We are now a little bit over a week removed from NetApp Insight 2016. This was by far the best iteration of the conference that I’ve experienced in now having attended five consecutive years. An unprecedented sixteen new products were announced, spear-headed by next-generation hardware platforms, new cloud-centric offerings, and the next version of NetApp’s flagship operating system, ONTAP 9.1. There definitely will be no shortage of content that will accompany these new products as they are released in the months to come, as well as even more exciting news that’s guaranteed to solidify that the success of NetApp over the past year is far more than just a flash in the pan. While many others are trying to collect themselves and figure out how to convince customers that “flash changes everything”, NetApp is busy redefining the entire flash landscape to ensure the journey towards the next-generation data center is a seamless and strategic one.