AWS vs. Azure: Comparing Cloud Storage Options

Posted by Gali Kovacs on Mar 22, 2017 3:01:48 AM

Gone are the days when there was a need to provision raw storage inside the server for “fast” data access. Today, there are so many cloud storage options competing for your data, and you can mix and match storage across the different providers.

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Topics: Cloud Solutions

Workload Mobility: Staying Compatible Across Clouds

Posted by Gali Kovacs on Mar 21, 2017 6:46:40 AM

When it comes to workload mobility in the cloud, the solution involves going beyond replicating some VMware stack to the cloud. 

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Topics: Public Cloud, Cloud Storage

The S3 Outage: Fundamental Cloud Building Blocks To Prepare For Unavoidable Cloud Failures

Posted by Gali Kovacs on Mar 16, 2017 12:00:29 PM

All of us are on the brink of failure.

“Every veteran IT professional knows what it means to have your site down. No matter what the cause, we need to get it back online as fast as possible. Why?

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Topics: Cloud Basics, Disaster Recovery, Cloud Solutions

DevWeek Hackathon: Hackers Innovate with ONTAP Cloud on AWS

Posted by Mimi Sparrow, Cloud Evangelism Team, NetApp Inc. on Mar 15, 2017 11:23:07 AM


NetApp was a featured sponsor once again for the DevWeek Hackathon, the signature kick-off event for the DeveloperWeek 2017 conference in San Francisco.

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Topics: Hackathon

The ONTAP You Know – Spin it Up Everywhere

Posted by Matthew Scott, Business Solutions Architect on Mar 14, 2017 3:48:50 AM

As an IT Architect, I’m forever drawing these little theoretical boxes on whiteboards and computer screens and bits of paper. Then I draw lines that connect to other boxes, scribble some names and figures all around, do some back-of-the-envelope calculations and voilá - solution. (Research usually precedes and follows this art exercise BTW.)

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Topics: Cloud Solutions, ONTAP Cloud

Readymade or Making RAID? Configuring NAS on the Cloud

Posted by Gali Kovacs on Mar 1, 2017 10:25:12 AM

If you’re reading this article, it’s safe to say you know a bit about the cloud, AWS, and the reasons why cloud-based storage is gaining popularity all around the world and in every business vertical out there.

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Topics: Cloud Storage

In the Cloud: Block Storage vs. Object Storage

Posted by Gali Kovacs on Feb 22, 2017 5:21:58 AM

It is a given that IT is moving to the cloud, migrating workloads and data in order to leverage the cloud’s flexibility and scalability and remove traditional capacity limitations. This is especially true when it comes to saving every piece of information an organization holds.

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Topics: Cloud Solutions, Cloud Storage

ONTAP Cloud: The CTO’s Problem Solver

Posted by Matthew Scott, Business Solutions Architect on Feb 22, 2017 2:51:52 AM

Executive decision-making, especially in the world of IT, always seems to be a process of ratcheting upward as if climbing a mountain.

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Topics: Cloud Solutions, CloudONTAP, Enterprise Solutions

Traditional Enterprise Applications Find Middle Ground in the Cloud

Posted by Matthew Scott, Business Solutions Architect on Feb 15, 2017 4:07:57 AM

If there’s one common sentiment among the established businesses out there who are trying to sort out their Cloud strategy, it has to be this: “we’re hesitant to place our data in the cloud – any cloud.”

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Topics: Cloud Storage, Enterprise-Class Data Management

5 Phases for Enterprise Migration to AWS

Posted by Gali Kovacs on Feb 9, 2017 8:19:00 AM

So you want to migrate to the Amazon cloud?

You’ve got your entire organization ready to do the ‘lift and shift’ forklift move, and you’re on your way to migrating your infrastructure, your data, and basically your entire way of doing things into the cloud.

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Topics: Cloud Solutions, AWS, Enterprise