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 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Dear visitors to this blog, thank you so much for coming over here (or bumping into me through search engines). I have been running this blog for almost ten years and am looking forward to the steadily growing number of visitors every day. Those of you who have visited my blog for a long time… Read More »
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.
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 »
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 »