Welcome to the Episode 46, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.”
This is yet another in the series of episodes for ONTAP 9 month on the podcast.
Be sure to check out the post on FlexGroups here:
This week, we get to chat about my newest pet project, FlexGroups. In addition to my work on NFS and Name Services, I am picking up this new and exciting NAS enhancement. Look for more information on this blog soon, as well as at Insight!
We brought in the Product Managers for FlexGroups, Sunitha Rao and Shriya Paramkusam, as well as the principal developer on FlexGroups, Richard Jernigan. Richard is a long time NetApp developer who has worked on previous iterations of distributed filesystems in ONTAP.
FlexGroups are a new distributed NAS filesystem, intended to provide up to 20PB of capacity, 400 billion (!) files and automated load balancing to ensure your cluster gets even distribution of load. I’ll be writing up a new blog post soon about them in more detail.
But for now, check out the podcast…
Finding the Podcast
The podcast is all finished and up for listening. You can find it on iTunes or SoundCloud or by going to techontappodcast.com.
Also, if you don’t like using iTunes or SoundCloud, we just added the podcast to Stitcher.
I also recently got asked how to leverage RSS for the podcast. You can do that here:
The official blog is here:
The podcast episode is here: