Own the Data Pipeline

In this post, Chin-Fah Heoh takes a look at NetApp’s Data Pipeline, which they outlined during their Storage Field Day presentation earlier this month. Chin-Fah puts the idea of a data pipeline into historical context, and looks at how NetApp is using it for AI workloads.

Storage dinosaurs evolving too

In the age of cloud, the traditional storage admin are often seen as relics of the past. But for Chin-Fah Heoh, these old “dinosaurs” are actually evolving to become vital to the modern enterprise. This is because they have a deep understanding of data. At Storage Field Day, he’s looking forward to hearing from companies like Hedvig and WekaIO on how they solve the problems of persistent storage in distributed systems. With these difficult data question more important than ever in the enterprise, Chin-Fah thinks its the best time to be a “storage dinosaur”.