Behind the Scenes: Episode 145 – AI, Machine Learning and ONTAP with Santosh Rao

Welcome to the Episode 145, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.” This week on the podcast, NetApp Senior Technical Director Santosh Rao (@santorao) joins us to talk about how NetApp and NVidia are partnering to enhance AI solutions with the DGX-1, ONTAP and FlexGroup volumes using NFS! You … Continue reading Behind the Scenes: Episode 145 – AI, Machine Learning and ONTAP with Santosh Rao

Workaround for Mac Finder errors when unzipping files in ONTAP

ONTAP allows you to mount volumes to other volumes in a Storage Virtual Machine, which provides a way for storage administrators to create their own folder structures across multiple nodes in a cluster. This is useful when you want to ensure the workload gets spread across nodes, but you can't use FlexGroup volumes for whatever … Continue reading Workaround for Mac Finder errors when unzipping files in ONTAP

ONTAP 9.4 is now GA!

ONTAP 9 is on a new cadence model, which brings a new release every 6 months. Today, ONTAP 9.4GA is available here! http://mysupport.netapp.com/NOW/download/software/ontap/9.4 Also, check out the documentation center: docs.netapp.com/ontap-9/index.jsp NetApp published a general overview blog on NVMe with Joel Reich here: https://blog.netapp.com/the-future-is-here-ai-ready-cloud-connected-all-flash-storage-with-nvme/ Jeff Baxter's blog is here: https://blog.netapp.com/netapp-ontap-9-4-is-ga-modernize-your-it-architecture-with-cloud-connected-flash/ We also did an overview podcast: … Continue reading ONTAP 9.4 is now GA!

New NetApp FlexPod Cisco Validated Designs available!

In case you weren't aware, NetApp partners with other vendors, such as Cisco, to create bundled architectures that are co-supported and simple to deploy. These converged infrastructure products are known as "FlexPods" and they go through a rigorous testing and validation process by both NetApp and Cisco to ensure the highest probability of success in … Continue reading New NetApp FlexPod Cisco Validated Designs available!

What am I supposed to do with “ONTAP Select”?

A few years ago, NetApp released a software-only version of ONTAP (or, software-defined, if you prefer), in which you could install enterprise-ready ONTAP on pretty much any hardware you wanted, so long as the hardware specs met the minimum requirements. Originally, it was known as "ONTAP Edge" and was marketed for just what the name … Continue reading What am I supposed to do with “ONTAP Select”?

Behind the Scenes: Episode 144 – NetApp A-Team ETL 2018

Welcome to the Episode 144, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.” This week on the podcast, the NetApp A-Team descends upon NetApp HQ in Sunnyvale, CA to get briefings on upcoming roadmap information and to give feedback to product operations. Included in this podcast are: Jason Benedicic (@jabenedicic) … Continue reading Behind the Scenes: Episode 144 – NetApp A-Team ETL 2018

ALL YOUR BASE…

When dealing in storage space/capacity numbers, there are generally two ways of representing the numbers - base 2 (binary) and base 10 (decimal/metric). Originally, space was all done in base 2. But, over the years, decimal has crept in to the storage representation - probably due to easier math. After all, it's easier/quicker to multiply … Continue reading ALL YOUR BASE…

Behind the Scenes: Episode 143 – NetApp Service Level Manager 1.0GA

Welcome to the Episode 143, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.” This week on the podcast, we’re joined by NSLM Product Managers Yossi Weihs (https://www.linkedin.com/in/yossiw/) and Naga Anur (naga@netapp.com) to discuss the latest GA release of NetApp Service Level Manager and how it helps provisioning NetApp storage like … Continue reading Behind the Scenes: Episode 143 – NetApp Service Level Manager 1.0GA

Behind the Scenes: Episode 142 – Supportability in ONTAP

Welcome to the Episode 142, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.” This week on the podcast, we dish out information on one of NetApp’s best kept secrets – the supportability team! Join us as we uncover the work Matt Mercer, Scott Morris, Kunal Raina and Matt Trudewind are … Continue reading Behind the Scenes: Episode 142 – Supportability in ONTAP