Q&A with NetApp CEO George Kurian


You’re coming up on two years as the CEO of NetApp, leading the team through major industry disruption and internal transformation. What lessons have you learned?   Transformation is an ongoing journey for any company. The global economy is changing rapidly, and customer priorities are evolving to keep pace. We’ve already seen that if organizations, […]

India Startup Showcase at the New NetApp India Campus


  By Ajeya Motaganahalli, Director, Engineering Programs, NetApp   In the week of January 16th, NetApp inaugurated its Global Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Bengaluru. During that week, an India start-up showcase event in partnership with NASSCOM’s 10000 start-ups was held to showcase India’s start-up ecosystem and current landscape to NetApp’s global executives. This involved […]

Kubernetes and Persistent Storage? NetApp is the First to Make It Easy


  NetApp is announcing Project Trident, the industry’s first open source dynamic storage provisioner for Kubernetes.   Kubernetes has established itself as one of the most popular container orchestrators in use today. It is also the foundation for many popular Platform-as-a-Service offerings, including Red Hat’s OpenShift, Apprenda’s platform, and is one of the supported platforms for Rancher. Originally […]

SolidFire and NetApp, One Year Later


It’s now been a full year since the NetApp acquisition of SolidFire closed – time flies when you’re having fun! While it would be easy to look back at all that we’ve accomplished at NetApp in the first year – new customers, new hardware and software releases, and an entirely new storage licensing model. The […]

NetApp Joins the Cloud Native Computing Foundation


  We’re very excited about the news that NetApp has joined the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) as a founding Gold Member with NetApp’s own Cloud Czar – Val Bercovici – elected to the governing board. Introduced earlier this year, the CNCF focuses on development of open source technologies, reference architectures and common format for […]

NetApp Celebrates 20 Years as Public Company


On Nov. 21, 1995, NetApp became a public company on the NASDAQ stock exchange-a milestone celebrated by 100 or so employees. Twenty years later, we are 12,000 strong, and the world of technology and business has changed dramatically. Our people remain united by a passion to innovate and solve our customers' data management challenges. Over the next few months, this blog will capture perspectives from our employees, customers, partners and other influencers on the NetApp journey, and how data has shaped-and continues to shape-the way we live and work. To celebrate our 20th anniversary, on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, we will ring the opening bell at NASDAQ in New York City. Today, we hear from Tom Mendoza, NetApp's vice chairman and a customer champion at the company for 21 years.