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
Don’t Allow Your IT Refresh to Move at a Donkey’s Pace
Protection Against Ransomware: The FlexPod Solution

Now THAT’S a Quick Database

June 5, 2020

Several things come to mind when I hear the word “quick.”  I once saw thousands of dollars vanish from my checking account in minutes from a PayPal hack (thanks to PayPal and my bank for making everything right). A cheetah can accelerate from a stand-still to 60 mph in about 3 seconds – quick indeed.  […]

Power of 3: NetApp, VMware, and Broadcom Redefining Enterprise IT…

June 4, 2020

Co-authors: Naveen Krishnamurthy from VMware, Jayamohan Kallickal from Broadcom   General availability (GA) of VMware vSphere 7.0 is a major milestone for VMware. The new release supports many new features that can facilitate transformation of modern data centers. One key feature available with vSphere 7.0 is NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF) support.   Broadcom, NetApp, and VMware have […]

Future-Proof Your IT Investment with NetApp AFF A400

February 4, 2020

NVMe Based Storage Makes the Difference As you probably know, we recently launched a brand new end-to-end NVMe-based storage system, NetApp® AFF A400. I sat down with NetApp Technical Marketing Engineers Chris Lueth and Scott Bell to discuss some technical advantages of the new A400. Key advantages they mentioned include how the new system offers higher performance with more advanced technology, faster host connectivity, and greater flexibility and expandability to future-proof your NetApp investment. What are some […]

ONTAP Select Software RAID with NVMe

January 9, 2020

Each release of ONTAP Select delivers new ways to leverage software-defined storage in environments with evolving needs. With the release of ONTAP Select 9.7, we are introducing support for Software RAID configurations backed by NVMe (nonvolatile memory express) drives. In this blog, I will highlight the host preparation steps that are unique to deploying ONTAP […]

Why The Fabric Matters: Brocade and NetApp Optimize VMware Storage…

August 29, 2019

As the use of virtualization increases and flash technology improves, it becomes more important to select the right storage network. Because NVMe can move data between network-connected flash arrays as quickly as data now moves within a physical server, it’s critical that your network meet the performance needs of your virtual infrastructure with unparalleled reliability, […]

The Route to Data is Now a Multi-Lane Super-Highway with…

July 8, 2019

With the recent release of ONTAP 9.6, let’s continue exploring the benefits that ONTAP (see previous blog on Simplifying Data Management with ONTAP) and NetApp provide to our customers. In this post, I will describe how NetApp leads the way with end-to-end NVMe solutions based on ONTAP. Digital Transformation demands more Digital transformation looks different […]

When You’re Implementing NVMe Over Fabrics, the Fabric Really Matters

March 21, 2019

Talk to enterprise data storage vendors today, and all you hear is NVMe-this, NVMe-that, blah blah blah.   There’s a good reason for all the noise. Implementing NVMe (NVM Express) as the end-to-end data transfer protocol in your SAN environment can significantly improve throughput and reduce latency, delivering a vastly better experience to your users. […]