NetApp Federal's Mark Weber on managing big data

Thursday - 8/30/2012, 2:13pm EDT

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Mark Weber, president of NetApp U.S. Public Sector, which includes which includes Federal, SLED and Healthcare, joined Industry Chatter to discuss one of the biggest technology buzzwords of 2012: big data.

NetApp U.S. Public Sector is heavily involved in the the big data space, Weber said.

"We love big data, because that's a lot of storage," Weber said. "We're in the middle of that every day. And big data's a pretty high-level word, there's a lot of pieces to that."

But it's more than just a buzzword; it's a reality many federal agencies are increasingly facing.

"It's massive amounts of data, and it comes in all different forms," Weber said.

From Weber's official bio:

Mark Weber is president of NetApp U.S. Public Sector. He is responsible for managing and developing government business at the federal, state, and local levels and oversees all aspects of the public sector subsidiary, including sales, engineering, business development, finance, operations, and marketing. Mark has extensive experience in federal technology sales and engineering.

Prior to joining NetApp, Mark worked at Sun Microsystems for 13 years, serving in a variety of positions, including regional executive director for federal, state, and local government; regional sales director for commercial operations; and financial district sales manager. Mark also worked as a federal account manager for Hewlett-Packard.

Mark holds an MBA from the College of William and Mary and a bachelor of science degree in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Mark sits on the Advisory Council for the Department of Business & Economics at Catholic University in Washington, D.C., and is a board member of the Virginia Tech Science and Engineering Regional Growth Enterprise (VT-SERGE).