Behind the Scenes: Episode 28 – SolidFire: I have one. Now what do I do with it?

Welcome to the Episode 28 version of the new series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.”

This episode wraps up “SolidFire Month” with Aaron Patten (@jedimt), a virtulization architect at Solidfire, who is currently working on their VVol implementation.

In classic Tech ONTAP Podcast fashion, we naturally pinged Amy Lewis on Tuesday asking “do you have anyone that you’d recommend coming in to record, um, tomorrow?”

And, of course, the CommsNinja did. And because she came through multiple times this month, the reward was donuts. (Note the strategic placement of bacon.)


So we scheduled something with Aaron for the next morning at 9:30AM, right before the SolidFire deep dive white boarding session where Aaron was acting as the technical lifeguard.

Andrew Sullivan was out this week, being an honorary Canadian while talking about containers across the Great White North.

Recording the podcast

When we got Aaron into the studio, we learned he was a former sound man. Of course, we put him to work. He helped us troubleshoot and fix a mic issue that was causing an irritating hum. 

We also talked about beards, and I referenced a Kids in the Hall skit about beards. Here it is:

Aaron also mentioned some of his white papers and his blog!

You can check out the podcast in its entirety here:

One thought on “Behind the Scenes: Episode 28 – SolidFire: I have one. Now what do I do with it?

  1. Pingback: Behind the Scenes: Episode 29 –VVols with Pedro Arrow! | Why Is The Internet Broken?

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