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Val Bercovici.jpgFlash has been the driving force behind significant change in the storage industry over the last 3-5 years, and that change continues to accelerate today.  SSD drives are finally nearing the inflection point where the price per gigabyte is dropping below the price of traditional spinning hard drives and this will have another momentous impact to storage vendors and the devices being sold.

This week’s episode features Val Bercovici (@valb00), NetApp’s Cloud Czar, who talks to us about the future of flash media, including some interesting technology coming out of Intel, and how it will affect the storage industry as a whole.  Val also chats with us about the hybrid cloud, and how NetApp’s Data Fabric strategy enables developers, who are the real IT decision makers in many modern enterprises, to take advantage of the tools they want, when they want, how they want.

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Val Bercovici is the NetApp Cloud Czar, responsible for Technology Vision & Strategy of NetApp’s Cloud Portfolio. A popular spokesperson to Customers, Partners, Analysts & Media, he heads the assessment of Cloud Storage and Data Management market opportunities and brings leadership to strategy summits for Open, Multi-Vendor Cloud initiatives. As the co-developer of NetApp’s pioneering Cloud GTM and Product Plans, Val plays a key role in transforming NetApp for the Cloud era.

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Each week, the Tech ONTAP Podcast discusses all-things NetApp, interviews subject-matter experts, and provides insights into the storage industry. Follow the hosts on Twitter: Pete Flecha (@vPedroArrow), Glenn Sizemore (@glnsize), and Andrew Sullivan (@andrew_NTAP). Subscribe to the podcast on SoundCloudiTunes, or sign-up to receive the Tech OnTap newsletter.

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Andrew Sullivan

Andrew has worked in the information technology industry for over 10 years, with a rich history of database development, DevOps experience, and virtualization. He is currently focused on storage and virtualization automation, and driving simplicity into everyday workflows.