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Introducing the NetApp Innovation Awards – Vote For Your Favorite

  1. Introducing the NetApp Innovation Awards – Vote For Your Favorite
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The winner has been announced! Congratulations go to Mercy Technology Services!

Each year, NetApp gives an award to a customer who deploys an innovative NetApp storage solution. This year, as is the overall industry trend, NetApp is focused on flash storage. Customers who deployed an All-Flash FAS, SolidFire, or EF-Series infrastructure were nominated and four finalists have been selected. Voting takes place now, with the overall winner selected at NetApp Insight on September 25-29.

As part of our involvement in NetApp Insight, Gestalt IT has asked some of our community to review the four nominated customer solutions and explain why they are deserving of the award. Here are our discussions of the four finalists:

What do you think of these solutions? Read the posts, then vote for your favorite! The winner will be announced at NetApp Insight, and we’ll be covering that here as well.

If you’re interested in attending NetApp Insight, sign up today and let us know! We’ll see you in Las Vegas!

Note: This post series is sponsored by NetApp

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About the author

Stephen Foskett

Stephen Foskett is an active participant in the world of enterprise information technology, currently focusing on enterprise storage, server virtualization, networking, and cloud computing. He organizes the popular Tech Field Day event series for Gestalt IT and runs Foskett Services. A long-time voice in the storage industry, Stephen has authored numerous articles for industry publications, and is a popular presenter at industry events. He can be found online at,, and on Twitter at @SFoskett.

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