ONTAP innovations, baseball, and Abbott and Costello
Introducing the Specialist Series: Matthias Giraud – B.A.S.E. jumper and professional skier
Ode to a logo (or “You changed the what?!”)
NetApp HCI Offers a New 2-Node Storage Cluster for a Starting, Scalable Entry Point for Customer Workloads
Fighting Ransomware: Part Two – ONTAP Native (aka Free) Tools for Detecting Ransomware
Quick Continuity Conversations: Infrastructure Insight

Don’t just survive – thrive

October 14, 2020

He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery. —Harold Wilson   If you’ve read my previous post on change, you might have noticed that consultancy firms like to write about embracing change. Change this. Change that. At times, I find this advice a little […]

What is the Ideal Database Infrastructure?

August 25, 2020

What is ideal? A long (4 or 5 hour) bike ride along the Colorado Front Range followed up with some of my favorite carbonated nourishment is an ideal day in my book. And apparently Wout van Aert had an ideal day too—at this year’s edition of Strade Bianche when he soloed in for the win in the final 13 kilometers. With a broken wheel and 5 punctures, Julian Alaphilippe most certainly did not have an ideal day.    So what’s ideal when […]

Now THAT’S a Quick Database

June 5, 2020

Several things come to mind when I hear the word “quick.”  I once saw thousands of dollars vanish from my checking account in minutes from a PayPal hack (thanks to PayPal and my bank for making everything right). A cheetah can accelerate from a stand-still to 60 mph in about 3 seconds – quick indeed.  […]

Bottoms Up!

May 12, 2020

I like beer. I also like a bunch of other stuff. It’s just that I really like beer. For anyone who has known me for even a brief amount of time, this is hardly news. Belgian Tripels, Imperial Stouts and Saisons – yummm.   SAP claims that about 77% of the beer consumed worldwide is […]

I Want it Now!

April 8, 2020

My wife and I have gone to great lengths to teach our daughters the value of delayed gratification. The lesson seems to have taken hold—neither one has gone bankrupt yet.   Even given all the positive attributes and outcomes associated with delayed gratification, sometimes you just want it now – like this scene, with Veruca […]