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If your organization uses Microsoft Office, Exchange, or SharePoint, odds are that it has also adopted Office 365 cloud services or plans do so in the future. Microsoft recently announced that commercial Office 365 adoption had surpassed 70 million monthly active users, up 40% from the previous year. In a recent Gartner survey of IT and business leaders involved with Microsoft Office decisions, 78% of the respondents were either currently using Office 365 or had plans to do so.

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The NetApp A-Team (@NetAppATeam) is NetApp’s social media advocacy equivalent to programs like Cisco Champions and VMware’s vExpert. Made up of customers and partners, the A-Team are NetApp fans that blog, tweet and evangelize NetApp. They are an asset to NetApp because they also provide feedback to the company on what they’re doing right and what they could be doing better. That feedback is invaluable.

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What is a FlexPod, anyway? You may already be familiar with it, or maybe you even have one in your data center. Perhaps you’ve never even heard of it. Whatever the case, it’s time for a refresher.

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Remember those TV infomercials for Ginsu® knives that slice and dice but never need sharpening? Today’s IT is a bit like a Ginsu knife. It faces an increased demand to operate in two modes.  The “never needs sharpening” mode runs like a utility. It is transaction-based with an emphasis on maintaining operational stability and keeping the lights on. The second mode rapidly slices and dices, responding quickly to business demands with an agile time-to-market mindset and rapid application evolution.

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Not too long ago NetApp announced a Docker volume plugin. The plugin enables Docker users to simply and easily connect to and consume clustered Data ONTAP iSCSI and NFS storage with their containerized applications. During this episode we sit down with none other than...me, Andrew Sullivan! That’s right, in addition to co-hosting our podcast, I'm also the Technical Marketing Engineer for containers at NetApp, and in this week's episode, we discuss Docker, containers, microservices, and next generation applications.

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