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

The power of three

April 21, 2021

There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are. —W. Somerset Maugham   Three is a powerful number. There are the Marketing Rules of Three. Further, good marketers understand universal truths, and the power of three is one of the truths. People like choices— just not too many of […]

Wine and tech: Making it better

February 17, 2021

I spent ninety percent of my money on wine, women and song and just wasted the other ten percent. —Ronnie Hawkins I’m fortunate to have come into “tech” after a 15-year stint in the wine business. I managed wine programs for several restaurants during my engineering studies and then spent a decade selling wine and […]

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 […]

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.  […]

Can I Use NetApp StorageGRID Object Storage for Oracle Database…

May 18, 2020

Your databases hold your company’s most critical assets, including customer information, corporate financials, human resources information, and other critical data sources. In today’s constantly connected global business environment, you need a cost-effective and reliable strategy for protecting your data from disasters. Good data protection practices require keeping usable business-critical backups offsite. This has traditionally been […]

What Can You Do in 44 Seconds?

February 6, 2020

44 seconds. Depending on your perspective, 44 seconds can feel like an eternity or seem to speed by in an instant.  For example:   In 2016, 44 seconds was all Texas A&M needed to put together the biggest last-minute comeback in NCAA Division I history. To Northern Iowa, those last 44 seconds were an eternity. […]