Open source is not entirely new to NetApp, they’ve had an OpenStack team in the company since 2011, mainly contributing to the Cinder project. This provided on-demand block storage in OpenStack. In the past 18 months, this has been consciously expanded into an open ecosystem team, organized around thePub.
Melissa Palmer of vMiss.net comments: I’ve always felt like storage was one of the fundamental building blocks of virtualization. The VMware environment I worked with sucked up the most storage out of any other group or application, even with storage efficiencies like deduplication in place. When there was something wrong with the environment’s storage, it […]