It seems many are having tremendous success with their evaluation of the NetApp Virtual Storage Appliance, Data ONTAP Edge. Two quick examples include Josh Odgers who authored a fantastic post detailing the provisioning and cloning capabilities of the NetApp VSC plug-in for vCenter and Mike Ellis who quickly spun up the VSA and began tweeting 98% storage savings when … [Read more...] about Data ONTAP Edge Question: Run the VSA on Laptops?
During the day 2 general session at VMworld, VMware CTO Steve Herrod gave each of the VMworld Global Diamond Sponsor 4 minutes to do deliver a demo of their latest vSphere integrations and capabilities. These demos were presented to a massive room, packed with 10,000 VMworld attendees. Cisco, Dell, EMC, HP and NetApp all presented… The crowd voted for the demo they found to … [Read more...] about NetApp Wins the First Ever VMworld Challenge
This session was second of the two ‘community’ sessions I presented with Chad. The topic of this session is “Stretched Clusters and VMware SRM – when, why, where”. In many regards the technologies that comprise these offerings can be viewed as the “new protocol battle”. There are a number of technical considerations one needs to make before deciding on a technology or the use … [Read more...] about VMworld 2012: BCO2982 Stretched Clusters and VMware SRM
This session was one of the two ‘community’ sessions I submitted for VMworld. I refer to these sessions as community because they are meant to speak to a subject in a vendor neutral perspective. I’d like to thank Chad Sakac; over the past 4 or 5 years he and I have jointly presented at VMworld events and the feedback from these sessions has been outstanding. As I shared in … [Read more...] about VMworld 2012: STO2980 vSphere Storage Best Practices
NetApp is widely recognized as the preferred storage platform for cloud computing and this perspective was evident at VMworld 2012 where NetApp dominated the storage discussions and conversations. Here's 5 reasons why I am so confident in making this bold statement… 1. NetApp was the only partner with two sessions rated as Top 10 Best VMworld Sessions VMworld attendees voted … [Read more...] about NetApp Rocks VMworld 2012!