Archive for April, 2014

NetApp CTO Offers 10 Tech Predictions

Hybrid cloud, all-flash startups to flourish On the NetApp 360 Blog, NetApp’s Jay Kidd offered up his forecast for 2014, identifying two main themes: that IT will warm up to full adoption of the hybrid cloud, and that adoption will accelerate for certain emerging technologies like all-flash arrays. “With a ‘some but not all’ approach […]

Innovation Stack Alters Data Center Paradigm

Virtualized model links hardware, cloud On his list of predictions for 2014 (see article below), NetApp CTO Jay Kidd claims that converged infrastructure “will become the most compelling building block of data center infrastructure.” eWeek’s Chris Preimesberger and NetApp created a slideshow that highlights the reasons why 2014 may be the year that converged infrastructure […]

World’s Largest Laser Runs on Data ONTAP

Downtime not an option for research tool The world’s largest laser — 100 times more energetic than any previous laser system — resides at Livermore National Laboratory’s National Ignition Facility (NIF). Scientists are investigating defense and energy applications with the laser. As Mike McNamara writes on NetApp’s blog, downtime is not an option for the […]

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