Do your friends and family glaze over when you explain to them what you do? Ever find yourself falling asleep at an IT conference? Not anymore with your very own Cloud Bingo card. If terms used to describe the cloud were a drinking game I don’t think I’d make it through an IT conference sober. So how did we get[…]Read more
NetApp Cloud Manager isn’t just for managing clouds
Okay I know that’s a bit of an oxymoron, maybe it’s time for a name change? Over the last 6 – 12 months we’ve been adding more and more capabilities into Cloud Manager for companies that would like to use it to manage their on-premises NetApp systems, yes that’s right, to manage your on-premises systems, so why would you want[…]Read more
How Alexa enlightened me on the future for IT
It’s been my ongoing home automation process that really got me thinking about the parallels between this and Hybrid / Multicloud computing, which I think we can all generally accept is the future for IT. I know you’re probably thinking ‘that seems like a bit of a stretch’ but bear with me. For my home automation I’ve chosen my control[…]Read more
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
How much money are you wasting on compute in the cloud?
For us it was 73%, no that is not a typo. When we introduced Spot into our engineering / development environment 73% was the amount we reduced our spend on cloud compute by and there was no impact to our developers and no reduction in application availability. How much do you think you are spending on cloud compute that you[…]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
Tech companies should always start by asking WHY?
When you’re building a product or solution then you have to start with the reason why you are building it and this has to encompass the value that it brings to the people you’re going to sell it to and the value that it’ll bring to you as the company selling it. And this is what I don’t really see[…]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
Am I ‘ever trapped’ with my storage investment?
Are you thinking about buying into one of these ‘storage forever’ programs? You know the ones, buy now with 6 years gold support and get free controllers or credits in 3 years’ time. You could be paying more and getting trapped into upgrades that offer little to no performance improvements. The performance results in the LinkedIn post from John Martin[…]Read more