Sebastien Berube currently supports the NetApp portfolio as a Technical Solutions Architect for WWT. For the last 15 years, he’s worked as pre-sales engineer at NetApp and IBM, designing solutions around storage and Unix systems.

Q&A with Sebastien Berube

Tell us about your background and how you got into technology.
I started my career working as Jr. Unix administrator right out of college working for local ISPs in Montreal, Canada.  For the first 8 years of my career, I worked as a Unix and network administrator and engineer for various companies including Ubisoft, Teleglobe and Radial Point. When I started at IBM in 2003 is when I joined the ranks of pre-sales professional. After 6 years covering large enterprise customers, provincial and federal government, I moved to Charlotte, North Carolina to work with enterprise customers. Before joining WWT, I spent the last 6.5 years of my career working as enterprise systems engineer and technical account manager at NetApp.
What is your role at WWT/your organization?
As a Technical Solutions Architect, my job is to work with account teams to help them understand the newest market trends and emerging technologies in order to better serve our customers and grow WWT’s storage business.
What innovation is happening in your technology focus area that has you really excited?
Challenges surrounding moving workloads in and out of the cloud are particularly intricate for the storage practice. Contrary to compute, data has weight and cannot be moved quickly in a few simple clicks. Helping customers figure a data-centric hybrid cloud strategy enabling them to consume both on-premise and cloud resources transparently based on their business requirements is one of the most interesting challenges and opportunities of our time.

Want to know more? Check out our 37 Questions with a WWT Expert video series where Sebastian discusses enterprise storage, NetApp in the ATC and the first technology he ever worked on.