Behind the Scenes: Episode 98 – SnapCenter 3.0

Welcome to the Episode 98, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.” This week on the podcast, we check in with John Spinks, SnapCenter TME, to find out what’s in SnapCenter 3.0 – just in time for its release! Finding the Podcast The podcast is all finished and … Continue reading Behind the Scenes: Episode 98 – SnapCenter 3.0

Encrypt your NFS packets end to end with krb5p and ONTAP 9.2!

NFS has always had a running joke about security, with a play on the acronym stating that NFS was "Not For Security." With NFSv3 and prior, there was certainly truth to that, especially when NFS was mounted without Kerberos. But even using Kerberos in NFSv3 wasn't necessarily secure, as it only was applied to the … Continue reading Encrypt your NFS packets end to end with krb5p and ONTAP 9.2!

Behind the Scenes: Episode 97 – ONTAP Analytics and Telemetry Service (OATS)

Welcome to the Episode 97, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.” This week on the podcast, we’re talking ONTAP Analytics in the cloud and the new OATS product with a crew of performance folks including Greg Keller (@kellergc, Sr. Director, Performance Engineering), Matt Hambrick (Director of Performance … Continue reading Behind the Scenes: Episode 97 – ONTAP Analytics and Telemetry Service (OATS)

How to host FTP-accessed data in ONTAP

I'm an official ONTAP chef! That's right; I created an ONTAP recipe, which shows you how to use NetApp ONTAP storage systems to host data for FTP shares. You can find it here: https://community.netapp.com/t5/Data-ONTAP-Discussions/ONTAP-Recipes-Work-around-the-lack-of-FTP-support-in-ONTAP-with-CIFS-SMB-or-NFS/m-p/132757 Keep in mind that native FTP support is not in ONTAP, so for the foreseeable future, use FTP VMs and CIFS/NFS … Continue reading How to host FTP-accessed data in ONTAP

Running VMware on ONTAP? Why you should consider upgrading to ONTAP 9.2.

VMworld is right around the corner, so it's a good time to remind folks about the goodness that is ONTAP + VMware. ONTAP already has enterprise class storage for VMware, with support for both NFS and FCP/iSCSI on the same cluster to host VMware datastores. ONTAP also has robust support for VMware friendly features, such … Continue reading Running VMware on ONTAP? Why you should consider upgrading to ONTAP 9.2.

Behind the Scenes: Episode 96 – Death of the Specialized Admin

Welcome to the Episode 96, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.” This week, we invited the Storage Janitor/Undertaker, Andy Banta (@andybanta) and NetApp SolidFire Developer Advocate Josh Atwell (@josh_atwell) to discuss how the role of the specialized admin is evolving. We also chat about VVols and where … Continue reading Behind the Scenes: Episode 96 – Death of the Specialized Admin

Behind the Scenes: Episode 95 – Security Update: WannaCry and Petya/NotPetya!

Welcome to the Episode 95, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.” This week on the podcast, we kick off a series of quarterly security update episodes to reflect the ever-changing security and vulnerability landscape. We cover WannaCry, Petya/NotPetya and basic security best practices you can follow to … Continue reading Behind the Scenes: Episode 95 – Security Update: WannaCry and Petya/NotPetya!