelerate your cloud migration journey.

Karthik Coimbatore Varadaraj, Senior Systems Development Engineer, EC2-VMC, AWS

Aarthi Raju, Senior Manager - Engineering, AWS

Wednesday, August 31, 4:30-5:30 p.m. PT

[MCLB3284US] AWS Fireside Chat in AWS Booth 1001: Customer Obsessed Partner Innovations

Join leaders from AWS, NetApp and VMware as they discuss the latest innovations in VMware Cloud on AWS. Hear about how our teams work together and what unique value each brings to you through VMware Cloud on AWS offerings.

Samir Kadoo, Manager, VMware Strategic Alliance Solutions Architect, AWS

Jason Kotsaftis, Alliances Director, NetApp

We’re covering a lot of ground at the event, and we’d love to connect with you. Let’s meet up at VMware Explore. 

 Set up a VIP meeting and learn more about NetApp and VMware

Terri Snell

Terri is a seasoned alliance and partnership executive focused on creating relationships that help solve customer problems with joint technology solutions.

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