Mar 17

One Year Later: NetApp Resource Provider for Windows Azure Pack

One year after its announcement, the NetApp® Resource Provider (NRP) for Windows Azure Pack has had several enhancements and is now in play at service providers (SPs) around the world, including two large tier 1s. If you will be at this year’s Microsoft Cloud and Hosting Summit, stop by the NetApp booth to learn more about how NRP for Windows Azure Pack can help you streamline service creation and maximize profits.

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Mar 17

Tech ONTAP Podcast Episode 78 – NetApp Certifications NCIE Featuring the NetApp A-Team

This week on the podcast, several NetApp A-Team members were in RTP to help create the NetApp Certified Implementation Engineer, NCIE, exams that are used to help officially certify storage administrators for ONTAP. We rounded up Ruari McBride, Scott Gelb and Steven Cortez to discuss how a NetApp certification exam gets created and why you’d want to take one.

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Mar 16

From Customer to Partner to Advocate: My Journey with NetApp

I’m excited to announce that I have recently been invited to join the NetApp A-Team, a group of NetApp advocates like myself who are dedicated to sharing the good news about NetApp while providing valuable feedback to the engineers and product managers that drive NetApp innovation. I’ve seen several other companies try to do this, but no one so far has been able to match the tight-knit, focused, and well-run group that is the A-Team. It’s an honor to officially become a part of the family.

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Mar 14

Hackers Innovate with ONTAP Cloud on AWS at DevWeek Hackathon

NetApp was a featured sponsor once again for the DevWeek Hackathon, the signature kick-off event for the DeveloperWeek 2017 conference in San Francisco. As the nation’s largest challenge-driven hackathon, DevWeek provides sponsors the opportunity to post challenges for architects, developers and DevOps practitioners to develop solutions and compete for prizes. NetApp’s Hackathon Challenge built upon last years’ Challenge by introducing new API services integration as well as data persistence through the NetApp Docker Volume Plugin

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Mar 14

Q&A with NetApp CEO George Kurian

You’re coming up on two years as the CEO of NetApp, leading the team through major industry disruption and internal transformation. What lessons have you learned? Transformation is an ongoing journey for any company. The global economy is changing rapidly, and customer priorities are evolving to keep pace. We’ve already seen that if organizations, especially in the technology industry, stop driving to constantly reinvent themselves, they fail to stay relevant.

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Mar 13

Fact or Fiction: Containers Need No Storage?

This is the second post in our #Mythbuster series. Today, we are looking at containers. In this new world of containers and microservices, storage might seem to lose its importance. Built to be weightless, stateless tools just megabytes in size, containers are to enable quick application launches.

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Mar 10

Tech ONTAP Podcast Episode 77: 2017 CTO Predictions

This week, we welcome NetApp CTO Dr. Mark Bregman to the podcast to discuss his recent CTO predictions with us and elaborate a bit on where he sees the IT industry shifting. Below is the short list of the predictions. Tune in for the details!

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Mar 08

Soar into Science: Bangalore Campus Hosts Young Women in Technology

Inside a conference room at the NetApp Bangalore Campus, a group of young girls gathered recently to experiment with hands-on science and engineering projects. With a newfound confidence about doing well in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) disciplines despite their underprivileged backgrounds, their upbringing and gender no longer seemed like a hurdle to them.

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Mar 08

7 Reasons Why Moving Apps from the Public to the Private Cloud Shouldn’t be Hard

As the cloud becomes an integral part of our IT operations, I have read a lot of articles about leveraging the public cloud as part of a data center strategy. What’s just as interesting, but less discussed, is the move from the public cloud into a private cloud in a data center. In our case, moving apps between clouds is an integral part of our strategy to retain control of our data and make it available where it makes the most sense, both from a cost/efficiency and usage perspective.  It’s a component in our broader Data Fabric journey that gives NetApp IT the flexibility it needs to excel at service delivery.

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