Behind the Scenes: Episode 205 – #VMworld2019 Preview

Welcome to the Episode 205, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.”

This week on the podcast, we invite a slew of people to talk about what will be going on from a NetApp perspective at VMworld 2019 in San Francisco. 

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Join us and the following guests: 

  • Dan Isaacs, Sr. TME at NetApp for NVMe (@danisaacs) 
  • Chris Gebhardt, Principal TME at NetApp for MAX Data (@chrisgeb) 

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Behind the Scenes: Episode 204 – Chainkit with Val Bercovici

Welcome to the Episode 204, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.”

This week on the podcast, an old friend joins us to talk about his newest venture into blockchain and security. Join us as we discuss Chainkit (@Chainkit) and PencilDATA (@pencil_DATA) with founder Val Bercovici (@valb00) and how you can use it to protect your enterprise environments. 

Finding the Podcast

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Behind the Scenes: Episode 203 – Edge to Core to Cloud to VMworld 2019 #vExpert

Welcome to the Episode 203, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.”

This week on the podcast, we talk with Intel’s CTO Bill Giard (@billgiard) about what Intel’s been up to with hybrid cloud and VMware, as well as what they might be up to at VMworld 2019! 

Chris Gebhardt (@chrisgeb) also joins us. 

Finding the Podcast

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Behind the Scenes: Episode 202 – TCP Performance Enhancements in ONTAP 9.6

Welcome to the Episode 202, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.”

This week on the podcast, we bring in networking guru Richard Scheffenegger (srichard@netapp.com) to discuss how networking performance over long distance WANs is crazy fast thanks to the implementation of CUBIC TCP in ONTAP 9.6. 

Dan Isaacs (@danisaacs) also joins us for a discussion with Richard about RDMA. 

Finding the Podcast

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Behind the Scenes: Episode 201 – Nvidia, NetApp and AI

Welcome to the Episode 201, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.”

This week on the podcast, we welcome Tony Paikeday (@TonyPaikeday) from NVidia and NetApp Technical Director Santosh Rao (@santorao) to talk about AI and if it’s here to stay or a passing fad… 

You can find more information about NetApp AI here: 

https://www.netapp.com/ai/  

And Nvidia AI here: 

https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/about-nvidia/ai-computing/ 

https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/deep-learning-ai/ 

Finding the Podcast

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Behind the Scenes: Episode 200 – Cloud, Mentorship, Comics!

Welcome to the Episode 200, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.”

This week on the podcast,we celebrate our 200th episode by inviting some old friends back to talk about cloud, mentoring and comics!

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Join us as we welcome:

  • Glenn Sizemore (@glnsize) – Technical Marketing for VMware’s Storage and Availability
  • Jonathan Rippy (@jkrippy) – Trident Developer, NetApp

Finding the Podcast

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Behind the Scenes: Episode 198- NetApp A-Team ETL 2019

Welcome to the Episode 198, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.”

This week on the podcast, the NetApp A-Team joins us to discuss their experiences at the annual ETL meeting at NetApp HQ. Find out what stuff stood out the most to them, what trends they’re seeing and who their favorite speakers were! 

The NetApp A-Team is a group of partners, customers and social media technology influencers that advocate for NetApp. To find out more or to connext with members, check out this link: 

https://community.netapp.com/t5/NetApp-A-Team/gp-p/netapp-a-team  

Featured in this episode… 

 

East Coast session: 

  • Mike PalicSr. Storage Engineer, Meridian IT (@SpindleNinja) 

 

West Coast session: 

  • Chris Olsen, Solutions Architect, Los Alamos National Labs (@colsenNM) 
  • John Woodall, Integrated Archive Systems (@John_Woodall) 

Finding the Podcast

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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

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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.

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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

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