Andre Clark and Scott Gelb Acquire Four Certifications Which Allow IIS to Independently Install NetApp Clustered Data ONTAP
COSTA MESA, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 12, 2013) - Insight Integrated Systems (IIS), a division of Insight Investments, LLC, the industry expert in technology solutions and financial engineering, today announced that Andre Clark, systems engineering technical lead at IIS, and Scott Gelb, senior consulting systems engineer at IIS, have been formally recognized by NetApp for completing all four NetApp clustered Data ONTAP curriculums. Subsequently, Andre and Scott have earned the highest achievement in the NetApp certification program -- Professionals Services Specialist -- which enables IIS to independently deploy clustered Data ONTAP.
The four clustered Data ONTAP partner curriculums include: Systems Engineering (SE) Professional, SE Specialist, Professional Services (PS) Professional and PS Specialist. These curricula required, Clark and Gelb to earn certifications as NetApp Certified Data Administrator (NCDA) for clustered Data ONTAP and NetApp Certified SAN Implementation Engineer (NCIE-SAN) for clustered Data ONTAP.
To achieve these NetApp certifications, professionals must successfully complete a rigorous course of Web-based training programs, in-person training programs, online simulations and multiple certification exams.
"NetApp recognizes IIS as a highly-qualified partner that has made significant investments to implement and deploy NetApp technology for customers that need to address increasingly demanding IT goals," said Roger Anderson, vice president of Worldwide Systems Engineering, NetApp. "I commend Andre and Scott for their dedication in completing the NetApp certification program, and I am confident that customers will benefit greatly from their knowledge of the clustered Data ONTAP platform."
IIS and NetApp work together closely to provide enterprise data storage solutions for growing organizations. IIS has been a leading NetApp partner for GX and clustered Data ONTAP sales and implementations in key Fortune 500 accounts since 2009.
"NetApp is an outstanding company and we are proud to be one of its top channel partners," said Richard Heard, president of Insight Investments, LLC. "Andre and Scott have proven time and time again that they are incredibly valuable to our team, our partners and our customers. They very much deserve this recognition as their experience with clustered Data ONTAP is second to none, and their work has a great impact on our business and continues to support the entire NetApp community."
About Insight Integrated Systems (IIS)
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