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

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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

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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:

Behind the Scenes: Episode 78 – NetApp Certifications featuring the NetApp A-Team

Welcome to the Episode 78, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.”

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This week on the podcast, several NetApp A-Team members were in RTP to help create the NetApp NCIE exams that are used to help officially certify storage administrators for ONTAP. We rounded up Ruari McBride (@mcbride_ruairi), Scott Gelb (@scottygelb) and Steven Cortez (@mscproductions) to discuss how a NetApp certification exam gets created and why you’d want to take one.

To find out more about the NCIE, check out the official NetApp page: http://www.netapp.com/us/services-support/university/certification/ncie-san/index.aspx

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 77 – CTO Predictions 2017 with Dr. Mark Bregman

Welcome to the Episode 77, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.”

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This week, we welcome NetApp CTO Dr. Mark Bregman (@drmarkbregman) to the podcast to discuss his recent CTO predictions with us and elaborate a bit on where he sees the IT industry shifting. Below is the short list of the predictions. Click here for the slide share. Tune in to the podcast for the details!

  • Prediction 1: Data Is the New Currency
  • Prediction 2: The Cloud as Catalyst and Accelerator
  • Prediction 3: New Technologies Become Standard
  • Prediction 4: A Wider Dynamic Range of Storage and Data Management Technologies Evolves
  • Prediction 5: New Models Take Hold
  • Prediction 6: Consumerization of IT Persists

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 76 – Customer Chat with Yahoo’s Jeff Mohler

Welcome to the Episode 76, 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 bring in a NetApp customer for a candid chat about how they use NetApp’s portfolio in their environment and what sort of challenges they face in day to day operations. Join us as we talk with Jeff Mohler (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jemohler/), a principal Global Storage Architect at Yahoo and get a feel for how an enterprise customer manages thousands of NetApp systems.

If you’re a NetApp customer and you’re interested in appearing on the podcast to chat about how you’re using NetApp, be sure to shoot us an email to podcast@netapp.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:

Behind the Scenes: Episode 75 – NetApp 101

Welcome to the Episode 75, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.”

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This week, we brought in a couple of NetApp n00bz from SolidFire – Amy Lewis (@CommsNinja) and Mike Turner (@1andOnlyMikeT) to talk about NetApp basics, from our portfolio offerings to our culture. Mike plays the role of interviewer, while Glenn, Andrew and Justin play the role of podcast guests.

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: