Networking is coming! And Future:NET Is coming to San Francisco to celebrate its 4th Year! In this post, Christopher Kusek makes the case why this should be an event added to your IT roster. Future:NET stands out because presentations can come from anywhere within the IT stack from Developer, to Security or Network Admin to general practitioner IT Jack of all trades. He takes a look at what is on tap this year.
Adding more complex and powerful tools allows we as humans to apply greater leverage; a single human can accomplish much more with a good set of tools than that same human can with just their bare hands. Data management is no different. In this post, Justin Warren looks at the tools NetApp has created for that task with NetApp Fabric Orchestrator.
What if instead of waiting for your network team to provision your uplinks, your network could auto-provision VLANs and MLAGs as soon as a new hypervisor node was connected to the network? Mike Stump looks at how Cumulus Networks and Nutanix aim to solve this problem with their partnership to bring automation via open networking to your AHV clusters.
Paul Stringfellow recently spoke with Cumulus Networks regarding their own software-defined networking strategy, “Infrastructure with purpose.” Their message resonated strongly with an aim to help enterprises deliver infrastructure in new ways, to meet rapidly changing demands and deliver beneficial outcomes – whether that is better services, products, or to improve efficiency and lower costs.
In this post, Matt Leib takes a look at Pure Storage’s ObjectEngine. This leverages Pure’s all-flash architecture, combined with extensive compatibility with many backup software platforms, to enable rapid recovery and full metadata tracking across all platforms. For Matt, this full platform vision for data management really stands out in a crowded field.
With DirectFlash Fabric, Pure Storage not only addresses the oxymoron of delivering simple and fast direct access storage with enterprise-class features. It also does so without forcing its customers to purchase a new storage array. Max Mortillaro looks at why the NVMe over Fabrics revolution is marching on.
No matter if your applications run on-prem or in the cloud; no matter if it’s a microservice or monolith; no matter if it runs physical, virtual or containerized – customer satisfaction is key for businesses. In this piece, Joep Piscaer looks at how tools like NETSCOUT’s vSTREAM can help gather the telemetry data needed to provide visibility into IT systems, and ultimately keep customers happy.
It’s no secret that open source is driving innovation in both enterprise IT through the products and services they consume and within the companies who provide those products and services.
NetApp will host their sixth annual Women in Technology panel at NetApp Insight next week. Keynote speaker Kate Swanborg will be on the panel. In a year that’s seen increasing discussion on gender issues, this session should have a lot to say.
NetApp Insight 2018 is just around the corner. Rich Stroffolino looks at how the company has changed since their last customer conference, as they continue the transition into becoming a data company.