NetApp Speaks Volumes

Rich Stroffolino looks forward to NetApp Insight, looking at how the company has continued their transition from a storage company to a data company. Part of this strategy comes from Cloud Volumes, and the newly announced NetApp Kubernetes Service.


NetApp Acquires StackPointCloud

Rich Stroffolino outlines how NetApp’s recent acquisition of StackPointCloud compliments what they presented at Cloud Field Day earlier this year. Their Cloud Volumes service now naturally rolls into a larger managed Kubernetes play.


Cloud Storage – AWS, Azure, and Beyond

Ned Bellavance and Stephen Foskett break down the cloud storage options from AWS and Microsoft Azure. They then illustrate why the cacophony of choice from just those two providers make it almost impossible to do a true comparison of either performance or value. They see something like NetApp’s Cloud Volumes, which they saw at Cloud Field Day earlier this year, as a way to approach some consistency in the marketplace.


Multi-Cloud, DevOps, and Storage

From the presentation from NetApp at Cloud Field Day earlier this year, Ned Bellavance and Stephen Foskett wrote an in-depth article looking at the challenges of applying DevOps concepts to storage, especially in a multi-cloud environment. NetApp addressed this challenge with Cloud Volumes, which they see as providing the flexibility demanded by DevOps without sacrificing the functionality of robust data services.


3D XPoint Is At A Crossroads – Can Intel and Micron Deliver?

With the announcement that Intel and Micron are dissolving their partnership, Stephen Foskett says that their joint 3D XPoint technology is at a crossroads. So far 3D XPoint has been over-promised and underperforming, but Stephen says the product shows some promise in the enterprise, citing NetApp’s Storage Field Day 16 presentation and discussions at Dell Technologies World.


NetApp OnCommand Insight

Brandon Graves talks NetApp’s OnCommand Insight, the only analytics and monitoring tool presented at Storage Field Day 16. OCI is always watching your environment and can be set up to notify the correct team when a problem arises. He also mentions NetApp’s Cloud Insights, a product that adds many features on top of OCI for use in the modern hybrid data center, meaning it can monitor what is happening on-premises, as well as in the cloud.


Cloud Proximate Data Storage

Matt Leib talks about what he calls Cloud Proximate Data Storage, where major storage vendors leverage locationally close datacenters to mitigate the cost of moving data. Matt goes on to discuss the solutions presented at Storage Field Day 16 as well as PureAccelerate such as Infinidat’s Neutrix, products from PureStorage, and HPE’s Cloud Volumes/CloudBank.


NetApp – OnCommand Insight

Michael Cade talks NetApp’s OnCommand Insight in his recent coverage of Storage Field Day 16. Although OCI’s ability to have no agents but still provide massive scale regardless of where the endpoint is placed as well as provide visibility into your whole environment excite Michael he is still not convinced OCI is a product for the masses due to its price.


NetApp – Cloud Insights

Michael Cade reviews NetApp’s Cloud Insights as presented at Storage Field Day 16. With three main goals in mind, reducing MTTR, reducing cloud infrastructure costs, and preventing further issues, Cloud Insights as a SaaS offering greatly interests Michael and he looks forward to seeing where the product goes in the future.


NetApp OCI and Cloud Insight

Renè van den Bedem recalls NetApp’s Storage Field Day 16 presentation on their OnCommand Insight and Cloud Insight SaaS offerings. He goes over the use cases for both products and recommends OCI for cases where you might need to quickly implement a chargeback solution.


NetApp Addresses key Analytics to the #SFD16 audience

Matt Leib recalls NetApp’s presentation about OnCommand Insight from Storage Field Day 16. Matt sees OCI as a very interesting approach toward the monitoring and troubleshooting of NetApp environments. He also praises OCI’s full integration with ServiceNow, on the CMDB, as well as chargeback, orchestration, and ticketing made possible by a fully programmable Restful API.


NetApp Cloud Volumes 101

Bhavin Shah takes a look at NetApp Cloud Volumes, after their recent announcement that it is now available on Google Cloud. Cloud Volumes provides cloud-native enterprise-class file services to users, all based around a familiar usage-billing model. He walks through how to get started using Cloud Volumes, and previews where NetApp is expanding it after watching their Cloud Field Day presentation.


Innovate or Die? Three Ways to Cloud Enablement

At Cloud Field Day last month, Ned Bellavance got to thinking about how companies approach cloud enablement. After seeing a variety of approaches, he highlights three ways for companies to succeed at this difficult task.


ThinkPiece: Cloud Field Day: Can an old dog, learn new tricks?

At Cloud Field Day Michelle Laverick saw some encouraging sign from established companies adapting to the reality of the cloud. NetApp, Oracle, and Veritas all showed that despite being incumbent companies, they have identified how to be competitive against newer cloud-focused startups. This often involved spinning up entirely new teams that can operate with agility. Not every company was convincing in their cloud play, but Michelle was definitely impressed to see older companies making moves to stay competitive with the cloud giants.


NetApp: Highly Performant Storage for Cloud Native Apps

Martez Reed takes a look at NetApp’s Cloud Volumes, which the company covered in their Cloud Field Day presentation last month. Based on their well known ONTAP portfolio, Cloud Volumes presents a fully managed CIFS/NFS storage solution from within the public cloud.


NetApp Finds Its Cloud Feet

After hearing from NetApp at Cloud Field Day, Justin Warren feels the company has turned a corner in their cloud messaging and story. The presentation was done by Eiki Hrafnsson, who was brought into the company as part of their Greenqloud acquisition. He showed how ONTAP in the cloud and Cloud volumes have the API support needed, and provide real benefits in the public cloud.


NetApp embraces cloud for future business growth

A few years ago it might have been surprising to see NetApp at an event like Cloud Field Day, but after seeing them at an event earlier this month, Chris Evans thinks its consistent with the companies recent embrace of the public cloud. Eiki Hrafnsson presented for two hours, focusing on what the Cloud Data Services business unit will be focusing on going forward. Chris thinks these moves could help fill the gap between the enterprise data center and the cloud.


NetApp’s & Next Generation Storage Technologies

In this piece, Chan Ekanayake takes a look at what he saw from NetApp at Storage Field Day back in March. He begins by reviewing the place of NVMe in the enterprise market, then expanding into how NetApp plans to incorporate NVMe and storage class memory into their storage offerings. This would provide an extremely fast and low latency storage environment perfect for demanding workloads like AI.


Cloud Field Day 3; Day 2 – That One Thing….

Day two of Cloud Field Day was the busiest of the event. Delegates were treated to see Droplet Computing come out of stealth, followed by presentations from Rubrik, Riverbed, and NetApp. In this post, Chris Porter runs down what he saw from each, and what stood out in each presentation.


Live blogging Cloud Field Day 3 at NetApp!

NetApp’s Justin Parisi was able to be at their Cloud Field Day presentation this week, and shared his live blog from the event. It’s a really interesting perspective on the presentation, which focused on NetApp’s Cloud story, including ONTAP Cloud and Cloud Volumes. Fire up the Cloud Field Day video, and scroll along with the blog to get the “real time” experience.