Tech OnTap Podcast Episode 14: Protecting Your Data with SnapMirror to Everything

NetApp Insight 2015 was a massive success, and certainly one of the many highlights was Dave Hitz, NetApp’s Founder and Executive Vice President, and Joe CaraDonna, Senior Technical Director, announcing that SnapMirror will now not only run in AltaVault, but will soon run across NetApp’s entire product line.

This week, the gang is joined by data protection experts, Rachel Dines, John Spinks and Michael Cade, to discuss what “SnapMirror to Everything” means for the future of data protection and how it impacts NetApp’s vision of a Data Fabric. Also Pete Flecha has a major announcement you won’t want to miss!

About Our Guests

Rachel Dines (@RachelDines) is a product marketing manager at NetApp where she leads the marketing effort for AltaVault (formerly SteelStore), the company’s cloud-integrated storage solution and Amazon Web Services. She is a regular speaker at industry events such as VMworld, NetApp Insight, Disaster Recovery Journal World, and Symantec Vision.  Previously, Rachel was an industry analyst at Forrester Research covering resiliency, backup, and cloud. Her research has paved the way for cloud-based resiliency and next generation backup strategies.

John Spinks (@jbspinks) is a Technical Marketing Engineer employed at NetApp for over 7 years.  John has spent his time at NetApp focused on Enterprise Application backup, recovery, and cloning.  He started as the resident expert for IBM Domino and Lotus Notes, then picked up the Snap Creator Framework and associated Plug-ins and helped develop it from a professional services tool to a fully supported product.  John has spent the last year and a half helping to bring NetApp SnapCenter Software to market, focusing on usability and simplicity in NetApp’s newest data protection software.

Michael Cade (@MichaelCade1) is a Systems Engineer for Veeam and a member of the prestigious NetApp A-Team. He’s got a blog called vZilla.

Justin Parisi (@NFSDudeAbides) is the Technical Marketing Engineer for NFS and Name Services at NetApp. His expertise ranges across NAS protocols, as he also works extensively with CIFS/SMB and multi-protocol NAS, as well as with external services such DNS, Kerberos, LDAP and NIS. Also check out Justin’s blog.

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Each week, the Tech ONTAP Podcast discusses all-things NetApp, interviews subject-matter experts, and provides insights into the storage industry. Follow the hosts on Twitter: Pete Flecha (@vPedroArrow), Glenn Sizemore (@glnsize), and Andrew Sullivan (@andrew_NTAP). Subscribe to the podcast on SoundCloud, iTunes, or sign-up to receive the Tech OnTap newsletter.

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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.