New White Paper! Media and Entertainment Workloads using NetApp ONTAP! #NAB2019

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Every year, the National Association of Broadcasters puts on a show to deliver the latest and greatest in media and entertainment content and technology solutions.

This year, I decided to try to piggyback on the show and put out a new white paper about how NetApp ONTAP works with media and entertainment workloads. Included in this whitepaper:

  • DreamWorks Animation case study on NetApp ONTAP
  • Media/entertainment benchmark numbers on NetApp FlexGroup volumes
  • Why you’d want to use NetApp ONTAP

You can find the white paper here:

https://www.netapp.com/us/media/wp-7301.pdf

Leave your feedback in the comments!

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Behind the Scenes: Episode 184 – Don’t Panic! It’s Only Cloud!

Welcome to the Episode 184, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.”

This week on the podcast, we try to convince you not to panic – it’s just cloud. Join NetApp Cloud Architect Phoebe Goh (@ phoebegoh), NetApp Technical Marketing Engineer Jeannine Walter (@j9walter) and VMware Director of Influence Marketing Amy Lewis (@commsninja) as we discuss cloud, use cases, misconceptions, career advice and… Dutch food?

You can also check out Phoebe Goh in Tech Interviews here:

https://techstringy.wordpress.com/2019/03/19/architecting-in-the-cloud-phoebe- goh-ep92/

Finding the Podcast

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Also, if you don’t like using iTunes or SoundCloud, we just added the podcast to Stitcher.

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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 183 – NetApp Kubernetes Services (NKS)

Welcome to the Episode 183, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.”

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This week on the podcast, we talk to NetApp’s Cloud Native Technical Director Matt Baldwin (@baldwinmathew) and TME Ariel Jatib (@arieljatib) about NetApp Kubernetes Services (NKS – formerly Stackpoint.io) and cover what it is, why you’d want to use it and where it fits. We also brought in Andrew Grimes (@Andy_NTAP_flash) to give his perspective as a new NKS user. 

For more NKS info, see: 

https://cloud.netapp.com/kubernetes-service 

For the NKS YouTube Channel: 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB_oe4EP9d76FUqshOqGpsw  

We also have some companion podcasts here: 

Episode 171: Cloud Data Services with Nick Howell 

Episode 67 – Trident and Kubernetes 

Episode 53: Developer Advocacy and Kubernetes 

Also, you may have heard Andy Grimes mention pets and cattle. Credit to Matt Watts for that one: 

https://www.watts-innovating.com/pets-cattle-insects-and-the-fabric-of-life/ 

Episode 135: Cattle, Pets and the Hive Mentality in Tech with Matt Watts 

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.

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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 182 – NetApp on NetApp: FlexGroup Volumes and ActiveIQ

Welcome to the Episode 182, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.”

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This week on the podcast, we invite in the guys from Customer One, who operate the NetApp on NetApp program. NetApp on NetApp is a program where we leverage the latest NetApp technologies within our own organizations. Eduardo Rivera (@mredrivera) and Faisal Salaam (https://www.linkedin.com/in/faisal-salam-754a13104/) as we discuss how NetApp is using FlexGroup volumes to power Active IQ. 

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 181 – ONTAP Networking Deep Dive (and Tips!)

Welcome to the Episode 181, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.”

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This week on the podcast, we invite networking guru Richard Scheffenegger to nerd out on a variety of networking topics as a follow up to Episode 172: Scale Out Networking in ONTAP, as well as some tips for optimizing your current networking architecture, the danger of shallow buffer switches and what sort of new networking technologies are coming down the pipe. 

If you want to find Richard, he suggests you “Google him.” 

We’ve done that for you: 

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=richard+scheffenegger  

Also, be sure to check out Episode 173: NetApp Advanced Technology Groupwhich we mentioned in this episode.

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 180 – Cloud Volumes ONTAP Overview

Welcome to the Episode 180, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.”

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This week on the podcast, we give the lowdown on Cloud Volumes ONTAP. What are they? Who’s using them? What are the use cases? 

Join us as we invite the NetApp Manager of Cloud Solutions Architecture, Jens Dickmeis (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jens-dickmeis-02870035/) and NetApp Cloud Solutions Architect Akash Gupta (https://www.linkedin.com/in/akashgupta1689/) to talk all about ONTAP in the cloud. 

Resources:

  1. Cloud Volumes ONTAP Documentation Center :- https://docs.netapp.com/us-en/occm/
  2. Cloud Sync Documentation Center :- https://docs.netapp.com/us-en/cloudsync/
  3. Cloud Tiering Documentation Center:- https://docs.netapp.com/us-en/cloud-tiering/
  4. Cost Calculator for Cloud Volumes ONTAP:- https://cloud.netapp.com/ontap-cloud?hsCtaTracking=27be2b32-20e1-4e62-a2ca-4378de625068%7C06229c0a-803a-46d0-8cb4-d81980d290d8#calculator

For more info, check out the cloud blog:

https://cloud.netapp.com/blog

Also, the YouTube videos:

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 179 – StorageGRID WebScale 11.2

Welcome to the Episode 179, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.”

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This week on the podcast, we chat about the latest release of NetApp’s object storage solution – StorageGRID Webscale 11.2! Join us as we ask StorageGRID software director Duncan Moore (@NCDunc) and Global Solutions Architect Luke Mun (mun@netapp.com) all about StorageGRID and object storage.  I also had a guest host with me – Dan Isaacs! (@danisaacs)

Also, if you’re interested in the song from the kids’ show I was referring to (and Dan was singing, here it is:

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 178 – SAN Overview and SAN Health

Welcome to the Episode 178, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.”

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This week on the podcast, we cover SAN – what it is and when to use it, as well as the new free tool, SAN Health from Brocade with SAN/Perf/NVMe TME Michael Peppers, SAN Technical Architect Steve Botkin and Naem Saafein from Broadcom!

Want to see if your SAN can perform even better? Register for free SAN Health Check. Also make sure you check out the following Technical Reports to learn more about NetApp ONTAP SAN:

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 177 – Data Science

Welcome to the Episode 177, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.”

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This week on the podcast, we nerd out on data science and what it means to NetAp and its customers with a couple of NetApp data scientists – Garth Zoller (zoller@netapp.com) and Stephen Kimel (stephen.kimel@netapp.com). 

We also get input from the ONTAP AI product manager Sundar Ranganathan (sundar.ranganathan@netapp.com) and performance analyst Sung-Han Lin (sunghan.lin@netapp.com) about the work NetApp is doing to spark converations with data scientists and how ONTAP AI fits in. 

If you have ONTAP AI or data science questions, feel free to email ng-ai-inquiry@netapp.com.   

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 176 – NetApp Cloud Insights

Welcome to the Episode 176, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.”

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This week on the podcast, NetApp Product Manager James Holden (james.holden@netapp.com)  joins us to talk about NetApp Cloud Insights, the new cloud-resident monitoring and analytics Software as a Service offering from NetApp. 

If you’re interested in more information or trying Cloud Insights out yourself, be sure to check out the http://cloud.netapp.com portal today. 

For a video demo, check this out on YouTube: 

 

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: