BREAKING NEWS at #NetAppInsight – ONTAP VVol Support?

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Along with the announcement that vSphere 6.5 went GA today, I’ve got some pretty cool news that I was just given permission to share, on the caveat that I can’t actually give the “when” portion of this…

VVols 1.0 is currently being qualified for ONTAP 9.1!

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That’s right… Both SolidFire *and* ONTAP will have support for VVols. Somewhere, Pete Flecha (@vPedroArrow) is smiling.

If you have a vested interest in this news, please email me at whyistheinternetbroken@gmail.com or comment below with some contact information and I will pass the word on to the ONTAP team.

So, while you’re at NetApp Insight in Berlin, go find Pete at the VMware booth, or attend one of the VMware specific sessions:

  • 60831-2: How Customers and Partners use NFS for Virtualization
  • 62151-2 – VMware Horizon Portfolio on NetApp
  • 61521-2 – VMware on NetApp ONTAP 9: New Tricks and Best Practice Update
  • 61718-3 – Creating a Storage Portal Using VMware vRealize and NetApp
  • 88633-2 Bridging the Gap: Networking for Storage and Virtualization Administrators
  • 88644-2 – New Capabilities in NetApp ONTAP 9, Optimized for All-Flash Virtualized Workloads
  • 61476-2 – VMware Virtual Volumes: Deploy, Implement and Troubleshoot

For NFS-specific information on vSphere 6.5, see:

vSphere 6.5: The NFS edition

For a rundown on the new ONTAP 9.1 features:

ONTAP 9.1 RC1 is now available!

Behind the Scenes: Episode 65 –DevOps with Gene Kim

Welcome to the Episode 65, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.”

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This week, the Tech ONTAP podcast team was very fortunate to corral one of the godfathers of DevOps and author of the Phoenix Project, Gene Kim (@RealGeneKim)!

We talk about all things DevOps, as well as Gene’s new book, The DevOps Handbook.  As an added bonus, Gene offered to provide the first 140 pages of his book for free, which is available here.

We also brought in NetApp A-Team member Glenn Dekhayser from Red 8 (@gdekhayser) to help us guide the discussion as we build up to NetApp Insight in Berlin. As you may remember, we sat down with Glenn in Las Vegas at NetApp Insight, and that full interview is available on YouTube.

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.

http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/tech-ontap-podcast?refid=stpr

I also recently got asked how to leverage RSS for the podcast. You can do that here:

http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:164421460/sounds.rss

You can listen here:

Behind the Scenes: Episode 64 –VMworld and OpenStack Summit Recaps

Welcome to the Episode 64, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.”

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Barcelona had back to back tech conferences the past few weeks. First, VMworld, then OpenStack Summit. We talk with Keith Norbie (@KeithNorbie) and Andrew Sullivan, who were able to attend both events.

 We also bring a strong set of interviews from OpenStack Summit by Tech ONTAP Podcast honorary beat reporters Kelly Boeckman (@kellyboeckman) and Kelsi Cooke (@kelsicooke) of NetApp SolidFire.

 Interviewees included:

  • Kamesh Pemmaraju, VP Product Marketing, Mirantis (@kpemmaraju)
  • Jaime Fullaondo, Software Engineer, DataDog (@truthbk)
  • Rui Okoshi, Product Marketing, NTT Communications
  • Madhura Maskasky, Co-founder and VP Product Platforms, Platform 9 (@madhuramaskasky)
  • Cody Hill – Lead Systems Engineer, Platform 9 (@eyeonthecloud)
  • Sandro Mazziotta, Director Product Management, RedHat OpenStack (@smazziotta)
  • Jeremy Hopkins, Product Manage, Cisco MetaCloud (@jeremythopkins)

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.

http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/tech-ontap-podcast?refid=stpr

I also recently got asked how to leverage RSS for the podcast. You can do that here:

http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:164421460/sounds.rss

You can listen here: