Behind the Scenes Episode 290 – NetApp E-Series BeeGFS CSI Driver

Welcome to the Episode 290, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.”

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This week we discuss NetApp E-Series support for BeeGFS and the new CSI driver for containers and Kubernetes deployments. Joining us are Eric Weber (eric.weber2@netapp.com) and Joe McCormick (@iamjoemccormick, https://www.linkedin.com/in/developedbyjoe/) from the NetApp E-Series engineering team.

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Behind the Scenes: Episode 218 – NetApp E-Series Updates – Fall 2019

Welcome to the Episode 218, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.”

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This week on the podcast, E-Series PM Younes Ben-Brahim and TME Todd Edwards join us to discuss the latest in E-Series, including the new BeeGFS platform offering.

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Behind the Scenes: Episode 134 – The Active IQ Story: Building a Data Pipeline for Machine Learning

Welcome to the Episode 134, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.”

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This week on the podcast, Active IQ Technical Director Shankar Pasupathy joins us and tells us how AutoSupport’s infrastructure and backend evolved into Active IQ’s multicloud data pipeline. Learn how NetApp is using big data analytics and machine learning on ONTAP to improve the overall customer experience

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Behind the Scenes: Episode 133 – NetApp E5700 and EF570

Welcome to the Episode 133, 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 about the E-Series EF570 and where E-Series fits in the NetApp portfolio with Technical Marketing Engineer Todd Edwards (todd.edwards@netapp.com) and Product Manager Akash Gupta (akashg@netapp.com).

You can learn more about the EF570 at https://blog.netapp.com/ef570-and-e5700-with-nvme-of/.

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The NetApp E-Series EF570 – Leaving the Competition in the Dust

A few weeks ago, we had some folks from the E-Series team on the Tech ONTAP Podcast to give us an overview. In that podcast, we refer to the E-Series as the drag racer of NetApp, for good reason – it’s fast!

We were a tad early to record, as we secretly knew the EF570 AFA was about to release some smokin’ SPC-1 and SPC-2 numbers. Well, now, they’re officially out!

Check out the press release here.

What are the SCP-1 and SPC-2?

SPC stands for the “Storage Performance Council.” These are the folks that provide standard industry benchmarks for storage, with the hopes that the thirst for competition will drive vendors to create faster storage platforms. From their site’s charter:

The SPC serves as a catalyst for performance improvement in storage products.  In support of that goal, the SPC has developed a complete portfolio of industry-standard storage benchmarks. The comprehensive SPC benchmark portfolio utilizes I/O workloads that represent the “real world” storage performance behavior of both OLTP (online transaction processing) and sequential applications.

The SPC benchmark portfolio provides a rigorous, audited and reliable means to produce comparative storage performance, price-performance and energy use data, which is used to develop and evaluate storage products, which range from individual components to complex, distributed storage configurations.

NetApp submits results for several platforms, from ONTAP to E-Series, and generally does pretty well. In this case…

NetApp reached the top 10 in performance at #7 and set a new world record for SPC-1 v3 price/performance.

Tested Storage Product: Netapp EF570 All-Flash Array
SPC-1 IOPS: 500,022
SPC-1 Price-Performance™: $0.13/SPC-1 IOPS™ 
Total ASU Capacity 9,006 GB 
Data Protection Level Protected 2 (Mirrored and full redundancy) 
Total Price $64,212.58

The full EF570 results can be found here:

SPC-1 results:

http://www.storageperformance.org/results/results_spc1_v3/spc1_v3_active#A31009

SPC-2 results:

http://www.storageperformance.org/results/benchmark_results_spc2_active/#B12003

Check out the official NetApp blog here:

https://blog.netapp.com/new-netapp-all-flash-and-hybrid-flash-systems-software-splunk-solutions/

Behind the Scenes: Episode 104 – NetApp E-Series Overview

Welcome to the Episode 104, 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 a topic we’ve never before covered – E-Series! Join us as we give you an overview of what E-series is, where it best fits and what you’d use it for. We also discuss how NetApp IT uses E-Series.

Podcast guests included:

  • Todd Edwards, core E-Series TME
  • Jamal Boudi, Consulting Systems Engineer, E-Series
  • Mitch Blackburn, E-Series TME, Solutions

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