Behind the Scenes: Episode 93 – Women in Technology

Welcome to the Episode 93, 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 with a few of NetApp’s Women in Tech about the Women in Tech program (@NetApp_WIT). In October, 2009, NetApp launched the Women in Technology group. Their mission is to support and foster the development of NetApp’s women by providing a forum for mentoring, networking, communication, and professional development. WIT is active in volunteer activities supporting women in our community, encouraging girls to study STEM, and helping those in need. There are currently over 900 members of WIT worldwide.

We invited WIT’s co-chair, Anna Schlegel (@annapapallona), as well as the RTP site leader, Fran Melia to talk about the program. We also brought in Sam Moulton, leader of the NetApp A-Team (@NetAppATeam), as well as Amy Lewis – the @CommsNinja herself – to discuss their unique experiences and philosophies regarding their experiences as women in tech.

Finding the Podcast

The podcast is all finished and up for listening. You can find it on iTunes or SoundCloud or by going to techontappodcast.com.

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

You can listen here:

Behind the Scenes: Episode 92 – FabricPool Deep Dive

Welcome to the Episode 92, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.”

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In Epsiode 63, we spoke with FabricPool PM Arun Raman about what FabricPool was. This week, we invited the FabricPool lifeguard – John Lantz – to give us a deeper look at the cloud-enabling technology. We also welcomed ONTAP Senior Vice President, Octavian Tanase (@octav) and ONTAP’s Chief Architect, Ravi Kavuri, to give us the value prop and the business decisions that went into developing FabricPools.

Finding the Podcast

The podcast is all finished and up for listening. You can find it on iTunes or SoundCloud or by going to techontappodcast.com.

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

You can listen here:

You can also now find us on YouTube. (The uploads are sporadic and we don’t go back prior to Episode 85):

Behind the Scenes: Episode 91 – Learning to Code, with Ashley McNamara

Welcome to the Episode 91, 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 with developer advocate, Ashley McNamara (@ashleymcnamara) of Pivotal to talk about how storage administrators (and pretty much anyone) should be learning to code. Ashley also gives us places to look for resources for aspiring developers and scripters to be successful. Feel free to check out her Git repository here:

http://ashleymcnamara.github.io/learn_to_code/

And her Gopher work here:

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https://gopherize.me/

Finding the Podcast

The podcast is all finished and up for listening. You can find it on iTunes or SoundCloud or by going to techontappodcast.com.

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

You can listen here:

You can also now find us on YouTube. (The uploads are sporadic and we don’t go back prior to Episode 85):

Behind the Scenes: Episode 88 – Migrating to ONTAP, FlexGroup volumes

Welcome to the Episode 88, 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 invited Hadrian Baron of NetApp’s migration team to talk about moving from 7-Mode and competitor storage over to clustered ONTAP, as well as the advancements made in the simplicity and speed of moving there. We also discuss multiprotocol NAS challenges and FlexGroup volumes and their benefits.

Finding the Podcast

The podcast is all finished and up for listening. You can find it on iTunes or SoundCloud or by going to techontappodcast.com.

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

You can listen here:

You can also now find us on YouTube. (The uploads are sporadic and we don’t go back prior to Episode 85):

Behind the Scenes: Episode 87 – The NetApp A-Team visits RTP!

Welcome to the Episode 87, 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 recap the annual NetApp A-Team meeting with NetApp product owners and executives on campus. This meeting is called the ETL (Extract, Transform, Load). In this meeting, NetApp leadership presents to the A-Team about roadmap items and the A-Team gives their candid feedback to leadership.

The A-Team has grown quite a bit since they started – this year, we had nearly 30 people onsite!

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We did a podcast with them and I tried to get each of them on. If you’ve ever seen the podcast studio, it’s quite literally a storage closet, so fitting 10-15 sweaty IT dudes in there at a time was… interesting.

The end result was a lengthy (nearly 2 hours!) – but great – recap of the 2-3 day event.

If you’re interested in joining the NetApp A-Team, have a look at NetApp United!

http://community.netapp.com/t5/Technology/NetApp-United-2017-Officially-Launches/ba-p/129957

Official NetApp blog:

https://newsroom.netapp.com/blogs/netapp-a-team-visits-rtp/

Finding the Podcast

The podcast is all finished and up for listening. You can find it on iTunes or SoundCloud or by going to techontappodcast.com.

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

You can listen here:

You can also now find us on YouTube. (The uploads are sporadic and we don’t go back prior to Episode 85):

Behind the Scenes: Episode 86 – Veeam 9.5 Update 2

Welcome to the Episode 86, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.”

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We wrap up “Release Week” with an episode on Veeam’s new release with Veeam Technical Evangelist/NetApp A-Team member Michael Cade! (@michaelcade1)

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Find out what new goodness is in Veeam’s latest release and get a rundown of what Veeam actually is. For the official blog:

https://newsroom.netapp.com/blogs/tech-ontap-podcast-episode-86-veeam-9-5-update-2/

Finding the Podcast

The podcast is all finished and up for listening. You can find it on iTunes or SoundCloud or by going to techontappodcast.com.

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

You can listen here:

Behind the Scenes: Episode 84 – StorageGRID WebScale 10.4

Welcome to the Episode 84, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.”

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In case you didn’t notice, we’ve been on a bit of a hiatus the past two weeks. First, I had my appendix removed and then vacation. Then, we recorded episode 84 and had it ready to go for Friday, but were informed we had to wait until Monday because that’s when the release shipped. But, we’re taking care of you this week – we have THREE episodes lined up. Stay tuned for episodes to drop on Thursday and Friday of the week of May 8, 2017!

We’re kicking off the week with StorageGRID 10.4 with the StorageGRID Director, Duncan Moore (@NCDunc). Not only do we chat about the 10.4 release, (which is available Monday, May 8 2017) but we also talked a bit about 10.3 (which we forgot to cover) and the overall state of the object storage market today.

What is StorageGRID WebScale?

The StorageGRID Webscale system is a distributed object storage system that uses a grid architecture to distribute copies of object data throughout the system. The result is a system where data is protected from loss and continuously available.

Finding the Podcast

The podcast is all finished and up for listening. You can find it on iTunes or SoundCloud or by going to techontappodcast.com.

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

You can listen here:

What the heck happened to last week’s Tech ONTAP podcast?

Last week, you may or may not have noticed we didn’t do a Tech ONTAP podcast. Generally, we give a little heads up when this happens. However, the saga of the missing podcast episode started around 10PM on Sunday night for me…

I started feeling like I was having mild pain on the right side of my abdomen. It felt like a gas pain, but it was sore to the touch. Because I am a product of the information age, I googled “appendix location” to find out if it was located where I was having issues, and it was. However, it wasn’t severe, so I decided to try to sleep it off.

Around 2:30AM, I woke up and decided it was probably appendicitis. I told my wife I was going to the ER. She offered to take me, but we had a sleeping 3.5 year old, so I drove myself. After a few tests, I got confirmation and I texted my colleagues that the podcast would have to be recorded without me. However, it got postponed instead.

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I had my surgery and am recovering nicely, but the podcast had to be moved to another week, as I was *also* going on vacation that week.

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Bummer, but there’s the reason. 🙂

This week, don’t expect a podcast on Friday either – instead, we are publishing on Monday, May 8 to correspond with a special announcement for StorageGrid WebScale, so stay tuned… Also, expect the postponed podcast to appear soon, as well – we got a very special guest to join us!

Behind the Scenes: Episode 80 – NetApp MyAutosupport Dashboard Refresh

Welcome to the Episode 80, 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 brought in Sudip Hore (@sudiphore) to talk about the new and improved MyAutosupport Dashboard.  Join us as we discuss the new predictive and proactive features and what’s coming in the future.

Also, check out the blog I wrote on it here:
https://whyistheinternetbroken.wordpress.com/2017/03/21/new-myautosupport-dashboard/.

Finding the Podcast

The podcast is all finished and up for listening. You can find it on iTunes or SoundCloud or by going to techontappodcast.com.

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

You can listen here:

Behind the Scenes: Episode 79 – Databases and Cloud with Jeff Steiner

Welcome to the Episode 79, 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 the database guru himself, Jeff Steiner (@TweetofSteiner) to talk about databases, the cloud as it pertains to ONTAP and SolidFire. We go over a wide array of things as Jeff tells us exactly how he feels about marketing and NVMe, the current shiny object/topic du jour in the storage industry. Jeff pulls no punches.

Jeff Steiner also has a blog at https://words.ofsteiner.com.

Finding the Podcast

The podcast is all finished and up for listening. You can find it on iTunes or SoundCloud or by going to techontappodcast.com.

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

You can listen here: