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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 […]

When Should You Be Using NetApp FlexGroup Volumes? (Spoiler Alert:…

May 1, 2020

NetApp® ONTAP® FlexGroup volumes were introduced in ONTAP 9.1 to provide a scale-out NAS solution that could extend beyond the limitations of the NetApp FlexVol® volume. This is done by combining multiple FlexVol volumes into a single namespace and having ONTAP balance incoming data automatically, with real-time updates of capacity and file counts to maintain a capacity balance across all constituent volumes.    FlexGroup volumes offer the following benefits over FlexVol volumes:  […]

Oops! FlexGroup Volumes Did It Again: Record Shattering SPEC SFS®2014_swbuild…

November 30, 2018

Last fall, NetApp published some eye-popping performance numbers for FlexGroup volumes. The test performed was a standard benchmark for software build workloads. These workload types characteristically include many files, high ingest rates, and a large amount of metadata operations.   Good news for NetApp: This is a FlexGroup volume’s sweet spot.   The numbers last […]

Trident 18.07 Introduces Support for AI/ML, CSI, FlexGroup Volumes &…

July 31, 2018

I love it when things just work without having to think about them. Too often in the technology world things don’t work as they should or they’re just simply…broken.   Take, for instance, the Rachio™ sprinkler control system I recently installed at my rental property. With Denver traffic what it is these days, it’s an excruciating pain to go back and […]