Category Archives: Technik

“Madness?” THIS IS NetApp MAX Data!!!

By | 22. November 2018

If you have seen the movie 300, you may have recognized the title and image of this post. A messenger of the god king Xerxes is to offer the Spartan king Leonidas a peaceful offer, in order to avoid unnecessary armed conflicts. In truth, the offer glosses over only the final subjugation of Sparta and… Read More »

NetApp Insight 2018 News: What’s new in ONTAP 9.5

By | 24. October 2018

NetApp remains loyal to its release cycle for new ONTAP versions and today released the first details of the new ONTAP 9.5 at the insight in Las Vegas. The new features at a glance: Metro cluster over IP for AFF A300 and FAS8200 systems Until now, the Metro cluster over IP was only available in… Read More »

NetApp Insight 2018 News: NetApp announces new HCI nodes and switches.

By | 24. October 2018

After NetApp started with his new HCI last year, they have now announced new hardware for the HCI system. New NetApp HCI COMPUTE nodes: As the first HCI nodes were based on the Intel Haswell architecture, the new nodes will now have the Intel Skylake architecture. You can now configure the compute nodes more granularly.… Read More »

NetApp Insight 2018 News: VEEAM integrates NetApp HCI & Solidfire Snapshots

By | 24. October 2018

On October 23. VEEAM announced that VEEAM backup & Replication 9.5 Update 4 will implement seamless integration with Netapps HCI and Solidfire systems snapshot capabilities. This implementation will enable you to create virtually performance-neutral backups of your virtual machines. As with the implementation in ONTAP systems, VEEAM triggers a snapshot on the VM and on the… Read More »

What are dev-ops and what do you feed them with?

By | 19. October 2018

Warning: Never feed a dev-op after midnight! We almost all remember what happened to the little cuddly animals that were fed after midnight. They transformed to Gremlins! The little monsters that have done great havoc and damage. What are dev-ops? In almost every event and every presentation in the IT environment we will torpedoed with… Read More »

How a NetApp exam is created: view from a SME

By | 5. September 2018

Last month I was honored to join NetApp and NetApp University in developing a new exam.
Someone at NetApp has probably selected me to be the perfect cast for this job. Because you can only get there on explicit invitation and can not apply for it.

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 »