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NetApp IT Eats Its Own Dog Food

Manages capacity with OnCommand Insight If NetApp technology is that good, the company must use it enthusiastically, right? Stetson Webster, a senior engineer in NetApp’s IT group, answers that question with an emphatic “Yes” in an article on NetApp’s blog. The company’s rapid growth had forced the IT team into firefighting mode, Webster relates, and […]

NetApp Begins Shipping FlashRay in Sept.

Enhances its portfolio of all-flash storage arrays After several years of development, NetApp began shipping its FlashRay family of all-flash storage arrays with the new Mars operating system to selected customers and partners in September. The product allows NetApp to compete with a gaggle of well-funded all-flash array startups like Kaminario, Pure Storage, and SolidFire. […]

CA Agency Finds Savings, Efficiencies in Cloud

Teams with NetApp to revamp architecture “We were in dire straits,” recalls Tim Garza, IT director for the California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA). “Without a fundamental change in our service architecture, we would have been out of the game.” The year was 2008, and state agencies throughout California faced severe budget cuts. With 29 departments […]

Confessions of a NetApp Advocate

A fan offers three reasons why NetApp rocks “My name is Jesse, and I’m a NetApp Advocate. What does it mean to be a NetApp Advocate? It means I talk about NetApp so much someone at NetApp noticed and gave me a title.” With that candid introduction, Jesse Anderson, a post-sales systems engineer at Dynamix […]

NetApp CEO Promises FlashRay in September

All-flash solution completes flash portfolio NetApp will begin shipping its long-awaited FlashRay storage solution next month, CEO Tom Georgens promised during a conference call with analysts on Aug. 14. According to David Raffo of, Georgens also talked about the next release of Clustered Data OnTap, which will include features that did not make it […]

NetApp OnCommand Performance Manager

New software adds control, monitoring NetApp recently introduced OnCommand Performance Manager, new software to monitor and troubleshoot a customer’s Data ONTAP environment. “With OnCommand,” the company states, “enterprises of all sizes can better enable, control, automate, and analyze a cost-efficient storage management infrastructure. With Data ONTAP at their core, OnCommand tools help IT optimize storage […]

Innovation Awards Honor ‘Transformative IT’

NetApp lauds customer breakthroughs NetApp handed out its annual Innovation Awards earlier this month, honoring its “visionary enterprise customers [who] are successfully navigating through the most complex period in IT with the help of NetApp” and its partners, in the words of Rob Salmon, NetApp President and Head of Go-to-Market Operations. The winners were selected […]

Data Plays Star Role in Growth of World Cup

Mobile tech, global interest fuel surge In 1998, the World Cup was held in France. Eighty-thousand spectators attended the event, many with a mobile phone such as the Nokia 5110, with which they could send and receive text messages that probably consumed a total of about 2MB of bandwidth (roughly the equivalent of loading an […]

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 […]

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