Sometimes it takes a major event to force a change. Without such an event to make us challenge ourselves hard about something, we often just carry on doing what we’ve always done the way we’ve always done it. That has definitely been the situation with our workplaces and travel. I’m all for people having real human contact as I think[…]Read more
Tag: Data Fabric
Decoding COVID and solving the software problem
‘The original Human Genome Project required 13 years of work and cost more than $3 billion, now we can sequence the Genome overnight’ I’m often looking for interesting examples of progress, not just in IT but more generally and this one really struck me. The COVID genome was sequenced early as the first cases were cropping up in Wuhan, China[…]Read more
Making sense of your data, what, where, why and who?
Imagine having an application that can understand all of the data that you’re storing, that can do this for ANY unstructured data across any vendor, that can scan any S3 compatible source, that can scan your OneDrive accounts, that can scan the structured data behind many of the major applications that you use today and can do this across Azure,[…]Read more
Build your data fabric in less than 10 minutes!
I read a competitors blog recently, I’m not going to post a link to it but I’m sure you could find it once you’ve viewed this and therefore have a gist as to what it was all about. A few things really jumped out at me as I read it though The person that wrote it is ex NetApp and[…]Read more
From Infrastructures designed for Applications to Application Driven Infrastructures
In order to explain what I mean by this let’s take a look back in order to look forward. If we consider the evolution of architectures… To increase efficiencies and simplify management we started by consolidating multiple workloads onto fewer platforms. With virtualization we were able to take this further, a new level of cost reduction and utilization and more control passed[…]Read more
What is a Digital Human?
That was the first thought on my mind when I had the opportunity to meet with 3Lateral in Serbia, the next thought was how could we at NetApp help to bring this to life by working to build 3Lateral’s data fabric. 3Lateral Studio is built around a passion for creating characters and creatures, the team there are focused on acquiring[…]Read more
If it doesn’t connect to, or integrate with the cloud, you shouldn’t buy it
According to the latest ESG research 97% of companies are already either using cloud or have active plans in place to start using the cloud, regardless of what your position is within your companies IT operations you have to ask the question as to how any technology that you buy will enable you to connect to or integrate with the[…]Read more
Who are you and why should I care?
It’s a fair question and when I think about many of the meetings I have, when you cut to the heart of what the person that I’m meeting with is actually thinking then on many occassions this is probably it. So who are we and why should you care? NetApp is a Hybrid Cloud Data Services company, we enable companies[…]Read more
With Data, what’s above it and below it really matters!
If you aren’t aware of the capabilities below your Data then you may be missing out on huge opportunities above it. I remember many years ago NetApp used to describe ourselves as a Data Management company, I also remember that it often caused a number of different reactions… No you are not! Data Management is about how you extract value[…]Read more
Are you Cloud first! or Cloud first?
It’s funny how something as simple as punctuation can fundamentally change an idea, an approach or a strategy. Looking back a few years ago then it definitely felt like most companies strategy was Cloud first! I think there were many reasons for this Everyone was talking about the Cloud, it was truly moving up toward what Gartner’s Hype Cycle likes[…]Read more