NetApp Academic Alliances helps develop future-ready IT leaders

Tomorrow’s computer-science and information-technology professionals must grapple with a data explosion requiring a thorough understanding of big data, cloud-based IT services, virtualization, secure multi-tenancy, and efficient storage technologies. The NetApp® Academic Alliances Program supports higher education faculty members and students in learning about storage and data management and its critical role in a virtualized enterprise IT infrastructure—from a company at the forefront of the IT revolution and recently named by Forbes magazine as one of the Top 100 Most Innovative companies in the world.

As an industry-academic partnership, the NetApp Academic Alliances Program provides a portfolio of teaching tools and resources to help faculty members integrate storage system and IT concepts into the classroom curriculum. The program’s teaching materials are provided at no cost to participating institutions.

The NetApp Academic Alliances Program is available to qualified accredited, degree-granting higher education institutions that offer two-year, four-year, or graduate programs.