NetApp scoops four flash awards at Flash Memory Summit

NetApp earned four accolades at the Flash Memory Summit on 12th August, including the Best of Show Award for customer innovation thanks to a “game changing” SSD storage system.

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The NetApp flash technology team’s awards haul also included three 2015 Flash Storage Brand Leaders Awards from IT Brand Pulse.

Lee Caswell, Vice President, Product and Solutions Marketing, accepted NetApp’s Flash Memory Summit “Best of Show” award for Most Innovative Flash Memory Customer Implementation for its work with Global Eagle Entertainment.

Jay Kramer, Chairman of the Flash Memory Summit Awards Program and President of Network Storage Advisors Inc., said: “Our panel of judges was impressed by a game-changing SSD storage system solution for the entertainment industry for customer environments demanding the highest levels of performance.

“We are proud to select NetApp for the Best of Show Innovation Award based on Global Eagle Entertainment achieving impressive performance and maximum uptime with full redundancy and automated failover in a customer implementation.”

NetApp were also awarded three Flash Storage Brand Leaders Awards 2015 and swept the All-Flash NAS Array category for the second consecutive year. Their All Flash FAS and EF-Series arrays were selected for three awards in this year’s IT Brand Pulse flash storage survey, which received input from IT professionals who actually buy and use the products.

NetApp earned top honours in the All Flash NAS Array category for Market, Price, Performance, Reliability, Service and Support and Innovation Leader. They also won in the All Flash Unified SAN / NAS Arrays category, scooping individual honours for Market, Price, Performance, Reliability and Innovation leadership. The company were also ranked number one for All Flash InfiniBand Arrays, garnering recognition in the Market, Performance and Innovation leadership categories.

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