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Each week, the Tech ONTAP Podcast dives into all-things NetApp, including storage, public & private cloud, and much more. The team will also be interviewing subject-matter experts from across the industry and detailing various best practices for getting the most out of your datacenter.

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Episode 23: StorageGRID WebScale 10.2

StorageGRID Webscale is NetApp’s object data storage system. Recently version 10.2 was released and added a number of new and interesting features. To enlighten us, we asked none other than Duncan Moore, Director for StorageGRID at NetApp, to visit us and give us a breakdown. As always, Duncan does a great job extolling the benefits of object storage, so if you’re curious about object storage and it’s use cases, give this episode a listen!


22 Jan 2016

Rank #1

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Episode 114: Introducing ONTAP 9.3

This week on the podcast, we talk with Senior Vice President of the ONTAP group, Octavian Tanase and Chief ONTAP Evangelist Jeff Baxter about the latest innovations available in ONTAP 9.3.


9 Nov 2017

Rank #2

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Episode 163: ONTAP 9.5

This week on the podcast, we cover the latest ONTAP release and the vision for ONTAP in general with “the ONTAP guy,” Octavian Tanase. We also dive a bit deeper into the features with Jon Jacob and Skip Shapiro!

1hr 13mins

2 Nov 2018

Rank #3

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Episode 109: ONTAP 9.3 Security Enhancements

This week on the podcast, we cover the new security enhancements in ONTAP 9.3 with the security super squad, Juan Mojica and Dan Tulledge. Join us as we discuss Multifactor Authentication and NetApp Volume Encryption enhancements.


20 Oct 2017

Rank #4

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Episode 61: Security and Storage

This week on the podcast, we discuss security in storage systems with the new security TME Andrae Middleton and NetApp A-Team member Jarett Kulm of High Availability, Inc. We cover security at rest, in-flight, methodologies, ransomware and much more!


14 Oct 2016

Rank #5

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Episode 149 - Cloud Volumes Service Performance with Oracle Databases

This week on the podcast, TME Chad Morgenstern joins us to discuss how performance looks in Cloud Volumes Service for Oracle Database workloads.


27 Jul 2018

Rank #6

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Episode 148 – An Introduction to Cloud Volumes Service

This week on the podcast, we invited Technical Director Eiki Hrafnsson and Solutions Marketing Manager Ingo Fuchs to give us the lowdown on what Cloud Volumes Service are and where people are expected to use them.


20 Jul 2018

Rank #7

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Episode 26: SolidFire Deep Dive

Last week, we covered the SolidFire acquisition with NetApp’s Andy Grimes. This week, we are joined by SolidFire employees, Aaron Delp and Amy Lewis, to get their take on the acquisition, as well as Jeremiah Dooley and Andy Banta for a technical deep dive into everything SolidFire. This episode goes into overtime, but is certainly worth the extended listen.

1hr 51mins

12 Feb 2016

Rank #8

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Episode 135: Cattle, Pets and the Hive Mentality in Tech with Matt Watts

This week on the podcast, NetApp Director of Technology and Strategy in EMEA, Matt Watts, joins us, to talk about his latest blog and how current technology is simply repeating the patterns in nature to better understand how people are using data and leveraging applications.For Matt’s latest blog titled “Pets, Cattle, Insects and the Fabric of life,” see: http://www.watts-innovating.com/pets-cattle-insects-and-the-fabric-of-life/


13 Apr 2018

Rank #9

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Episode 105 - Converged Systems Advisor

This week on the podcast, we chat about converged systems like FlexPod, and how the NetApp acquisition of Immersive brought us Config Advisor for your Converged Infrastructure, Converged Systems Advisor (CSA)! Join us and Keith Barto, Director of Product Management for Converged Infrastructure Management for everything you need to know about CSA!


15 Sep 2017

Rank #10

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Episode 215: NetApp Insight 2019 Recap

This week on the podcast, we recap NetApp Insight 2019 in Las Vegas. Join us as we cover the highlights of the event, as well as what people on the floor had to say.

1hr 11mins

5 Nov 2019

Rank #11

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Episode 217: ONTAP 9.7

This week on the podcast, we chat about the latest release of ONTAP and what new features we can expect, as well as what value they add. Featured in this episode: - NetApp SVP Octavian Tanase- NetApp Director Jeff Baxter- NetApp Product Marketing Manager Jon Jacob- Netapp Technical Product Marketing Manager Skip Shapiro- NetApp TMEs Dan Isaacs and Mike Peppers

1hr 2mins

21 Nov 2019

Rank #12

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Insight 2016 Recap Las Vegas - Day 4

It's the last day of NetApp Insight Las Vegas 2016 and the guys from the Tech ONTAP Podcast have you covered on all the latest news and information from the show. Tune in for daily recaps, interviews, and more.


30 Sep 2016

Rank #13

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Episode 231 - How NetApp Automates Lab on Demand

This week on the podcast, NetApp's Lab on Demand director Toby Creek joins us to discuss how Lab on Demand has handled increasing scale, public access and automation of lab environment setup.


6 Mar 2020

Rank #14

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Episode 136: Modernizing Dev and QA the NetApp Way

This week on the podcast, we invited a couple of NetApp’s own dev and QA members – David Pressley and Mekka Williams – to discuss how NetApp is modernizing and streamlining their processes and how other businesses can take lessons from how NetApp is leveraging automation, dev/ops and the cloud to make development life fitter, happier and more productive!


20 Apr 2018

Rank #15

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Episode 139: ONTAP 9.4 - NVMe and New Platforms

This week on the podcast, we brought in an army of hardware and NVMe experts to discuss the newest NVMe features in ONTAP 9.4 and what new hardware platforms are coming soon. Join us as we welcome Dan Isaacs, Chris Lueth and Mike Peppers to the podcast!


18 May 2018

Rank #16

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Episode 171: Cloud Data Services with Nick Howell

This week on the podcast, we catch up with NetApp’s newest old employee (or is it oldest new employee?) to see what he’s been up to, how he ended up back at NetApp and what he’s working on today. Join us as we discuss a variety of Cloud Data Services including Azure NetApp Files & NetApp Kubernetes Service with the original NetApp podcaster and DataCenterDude himself – Nick Howell!


4 Jan 2019

Rank #17

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Episode 145: AI, Machine Learning, & ONTAP

This week on the podcast, NetApp Senior Technical Director Santosh Rao joins us to talk about how NetApp and NVidia are partnering to enhance AI solutions with the DGX-1, ONTAP and FlexGroup volumes using NFS!


29 Jun 2018

Rank #18

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Episode 138: ONTAP 9.4 Overview

This week on the podcast, ONTAP 9.4 is here! I managed to snag ONTAP Senior Vice President Octavian Tanase and ONTAP Chief Evangelist Jeff Baxter to discuss what went into some of the decisions we made regarding the new feature payload, the future vision for ONTAP and what new stuff you can expect in this release.


11 May 2018

Rank #19

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Episode 156: SnapCenter 4.1

This week on the podcast, the SnapCenter Wonder Twins - TMEs Steven Cortez (@mscproductions) and Jeanine Walter (@j9Walter) join us to give the lowdown on what’s new in the latest SnapCenter release.


14 Sep 2018

Rank #20