Melanie Barrier, NetApp
Channel Sales Manager
This is an ironic story, especially given the fact that I have worked in storage and channels now for nearly 20 years. My first job after college was as a LAN administrator. The very first day on the job, our server crashed due to a drive failure and of course the prior LAN administration team did not have a backup. I learned early in my career how important partners are -- because due to their expertise and enormous generosity of time, my department was back up and running with a repaired drive the very next day!