Category Archives: Netapp

Field Report: NetApp SVM-DR, CommVault, AltaVault and “The Cloud”

By | 15. February 2018

Hi everyone, today I want to tell you about a project that will cover a large part of the NetApp portfolio. From local snapshots to SVM-DR, to CommVault IntelliSnap for NetApp, to NetApp AltaVault and backup to the cloud. But lets start… First, the customer had a FAS 2552  connected to 7 ESX hosts via… Read More »

Report from the field: NetApp AFF A200 with ONTAP 9.3 efficiency

By | 31. January 2018

Hi everyone, today I have a report from the field. In a customer project, an old HP P2000 was replaced by a NetApp AFF A200. Initial situation The P2000 had eight datastores, each with CA. 2 TB provisioned to an ESXi cluster. In sum there was 11.6 TB provisioned capacity and 10.7 TB real used capacity… Read More »

NetApp HCI: The first installation. The force awakens (and it glows)

By | 15. December 2017

Finally it’s time. I have the first NetAppHCI system for testing and playing.  The most important first… Yes the NetAppHCI logo lights up as soon as the chassis is powered;) For my test environment, I have four small compute nodes and four small storage nodes. This means that the storage nodes are equipped with 6x… Read More »

Performance NetApp AFF A200A

By | 10. August 2017

Hi all, after StorageReview.com write an article on the NetApp AFF200A yesterday, and providing it with the the seal of “Editor’s choice 2017”, I would like to provide you with a small glimpse of the AFF A200A in practice on this site. The measurements in such tests as conducted at StorageReview.com, are of course taking… Read More »

NetApp ONTAP 9.2 new features

By | 30. June 2017

On the 29.06.2017, NetApp ONTAP OS version 9.2 as GA (General Availibility) has published its storage. The release Canidate (RC) was available for some time, but many of you shy at the label “Release Canidate” also to engage them. NetApp as a reminder, versions are available also on his RC full production support. But now… Read More »

Presentation: NetApp hyper converged infrastructure (HCI)

By | 5. June 2017

As announced in my last post, NetApp has published today just his hyper converged infrastructure HCI. And so the box looks. On four rack units, we find both compute and storage units. The four rack units are derived based of the Solidfire, which is therefore in the minimal configuration with four nodes. The configurations for… Read More »