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This week on the podcast, we amped up the brain power by inviting Jeff Steiner to discuss databases and the cloud as it pertains to ONTAP and SolidFire. We go over a wide array of things as Jeff tells us exactly how he feels about marketing and NVMe. Jeff pulls no punches.

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Despite how often I go on and on about why certification matters, it may surprise you to learn that I almost missed the deadline to get re-certified for my VCP (VMware Certified Professional) certification. I wish I could say that it wasn’t due to procrastination, but then I would risk getting called out by my fellow IT professionals.

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In my previous blog, I talked about a new product from NetApp—NetApp® Service Level Manager—that makes it significantly easier to manage and scale your storage, and improve operations with predictable performance and cost. In this blog, let’s look at a typical use case example to help you understand how it works.

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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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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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