BoB Conference Exclusive: NetApp's George Kurian On The Pitfalls of Dell EMC, Flawed Hyper-Converged Technology And How His Mom Was A Decade Ahead Of Her Time

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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.

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