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This week we welcome NetApp IT to the show again to discuss data governance and how they’re applying security policies to data inside our own organization.  Ensuring that your data is not just protected, but also secure, is an important, but often overlooked, aspect of any deployment.  But, Operational Point Objectives (OPO) take things a step further by defining the business impact associated with data.  The methodology used helps IT to quickly assess the needs of the infrastructure for backup and recovery by categorizing the data according to its impact.  Not only that, but the OPO data significantly improves the recovery plan in the event of a disaster by providing a clearly defined priority for services.

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If you follow NetApp IT blogs, you’ll know that we talk a lot about our strategy to take advantage of the compute elasticity offered by the public cloud while maintaining ownership of our data. But one question comes up repeatedly: How do we operationalize the cloud? How does our cloud strategy translate into operational excellence, especially when it comes to taking advantage of hyperscaler cloud resources?

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Cisco Live US 2016: It’s a wrap! Out here in Las Vegas, it’s been a whirlwind week of activity. We’ve spent the past few days sharing out our latest innovations, spending time with friends and business partners, and having some fun. (And, in the desert heat, rekindling our sense of appreciation for air conditioning!)

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We wrap up “ONTAP 9 Month” here at the Tech ONTAP Podcast with Joel Kaufman, a Director of Technical Marketing here at NetApp. We discuss the new and improved manageability tools in ONTAP 9 – OnCommand System Manager and Performance Manager, as well as some of the other new features available in this robust release.

 

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Ensuring data security is one of the biggest challenges for enterprise IT security teams, and choosing the right key management and encryption tools is one of the most important steps for protecting an organization’s valuable data. Unfortunately, very few solutions offer the functionality needed to protect the organization from accidental or intentional data breaches in a hybrid cloud environment.

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