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.

Finding the Podcast

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

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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 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) 

Finding the Podcast

You can find this week’s episode here:

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

Our YouTube channel (episodes uploaded sporadically) is here:

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. 

Finding the Podcast

You can find this week’s episode here:

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

Our YouTube channel (episodes uploaded sporadically) is here:

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. 

Finding the Podcast

You can find this week’s episode here:

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

Our YouTube channel (episodes uploaded sporadically) is here:

Behind the Scenes: Episode 153 – VVols and VMware Best Practices in ONTAP

Welcome to the Episode 153, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.”

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This week on the podcast, ONTAP Virtualization TME Karl Konnerth (@konnerth) joins us to give us the latest in VMware best practices for ONTAP, as well as a primer on VVols and what the latest functionality is in vSphere 7.2! 

For more information, read Karl’s recent blog about VVols & ONTAP or check out the updated technical report

Finding the Podcast

You can find this week’s episode here:

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

Our YouTube channel (episodes uploaded sporadically) is here:

Behind the Scenes: Episode 152 – VMworld 2018 Preview + NetApp HCI Update

Welcome to the Episode 152, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.”

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This week on the podcast, VMworld 2018 is fast approaching! Join me and a group of NetApp’s finest virtualization experts to discuss what’s in store for NetApp at VMworld 2018, as well as what we can expect for NetApp HCI (https://www.netapp.com/us/products/converged-systems/hyper-converged-infrastructure.aspx).

On this episode:

  • Doug Chamberlain (@dacmba), Senior Product Marketing Manager
  • Keith Norbie (@keithnorbie), Senior Business Development Manager
  • Gabriel Chapman (@Bacon_Is_King), Senior Manager, NetApp HCI
  • Karl Konnerth (@konnerth), ONTAP Virtualization TME

Finding the Podcast

You can find this week’s episode here:

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

Our YouTube channel (episodes uploaded sporadically) is here:

Behind the Scenes: Episode 64 –VMworld and OpenStack Summit Recaps

Welcome to the Episode 64, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.”

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Barcelona had back to back tech conferences the past few weeks. First, VMworld, then OpenStack Summit. We talk with Keith Norbie (@KeithNorbie) and Andrew Sullivan, who were able to attend both events.

 We also bring a strong set of interviews from OpenStack Summit by Tech ONTAP Podcast honorary beat reporters Kelly Boeckman (@kellyboeckman) and Kelsi Cooke (@kelsicooke) of NetApp SolidFire.

 Interviewees included:

  • Kamesh Pemmaraju, VP Product Marketing, Mirantis (@kpemmaraju)
  • Jaime Fullaondo, Software Engineer, DataDog (@truthbk)
  • Rui Okoshi, Product Marketing, NTT Communications
  • Madhura Maskasky, Co-founder and VP Product Platforms, Platform 9 (@madhuramaskasky)
  • Cody Hill – Lead Systems Engineer, Platform 9 (@eyeonthecloud)
  • Sandro Mazziotta, Director Product Management, RedHat OpenStack (@smazziotta)
  • Jeremy Hopkins, Product Manage, Cisco MetaCloud (@jeremythopkins)

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 56 – VMworld 2016 Recap

Welcome to the Episode 56, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.”

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This week, we invite Amy Lewis (@CommsNinja), Josh Atwell (@josh_atwell)and Chris Gebhardt (@chrisgeb) to discuss VMworld 2016 in Vegas and how NetApp fared.

We had a full house in the studio – as well as on the phone – and as such, we got lots of “bonus” content. Be sure to stick around after the outro for a beat box session.

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 54 –VVols and SolidFire

Welcome to the Episode 54, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.”

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This week, we bring in the Storage Janitorhimself, Andy Banta (@andybanta) to do a deep dive into VVols on SolidFire. Andy will also be at VMWorld to answer your VVol questions, so be sure to visit him at the NetApp booth!

Andy likes to work in dirty word phrases to his podcasts, so see if you can find the hidden gem in this one. Hint: He intersperses it in several sections.

We also did a VVols episode with VMware’s VVols guy, Pete Flecha. You may remember him from previous roles, such as “Tech ONTAP podcast host.”

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:

VMWORLD::Diary of a vN00b (complete with name dropping)

It’s been a hectic and exhausting week at my first VMworld. I’ve been to tech conferences (such as NetApp Insight), but never to anything of the sheer size and scale of this one. It’s not a storage conference, but you better believe storage was on the forefront of the conversation as the virtualization message starts to shift to converged, hyper-converged, flash and cloud.

Luckily for NetApp, we happen to have all of those bases covered already with FlexPod, EVO:RAIL, All-Flash FAS and Cloud ONTAP/NetApp Private Storage, as well as the NetApp Data Fabric.

My primary role at VMworld for NetApp was to man the NetApp booth and offer my knowledge and expertise regarding NetApp technology. I had some very good discussions with customers regarding their challenges and how they could potentially solve them. In the Meet the Engineer sessions I had, I made sure to emphasize that those customers should be doing an open and honest evaluation of their options for two reasons:

  • Doing your homework is always a good thing.
  • I was confident that once they did the research, they’d see that NetApp offered the most value.

While I was there, I managed to snap some photos of the booth and what we were doing.

Busy booth!

Meet the engineer!

The illustrious All Flash FAS 8080

Dan Isaacs grinning about his Vaughn Stewart argument

The guys from TechONTAP solving real problems

Rachel Dines showing a customer how awesome AltaVault is

For more photos, check out the Google Album.

Community

I also was here to meet new people, both at NetApp and in the tech community. I got to know a ton of really smart people and interacted with folks that I previously only knew on social media.

Some highlights (and blatant name dropping):

So my first VMworld is in the books and now I get to give my aching feet a break. Bring on the next one!