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Session Tracks

NetApp Insight sessions are categorized under the following session tracks. For detailed sessions and other technical training and networking opportunities, see the Event Catalog.

Big Data Analytics

The focus is on NetApp® enterprise-class storage solutions for big data workloads such as Hadoop, NoSQL, and Splunk. We also cover the Hadoop NFS Connector, which allows Hadoop analytics to run natively on NFS stored data.

Cloud Strategy Forum

Targeting senior IT leaders and decision makers, the Cloud Strategy Forum will provide strategic insight into the process of digital transformation and implementation of hybrid cloud technologies. Featuring keynotes from NetApp executive leaders, cloud customers, industry experts, and data management experts, the forum will highlight emerging cloud trends and the intricacies of data management in the evolving ecosystem. Throughout these sessions, the presenters will highlight NetApp’s architecture and Data Fabric strategy and showcase how our customers are embracing digital transformation and improving their businesses through cloud innovation.

Competition

Winning sales campaigns start with your customer. Competing at NetApp is not about winning an argument or attempting to prove a technology as superior. Competing to win means listening to your customers, understanding what they need to win in their market, and then fitting NetApp technologies appropriately to support their goals better than our competition can. Learning how to achieve this support is the focus of the competitive track in 2016.

Converged Infrastructure

This track presents sessions for the FlexPod® portfolio of solutions, including additional NetApp converged and hyperconverged solutions. FlexPod offerings with application workload, management, and orchestration solutions for enterprise, hybrid, and service provider clouds are presented.

ONTAP

Learn about new features and innovations that are available in the latest releases of the NetApp clustered Data ONTAP® storage operating system. Topics include efficiency, configuration, performance, and protocols.

Database and Business Applications

Learn about NetApp solutions, products, and plug-ins for databases and business applications, including traditional SAP, SAP HANA, and Oracle. The primary focus is on how these solutions leverage clustered Data ONTAP and the NetApp flash portfolio. We also cover how they integrate into the Data Fabric enabled by NetApp to help increase business value for customers. Additional focus areas include database performance and best practices; the transition from Data ONTAP operating in 7-Mode to clustered Data ONTAP; and application integrations, including NetApp SnapCenter® software.

Data Protection and Continuance

Learn how to maintain data availability, disaster recovery, and backup service levels with NetApp MetroCluster, SnapMirror®, SnapLock®, and SnapVault® technologies. This track also includes data protection ecosystem partner solutions. Covered are NetApp SnapProtect® software and other partner solutions that include NDMP-based and Cluster Aware Backup integrated solutions that protect enterprise applications and infrastructure.

Developer

Learn about NetApp API infrastructure to leverage the NetApp hardware and software ecosystem, including clustered Data ONTAP and manageability API services. This platform facilitates tighter building of cloud integrations to provide orchestration, automation, data protection, and data management solutions.

Flash

This track covers the NetApp flash strategy and vision, flash portfolio updates and positioning, and the role of flash in the Data Fabric enabled by NetApp.

Get Certified

Get Certified sessions are available to refresh your knowledge and prepare you to pass your exam. Take advantage of certification-preparation sessions listed in the Get Certified track.

Hybrid Cloud

To increase business agility, accelerate time to market, and reduce costs, IT organizations are increasingly using cloud services along with assets that they own. In the hybrid clouds track, we explore case studies about how customers are using NetApp technology and services to effectively take advantage of and manage public clouds along with on-premises assets.

Of particular interest is the use of clouds for backup, archiving, disaster recovery, dev/test, and running production applications. Included are NetApp AltaVault, NetApp Cloud ONTAP®, NetApp Private Storage, and NetApp StorageGRID® Webscale products and OpenStack products, among others.

Manageability

Learn about simplified management and best practices for centralized and integrated management for clustered Data ONTAP by using the NetApp OnCommand® portfolio of products: Unified Manager, API Services, System Manager, and Workflow Automation. This track also covers global infrastructure management for multivendor and hybrid cloud IT architectures by using OnCommand Insight. Key solution areas include service level-based management, a single interface for operational monitoring and performance management, and a single REST endpoint for partner integrations for end-to-end ecosystem enablement.

Microsoft Solutions

By using NetApp and the cloud together, you can enable your critical Microsoft business applications in your private, hybrid, and public clouds. Key solution areas include SQL Server, Exchange, Office 365, SharePoint, System Center, Hyper-V, and Windows File Services, which help lead your business into the cloud.

Platforms (E-Series and EF-Series)

NetApp E-Series and EF-Series SANtricity® based hybrid and all-flash storage systems are purpose built for SAN to support the most demanding workloads. These systems are an optimal target for databases, analytics, cloud, and backup.

Platforms (FAS/AFF)

Get in-depth coverage of the next-generation NetApp FAS and All Flash FAS controllers and converged back-end storage, including the latest about hardware-related features such as advanced drive partitioning and triple-parity RAID.

Platforms (Object Storage)

This track covers the NetApp enterprise-grade object storage solution StorageGRID Webscale. Courses include deep dives into architecture and delivery options (including appliances and software-defined deployments that use VMware or OpenStack), partner-integrated solutions, and key capabilities of this massively scalable object storage solution.

Platforms (SolidFire)

Learn about how SolidFire® enables advanced enterprises and service providers to build a next-generation data center. In this track, we will cover the SolidFire architecture as well as how to sell, support, and operate SolidFire storage. Topics will range from an introduction of SolidFire and where it fits into the NetApp portfolio, as well as integrations with popular solutions such as VMware, Databases and OpenStack.

Portfolio and Products

Learn how NetApp’s product portfolio can address many use cases and requirements, including flash, SAN storage, data center infrastructure, cloud, in the new open source applications used for data analytics and virtualization, and in the new world of DevOps. Get an overview of where to use which product, and understand how the complete portfolio can work together to create an optimal solution for your IT environment.

SAN

Learn how to use SAN protocols to deliver high availability, predictable performance, and ease of use for block-based workloads.

Security

The NetApp product portfolio offers an extensive security feature that is set both natively and in partnership with third parties as part of the Data Fabric enabled by NetApp. Our products become part of your security solution, whether it’s part of a public, private, or hybrid cloud offering or in a traditional enterprise deployment.

Software Defined

The Software Defined Storage​ track showcases how NetApp is bringing scale out clustering, enterprise availability and world class data management to the Private Cloud built upon commodity hardware.

Tools and Resources

Learn how to enable proper implementation and enhance the supportability of NetApp solutions with the use of tools. This track provides an in-depth look at tools that help improve operational performance and storage efficiency. Tool topics include selection, installation and usage, interpreting and applying output to problem analysis, and best practices.

This track will also focus on technical activity simplification, consistency, and productivity gains by using the recommended presales tools in the new customer proposal and tech refresh proposal workflows.

Transition

The transition track focuses on transitioning from 7-Mode to clustered Data ONTAP. This topic includes the activities and tools that are used for assessment, planning, and migration.

Virtualization

This track covers virtualization infrastructure best practices and tools for different hypervisors, platforms, and containers. Use cases include:

  • Server, desktop, storage, and network virtualization
  • High availability and mobility of virtual machines, workloads, and containers
  • Hybrid cloud environments with multiple hypervisors
  • Management, automation, and orchestration of these complex environments

Tracks

The NetApp Data Fabric empowers customers to modernize their storage and data management, build next-generation data centers and harness the power of the hybrid cloud. These nine tracks include use cases for helping customers solve their IT challenges:

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Tracks / Use Cases Description Solutions / Focus Areas

Accelerate Workloads and Analytics

Increase performance and reliability of business applications and derive value from data faster • SAP solutions
• Analytics: NoSQL databases, Splunk, Hadoop
• Oracle database solutions
• MS Apps solutions
• Engineering and design applications HPC
• Vertical industry applications
Protect and Secure Data Provide business continuity and meet data-compliance requirements no matter where your data resides • Backup and recovery
• Disaster recovery
• Data security solutions
• Data privacy solutions
• Data compliance
Gain Data Center Efficiencies Optimize and consolidate your data center infrastructure to reduce cost and simplify operations • Storage consolidation
• Virtual server infrastructure
Simplify and Automate Increase levels of automation in the data center • OpenStack private cloud
• VMware private cloud
• End-user compute (VDI)
• Containers
Build Cloud Hosting Infrastructure Help service providers build an infrastructure foundation for delivering cloud services • IaaS
• PaaS
• SaaS
• DPaaS
Accelerate DevOps Accelerate application deployment and quickly give developers the resources they need by automating infrastructure provisioning, both on-premises and in the cloud • Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC)
• Code repositories
• Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD)
• Configuration & resource management
Optimize Unstructured Data Efficiently manage large content repositories across on-premises, distributed sites and cloud • Rich content management
• Video surveillance
• Distributed content management
• IoT
Integrate Cloud Data Services Leverage the full value of your data by applying and protecting it among a choice of cloud resources • Cloud analytics
• SaaS backup
• Cloud tiering
• Cloud backup
• Cloud DR
Deliver Data Insights and Control Optimize how data is best applied, managed and protected across a choice of all resources • Infrastructure assessment and monitoring
• Data profiling and modeling
• Performance management and analytics
• Capacity analytics


Technology Topics

NetApp Insight 2017 sessions will focus on the following key themes and topics:


Technology Topics Descriptions
Big Data Analytics Big Data AnalyticsThe focus is on NetApp enterprise-class storage solutions for big data 3rd platform applications and workloads such as Hadoop, Spark, IoT and Splunk. We also cover how NetApp solutions solve complex challenges of data gravity and data protection for distributed big data workloads like Spark and Hadoop in hybrid cloud deployments with AWS EMR and Azure HDInsight using the NetApp Data Fabric and the NetApp NFS Connector.
Cloud Services Cloud ServicesThe cloud services track presents on both business-focused and technology-focused topics such as adapting to the rapid changes in the service provider industry, using NetApp next-generation data center solutions, how to deploy a service provider–like infrastructure in your enterprise, how to differentiate your hosting/cloud services in a competitive market, trends in the hosting business that you need to know, how to measure the success of your hosting business, and a technical perspective of leading market trends in happening across the cloud and hosting industry.
Converged Systems Converged SystemsThis track presents sessions for NetApp’s Converged Systems, including NetApp converged and hyperconverged solutions. FlexPod®, NetApp Hyperconverged and service provider converged offerings with application workloads and management solutions for enterprise, hybrid and service provider clouds are presented.
Database and Business Applications Database and Business ApplicationsLearn about NetApp products, solutions and integrations for databases and business applications, including Oracle, SAP HANA and NoSQL. The primary focus is on how these solutions leverage the NetApp flash portfolio as well as how they integrate into the NetApp Data Fabric to help increase business value for customers. Additional focus areas include database performance, best practices, data protection and application integrations, including NetApp SnapCenter® software.
Data Protection and Continuance Data Protection and ContinuanceLearn how to maintain data availability, disaster recovery and backup service levels with NetApp MetroCluster™, SnapMirror®, SnapLock® and SnapVault® technologies. This track also includes data-protection ecosystem partner solutions. Covered are NetApp SnapProtect® software and other partner solutions that include NDMP-based and cluster-aware backup integrated solutions that protect enterprise applications and infrastructure.
DevOps and Open Ecosystems

DevOps and Open EcosystemsIn the next-generation datacenter, the line between development and operations begins to blur as organizations need to respond to the market at scale with greater agility, while reducing cost. To this end, everything becomes a target for automation through APIs, treating infrastructure as code while adopting open source practices. NetApp integrates with the tools our customers already use, reducing friction for development and simplifying deployment for operations to support popular use cases like continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD), NFV, IaaS, PaaS or web-scale SaaS cloud.

In this track, you will learn about how NetApp has integrated its portfolio with popular configuration management tools, OpenStack, container technologies such as Docker and Kubernetes, DevOps tooling and various API frameworks.

Flash FlashThis track covers the NetApp flash strategy and vision, and the role of flash in the NetApp Data Fabric.
Hybrid Cloud

Hybrid CloudTo increase business agility, accelerate time to market, and reduce costs, IT organizations are increasingly using public hyperscaler cloud services along with assets that they own.

In the hybrid cloud track, we explore how customers are using NetApp technology and services to seamlessly manage their data regardless of where it lives. Of particular interest is the use of clouds for backup, archiving, disaster recovery, dev/test, analytics and running production applications. Primary products/solutions covered are NetApp Private Storage, AltaVault™, ONTAP® Cloud and Cloud Sync.

Manageability ManageabilityServices, System Manager and NetApp Service Level Manager. This track also covers global infrastructure management for multivendor and hybrid cloud IT architectures by using OnCommand Insight. Key solution areas include service level–based management, a single interface for operational monitoring and performance management, and a single REST endpoint for partner integrations for end-to-end ecosystem enablement.
Microsoft Solutions Microsoft SolutionsWith the datacenters and business-critical workloads supported by Microsoft technologies transforming from a purely on-premises to hybrid and public cloud infrastructures, learn how NetApp can help with this transformation and enable managing your data efficiently. Key solutions areas include SQL Server, Exchange, Office 365, SharePoint, System Center, Hyper-V, and Windows File Services and Microsoft Azure, which help lead your business into the cloud.
ONTAP ONTAPLearn about new features and innovations that are available in the latest releases of the NetApp ONTAP® storage operating system. Topics include efficiency, configuration, performance and protocols.
Portfolio and Business Solutions Portfolio and Business SolutionsThis track is a compilation and broader view of NetApp enterprise-class solutions. We’ll cover modernizing infrastructures and next-generation data centers to harnessing the power of hybrid cloud, underscoring the value of the NetApp Data Fabric. If you want to understand how to leverage the NetApp portfolio, these sessions will be appropriate for you.
Platforms
(E-Series and EF-Series)
Platforms (E-Series and EF-Series)NetApp E-Series and EF-Series SANtricity® based hybrid and all-flash storage systems are purpose-built for SAN or direct attached storage (DAS) to support the most demanding workloads. These systems are an optimal platform for big data analytics, data protection, physical and cyber security/video systems, and technical computing.
Platforms
(FAS/AFF)
Platforms (FAS/AFF)Get in-depth coverage of the next-generation NetApp FAS and All Flash FAS controllers and converged back-end storage, including the latest about hardware-related features such as advanced drive partitioning and triple-parity RAID.
Platforms
(StorageGRID Webscale)
Platforms (StorageGRID Webscale)This track covers how to optimize data management at scale for unstructured rich content such as video, images, audio, documents and machine-generated data. Courses include deep dives into the key verticals, use cases, architecture and delivery options (including software-defined, and NetApp engineered appliances), partner-integrated solutions, and differentiated capabilities of this scale-out, API centric, policy driven, on-premises cloud object storage solution. Welcome to your next-generation datacenter.
SAN SANLearn how to use SAN protocols to deliver high-availability, predictable performance and ease of use for block-based workloads.
Security SecurityNetApp offers an extensive set of security features, both natively and in partnership with third parties as part of the Data Fabric enabled by NetApp. NetApp products become part of your security solution, whether it’s part of a public, private or hybrid cloud offering or in a traditional enterprise deployment.
Service Design

Service DesignThe Cloud Service Design track enables the customer journey to a cloud service provider and broker, with predictable performance, cost, and agility in private, public, and hybrid clouds.

Begins a strategic transformation from the traditional asset operations IT model to a cloud service provider model, where the focus is on the service outcomes consumed. Includes executive-level consultative methodology to accelerate transformation.

Service Provider Service ProviderThe service provider track presents on both business-focused and technology-focused topics such as adapting to the rapid changes in the service provider industry, using NetApp next-generation data center solutions, how to deploy a service provider–like infrastructure in your enterprise, how to differentiate your hosting/cloud services in a competitive market, trends in the hosting business that you need to know, how to measure the success of your hosting business, and a technical perspective of leading market trends in happening across the cloud and hosting industry.
Tools and Implementation Tools and ImplementationThis track is for NetApp, partner and customer IT professionals who deploy NetApp solutions. It focuses on in-depth sessions on the technical and operational aspects of Converged/Hyper-converged Infrastructure and shall include topics such as Data Fabric implementations and an overview of platform configurations, such as SolidFire. The track will also cover approaches to data migration, performance analysis and best practices.
Virtualization VirtualizationThis track showcases virtualization solutions and how NetApp enables them. We focus heavily on VMware integration, including areas such as simplifying management, data protection and automation. In addition, this track highlights the associated tools and positioning across the NetApp portfolio for these environments.


Case Studies

Technical and field case study sessions ensure you get the most from your NetApp Insight experience. Presented by customers alongside NetApp field employees and partners, case studies dive into the design and deployment of NetApp products and services in storage and data management infrastructures in various industries.

Informal Sessions

We also offer intimate, relaxed opportunities for you to discuss technical topics, learn and network, including:

  • Inform and Delight features casual, 20-minute sessions with sponsors and NetApp personalities leading whiteboard conversations with small audiences.
  • Birds of a Feather (BOF) sessions feature informal discussions around topics of interest to a specific audience.