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

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 […]

Active IQ Unified Manager 9.7: Active Management, VMware Awareness, and…

March 17, 2020

In the previous blog post in this series, I discussed how NetApp® Active IQ® Unified Manager 9.7 integrates with the Active IQ Portal to deliver community intelligence, risk assessments, and recommendations to both dark (secure) sites and nondark sites. Today’s post updates you about the active management capabilities, automation enhancements, and virtual ecosystem monitoring capabilities […]

Active IQ Unified Manager 9.7: Risk Management, Self-Healing, Smart Analytics,…

February 3, 2020

  In my previous blog, I discussed how simplicity and security have taken top priority with NetApp® Active IQ® Unified Manager 9.7 when it comes to managing ONTAP® systems, including AFF All SAN Arrays. I also covered how we make it simple for automation and infrastructure engineers to handle complex storage management challenges. In today’s […]

The Jazzy New Active IQ Unified Manager 9.7: Security Focused…

January 13, 2020

Simplicity is no longer a theme with NetApp® Active IQ® Unified Manager, it’s a continuous improvement cycle. A cycle that brings goodies for customers in all spheres with every release, whether it’s better NetApp ONTAP® management or simplified operational monitoring capabilities. The Active IQ Unified Manager 9.7 release announces several enhancements, exciting new features, and […]

IDC MarketScape: NetApp a Leader in Scale-Out NAS (File-Based Storage)

January 8, 2020

The exabyte-scale data future is here. Complex new data pipelines from cutting-edge applications, machine-generated data, and IoT endpoints are all flowing into massive unstructured data repositories. NetApp built the network-attached storage (NAS) industry over 27 years ago and we’ve continued to innovate into this new era of scale-out NAS for unstructured file-based data management at […]

The Data Storage Trifecta: Cost, Performance and Automation

August 22, 2019

A couple of months ago I discussed the rise of the IT generalist who possesses both the knowledge and soft skills that allow them to be adaptable to a wide array of work environments and technologies. This movement reflects the common refrain from IT leaders to “do more with less” but it doesn’t stop with the human resources. Streamlining staff efficiency […]

Proactive Monitoring and Management with Active IQ and Active IQ…

May 9, 2019

At NetApp, we understand the ever-present and increasing demands placed on the business and are focused on ensuring we are providing value with our intuitive platforms and tools to monitor your modern infrastructure. Active IQ Unified Manager and Active IQ, Better Together Active IQ and Active IQ Unified Manager together simplify management, protection, and optimization […]

Intelligent Monitoring and Management of Cloud-Connected Flash with OnCommand Software

December 21, 2018

FabricPool, a cloud-connected tiering solution, was introduced with NetApp® ONTAP® 9.2. This technology can be used to move cold, inactive data from high-performance all-flash storage solutions to low-cost object storage by using the “auto-tiering” policy. For a quick refresher, check out the FabricPool 9.4 lightboard video.   With ONTAP 9.5, NetApp also supports automated cloud […]

SnapMirror Synchronous: Simplify and Manage Volume Granular Zero RPO Replication

December 19, 2018

Data protection is the key to effective business continuity planning. Over the last few years, investment in big data has skyrocketed; 76% of organizations plan to maintain or increase their investment in big data over the next 2 to 3 years. With organizations focusing their attention on analytics and big data, protecting your data is […]