Innovation in Vegas: Approaching NetApp Insight 2013

Posted 4 October 2013 9:13 AM by Glenn Speer

Commvault is a gold sponsor of NetApp Insight US 2013, and we are expecting a considerable amount of excitement around storage and data protection at the event. Commvault has been a longstanding sponsor at this annual technical sales conference. We’ve designed our expo booth, organized our session, and booked our hotel rooms at the MGM Grand -- all that’s left is to show up and take part in this industry-leading event! Several of our partners will be exhibiting at Insight, and we’re particularly eager to participate in NetApp’s activities throughout the event, including Tuesday’s Partner Appreciation Program and Wednesday’s Networking Event with Matt Nathanson at Hakkasan Night Club.

Are you also gearing up for NetApp Insight? Here’s a sneak peek into what we’ll have in store for you when you arrive:


First off, we are thrilled to see NetApp leveraging mobile applications and social media in full-force! Attendees can download the Insight app prior to the event to participate in NetApp’s Mobile App Challenge — a game that involves attendees scanning special QR codes at sponsor booths to win prizes. We will have our QR code conveniently located on our booth counter, so drop by and scan! NetApp will also be actively tweeting during the event using their new @InsightAmericas Twitter handle, so be sure to follow these event hashtags for real-time updates and announcements: #NTAPinsight #NTAP #Commvault.

Breakout Session

Since NetApp and partner sales engineers will be attending the event to network and learn more about storage breakthroughs, I’m excited to demonstrate the important relationship between storage and data protection in my breakout session (#1297). The session will cover how traditional data protection contributes to storage administrator pain points and drives storage redesigns. Our gold sponsor session, “NetApp and Commvault Integrated Solutions for Modern Data Protection” on October 9th at 10:45 a.m. local time in room #318 will showcase how together we uniquely address these challenges by providing faster backups and restores through hardware-based snapshots, greater efficiency, and single platform management for customers. Our session is nearly full, so be sure to register now!


Our booth is in a fantastic location by the expo entrance and we happen to be right next to another of our strategic alliance partners, Amazon Web Services. NetApp has prepared some great giveaways at the event; additionally, you can stop by our booth for the chance to win even more. We are raffling off a free Kindle Fire HD or Roku 3 each day, and entering to win is as simple as having your badge scanned and dropping your business card into a bowl. Of course, we’d love to visit with you when you stop by, and answer any questions you might have about Commvault or the new Simpana 10 features. Our knowledgeable engineers, product managers, and sales team members will be at the booth to address a variety of questions, and we have prepared some great materials to share with our NetApp partners.

Other NetApp Events

Of course, we ARE in Vegas, so it’s only appropriate that we throw in a bit of fun while we’re in town! In addition to building relationships with our partners in meetings, briefings, and social events, we have a sneaking suspicion that you just might find us networking while catching a ride or two on the NYNY rollercoaster next door to the MGM. If you do, we hope you’ll join us for a ride!

We look forward to seeing our partners at Insight next week. After visiting with Commvault and NetApp, we are confident you will never look at protected data the same again.

Glenn Speer is NetApp Alliances Manager for Commvault.