Getting started with Ansible Playbooks can be addictive! Here’s how you can get yourself hooked!

Ansible? Playbooks? Modules? Confused? Don’t worry, we’ve all been there… Alright, let’s start off with the basics. What is Ansible? In a nutshell, Ansible is an open-source IT automation tool that can help you simplify complex configuration, management, and application deployment. There are quite a few good reasons for Ansible’s rise in popularity, such as … Read more

Ansible modules for NetApp Storage Platforms: Making Configuration Management Awesome with Ansible

I very clearly remember the first time I wished I could automate something. Now although we still do not have a way to automate school homework (sigh), the Ansible modules for NetApp’s Clustered Data ONTAP, SolidFire, and E-Series platforms are finally available! During NetApp’s Insight Event at Las Vegas (which was awesome by the way), … Read more

Cinder Replication with NetApp : The perfect cheesecake recipe!

Warning: Some of this content may be outdated. For an updated perspective, see There and Back Again: An OpenStack Tale.   Written by Goutham Pacha Ravi & Sumit Kumar 53% ! Yup, that’s the percentage of organizations that can tolerate less than an hour of downtime before significant revenue loss!1 Here comes Cheesecake to the rescue! … Read more