NetApp hosted TSANet North America Focus Group Meeting on May 2, 2023 in Raleigh NC

NetApp hosted the TSANet North American Focus Group meeting at the NetApp facility in Raleigh, NC.   TSANet Members Actian, Dell, Cisco, Cloud Software Group, Cloudera, Google, IBM, Lenovo, Microsoft, Nutanix, Red Hat, Rubrik, Oracle, UIPath, HCL, VMware, NetApp, Intel, Pure Storage, Unisys, EnterpriseDB, Veritas, Software AG and Teradata participated in the event.

Topics Discussed

Technology Alliances & Marketplace Support Best Practices & Q/A

Nutanix, Red Hat, and VMware shared how they manage their support relationships for Technology Alliance Programs.    A webinar on this topic can be found at

Technology Alliances & Marketplace Support Areas for Improvement

The team discussed areas for improvement for Partner Programs and how TSANet could help with these initiatives.

Hyperscaler Workshop – System requirements.  

This was the second workshop for improving collaboration with Hyperscalers.   For this workshop, the team looked at some of the detailed requirements noted during Workshop-1.  These requirements will be part of the TSANet Connect 2.0 platform that is under development.

Hyperscaler Workshop – Legal Framework

The team also looked at the Legal requirements, specifically the topic related to Customer Consent for data sharing.   This discussion included a demo of how Microsoft does this today and how TSANet could support this requirement.

Next Steps

The next TSANet North American Focus Group meeting will be September 20th in the San Francisco Bay Area.   More details to follow.

TSANet will also form a Cloud Committee in the second half of 2023 to continue the work that was started during the hyperscaler workshops.

If you are interested in participating, please get in touch with Paul Esch at