Archive for November, 2008

Space Management and Data ONTAP– Part One

The subject of space management always seems to generate some interesting discussions, particularly in my Data ONTAP Fundamentals class.  I think part of the reason for this is the terminology surrounding some of these concepts. The first concept I want to clarify is space guarantees as they apply to flexible volumes.  A flexible volume is […]

Flash Drives and NetApp

NetApp recently announced their direction on flash drives. The most interesting aspect of this was not just that they intend to support them, but that support will be implemented not just as plug in disk drives, but also as an extension of the WAFL cache. One of the problems with spinning disk drives as we […]