October 27, 2015 12:00 ET

Red8's Scott Gelb Earns NetApp Clustered Data ONTAP 8.3 PS Expert Certification

Gelb Honored at NetApp Insight With a 2015 Tech Team Award for Outstanding Contribution

COSTA MESA, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 27, 2015) - Red8, the leading IT partner for software defined data center solutions and a division of Insight Investments LLC, today announced that senior consulting systems engineer Scott Gelb, earned NetApp's Clustered Data ONTAP 8.3 PS Expert Certification. Additionally, Gelb was recently recognized at NetApp Insight 2015 with the Insight 2015 Tech Team Award for Outstanding Contribution.

"Scott has a well-earned reputation throughout our industry as one of the foremost NetApp technical experts and we are proud to have him on our team," said Richard Heard, president of Red8. "This certification is the highest achievement in the NetApp Certification Program. He and our entire team of outstanding systems engineers are what make Red8 stand out as the authority and ideal partner for today's IT solutions and data center platforms."

The certification requires successful completion of an extensive and rigorous curriculum of more than 25 Clustered Data ONTAP 8.3 online and in-person courses and many exams. Gelb successfully completed the entire series and as a result is one of the first people to be certified by NetApp to plan, design and implement complex custom clustered Data ONTAP environments and application integrations.

Gelb has nearly 25 years of industry experience and has successfully completed numerous GX and Clustered Data ONTAP system installations and migrations over the years. He is a NetApp Community Hall of Fame member, on the NetApp A-Team, and is a frequent presenter at NetApp technology conferences world-wide. Additionally, he is widely recognized as a premier subject matter expert on the NCDA and NCIE certification exams. 

"Red8 is a long-time NetApp partner that has made countless amazing contributions in terms of implementing and deploying NetApp technology for customers over the years," said Roger Anderson, senior vice president of Systems Engineering, NetApp. "We congratulate Scott on this certification. His dedication to completing this program shows his commitment to helping customers get the maximum benefit out of the clustered Data ONTAP platform. We were glad to have the chance to recognize him at our recent NetApp Insight conference."

Red8 has been a leading NetApp partner for GX and clustered Data ONTAP sales and implementations in key Fortune 500 accounts since 2009. Red8 has earned numerous NetApp partner awards including the 2014 Flexpod West Partner of the Year, Cisco Impact Award, Winner's Circle and more. 

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