Update your knowledge by attending your choice of more than 100 unique breakout sessions that feature NetApp® solutions, case studies, best practices, tools and innovations.

Technical and field case study sessions ensure you get the most from your NetApp Insight™ experience. Presented by customers alongside NetApp field employees and partners, case studies dive into the design and deployment of NetApp products and services in storage and data management infrastructures in various industries.

We also offer intimate, relaxed opportunities for you to discuss technical topics, learn and network, including:

  • Inform and Delight features casual, 20-minute sessions with sponsors and NetApp personalities leading whiteboard conversations with small audiences.
  • Birds of a Feather (BOF) sessions feature informal discussions around topics of interest to a specific audience.

Jump to Session Tracks or Technology Topics.

Attendees

“I’ve gone to several conferences over the years, and NetApp Insight impresses me the most for its emphasis on ‘technical’ instead of sales.”
– US NetApp Insight 2017 Attendee



Tracks

The NetApp® Data Fabric empowers customers to modernize their storage and data management, build next-generation
data centers, and harness the power of the hybrid cloud. These nine tracks represent use cases of where we help
customers solve specific IT challenges.

Tracks / Use Cases Description Focus Areas

Accelerate workloads and analytics

Increase performance and reliability of business applications and derive value from data faster • ERP
• Analytics
• Database
• Engineering and design
• HPC
• Vertical-specific workloads
Protect and secure data Provide business continuity and meet data-compliance requirements no matter where your data resides • Backup and recovery
• Disaster recovery
• Data security solutions
• Data privacy solutions
• Data compliance
Gain data center efficiencies Optimize and consolidate your data center infrastructure to reduce cost and simplify operations • Backup to cloud
Simplify and automate Increase levels of automation in the data center • Private cloud on VMware
• Private cloud on OpenStack
• End-user Computing
• VDI
• Database / workload consolidation
Build service provider infrastructure Help service providers build an infrastructure foundation for delivering cloud services • IaaS
• PaaS
Accelerate DevOps Accelerate application deployment and quickly give developers the resources they need by automating infrastructure provisioning, both on-premises and in the cloud • Containers Software development lifecycle:
Configuration Management, Code repositories
CI/CD
Optimize unstructured data Efficiently manage large content repositories across on-premises, distributed sites and cloud • Rich content management
• Video surveillance
• Distributed content management
• IoT
Integrate cloud data services Leverage the full value of your data by applying and protecting it among a choice of cloud resources • Cloud analytics
• SaaS backup
• Cloud tiering
• Cloud backup
• Cloud DR
Deliver Data Insights and Control Optimize how data is best applied, managed and protected across a choice of all resources • Infrastructure assessment and monitoring
• Data profiling and modeling
• Performance management and analytics
• Capacity analytics

Technology Topics

NetApp Insight™ focuses on several key themes and topics that represent initiatives within NetApp. These themes and
topics are used throughout the event, including content selection and general sessions.

Topic Topic Description
Big Data Analytics Big Data AnalyticsThe focus is on NetApp’s enterprise-class solutions for big data, third-party platform workloads such as AI, Machine Learning, IoT using technologies like TensorFlow, Spark, Hadoop, NoSQL and Splunk. We also cover how NetApp solutions solve complex data management challenges across edge, core and cloud for these new workloads using the NetApp Data Fabric.
Cloud Backup Cloud BackupLearn how to automate movement of data across private and public clouds leveraging the AltaVault appliance. See how you can protect your data by backing up to S3-compatible object storage environments.
Converged Systems Converged SystemsThis track presents sessions on NetApp’s Converged Systems FlexPod®, including NetApp converged and hyperconverged solutions. FlexPod®; Managed Private Cloud on FlexPod; NFLEX™; Converged Systems Advisor; and NetApp Hyperconverged and offerings with application workloads and management solutions for enterprise, hybrid and service provider clouds are presented.
Data Protection and Continuance Data Protection and ContinuanceWith growing enterprise data, it’s critical to protect and manage the data efficiently in the hybrid-cloud environment. This track covers data protection solutions, disaster recovery, SnapLock for regulatory compliance, MetroCluster, and best practices from NetApp using SnapCenter® – and data protection solutions from our partners to protect enterprise applications and infrastructure across the Data Fabric.
Database and Business Applications Database and Business ApplicationsLearn about NetApp solutions, products and plug-ins for databases and business applications, including SAP, SAP HANA, NoSQL and Oracle. The primary focus is on how these solutions leverage the NetApp flash portfolio and how they can be deployed and operated in a hybrid cloud world. Additional focus areas include database performance, best practices, data protection and application integrations, including NetApp SnapCenter® software.
DevOps and Open Ecosystems

DevOps and Open EcosystemsDevOps is a cross-disciplinary approach to accelerating application development and deployment, often described as continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD). As organizations are being driven to respond to market and competitive demands faster and at scale, this has driven the adoption of DevOps tools and practices. In the DevOps track, you will learn how NetApp has integrated its data-management capabilities, platforms, APIs, and the Data Fabric with the tools developers and infrastructure engineers use to accelerate application development and deployment. Learn about NetApp’s growing ecosystem of DevOps partners and how NetApp helps customers to achieve their DevOps goals.

E/EF-Series E/EF-SeriesNetApp E-Series and EF-Series SANtricity® based hybrid and all-flash storage systems are purpose built for SAN or direct attached storage (DAS) to support the most demanding workloads. These systems are an optimal platform for analytics, backup and recovery, technical computing, and video surveillance.
FAS/AFF

FAS/AFFGet in-depth coverage of the next-generation NetApp FAS and All Flash FAS controllers and
converged back-end storage, including the latest about hardware-related features such as advanced drive partitioning and triple-parity RAID.

Manageability ManageabilityServices, System Manager and NetApp Service Level Manager. This track also covers global infrastructure management for multivendor and hybrid cloud IT architectures by using OnCommand Insight. Key solution areas include service level–based management, a single interface for operational monitoring and performance management, and a single REST endpoint for partner integrations for end-to-end ecosystem enablement.
Microsoft Solutions Microsoft SolutionsLearn about new features and innovations that are available in NetApp ONTAP®, the industry’s leading enterprise data management software. Topics include efficiency, configuration, performance and protocols. Learn how ONTAP works across the Hybrid Cloud to future-proof infrastructure and power the highest-performance all-Flash AFF arrays.
Migration MigrationThis track focuses on the tools, methodologies and solutions that simplify moving to the NetApp Data Fabric for any customer and partner. We will have a special focus on moving from third-party storage to NetApp solutions both on-premises and in the cloud.
NVMe and SAN Fabrics NVMe and SAN FabricsLearn how to use NVMe and SAN protocols to deliver dramatic improvements in predictable performance with high-availability, and ease of use for block-based workloads.
OnCommand Insight OnCommand InsightLearn about simplified management and best practices for centralized and integrated management for clustered Data ONTAP by using the NetApp OnCommand® portfolio of products: Unified Manager, API Services, System Manager and Workflow Automation. This track also covers global infrastructure management for multivendor and hybrid cloud IT architectures by using OnCommand Insight. Key solution areas include service level-based management, a single interface for operational monitoring and performance management, and a single REST endpoint for partner integrations for end-to-end ecosystem enablement.
ONTAP ONTAPLearn about new features and innovations that are available in NetApp ONTAP®, the industry’s leading enterprise data management software. Topics include efficiency, configuration, performance and protocols. Learn how ONTAP works across the Hybrid Cloud to future-proof infrastructure and power the highest-performance all-Flash AFF arrays
ONTAP in the Cloud ONTAP in the CloudLearn how customers quickly deploy multi-protocol data management operating systems at our public cloud hyperscaler partners. Covering ONTAP Cloud, Cloud Volumes and CloudSync, we will explore how your data can take advantage of leading-edge, deep learning and analytics services to deliver exciting new applications to your customers.
SaaS Backup SaaS BackupLearn how customers preserve data by replicating to, from and within public clouds. Your SaaS application data and your business are fully protected from inadvertent or intentional harm.
Security and Privacy Security and PrivacyThe NetApp product portfolio offers an extensive set of security features, both natively and in partnership with third parties as a part of the Data Fabric enabled by NetApp. NetApp products become part of your security solution, whether it’s part of a public, private or hybrid cloud offering or in a traditional enterprise deployment, allowing you to address both your security and privacy controls.
Service Provider

Service ProviderHelp service providers, hybrid VARS and enterprises understand the nuances of building an infrastructure foundation for delivering public or private cloud services.

Software Defined Software DefinedSoftware-defined storage, with the promise to deliver unprecedented flexibility and agility, has not only become the cornerstone of the next-generation data-center, but is redefining the edge of the storage network. A consistent solution from the data acquisition at the extreme edge through the DC and to the cloud is a data management game changer. This track covers NetApp solutions, case studies, best practices and tools for building a commodity and specialized hardware-based software defined infrastructure on premise. Learn how you can provide a public cloud like experience on-premise using NetApp software-defined solutions.
StorageGRID Webscale StorageGRID WebscaleThis track covers how to optimize data management at scale for unstructured rich content like video, images, audio, document and machine-generated data. Courses include deep dives into the key verticals, use cases, architecture and delivery options (including software-defined, and NetApp engineered appliances), partner-integrated solutions, and differentiated capabilities of this scale-out, API-centric, policy driven, on-premises cloud object storage solution. Welcome to your next-generation datacenter.
Tools and Implementation Tools and ImplementationThis track is for NetApp, partner and customer IT professionals who deploy NetApp solutions. It focuses on in-depth sessions on the technical and operational aspects of Converged/Hyper-converged Infrastructure and shall include topics such as Data Fabric implementations and an overview of platform configurations, such as SolidFire. The track will also cover approaches to data migration, performance analysis and best practices.
Virtualization VirtualizationThis track covers virtualization infrastructure best practices and tools. Use cases include: Server, desktop, storage and network virtualization; high availability and mobility of virtual machines and workloads; and management automation and orchestration specific to these complex environments.