Blogtober: Link Collection for October 2018

By | 10. October 2018

Hello everyone, not every month I have a topic I can write about or I don’t have the time. So I’ve put together a collection of links from my colleagues from the NetApp United Team. Enjoy Reading. Donny Lang @DonnyLang1 NetApp Cloud Insights preview, Part 1 NetApp Cloud Insights preview, Part 2 Damien Berezenko When… 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 »

Setting up a fabric pool in ONTAP 9.4

By | 12. July 2018

Hi everyone, today I would like to show you the establishment of a fabric pool in NetApp ´ s ONTAP 9.4. Before we start a couple of introductory words about fabric pools. Fabric pools are aggregates (logical disk groups) that are so to say cloud hybrid. A fabric pool always consists of a local SSD… Read More »

NetApp ONTAP 9.4, the new AFF A220A and the new FAS 2700 series

By | 12. July 2018

Hi together, NetApp announced yesterday its new storage operating system ONTAP 9.4 and will probably publish it in the next few days. The latest features I would like to present to you: Rapid disk zeroing as an installation engineer, you know that. When you zero systems, you sometimes wait several days until all the disks… Read More »

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 »