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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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

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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:

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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:

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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

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Behind the Scenes: Episode 171 – Cloud Data Services with Nick Howell

Welcome to the Episode 171, 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 catch up with NetApp’s newest old employee (or is it oldest new employee?) to see what he’s been up to, how he ended up back at NetApp and what he’s working on today. Join us as we discuss NetApp Kubernetes Services with the original NetApp podcaster and DataCenterDude himself – Nick Howell! (nick.howell@netapp.com) 

Finding the Podcast

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Behind the Scenes: Episode 164 – NEW with ONTAP 9.5 : NetApp Data Availability Services for the Hybrid Cloud

Welcome to the Episode 164, 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 welcome Yossi Weihs (https://www.linkedin.com/in/yossiw/) and Charlotte Brooks (@Shallot_B) in to discuss the new cloud resident backup orchestrator, brand new in ONTAP 9.5 – NetApp Data Availability Services!

Finding the Podcast

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Behind the Scenes: Episode 149 – Cloud Volume Services Performance with Oracle Databases

Welcome to the Episode 149, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.”

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This week on the podcast, TME Chad Morgenstern (@sockpupets) joins us to discuss how performance looks in Cloud Volume Services for Oracle Database workloads.

Interested in Cloud Volume Services? You can investigate on your own here:

https://cloud.netapp.com/cloud-volumes

You can also check out Eiki Hrafnsson’s Cloud Field Day presentation on Cloud Volume Services here:

http://techfieldday.com/appearance/netapp-presents-at-cloud-field-day-3/

Finding the Podcast

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This week’s episode is here:

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Behind the Scenes: Episode 148 – An Introduction to Cloud Volume Services

Welcome to the Episode 148, 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 Eiki Hrafnsson (@EirikurH), Chief Architect, Data Fabric, and Sr. Manager, Product Marketing, Cloud, Ingo Fuchs (@IngoFuchs) to give us the lowdown on what Cloud Volume Services are and where people are expected to use them.

You can also check out Eiki’s Cloud Field Day presentation on Cloud Volume Services here:

http://techfieldday.com/appearance/netapp-presents-at-cloud-field-day-3/

Also, you can investigate Cloud Volume Services on your own here:

https://cloud.netapp.com/cloud-volumes

Or check out this demo with Ingo.

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.

This week’s episode is here:

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ONTAP 9.4 is now GA!

ONTAP 9 is on a new cadence model, which brings a new release every 6 months.

Today, ONTAP 9.4GA is available here!

http://mysupport.netapp.com/NOW/download/software/ontap/9.4

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Also, check out the documentation center:

docs.netapp.com/ontap-9/index.jsp

NetApp published a general overview blog on NVMe with Joel Reich here:

https://blog.netapp.com/the-future-is-here-ai-ready-cloud-connected-all-flash-storage-with-nvme/

Jeff Baxter’s blog is here:

https://blog.netapp.com/netapp-ontap-9-4-is-ga-modernize-your-it-architecture-with-cloud-connected-flash/

We also did an overview podcast:

And a few others on ONTAP 9.4:

And a lightboard video:

This is a brief list of the new features…

Cloud!

Fabric Pool enhancements include:

  • Tiering to Microsoft Azure Blob storage
  • Tiering of active file system data
  • Predictive performance with the object storage profiler
  • Predictive space savings for Fabric Pool before you enable it

Efficiency!

  • Increased Snapshot limits – 1,023 per volume!
  • Background aggregate level deduplication scanner
  • Automatic enable of all storage efficiencies on data protection volumes
  • Support for 30TB SAS attached SSDs
  • Deduplication across snapshots and active file system
  • Reduced node root volume sizes on new platforms

Performance!

  • End-to-end NVMe support (NVMe attached drives in the new A800 + NVMe over fibre channel support)
  • SMB multichannel support
  • 100GbE Ethernet support

Security!

  • Secure purge of files (crypto-shred!)
  • Secure boot via UEFI on new platforms
  • Validated ONTAP images
  • Protected controller reboot

I went into more detail about the features in the RC blog here:

ONTAP 9.4RC1 is now available!

For more information, check out these brief videos for some lightboard action on new ONTAP 9.4 stuff:

Some other information on the launch can be found as follows:

GCP Cloud Volumes for NFS with native access to the GCP tool suite (Google Cloud)
https://blog.netapp.com/sweet-new-storage-service-from-netapp-for-google-cloud-platform/ 

Storage Grid Update 11.1
https://blog.netapp.com/storagegrid-11-1-and-netapp-hci-the-perfect-one-two-punch-for-scaling-your-environment/ 

A800 and the A220
https://blog.netapp.com/the-future-is-here-ai-ready-cloud-connected-all-flash-storage-with-nvme/ 

ONTAP 9.4 with first to market NVMe/FC support
http://www.demartek.com/Demartek_NetApp_Broadcom_NVMe_over_Fibre_Channel_Evaluation_2018-05.html