Behind the Scenes: Episode 86 – Veeam 9.5 Update 2

Welcome to the Episode 86, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.”

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We wrap up “Release Week” with an episode on Veeam’s new release with Veeam Technical Evangelist/NetApp A-Team member Michael Cade! (@michaelcade1)

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Find out what new goodness is in Veeam’s latest release and get a rundown of what Veeam actually is. For the official blog:

https://newsroom.netapp.com/blogs/tech-ontap-podcast-episode-86-veeam-9-5-update-2/

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.

Also, if you don’t like using iTunes or SoundCloud, we just added the podcast to Stitcher.

http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/tech-ontap-podcast?refid=stpr

I also recently got asked how to leverage RSS for the podcast. You can do that here:

http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:164421460/sounds.rss

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Behind the Scenes: Episode 84 – StorageGRID WebScale 10.4

Welcome to the Episode 84, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.”

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In case you didn’t notice, we’ve been on a bit of a hiatus the past two weeks. First, I had my appendix removed and then vacation. Then, we recorded episode 84 and had it ready to go for Friday, but were informed we had to wait until Monday because that’s when the release shipped. But, we’re taking care of you this week – we have THREE episodes lined up. Stay tuned for episodes to drop on Thursday and Friday of the week of May 8, 2017!

We’re kicking off the week with StorageGRID 10.4 with the StorageGRID Director, Duncan Moore (@NCDunc). Not only do we chat about the 10.4 release, (which is available Monday, May 8 2017) but we also talked a bit about 10.3 (which we forgot to cover) and the overall state of the object storage market today.

What is StorageGRID WebScale?

The StorageGRID Webscale system is a distributed object storage system that uses a grid architecture to distribute copies of object data throughout the system. The result is a system where data is protected from loss and continuously available.

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.

Also, if you don’t like using iTunes or SoundCloud, we just added the podcast to Stitcher.

http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/tech-ontap-podcast?refid=stpr

I also recently got asked how to leverage RSS for the podcast. You can do that here:

http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:164421460/sounds.rss

You can listen here:

What the heck happened to last week’s Tech ONTAP podcast?

Last week, you may or may not have noticed we didn’t do a Tech ONTAP podcast. Generally, we give a little heads up when this happens. However, the saga of the missing podcast episode started around 10PM on Sunday night for me…

I started feeling like I was having mild pain on the right side of my abdomen. It felt like a gas pain, but it was sore to the touch. Because I am a product of the information age, I googled “appendix location” to find out if it was located where I was having issues, and it was. However, it wasn’t severe, so I decided to try to sleep it off.

Around 2:30AM, I woke up and decided it was probably appendicitis. I told my wife I was going to the ER. She offered to take me, but we had a sleeping 3.5 year old, so I drove myself. After a few tests, I got confirmation and I texted my colleagues that the podcast would have to be recorded without me. However, it got postponed instead.

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I had my surgery and am recovering nicely, but the podcast had to be moved to another week, as I was *also* going on vacation that week.

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Bummer, but there’s the reason. 🙂

This week, don’t expect a podcast on Friday either – instead, we are publishing on Monday, May 8 to correspond with a special announcement for StorageGrid WebScale, so stay tuned… Also, expect the postponed podcast to appear soon, as well – we got a very special guest to join us!

Behind the Scenes: Episode 83 – OnCommand Unified Manager 7.2

Welcome to the Episode 83, 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 with Philip Bachman and Yossi Weihs about the new OnCommand Unified Manager update. Find out what’s new and why Unified Manager can truly claim to be a Unified Manager!

What is OnCommand Unified Manager?

OnCommand Unified Manager is NetApp’s monitoring software package. It was the next evolution of Data Fabric Manager (DFM) and allows storage administrators to monitor capacity, performance and other storage events. It also allows you to set up notifications and run scripts when thresholds have been reached. It can be deployed on Linux or Windows in OCUM 7.2, as well as a standard OVA in ESXi.

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.

Also, if you don’t like using iTunes or SoundCloud, we just added the podcast to Stitcher.

http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/tech-ontap-podcast?refid=stpr

I also recently got asked how to leverage RSS for the podcast. You can do that here:

http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:164421460/sounds.rss

You can listen here:

Behind the Scenes: Episode 82 – DockerCon Preview Featuring nDVP and Trident

Welcome to the Episode 82, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.”

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This week on the podcast, it’s just Justin and Andrew chatting about the upcoming Docker conference in Austin, TX, as well as updates to the NetApp Docker Volume Plugin and Trident. We get a bit rambuncuous on this one and in honor of Easter, we leave plenty of Easter eggs!

If you’ll be in Austin for DockerCon or Boston for Red Hat Summit or OpenStack Summit, be sure to look for Andrew and the rest of the NetApp team!

For information on NetApp Docker Volume Plugin, Trident and more, go to the Pub:

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http://netapp.io

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.

Also, if you don’t like using iTunes or SoundCloud, we just added the podcast to Stitcher.

http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/tech-ontap-podcast?refid=stpr

I also recently got asked how to leverage RSS for the podcast. You can do that here:

http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:164421460/sounds.rss

You can listen here:

Behind the Scenes: Episode 80 – NetApp MyAutosupport Dashboard Refresh

Welcome to the Episode 80, 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 brought in Sudip Hore (@sudiphore) to talk about the new and improved MyAutosupport Dashboard.  Join us as we discuss the new predictive and proactive features and what’s coming in the future.

Also, check out the blog I wrote on it here:
https://whyistheinternetbroken.wordpress.com/2017/03/21/new-myautosupport-dashboard/.

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.

Also, if you don’t like using iTunes or SoundCloud, we just added the podcast to Stitcher.

http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/tech-ontap-podcast?refid=stpr

I also recently got asked how to leverage RSS for the podcast. You can do that here:

http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:164421460/sounds.rss

You can listen here:

Behind the Scenes: Episode 77 – CTO Predictions 2017 with Dr. Mark Bregman

Welcome to the Episode 77, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.”

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This week, we welcome NetApp CTO Dr. Mark Bregman (@drmarkbregman) to the podcast to discuss his recent CTO predictions with us and elaborate a bit on where he sees the IT industry shifting. Below is the short list of the predictions. Click here for the slide share. Tune in to the podcast for the details!

  • Prediction 1: Data Is the New Currency
  • Prediction 2: The Cloud as Catalyst and Accelerator
  • Prediction 3: New Technologies Become Standard
  • Prediction 4: A Wider Dynamic Range of Storage and Data Management Technologies Evolves
  • Prediction 5: New Models Take Hold
  • Prediction 6: Consumerization of IT Persists

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.

Also, if you don’t like using iTunes or SoundCloud, we just added the podcast to Stitcher.

http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/tech-ontap-podcast?refid=stpr

I also recently got asked how to leverage RSS for the podcast. You can do that here:

http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:164421460/sounds.rss

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Behind the Scenes: Episode 73 – SNIA and Technology Trends

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Welcome to the Episode 73, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.”

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This week, we invited one of the board members over at the storage industry’s standards organization, the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA). Alex McDonald (@alextangent) is a director and vice-chair at SNIA and covers cloud, as well as NFS.

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He also happens to be part of the office of the CTO here at NetApp and was kind enough to join us whilst in RTP to chat about SNIA and technology trends. We talk a bit more about NVMe, which we also covered in last week’s podcast.

In addition, I went off on one of my classic tangents. This time, it was regarding Spaceballs, and the concept of “now.”

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.

Also, if you don’t like using iTunes or SoundCloud, we just added the podcast to Stitcher.

http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/tech-ontap-podcast?refid=stpr

I also recently got asked how to leverage RSS for the podcast. You can do that here:

http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:164421460/sounds.rss

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Behind the Scenes: Episode 72 – Demystifying NVMe

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Welcome to the Episode 72, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.”

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This week, we invited a gaggle of NetApp’s flash brain trust to discuss the emerging technology NVMe and its place within the storage landscape and attempt to demystify it.

Is NVMe the future or a passing trend? And where does NVMe fit within the NetApp product portfolio?

Featured on the podcast (in alphabetical order):

  • Andy Banta, Storage Janitor at NetApp SolidFire (@andybanta)
  • Val Bercovici, CTO for NetApp SolidFire (@valb00)
  • Andy Grimes, Mr. Flash/Principal Architect for Flash at NetApp (@andy_NTAP_flash)
  • Mark Harrison, NetApp SE (@NetApp_Mark)
  • Anthony Whitehouse, Senior Product Manager at NetApp (@apwhitehouse)
  • John Woodall, VP, Engineering at Integrated Archive Systems; NetApp A-Team member (@John_Woodall)

Keith Aasen, NetApp Solutions Architect also gives some perspective on NVMe in this blog post:

http://community.netapp.com/t5/Technology/NVMe-A-Step-into-the-Future/ba-p/127309

Also check out Val Bercovici in this article on NVMe from The Register:

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/01/31/netapp_and_nvme_drives_and_fabric_access/

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.

Also, if you don’t like using iTunes or SoundCloud, we just added the podcast to Stitcher.

http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/tech-ontap-podcast?refid=stpr

I also recently got asked how to leverage RSS for the podcast. You can do that here:

http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:164421460/sounds.rss

You can listen here:

Behind the Scenes: Episode 71 – SPC-1 benchmark and the A700s

Welcome to the Episode 71, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.”

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We decided to do a mid-week release of the podcast to talk about the brand new AFF platform, as well as the insanely high results from the SPC-1 benchmark test! We bring in the performance team, featuring Chad Morgenstern and Jim Laing, to talk numbers. Then, we invite Mr. Flash, Andy Grimes (@andy_ntap_flash),  to give us the lowdown on the new compact beast, the A700s.

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.

Also, if you don’t like using iTunes or SoundCloud, we just added the podcast to Stitcher.

http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/tech-ontap-podcast?refid=stpr

I also recently got asked how to leverage RSS for the podcast. You can do that here:

http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:164421460/sounds.rss

You can listen here: