Author Archives: DerSchmitz

About DerSchmitz

Team Lead NetApp Competence Centers Bechtle Bodensee, 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.

Podcast Episode2: NVMe, SSD or HDD?

By | 14. August 2020

After our Pilot podcast went online last week, we’re presenting you the next episode today. In Episode 2, @Data_Stefan and I (@Der_Schmitz) talk about the differences between NVMe, SSD and HDDs. What are the backgrounds and what do I use the respective technologies for? Have fun listening. P.S. No Stefan did not sit in a… Read More »

“OMG Now he is doing a podcast”

By | 4. August 2020

Something new more often! After I have been “delighting” you with blog posts for some years now, I’m now starting a podcast together with @Data_Stefan. “Now it’s time for some ear candy” The content is of course about data center technologies and everything that awaits us so exciting in the cloud. Today Episode 1: Who… Read More »

A slightly different comparison of SSD and HDD Storage

By | 17. July 2020

Hello, everyone,today I would like to give you an overview of the advantages of All-Flash systems compared to systems with spinning media. I can hear you screaming already: “Oh, no. Not another blog about the advantages of All-Flash systems! Now DerSchmitz is going crazy!” Of course, you know that All-Flash systems are faster than systems… Read More »

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 »