So seriously, if you haven’t seen this post by Steve or Val, well.. until things are released I cannot say much more than them! But once I can, you’ll get the motherload of it!
What can I say, which has already been said though…
For those of you who manage NetApp filers, you likely are familiar with the Command Line (CLI) or FilerView. I’d like to say “Welcome to the change to that experience” and that change comes in the form of an MMC snap-in which looks a bit like this!
Believe me, if I didn’t fear for my own disclosure, I’d say more!
One of my favorite bits of this, is the fact that I can manage multiple filers from this single interface – Add them in and they’re ready to go. The same can be said for multiple members of a cluster. What? It knows who its cluster pairs are and can tell you about issues? no that’s far too cool to be true.
There’s so much more… which I look forward to disclosing when this officially launches, but just do know that it is really-cool and will improve your management experience even more-so than you currently have today!
I will say nothing more on this! :)
Tags: cli, Filers, filerview, NetApp, NTAP, Storage, System Manager
Posted in Baltimization, Blog, Christopher Kusek, Efficiency, Informational, Microsoft, NetApp, Storage, Technology | Comments (0)
This isn’t the notorious fluffy G, but instead is an (honestly) very well produced piece on Deduplication as it stands with the competition – Or as described in the YouTube release:
So, my personal and honest assessment? Which I’m sure you’re waiting to see ;)
I have to say, it’s very well produced, orchestrated and organized. It didn’t look tacky (like those EMC dating videos I’ve seen, or Virtualization Girl) The filming quality, audio representation, and the dynamic of the event – started off in a very emotional context. For some reason, e-Squared reminded me a bit of Chuck Hollis (The beast from the east :)) .. I’m not sure why that is, but I think that’s kind of cute in my own mind ;)
I don’t really have an impression of double-D as to who they’re really giving me an impression of, I guess that’s just par for the course though. ;)
What really gets me is the “my technology crunch data anywhere” near the end, which really speaks well to the deduplication in primary as well as secondary, instead of some other methods in which it’s done.. But I won’t enter into that religious debate solely on this video alone, but those of you out there know exactly what I mean ;)
Final Assessment: Very well done, I don’t feel like it’s a 1990’s dating video recorded in someone’s basement, real cred, value and rocking ;)
Tags: Chuck Hollis, Dedupe, emc, NetApp, NTAP
Posted in Baltimization, Blog, Christopher Kusek, Efficiency, Geek, Informational, NetApp, Storage, Virtualization | Comments (0)