Tech ONTAP Podcast - Episode 13


OpenStack is the choice of many organizations who want to provide private cloud services for their applications which follow the Amazon Web Services (AWS) model.  OpenStack services provide everything cloud native applications need including compute, network, and storage resources all controlled using a simple GUI and easy to consume APIs.  NetApp customers enjoy direct integration of clustered Data ONTAP, E-Series storage, AltaVault, and StorageGRID products with the OpenStack ecosystem using the Unified Cinder Driver, Swift and S3 object storage, and Manila file shares.


This week we welcome Dave Cain (@thedavecain) to the Tech ONTAP Podcast.  Dave and the guys discuss OpenStack’s Liberty release and the trip OpenStack Summit Tokyo.  We also talk about the recently released FlexPod Datacenter with Red Hat OpenStack, which provides a concise guide to deploying RHEL-OSP on the FlexPod platform. Also if you are wondering why there is so much excitement around OpenStack, you should definitely listen to the episode and learn more about how NetApp was the #1 contributor to both Manila and Cinder.



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About Our Guest

Dave Cain is a TME and with NetApp’s Converged Infrastructure Engineering group. He focuses on producing validated reference architectures that promote the benefits of NetApp storage and software into hybrid cloud environments. Previously, Dave focused on Network, Storage, and Virtualization IT infrastructure at IBM for over 10 years.


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Andrew Sullivan

Andrew has worked in the information technology industry for over 10 years, with a rich history of database development, DevOps experience, and virtualization. He is currently focused on storage and virtualization automation, and driving simplicity into everyday workflows.