netTerrain Users Summit 2019 (Recap)

We’ve been busy here at Graphical Networks: in addition to our ongoing projects, we recently hosted our first annual netTerrain Users Summit, held on the campus of the William F. Bolger Center in Potomac, MD.

The Users Summit, which attracted netTerrain infrastructure administrators, managers, network engineers, and partners from four continents (North and South America, Europe, and Asia), provided netTerrain users and partners the chance to learn about netTerrain, interact with Graphical Networks staff, meet and socialize with users from around the world, and discuss IT infrastructure and industry trends with fellow IT professionals.

The Summit kicked off with news updates: we announced the opening of our engineering office in Buenos Aires, Argentina and our recent partnership with the Siemon Company. Siemon is an industry leader in the design and manufacture of high quality, high performance IT infrastructure solutions and services for Data Centers, Intelligent Buildings and Enterprise LANs. As Siemon went through a lengthy process in choosing a DCIM solution for its customers, we are honored that netTerrain was selected as one of its partners.

A presentation led by Fred Koh, Graphical Networks Director of Sales, explored the evolution of netTerrain, from our first customer in 2009 to what netTerrain is today: a platform that solves and prevents daily IT headaches for users across the globe, in companies of all sizes and across all industries. What followed next was a discussion of netTerrain’s 2019-2020 product roadmap, presented by Jason Sherman, Sales Pre- and Post-Engineering Manager.

Other presentations included an in-depth look at the collaboration between Future Facilities and Graphical Networks’s netTerrain DCIM by offering computational fluid dynamics (CFD) integration capabilities within netTerrain, presented by Future Facilities Engineer Mr. Aitor Zabalegui. A customer success presentation led by Javier Herran Iriarte of Acciona Energía, showcased the myriad ways in which netTerrain DCIM can be automated to solve a variety of common IT infrastructure problems and streamline daily work.

The second day of the Users Summit provided free and relevant netTerrain certification classes for attendees, in tracks ranging from Outside Plant (OSP) to Rest API topics.“The 2-Day netTerrain Users Summit offered a great balance of engaging content: we had technical and company information, a fun netTerrain challenge (look for an announcement of our winner!), hands-on learning, and lots of back and forth between our users, engineers, and product staff,” commented Fred Koh, Graphical Networks Director of Sales.

Though the focus of the summit was on how netTerrain solves problems for our users, we also had some downtime and fun: our receptions at the Rock Bottom Brewery and at the Bolger Center created a great opportunity for socializing…and a few games of pool.

If you would like to share ideas with fellow netTerrain users at the next and expanded Users Summit, you can learn more about the #netTerrainSummit2020, location to be determined by our customers, by visiting graphicalnetworks.com/userssummit.

Fred Koh
Fred Koh
As a seasoned sales executive, Fred Koh serves as Director of Sales and is responsible for Graphical Networks sales and channel partner program, marketing strategy, and operations.

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