Behind the Scenes: Episode 71 – SPC-1 benchmark and the A700s

Welcome to the Episode 71, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.” We decided to do a mid-week release of the podcast to talk about the brand new AFF platform, as well as the insanely high results from the SPC-1 benchmark test! We bring in the performance team, featuring … Continue reading Behind the Scenes: Episode 71 – SPC-1 benchmark and the A700s

Behind the Scenes: Episode 70 – SnapCenter 2.0

Welcome to the Episode 70, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.” This week on the podcast, we welcome NetApp Technical Marketing Engineer John Spinks (@jbspinks) to talk about the latest release of SnapCenter and how it's improving backup management! Finding the Podcast The podcast is all finished and up … Continue reading Behind the Scenes: Episode 70 – SnapCenter 2.0

Mixed perceptions with NetApp multiprotocol NAS access

EDIT: As the original post for this was super long, I've since broken it up into a 2 part post. I moved the vserver security information to the following post: Managing ACLs via the ONTAP Command Line EDIT #2 April 8, 2021: I FINALLY WROTE THE MULTIPROTOCOL TR!  Brand new tech report: Multiprotocol NAS Best … Continue reading Mixed perceptions with NetApp multiprotocol NAS access

Behind the Scenes: Episode 69 – SolidFire: Year in Review

Welcome to the Episode 69, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.” This week on the podcast, we invited Amy Lewis (@CommsNinja) and Andy Banta (@andybanta) to give us their thoughts on the past year after the SolidFire acquisition by NetApp. We also discuss the new Element OS, … Continue reading Behind the Scenes: Episode 69 – SolidFire: Year in Review

Behind the Scenes: Episode 68 – Big Data, Hadoop and NoSQL on NetApp

Welcome to the Episode 68, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.” This week on the podcast, we welcome NetApp Technical Marketing Engineer Karthikeyan Nagalingam (Karthikeyan.Nagalingam@netapp.com) to discuss Big Data solutions like Hadoop, Spark and NoSQL and how they fit into the NetApp portfolio. We also talk Big … Continue reading Behind the Scenes: Episode 68 – Big Data, Hadoop and NoSQL on NetApp

ONTAP 9.1 is now generally available (GA)!

Back in October, ONTAP 9.1 RC1 was released. Tons of new features were added, which I covered in ONTAP 9.1 RC1 is now available! Some of the major features included: Tons of brand new platforms NetApp FlexGroup (Generally available!) with Unified Manager and Performance Manager support! (9.1 RC2 brought SMB support) Check out the official NetApp blog … Continue reading ONTAP 9.1 is now generally available (GA)!

Introducing the NetApp FlexGroup Best Practice Guide!

A while back, I wrote a blog post on the new scale out file system feature called NetApp FlexGroup. In that blog, I went over some of the details of what a FlexGroup volume is, where they're used, etc. ONTAP 9.1RC2 recently was released, which added SMB protocol support. And today, TR-4571: NetApp FlexGroup Best Practices … Continue reading Introducing the NetApp FlexGroup Best Practice Guide!

Behind the Scenes: Episode 67 – Trident and Kubernetes

Welcome to the Episode 67, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.” The Tech ONTAP podcast team kicks off 2017 with a new episode on Trident, a Kubernetes capable storage orchestrator available on the NetApp Pub. We brought NetApp Technical Director Garrett Mueller (@innergy) to discuss the new … Continue reading Behind the Scenes: Episode 67 – Trident and Kubernetes