Behind the Scenes: Episode 206 – Intel, NetApp and AI with Remi el-Ouazzane

Welcome to the Episode 206, 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 Vice President, Artificial Intelligence Products Group, Remi el-Ouazzane (https://www.linkedin.com/in/remi-el-ouazzane-6a1111/) and NetApp’s Hoseb Dermillian (@HosebDM) about AI trends and how NetApp and Intel products are enabling the AI data pipeline to become a reality.

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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 194 – FlexCache and Cloud Volumes ONTAP

Welcome to the Episode 194, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.”

This week on the podcast, we talk about how FlexCache and Cloud Volumes ONTAP play together in ONTAP 9.6, as well as what use cases you might leverage for the feature.

Featured in this podcast:

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Behind the Scenes: Episode 193 – Quarterly Security Update – Spring 2019

Welcome to the Episode 193, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.”

 

This week on the podcast, we deliver our quarterly security update – focusing on ONTAP 9.6 – with members of our security team.

Featured in this podcast:

  • Juan Mojica, Security PM (@juan_m_mojica)
  • Andrae Middleton, Security PM (location undisclosed)
  • Dan Tulledge, Security TME (@dan_tulledge)
  • Matt Trudewind, Security TME (@ntapmatt)

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Behind the Scenes: Episode 192 -REST APIs in ONTAP 9.6

Welcome to the Episode 192, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.”

This week on the podcast, we talk REST APIs in ONTAP 9.6 and how REST APIs will improve the overall ONTAP deployment experience. Featured in this podcast: 

Check out this sneak preview blog on REST APIs: 

Sneak peek! REST APIs in ONTAP 9.6

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Behind the Scenes: Episode 191 – Commvault Overview

Welcome to the Episode 191, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.”

This week on the podcast, we invite Commvault to talk about their latest offerings and how they tie in to the NetApp Data Fabric! 

Featured in this podcast: 

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