NetApp Channel Chief Thomas Stanley Offers Exclusive First Look At Upcoming 'Hard Deck' Partner Program, New Technology

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Building A Better Channel: NetApp

Thomas Stanley, senior vice president and general manager for the Americas at NetApp, is really looking forward to his company's primary annual conference, NetApp Insight, which is slated to run from Sept. 26 to 29 in Las Vegas.

Stanley, who met with CRN at the recently concluded VMworld 2016 conference, said NetApp Insight is an opportunity to bring both product and program innovations to the company channel partner community.

During the conversation, Stanley outlined several general NetApp updates and offered a sneak peek at some things the company plans to introduce at NetApp Insight. Among the new things NetApp is working on:

-- A "hard deck" under which NetApp will leave all revenue to be generated by channel partners

-- An expansion of NetApp's SANtricity storage operating system for its high-performance E-series of all-flash storage solutions to make it easier to serve the needs of remote and branch offices

-- The latest on the expanding FlexPod relationship with longtime partner Cisco

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