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Many of the resources provided by the modern datacenter are transitioning to a new model based on consumption. Amazon pioneered this model a number of years ago, and application developers, deployers, and administrators all quickly realized that a model where you only have to pay for what you use, when you use it, is much more cost effective than the traditional acquisition model for some use cases. IT departments across all industries are trying to figure out how to become service providers to their own businesses, and storage is no exception to this. Designing storage services which are capable of meeting the needs of the applications which your organization uses is critical to ensuring success.

For our episode this week we sit down with Evan Miller (@evancmiller), Enterprise Architect for NetApp, Eduardo Rivera (@mredrivera), Storage Architect for NetApp, and we welcome back Stetson Webster (@stetsonwebster), Storage Architect for NetApp.  Eduardo and Stetson are the storage architects for NetApp IT, also known as Customer 1, and they recently went through a Storage Services Design Workshop with Evan and his team.  The result has been nothing less than phenomenal, resulting in appropriately sized storage systems which deliver improved services, balancing capacity and performance, and reduced overall cost for storage services.

Removing islands of stranded capacity and performance is critical to ensuring that maximum efficiency is realized for your storage assets.  If you want to learn about designing storage services to capitalize on the resources available, you don’t want to miss this episode!

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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.