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How Ford Motor Company uses NetApp technologies to transform their storage services

At the 2020 NetApp INSIGHT™ Digital Eventwhen NetApp’s Global Digital Transformation leader Evan Miller and NetApp customer Rodger Manning of Ford Motor Company are joined by Mary Jo LeBlanc from NetApp IT, a lively discussion ensues that answers the question: Does your IT Transformation need some love? 

Rodger shares a behind-the-scenes look into how his team at Ford Motor Company delivered on their “North Star” goal to become a storage service provider to deliver higher value, reduce costs, and accelerate business outcomes. Rodger talks about gaining agility by being smart about what they do on-premises and leaning into cloud.  

Like NetApp IT, the transformation at Ford has been a continuous journey. One that reduces IT’s infrastructure portfolio through standards and consolidations along with using APIs to embrace automation and simplify service catalogs. For Ford, it was a rebranding effort on how they looked at traditional storage and data protection technologies to mimic cloud provider offerings.

Does your IT Transformation need some love? Then check out this mega session from the 2020 NetApp INSIGHT Digital event and learn how NetApp technologies helps Ford achieve its on-premises transformation and move to the cloud faster. 

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