Red8 Named NetApp Flexpod West Partner of the Year

by | Dec 30, 2014 | Cloud

Additional Awards at NetApp Insight 2014 go to Red8 Including the Cisco Impact Award, the Winner’s Circle, and Outstanding Contribution by a NetApp Tech Team Partner
Costa Mesa, CA – November 11, 2014 – Red8, the leading IT partner for software defined data center solutions and a division of Insight Investments LLC, today announced that it was the recipient of four awards at NetApp Insight 2014 . The awards specifically recognized the outstanding achievements of several Red8 engineers and customers. The awards were presented on October 27, 2014 in Las Vegas NV, at NetApp Insight, a four-day technical conference.
“Red8 is a long-standing and outstanding partner,” said Regina Kunkle, VP of America’s Channel, NetApp.  “We are thrilled to be working with such a talented group of technology experts that help us advance our mission. Nate Bevins, Andre Clark and Jim Green are standouts in their field as current and prior winners of the award. Red8 customers appreciate their knowledge, dedication and hard work that has produced such excellent results over a number of years.”
Red8 earned the following awards:

  • NetApp Professional Services Partner Winner’s Circle Award for Clustered Data ONTAP
  • Cisco FlexPod Impact Award
  • NetApp FlexPod Partner of the Year (West)
  • Outstanding Contribution by a NetApp Tech Team Partner, Nate Bevins

Red8 is a NetApp Star Partner and Cisco DCA Partner. Together, the companies have been successfully delivering converged infrastructure solutions for several years.
“NetApp and Cisco are industry-defining organizations and our longest standing technology partners,” said Richard Heard, president of Red8. “We are also very proud of our engineering team led by Rob Cotter and our work with NetApp and Cisco. We work extremely well together and consistently go the extra mile to create truly game changing solutions for our clients. We congratulate this year’s winners along with our entire team of exceptional engineering consultants who have been recognized over the years for outstanding contributions as NetApp team partners.”
About NetApp Insight
Insight is NetApp’s annual technology conference devoted to storage and data management professionals, including system engineers, professional services consultants, channel partners and customers.
About Red8
Red8, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Insight Investments, LLC, is the industry expert in architecting the software defined data center.  It helps many of America’s most influential corporations in a variety of industries, such as, automotive, aerospace, healthcare, manufacturing, media and entertainment, and professional services. Red8’s focus creates and maintains highly secure, efficient and effective data center, server, storage and network virtualization solutions.
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