Tech ONTAP Podcast: NetApp at Storage Field Day 15

On the most recent episode of NetApp’s Tech ONTAP Podcast, Tech Field Day founder Stephen Foskett and Storage Field Day delegate Glenn Dekhayser discuss what they saw from the company at their most recent Field Day presentation.


#SFD15: Datrium impresses

Glenn Dekhayser saw a lot of interesting technology at Storage Field Day, but Datrium stood out to him with their focus on end user experience and value extraction from technology. Using a looser definition of HCI with discretely scalable compute and storage nodes, Datrium’s solution offers all the table stakes features expected in an HCI system. What distinguishes it is a robust GUI with lots of telemetry and easy provisioning options, as well as tight cloud integration with AWS.


Commvault Go 2017 – In Search of the Perfect Data Management Machine

In this post, Glenn Dekhayser breaks down the major announcements coming out of Commvault GO. This includes a look at their new HyperScale platform, their GlusterFS-backed, scalable, and fault tolerant back-end storage system. This can run on Commvault’s own hardware and software combination, or on a number of third-party hardware platforms. Notably, Cisco offers ScaleProtect, which puts HyperScale on their UCS platform.


In Search of the Perfect Data Management Machine

Glenn Dekhayser has a write up from his first Storage Field Day event. He got to hear from Intel, specifically about their Storage Performance Development Kit. Intel developed this to give hyperscale deployments more consistent performance for storage latency, which in SSDs often experiences frustrating tail latency. SPDK works by isolating an entire CPU core solely to storage IO. This allows for much lower latency, and gives you almost linear scalability with NVMe drives. Glenn is impressed with the impacts this could have at scale.


Glenn Dekhayser

20+ year IT/Storage/Network/Security Veteran.