NetApp’s George Kurian keeps on transforming
@GeorgeKurian knows a bit about transformations. During his two years as chief executive of Sunnyvale-based @NetApp , Kurian has shepherded the #storage #technology company into a new era of emphasis on #flash -based #storage, the #cloud, and software to enhance its traditional disk-drive storage systems. Kurian said the moves were necessary to “use the market transitions that are going on in the industry to our advantage.” NetApp’s customers aren’t the only ones who have embraced where Kurian is taking the company. Investors drove up NetApp’s stock price by more than 55 percent in 2017, to close the year around $55 a share. Kurian recently spoke about NetApp’s direction as the company celebrated its 25th anniversary. His comments have been edited for length and clarity.