Behind the Scenes: Episode 197- NetApp Accelerates Genomics

Welcome to the Episode 197, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.”

This week on the podcast, we talk about genomics – from an overview, to the disruptive impact genetic analytics is having on not only science and healthcare, but also on storage and data management and how NetApp is accelerating genomic workloads. 

Featured on the podcast today: 

  • Gus Horn, Consulting Systems Engineer, Datawarehouse/Hadoop 
  • David LaBrosse, Strategic Partner Manager  

For more information on how NetApp Accelerates Genomics, check out: 

https://www.netapp.com/us/genomics/index.aspx  

Finding the Podcast

You can find this week’s episode here:

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

Our YouTube channel (episodes uploaded sporadically) is here:

Advertisements

Updated FlexGroup Technical Reports now available for ONTAP 9.6!

ONTAP 9.6 is now available, so that means the TRs need to get a refresh.

161212-westworld-news

There are some new features in ONTAP 9.6 for FlexGroup volumes, including:

  • Elastic Sizing
  • MetroCluster support
  • SMB CA shares
  • FlexGroup rename/shrink

The TRs cover those features, and there are some updates to other areas that might not have been as clear as they could have been. I also added some new use cases.

Also, check out the newest FlexGroup episode of the Tech ONTAP Podcast:

TR Update List

Here’s the list of FlexGroup TRs that have been updated for ONTAP 9.6:

TR-4678: Data Protection and Backup – FlexGroup volumes

This covers backup and DR best practices/support for FlexGroup volumes.

TR-4557: FlexGroup Volume Technical Overview

This TR is a technical overview, which is intended just to give information on how FlexGroups work.

TR-4571-a is an abbreviated best practice guide for easy consumption.

TR-4571: FlexGroup Best Practice Guide

This is the best practices TR and also offers:

  • More detailed information about high file count environments and directory structure
  • More information about maxdirsize limits
  • Information on effects of drive failures
  • Workarounds for lack of NFSv4.x ACL support
  • Member volume count considerations when dealing with small and large files
  • Considerations when deleting FlexGroup volumes (and the volume recovery queue)
  • Clarifications on requirements for available space in an aggregate
  • System Manager support updates

Most of these updates came from feedback and questions I received. If you have something you want to see added to the TRs, let me know!

Behind the Scenes: Episode 196 – Intel, NetApp and High Performance Computing

Welcome to the Episode 196, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.”

This week on the podcast, Intel joins us to talk about High Performance Computingcloud analytics and artificial intelligence, as well as how Intel and NetApp’s Data Fabric can help address challenges around these areas. 

Joining us today from Intel: 

Also, check out intel.com/hpc for more on what Intel’s presence is in the HPC space, intel.com/cloud for cloud offerings and software.intel.com for their software solutions! 

Finding the Podcast

You can find this week’s episode here:

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

Our YouTube channel (episodes uploaded sporadically) is here:

Behind the Scenes: Episode 195 – Data Above, Data Below with Matt Watts

Welcome to the Episode 195, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.”

This week on the podcast, we check in on “Watts” Matt (@mtjwatts) has been up to since we last checked in on him in Episode 135. 

This time around, we discuss Matt’s latest blog about data – what’s above it and what’s below it, and how we need to change how we have discussions about it. 

Matt’s latest blog is here: 

https://www.watts-innovating.com/with-data-whats-above-it-and-below-it-really-matters/  

Finding the Podcast

You can find this week’s episode here:

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

Our YouTube channel (episodes uploaded sporadically) is here:

Behind the Scenes: Episode 194 – FlexCache and Cloud Volumes ONTAP

Welcome to the Episode 194, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.”

This week on the podcast, we talk about how FlexCache and Cloud Volumes ONTAP play together in ONTAP 9.6, as well as what use cases you might leverage for the feature.

Featured in this podcast:

Finding the Podcast

You can find this week’s episode here:

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

Our YouTube channel (episodes uploaded sporadically) is here: