Author Archives: DerSchmitz

About DerSchmitz

Senior Consultant and Blogger from the beautiful Constance on Lake Constance. When I'm not in the middle of a data center, I advise clients in the IT infrastructure space. This includes storage, server, backup and cloud integration in IT infrastructures. In my free time I take care of my own garden where I grow my own fruit and vegetables.

NetApp INSIGHT: Straight to your screen

By | 17. April 2020

Hello together, next Thursday, April 23, NetApp will kick-off a digital event designed to bring all that you love about INSIGHT right to your home office, kitchen table, or favorite sofa. Registration is free for everyone, so sign up today! As a member of the NetApp A-Team, I had the opportunity to get a peak at… Read More »

Ransomware protection for files with NetApp and CryptoSpike

By | 24. January 2020

Hello together, Again and again, there are reports in the press that companies or authorities are infested with ransomware or are being blackmailed by encryption Trojans. In many cases, however, ransomware attacks remain under lock and key to avoid the company’s image loss. Companies or authorities that rely on a “normal” backup strategy (once in… Read More »

NetApp INSIGHT 2019 Las Vegas News: What´s New in ONTAP 9.7

By | 29. October 2019

Hi and hello, live from NetApp INSIGHT 2019 in Las Vegas. Today, NetApp revealed some interesting information about its new ONTAP 9.7 data management software. User Interface Improvements First of all, a new cleaner UI design. Some of the improvements we could already see in ONTAP 9.6 as a preview. Now it seems to be… Read More »

NetApp INSIGHT 2019 Las Vegas News: Introducing the NetApp AFF A400 Storage System

By | 29. October 2019

Today I am reporting live to you from NetApp INSIGHT 2019 in Las Vegas. As the first announcement shown at INSIGHT, I would like to introduce you to the new NetApp AFF A400 storage system. Yes, I already know what you are thinking now, “Yes, new hardware, more CPU, more SSDs, etc. Boooring!” As with… Read More »

NetApp Kubernetes Services On-Prem a first look

By | 30. August 2019

Some time ago, NetApp officially launched its Kubernetes Services (NKS). This makes it possible to quickly and easily deploy Kubernetes services to the cloud via a web interface. Don’t worry, this will not be another blog about NetApp’s “normal” Kubernetes services. Other people have already written their fingers sore on that topic. Today I’m going… Read More »

How to add storage capacity to a NetApp ONTAP Select 9.6 cluster

By | 24. June 2019

Hi all, last week I showed you how to install an ONTAP Select Cluster. Today, I want to show you how to add storage capacity to an existing ONTAP Select Cluster. Since NetApp ONTAP Select is Software Defined Storage (SDS), it goes without saying that you must, of course, have somehow installed physical hard drives… Read More »

NetApp presents new entry-level AFF C190.

By | 6. June 2019

NetApp today unveiled its new All Flash FAS C190 short AFF C190. The target group is customers who want to modernize their IT infrastructure with All Flash technology at an affordable price. NetApp states that the system will have the same price per GB as traditional systems with 10K SAS HDDs. However, with the advantage… Read More »

How to install a NetApp ONTAP Select 9.6

By | 21. May 2019

Hello together,today I want to show you how to roll out ONTAP Select in version 9.6 RC1 with the help of NetApps ONTAP DeployVM. In this video, I used an existing VMware environment based on NetApp HCI. Enjoy watching: DISCLAIMER: This post represents my personal observations and is not officially by NetApp or other authorized.… Read More »