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Have you ever thought to yourself “I wonder if it’s possible to do this with NetApp?”  Or, how about “I hear what my sales team is saying, but I’m not sure how it will behave with my application.”  Well, we have the answer for you, and the answer is the Customer Proof-of-Concept (CPOC) lab.  The CPOC team is dedicated to showing NetApp functionality and integration with customer applications, using real customer data, simulated tests, and sometimes just raw benchmarks by mimicking portions of customer environments.

This week we feature “neto from Brazil” (@netofrombrazil), a NetApp legend and database performance specialist on the CPOC team. He talks with us about the CPOC, it’s function in the company, and how customers can request an engagement from the team.  He also happens to be one of NetApp’s premier Oracle specialists, so we take the opportunity to talk about database workloads when using NetApp All-Flash FAS.

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Important Links:

    • NetApp AFF8080 EX Performance and Server Consolidation with Oracle Database (TR-4415)
    • MetroCluster in Clustered Data ONTAP 8.3 Verification Tests Using Oracle Workloads (TR-4396)
    • NetApp All-Flash FAS for Databases Performance Testing Summary on FAS8000 Series (TR-4322)
    • Best Practices for Oracle Databases on NetApp Storage (TR-3633)

“neto from Brazil” is a proud NetApp Employee and Brazilian. Since 2000, he has been working at NetApp as Systems Engineer, Consulting Systems Engineer for Latin America and Caribbean and now as a Technical Architect for Customer Proof of Concepts in Research Triangle Park, NC. As a Technical Architect, “neto from Brazil” has been working to develop large scale environments to simulate customer’s applications and determine performance and scaling characteristics with focus on databases, performance, and virtualization, demonstrating the latest technologies to prospective customers. In 2009, “neto from Brazil” was nominated an Oracle ACE, a group known for their strong credentials as Oracle community enthusiasts and advocates, with candidates nominated by the Oracle Technology and Applications community. You can follow “neto from Brazil” at and on Twitter.

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Have you registered for NetApp Insight yet? With over 300 technical breakout sessions to choose from, as well as Hands-On labs and onsite NetApp Certification Exams, Insight is one event you won’t want to miss. And if that isn’t enough, you can come and hang out with Glenn, Sully and Pete.

If you are new to the podcast, tune into any of our previous episodes to see what you may have missed.  You can find Tech ONTAP Podcast episodes on the NetApp Blog.

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 SoundCloudiTunes, 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.