NetApp Innovation – Unified Storage At Scale

Until recently, data in organizations was mainly generated and consumed by enterprise applications (ERP’s, databases, messaging services, etc.). However, this trend is rapidly changing in three ways:

This presentation will showcase innovative, industry-leading solutions that NetApp provides to solve the challenges mentioned above. Further, we will discuss how these solutions are going to fundamentally change the storage landscape. By participating in this presentation you will be exposed to new storage paradigms that are crucial to solving the data management challenges that lie ahead.


Alim Karim, Systems Engineer – Higher Education, NetApp Canada

Alim has extensive experience in the higher education sector in the areas of storage infrastructure, data management and and business applications. Prior to joining NetApp, Alim worked for the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC), which gave him a valuable understanding of operations and challenges within higher education organizations. He has played a major part in architecting, implementing and supporting storage solutions at institutions such as UNBC, Simon Fraser University, and the University of British Columbia.

In his current role as a Systems Engineer with NetApp, Alim focusses on leveraging NetApp’s portfolio of data management solutions to solve business problems. His primary focus is building agile and efficient IT infrastructures to enable IT departments to reduce cost, improve efficiency and ultimately transform their role within the business from cost centres to value centres.

Session Format

Speaker Presentation

Intended Audience


Session Duration

30 Minutes

Session Schedule

Wednesday May 2nd, 2012

1:00-1:30 p.m.

Canfor Policy Room (Room 1600)


Clarence Lee, Client Services Manager, BCNET