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NetApp: Navigating the Cloud in 2021

Posted by Michalina DeBoard on Oct 26, 2020 12:36:00 PM
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Hey there everyone! This is Michalina DeBoard, Product Manager for Fast Lane US, back with some conversation around NetApp. As 2020 quickly comes to an end, it is the time of year when we begin wonder about and plan for the coming year. The education and training industry also takes part in this important process. Fast Lane US has been collaborating with NetApp for over 15 years and in that time, we have seen this company go through several normal business changes, such as certification updates and course changes. We have enjoyed a very successful partnership with NetApp and we look forward to a robust 2021 with them.

What excites me about NetApp is that they are continuing to look for ways to stay innovative with their business and their technology. You see the evidence of that with their creation of some of their courses, such as with their new hybrid cloud and virtualization courses: Using NetApp Cloud Manager in Microsoft Azure (NA-UNCMMAZ) and NetApp HCI Administration for VMware Administration (NA-HCI-VMADMIN). The Hybrid Cloud and Virtualization are growing technologies for them and with the successful adoption of the Integrating Hybrid Clouds with NetApp Data Fabric (NA-INTHCDF) course and VMware vSphere on NetApp (FL-VVNA) course Fast Lane US is continuing to see customers enthusiastic about adding and pursuing these technology areas in their C Suite conversations.

It is also important to mention that starting November 1, NetApp will no longer provide FREE exam vouchers for the following specific courses: ONTAP Cluster Administration (ONTAP 9.7) (ONTAP9ADM), ONTAP Data Protection Administration (ONTAP 9.7) (DATAPROT9), Integrating Hybrid Clouds with NetApp Data Fabric (INTHCDF), Designing the FlexPod Solution (FPDESIGN), and Implementing and Administering the FlexPod Solution (FPIMPADM). So, if you have taken any of the five courses mentioned above, please make sure you use your exam voucher before November 1, 2020, otherwise it will expire and NetApp will not grant any exceptions.

I also cannot talk about NetApp without mentioning their Training Units. NetApp Training Units (NTUs) gives you the flexibility of ordering your training in bulk and gives you the flexibility to redeem your NTUs to best suit your business. Please don’t let your NTUs expire!!

Fast Lane has a large NetApp portfolio and the ability to meet your training needs from a public schedule perspective or through private group trainings. Reach out to your Fast Lane sales representative to learn more today!

Topics: NetApp, ONTAP 9.7

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