Kurian On Record
There's a major transformation underway in the storage industry, with the cloud, hyper-converged infrastructure and other factors driving major industry shifts.
While some companies, like Dell and EMC, are looking to consolidate, NetApp CEO George Kurian said the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based storage vendor is positioned to win as an independent company, with a focused strategy that makes calculated decisions to drive leading technology and partnerships in the market.
In a keynote interview with The Channel Company CEO Robert Faletra at the 2016 Best of Breed Conference in Atlanta, Kurian talked about the Dell-EMC deal, why hyper-converged is overrated, the future of the cloud, the upcoming presidential election and much more. Here are edited excerpts of the conversation.