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

NetApp AI Wins “Best Machine Learning Platform” Breakthrough Award

August 26, 2020

For the second year in a row, NetApp has won a coveted AI Breakthrough award for the Best Machine Learning Platform with our partner Lenovo. The AI Breakthrough Awards program was founded to recognize artificial intelligence (AI)–related technology innovators, leaders, and visionaries from around the world.   All the award nominations for a range of […]

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 […]

Active IQ Unified Manager and ServiceNow: Provisioning with REST APIs

August 24, 2020

Since the last release, you might have noticed that NetApp® Active IQ® Unified Manager has shifted paradigms. No longer just a monitoring solution, Unified Manager now helps with automation, active management, intelligent provisioning, and zero touch management, which I wrote about in previous blogs: Active IQ Unified Manager 9.7: Risk Management, Self-Healing, Smart Analytics, and […]

Conversational AI System Built with NVIDIA and NetApp

August 24, 2020

A conversational AI system engages in humanlike dialog, understands context, and provides intelligent responses. Such AI models are often huge and highly complex. With NetApp® ONTAP® AI, powered by NVIDIA DGX systems and NetApp cloud-connected storage systems, massive, state-of-the-art language models can be trained and optimized to run inference rapidly.   In conversational AI systems, […]

A New Backup Architecture – SnapDiff V3

August 13, 2020

The challenges of NAS backup With the explosive growth of data, backing up NAS systems is increasingly challenging and complex for enterprises around the world.   Historically, NAS data was backed up and restored with the Network Data Management Protocol (NDMP).  However, NDMP architecture is inherently inefficient and outdated.   With NDMP, backups are typically […]

NISI Developing Innovative Medical Technologies with NetApp ONTAP AI

August 7, 2020

The NISI Group (NISI) is a medical technology business headquartered in Hong Kong, specializing in the development, manufacture, and sales of innovative surgical and diagnostic products. Its corporate mission is to become a world leader in noninvasive surgical innovations.   NISI first used an NVIDIA DGX-1 as a high-performance computing node to help with its […]

NetApp IT Perspective: Storage Lifecycle Management for Large-Scale Storage Upgrades

August 6, 2020

As the first and earliest adopters of our own products, my infrastructure team, called Customer-1, runs NetApp® products in support of NetApp’s global enterprise. We also provide feedback to the product teams on our experience and recommend product improvements. We have a large-scale storage fleet of more than 100PB of raw storage with 450 storage […]

ONTAP FlexGroup Technology Powers NetApp’s Massive Active IQ Data Lake

July 23, 2020

NetApp Active IQ provides customers and partners with actionable intelligence on their NetApp environment via a dashboard that summarizes performance, availability, capacity forecasting, health summary, case histories, upgrade recommendations, and more. Every week the system generates about 100TB of data and 225 million files―and it is growing! As the team responsible for IT operations and […]