Behind the Scenes: Episode 209 – Designing an End-to-End Genomics Solution Using NetApp

Welcome to the Episode 209, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.”

This week on the podcast, we talk genomics and how to design an end to end solution using NetApp products across the portfolio with Cloud Solution Architect Florian Fledhaus (@flfeld). 

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Behind the Scenes: Episode 208 – Intel® OptaneTM DC Persistent Memory, Microsoft SQL Server and NetApp MaxDATA

Welcome to the Episode 208, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.”

This week on the podcast, we talk to Enterprise Solutions Architect at Intel, Ken LeTourneau (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ken-letourneau-26a36bb6/) and NetApp’s MaxDATA TME Chris Gebhardt (@chrisgeb) to discuss SQL Server on persistent memory and where MaxDATA projects to fit in to the solution.

Learn more about the features and performance of Intel® OptaneTM DC Persistent Memory:

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/products/docs/memory-storage/optane-persistent-memory/optane-dc-persistent-memory-brief.html

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Behind the Scenes: Episode 207 – #VMworld 2019 Recap

Welcome to the Episode 207, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.”

This week on the podcast, we bring in Chris Gebhardt (@chrisgeb), Keith Norbie (@keithnorbie) and Bryce Cracco (@brycecracco) to tell us all about what went down for NetApp at VMworld 2019 in San Francisco.

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Using XCP to delete files en masse: A race against rm

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XCP has traditionally been thought of as a way to rapidly migrate large amounts of data, or to scan data and generate reports. And those ideas still hold up today….

But what if i told you that you could use XCP to delete millions of files 5-6x faster than running rm on an NFS client?

Wait… why would I delete millions of files?

Normally, you wouldn’t. But in some workflows, such scratch space, this is what happens. A bunch of small files get generated and then deleted once the work is done.

I ran a simple test in my lab where I had a flexgroup volume with ~37 million files in it.

::*> vol show -vserver DEMO -volume flexgroup_16 -fields files-used
vserver volume files-used
------- ------------ ----------
DEMO flexgroup_16 37356098

I took a snapshot of that data so I could restore it later for XCP to delete and then ran rm -rf on it from a client. It took 20 hours:

# time rm -rf /flexgroup/*

real 1213m4.652s
user 1m39.703s
sys 41m16.978s

Then I restored the snapshot and deleted the same ~37 million files using XCP. That took roughly 3.5 hours:

# time xcp diag -rmrf 10.193.67.219:/flexgroup_16
real 218m17.765s
user 149m16.132s
sys 40m47.427s

So, if you have a workflow that requires you to delete large amounts of data that normally takes you FOREVER, try XCP next time…

These are VMs with limited RAM and 1GB network connections, so I’d imagine with bigger, beefier servers, those times could come down a bit more. But in an apples to apples test, XCP wins again!

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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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/ 

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