Lots of cool stuff going on at the show this year. What amazes me most is the sheer number of people that continue to repeatedly come back every year. Three years ago, it had just crested 10,000 attendees. This year, I’m hearing 25,000. Wow. Virtualization is alive and well, and building the community the way they have is probably one of the smartest, rewarding things they’ve ever done. This show repeatedly impacts me every year with just how much of a “family” we have all become. As both a user, and a vendor, I still hang with a lot of the same people year after year. People changes jobs and roles all the time, but the relationships we build at this show seem to effortlessly persist. And I love that.
So let’s talk about some tech, and some things that marketing may not have told you that you need to see at the NetApp booth.