Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Myself and Marcus Bui are the proud recipients of the 2007 Netapp Enterprise Infrastructure Innovation award!
In August 2006 we convinced our Vmware teams to switch from a SAN Vmware environment to a Netapp NFS Vmware environment as we quickly realized the potential value that Netapp could play in a Vmware environment.
I truly believe that even Netapp didn't even see their potential role until we proved the value of Netapp's snapshot and replication technology in a vmware environment. Today we run over 1000 VMs on 35 ESX host in two locations all using Netapp filers over NFS.
The NetApp Innovation Awards recognize NetApp customers who have helped their companies, customers, or communities through innovative deployment of NetApp products and solutions.
The Enterprise Infrastructure award distinguishes customers worldwide who have deployed NetApp systems to power data center, workgroup, department, collaborative, or HPC applications that are specifically not Oracle, SAP, SQL Server, or Exchange and who demonstrate innovation with NetApp products. This year’s winner was Invesco, a leading independent global investment management company. By delivering the combined power of its distinctive worldwide investment management capabilities, including AIM, Atlantic Trust, Invesco, Perpetual, PowerShares, Trimark, and WL Ross, Invesco provides a comprehensive array of enduring investment solutions for retail, institutional, and private wealth management clients around the world. Activision, a leading international publisher of interactive entertainment software products, and Reliance Communications Limited, which is rated among “Asia's Top 5 Most Valuable Telecom Companies” and is India's foremost and truly integrated telecommunications service provider, were finalists.