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CRN Exclusive: NetApp CEO Kurian On Turning Corner On Growth, Competing With Dell EMC And Fending Off Pure Storage

Joseph F. Kovar

The New NetApp

NetApp is on a roll. The company last week reported its second consecutive quarter of revenue and profit growth driven by its successful transition from legacy technologies such as its old 7-mode storage operating system to new strategic focuses on all-flash storage technology, its modern OnTap operating system, and its hybrid cloud strategy.

NetApp CEO George Kurian sat down with CRN to discuss his company's transformation, as well as look at what's coming with NetApp's upcoming technology plans and its September Insight conference.

Time ran out before Kurian could discuss NetApp's acquisition of two small vendors: Immersive Partner Solutions, a developer of software to validate multiple converged infrastructures through their lifecycles, and PlexiStor, a provider of software that turns off-the-shelf servers into high-performance converged infrastructure offerings with persistent memory technologies.

For more on how NetApp has turned the corner and on what to expect in the near future, turn the page.

 
Joseph F. Kovar

Joseph F. Kovar is a senior editor and reporter for the storage and the non-tech-focused channel beats for CRN. He keeps readers abreast of the latest issues related to such areas as data life-cycle, business continuity and disaster recovery, and data centers, along with related services and software, while highlighting some of the key trends that impact the IT channel overall. He can be reached at jkovar@thechannelcompany.com.

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