VMworld 2017

Mandalay Bay Hotel and Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV

August 27–31, 2017

Make Data the Lifeblood of Your Organization

Be a data visionary: unleash the power of data to achieve a new competitive advantage

Come visit booth 421 and meet the experts

Your future success starts with unifying visibility and management of all your data. IT leaders are under tremendous pressure to harness today’s wealth of data and apply it to create new value across the entire organization, all with limited time, skills, and budget.

Applications are being deployed across heterogeneous platforms that will span public, private, and hybrid clouds. Accelerate the pace at which new solutions can be developed and brought to market by bringing your technology ecosystem closer to new users. To move you along on your journey to becoming a data-centric organization, NetApp has partnered with VMware to deliver solutions that make that future a reality.

Why Attend?

VMworld 2017 provides you with the opportunity to connect with NetApp through speaking sessions, mini theater presentations, demos, and meetings with NetApp executive leaders and subject matter experts.

  • Learn about the upcoming enterprise-scale NetApp HCI, built around VMware
  • Learn how to deliver end-user computing at scale with the NetApp® portfolio
  • Get up close with the new FlexPod® SF converged infrastructure for VMware private clouds
  • Discover more about using ONTAP® Cloud, available on the AWS marketplace
  • Talk with NetApp experts about how your organization can become data driven
  • Meet with Brewmasters from thePub, our developer community, to learn how to control your infrastructure with code


Sunday, August 27

5–7:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception (Solutions Exchange)

Monday, August 28

11 a.m.–6 p.m.

Solutions Exchange

5–6 p.m.

End-User Computing and Collaboration with NetApp: AFA, CI, and HCI [ADV3310BUS]

Tuesday, August 29

11 a.m.–6 p.m.

Solutions Exchange

11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

NetApp HCI: Simplicity and Enterprise Scale [STO3308BUS]

Wednesday, August 30

10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Solutions Exchange

About the Presenters

Cynthia Goodell
Senior Product Marketing Manager

Cindy is the Sr. Product Marketing Manager for NetApp HCI. She spends her time at NetApp crafting messaging, positioning and developing go-to-market strategy for the NetApp HCI product. A born and bred Bostonian, Cindy has more than 15 years of experience launching and marketing new high tech products and relishes every opportunity to talk with people who are as fascinated with technology as she is.

Gabriel Chapman
Senior Manager NetApp HCI

Gabriel is the senior manager for NetApp HCI Go to Market. A 5x vExpert, Gabriel has specialized in storage and virtualization technologies over the last decade. Today his primary area of expertise revolves around storage, data center virtualization, hyper converged infrastructure, rack scale/hyperscale computing, cloud, DevOps, and enterprise infrastructure design.

Chris Gebhardt
Principal Technical Marketing Engineer

Chris Gebhardt has been in the IT industry for 20 years, the last 13 with NetApp. Chris is a principal technical marketing engineer and VDI product manager in NetApp’s Data Fabric and Manageability Group, where he focuses on VMware and end-user computing across the NetApp portfolio of data management solutions. Chris is the author of numerous reference architectures with VMware EUC products. Chris is a VMware vExpert for 2010–2017.

Jeremy Hall
Solutions Architect

Jeremy started working in IT back in 1998. Prior to joining NetApp, Jeremy worked at VMware as an SE specializing in vCloud and EUC. After VMware, Jeremy worked for Pivot3, an HCI solution specializing in VDI. After Pivot3, Jeremy joined SolidFire to be a principal resource for EUC and next-generation data center technologies. Jeremy is currently the solutions architect focusing on the NetApp HCI platform for EUC.

Session ID: ADV3310BUS
End-User Computing with NetApp: AFA, CI, and HCI

How do you design an EUC solution that allows you to start small, adjust dynamically as your workload changes, grow as you need, remove the risk of deploying anew or refreshing your EUC infrastructure, and keep your users productive? In this session, we will provide you the keys to enable your business to overcome these challenges to simplify sizing and deployment using NetApp solutions for EUC.

Monday, August 28, 5–6 p.m.
Chris Gebhardt, Principal Technical Marketing Engineer, NetApp
Jeremy Hall, Solutions Architect, NetApp

Session ID: STO3308BUS
NetApp HCI: Simplicity and Enterprise Scale

Are you dealing with an overwhelming amount of data that is incredibly difficult to access and manage because it is becoming distributed, dynamic, and diverse? NetApp believes that your future success starts with unifying the visibility and management of all your data. To move you along on your journey to becoming a data-centric organization, NetApp has partnered with VMware to deliver solutions that make that future a reality.

Tuesday, August 29, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Gabriel Chapman, Senior Manager, NetApp HCI
Cindy Goodell, Senior Product Solutions Manager, NetApp HCI