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According to the latest IBM CEO survey, great collaboration and purposeful partnerships underpin outperforming C-suites. Our next chapter meeting focuses on one such partnership – the FlexPod alliance with NetApp and Cisco.

9/22/2014
When: Monday, September 22
5:30 PM to 7:30PM EDT
Where: Mez Restaurant
5410 Page Road
RTP, North Carolina  27703
United States
Contact: Paula Harpham


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According to the latest IBM CEO survey, great collaboration and purposeful partnerships underpin outperforming C-suites.

Our next chapter meeting focuses on one such partnership – the FlexPod alliance with NetApp and Cisco.

"FlexPod" is a simplified converged compute platform that has outpaced the market in three short years. The FlexPod offering has now expanded to over 3000+ customers globally and joint revenue of over $1 billion. As a result, IDC has called FlexPod the #1 Integrated Infrastructure in the industry. Earlier this year, this alliance was the recipient of the 2014 ASAP Alliance Excellence Award.

FlexPod leverages a Cooperative Support Model that has now has expanded to software (ISV) partners. Rather than relying on setting up the traditional centralized 1-800 number approach used by the majority of multi-vendor solutions today, the Cooperative Support Model is based on the premise of shared support by relying on a strong partnership between Cisco and NetApp.

Michael will discuss lessons learned and best practices, including:

  • Establishing joint support training and a knowledge management solution to enhance their ability to quickly respond to customer issues
  • Governance models for managing a multi-vendor partnership and navigating cultural differences
  • How NetApp and Cisco applied ASAP best practices in the development and execution of this alliance

Speakers

Michael A. Dilio
Senior Flexpod Solutions Marketing Manager, NetApp Americas Marketing

Brian Cresci
Data Center Sales Specialist, NetApp

Date and Location

Monday, September 22, 2014
5:30pm – 7:30 pm ET

Hosted at Mez Restaurant
5410 Page Road
RTP, NC 27703
(919) 941-1630

Mez is located just off I-40 at the Page Rd. exit. For specific directions click here.

For more information email us at info@strategic-alliances.org or call +1-781-562-1630