Posts Tagged ‘NetApp’

Bye for now….

22Nov15

If you are a listener of the Tech ONTAP Podcast, this will come as no surprise to you, but Friday 11-20-2015 was my last day at NetApp and Monday I start my new position at VMware (more on that later).   Professionally speaking, without question this has been the most difficult decision I have ever […]


I’m excited to present the first episode of the Tech ONTAP Podcast, hosted by Glenn Sizemore, Andrew Sullivan, and myself, Pete Flecha. If those names sound familiar, you may know us from our former podcast, the NetApp Communities Podcast. Although the name has changed, our mission is still the same: each week we will discuss […]


Coming off of my 3rd consecutive NetApp Insight I have to say NetApp Insight 2014 set the bar extremely high.  Maybe it’s because I was newer to NetApp, but previous years paled in comparison. I’m not sure if it was the timely announcements of NetApp Cloud ONTAP, clustered Data ONTAP 8.3, the acquisition of Riverbed’s SteelStore product, or […]


NetApp just released a new VMware plug-in for disaster recovery for it’s MetroCluster customers. The MetroCluster Plug-in 1.0 for vSphere plug-in evacuates all virtual machines to another site and facilitates failover/giveback operations of the storage systems. It is viewable as the “MetroCluster” tab under the “Hosts and Clusters” view within vCenter. Additionally, it allows administrators to […]


If you missed Tech-Ed this week, have no fear.  The NetApp Communities Podcast roving reporter Glenn Sizemore @glnsize provided daily coverage which includes interviews with session speakers, NetApp employees,  partners,  as well as customer conversations. Microsoft TechEd 2014 Day One Recap Live audio recap from the show floor of Day 1 of Microsoft TechEd 2014 Microsoft TechEd […]


There only a few days left to vote, so… Please take a moment and vote for session 1328   VMworld session 1328 is open to public voting.  I think this could be a really interesting panel discussion and I would encourage you to sign in and vote.  VMware has invited EMC’s Matt Liebowitz (author of […]


One of the differences between 7-Mode versus clustered Data ONTAP (cDOT) as it pertains to VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager (SRM) is the array-based  replication (ABR) using NetApp SnapMirror®.  Before I dive into the different SRM fail-over scenarios and try to make sense of the what SnapMirror® snapshots are present, I think a  good place to […]