Every fall, our Engineering team looks forward to attending the NetApp Insight conference to learn about the latest storage technologies and solutions. This week, 11 of our Systems Engineers are in Las Vegas attending the conference. Taking so many engineers away from their usual duties is part of our continued investment in technical training and in making our NetApp practice even stronger.
This year’s Insight conference is special for InterVision. Last evening during the Americas Partner Awards at Insight, InterVision was honored with three awards. InterVision received the West Innovation Award Parter of the Year and West Net New Accounts Partner of the Year awards for its contributions to NetApp. The success was largely driven by the significant growth in our FlexPod practice and expertise in Clustered Data ONTAP deployments.
The third award was given to Steve Bos, our NetApp Practice Lead and 19-year InterVision employee. He was honored for “Outstanding Contribution by a NetApp Tech Team Partner.” According to NetApp management:
“Steve consistently goes above and beyond the call of duty. He is recognized by the sales reps at both NetApp and InterVision as the most knowledgeable SE in Northern California. The customers love his endless passion for the business, energy and willingness to get every job completed on time.”
I am proud of what Steve and our entire NetApp team has accomplished for our customers over the years. InterVision started working with NetApp in 1997 and we are currently one of the largest NetApp partners on the West Coast. InterVision has completed over 1,000 customer deployments with NetApp technologies, and we have a dedicated team of NetApp architects, installers and support technicians. As a NetApp Support Services Certified service provider, InterVision has more than 7 years of experience of providing first-level support to NetApp customers.
Our Engineering team has kept up to date with the latest NetApp trainings and technical certifications. InterVision became a FlexPod Premium Partner last year, and we are one of a select few IT solution providers in North America that have achieved this designation. Our FlexPod practice has thrived, and we now have two dedicated FlexPod deployment teams along with a Project Management Office for smooth deployments. Our Systems Engineers hold many NCIE and NCDA certifications along with specialized training in Clustered ONTAP (cDOT). For details on InterVision’s NetApp practice and qualifications, see the NetApp spotlight on InterVision.com, our FlexPod video, NetApp brochure, or the FlexPod brochure.
Our close ties with NetApp include three InterVision executive team members with prior experience working at the storage vendor. InterVision CEO Whitney Tomlin and VP of Sales Jamie Lee previously held senior sales leadership positions at NetApp. Noor Lodhi, VP of Engineering, was a longtime NetApp employee most recently responsible for leading the systems engineering team covering 13 western U.S. states.
What does all this mean to you? If you are looking for a qualified integrator with the deep ties to NetApp, real-world storage deployment experience, and a trained, certified team of systems engineers, look no further.