Live Virtual Event

"Insiders' Perspectives on Flash"

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Join Us for a Live Virtual Event!

Get insights into trends and thought leadership about all-flash storage.

Find out how new technologies can help you meet customer SLAs, increase operational efficiency, and advance your IT strategy. Hear from industry experts and insiders. Ask questions, get answers.

Why Attend?

Our "Insiders' Perspectives on Flash" virtual event will give you the opportunity to connect with NetApp executives and architects through presentations and Q&A sessions. Benefit from their insights and thought leadership, and learn how the growing and adapting flash market drives IT strategy.

  • Learn how new technologies can help you meet demanding customer SLAs and increase operational efficiency.
  • Hear exclusive NDA-level information about the NetApp® portfolio of products.
  • Find out how a webscale architecture simplifies data center operations and helps speed application development for OpenStack, Docker, VMware, and CloudStack communities.
  • Get answers to your flash and data storage questions from industry insiders.


9:00–9:05 a.m.Welcome and Introduction
Jamie Ridge, Sr. Director, Systems Engineering
9:05–9:25 a.m.Keynote: "What to Expect Next with Flash"
Joel Reich, EVP, Product Operations

Get insights into trends and thought leadership about flash storage. NetApp's EVP of Product Operations will share his view on how the flash market is adapting and growing and offer insights about the speed of change. Find out how new and emerging technologies can help you meet demanding customer SLAs, increase operational efficiency, and advance your IT strategy. You will also learn why major advisory and analyst services IDC and Gartner agree that NetApp leads the way in flash.
9:25–10:10 a.m."An Architect's Viewpoint: The Evolution of Flash"
Ravi Kavuri, VP and Chief Architect, Data ONTAP

Our chief architect will give you an insider's perspective on upcoming innovations in our flash portfolio. Hear about his perspective on 3D XPoint and how our latest product launches can drive your IT strategy. You will gain a fresh way of looking at how flash technology can help you easily provide on-demand scaling, consolidate data centers, and deploy converged infrastructures.
10:10–10:55 a.m."Building a Hyperscale Data Center"
Gabriel Chapman, Principal Architect, Office of the CTO

Learn why a webscale architecture that radically simplifies data center operations and enables rapid application deployments will reshape the market. Also get insights into how IT can serve OpenStack, Docker, VMware, and CloudStack communities by using NetApp flash technologies to accelerate development workflows and improve automation. You will come away with an understanding of how the integrated NetApp and SolidFire flash portfolio can accelerate data center transformation with a flash-first model.
10:55 a.m.–11 a.m.Closing Remarks
Jamie Ridge

Below is a list of NetApp offices that will be hosting the virtual event. Please select the location most convenient for you.

Atlanta, GANetApp Atlanta Office780 Johnson Ferry Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30342
Austin, TXNetApp Austin Office9606 North Mopac Expressway
Floor 9
Austin, TX 78759
Bellevue, WANetApp Bellevue Office108th Avenue NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
Calgary, ABUniversity of Calgary2500 University Dr. NW
Room 218
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4
Dallas, TXNetApp Dallas Office15303 Dallas Parkway
Suite 600
Addison, TX 75001
Edina, MNNetApp Edina Office7650 Edinborough Way
Suite 525
Edina, MN 55435
Greenwood Village, CONetApp Office8390 E. Crescent Parkway
Suite 400
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Halifax, NSDelta Hotels Halifax1990 Barrington Street
Scotia Square 
Halifax, NS B3J 1P2
Houston, TXNetApp Houston Office920 Memorial City Way Ste 100
1st Floor
Houston, TX 77024
Irvine, CANetApp Irvine Office300 Spectrum Center Drive
Irvine, CA 92618
Montreal, QCESI TechnologiesLes Cours Mont-Royal
1550 Metcalfe St. #1100
Montreal, QC H3A 1X6
Ottawa, ONStoneworks Technologies2212 Gladwin Cres E9
Ottawa, ON K1B 5N1
Raleigh, NCNetApp Raleigh Office7301 Kit Creek Road
Research Triangle Park
Raleigh, NC 27709
Schaumburg, ILNetApp Schaumburg Office425 North Martingale Road
Suite 1300
Schaumburg, IL 60173
South Western OntarioRegus Centre180 Northfield Drive West
Unit 4, 1st Floor
Waterloo, ON N2L 0C7
Sunnyvale, CANetApp Sunnyvale Office495 East Java Drive
Sunnyvale, CA 94089
Vancouver, BCNetApp Vancouver
Technology Center
2608 Granville Street
Suite 401
Vancouver, BC V6H 3V3
Vienna, VANetApp Vienna OfficeTysons International Plaza II
1921 Gallows Road
Vienna, VA 22182
Waltham, MANetApp Waltham Office1601 Trapelo Road
Suite 16
Waltham, MA 02451
West Valley City, UTIntermountain Healthcare4646 Lake Park Drive
West Valley City, UT 84120
Your Local OfficePlease have a NetApp rep contact me to discuss hosting the virtual session at my office with my colleagues. Note: Hosting at your office is dependent on available resources within your area.


Joel Reich

  • Executive Vice President, Product Operations
Joel is executive vice president of Product Operations at NetApp. He is responsible for overseeing the strategy and development of the NetApp product and solutions portfolio, and has over 30 years of product and technology management experience in the storage industry. Previously, Joel served as NetApp’s senior vice president of the Hyperscale Storage Group. There he oversaw the object storage strategy and products, the integration of the E-Series products into NetApp, and NetApp OnCommand Insight software. Before that time, he served in various NetApp Data ONTAP engineering leadership roles. In his new role, Joel leads the advancement of the NetApp portfolio of innovation and drives delivery of the Data Fabric strategy, products, and solutions.

Gabriel Chapman

  • Principal Architect, Office of the CTO
Gabriel is a principal architect in the Office of the CTO for SolidFire. A five-time VMware vExpert, Gabriel has specialized in storage and virtualization technologies over the last decade. His primary area of expertise revolves around storage, data center virtualization, hyper-converged infrastructure, rack scale and hyper scale computing, the Cloud, DevOps, and enterprise infrastructure design. Today, he focuses on engagement with NetApp’s top-tier customers and partners.

Ravi Kavuri

  • Vice President and Chief Architect, Data ONTAP
Ravi Kavuri is the VP, Chief Architect of Data ONTAP at NetApp. In addition, he manages the team responsible for ONTAP data management including File system, High Availability, RAID and Performance teams. Ravi joined NetApp in 2007 as the CTO of the emerging products group. Prior to joining NetApp, Ravi served as a Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems, working on scalable storage systems and long term archival storage. Ravi joined Sun Microsystems as a part of the StorageTek acquisition, where he worked on file systems, long term retention of data, and storage networking as a StorageTek Fellow. He holds a BS degree in Electronics and Telecommunications and an MS in Software Engineering.

Jamie Ridge

  • Sr. Director, Systems Engineering