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 »

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 »