Category Archives: Technik

Cooking with Data: A culinary journey through storage technologies

By | 7. August 2018

As a consultant, I find it sometimes really hard to explain to customers what is the difference between SSD/SAS/SATA/cloud etc. And what this means in particular for their data. I´ll try my best to explain this in this blog. The people who expect a high level technical contribution here, I’m afraid I have to disappoint… 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 »

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 »