Channel Chat: Julie Parrish discusses NetApp networking partner potential

With more networks being converged, network convergence services may become a viable business option for networking solution providers. But this requires knowledge (and partnership) with storage vendors. In this Channel Chat, NetApp channel executive Julie Parrish discusses the NetApp partner program, and how networking solution providers can fit. Learn about the potential for networking solution providers to partner with NetApp to offer network convergence services.

As network convergence services become more popular, it is apparent that networking solution providers are going to need to partner with storage vendors to properly offer storage services and data center convergence.

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This doesn't mean changing core competencies -- rather, this means that expanding your business horizons could pay off in both business and a new partnership.

In this edition of Channel Chat, we sit down with Julie Parrish, vice president of global partner sales at NetApp, to discuss the NetApp partner program. Discussion topics include how networking solution providers have begun to partner with the storage vendor, and what NetApp has to offer its variety of partners. Parrish also discusses storage and data network convergence, as well as what NetApp can do for its new networking partners, including training and benefits.

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This was first published in July 2010

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