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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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I’m excited to announce that I have recently been invited to join the NetApp A-Team, a group of NetApp advocates like myself who are dedicated to sharing the good news about NetApp while providing valuable feedback to the engineers and product managers that drive NetApp innovation. I’ve seen several other companies try to do this, but no one so far has been able to match the tight-knit, focused, and well-run group that is the A-Team. It’s an honor to officially become a part of the family.

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In the early 2000’s, Gartner predicted the relentless increase in the “3 V’s” of data—Volume, Variety, and Velocity. The 3Vs are often discussed in the context of “big data”, but the same challenges apply to about any kind of data, “big” or not. 

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NetApp was a featured sponsor once again for the DevWeek Hackathon, the signature kick-off event for the DeveloperWeek 2017 conference in San Francisco. As the nation’s largest challenge-driven hackathon, DevWeek provides sponsors the opportunity to post challenges for architects, developers and DevOps practitioners to develop solutions and compete for prizes. NetApp’s Hackathon Challenge built upon last years’ Challenge by introducing new API services integration as well as data persistence through the NetApp Docker Volume Plugin

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This week, we welcome NetApp CTO Dr. Mark Bregman to the podcast to discuss his recent CTO predictions with us and elaborate a bit on where he sees the IT industry shifting. Below is the short list of the predictions. Tune in for the details!

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