Reducing Risk in OpenStack with NetApp Part 1: Encryption 

Welcome to part one of a series on reducing risk in OpenStack with NetApp.  Whether you are already running OpenStack, or are considering running it, the security of your data should always be at the forefront of your thoughts.  NetApp has many features that work in concert with our OpenStack drivers to give you piece … Read more

My Name is Queens

On February 28th, the OpenStack community released its 17th version, codenamed Queens. As a leader in commercial storage solutions for OpenStack, NetApp added new features to Cinder and Manila. Cinder New Features Cinder now supports dynamic adjustment of overprovisioning space for volumes based on a calculation of free space in the backend, committed space, and … Read more

Automate the configuration of ONTAP systems for OpenStack with Puppet

Puppet is a configuration management utility that operates in a Server -> Agent method.  Desired configuration states are defined in manifest files, and when agents or devices are updated, any changes in these manifests are pushed to the end nodes.  NetApp has published Puppet modules for ONTAP, SolidFire, and E-Series with PuppetLabs.  The git hub … Read more

Setting up an Edge system All in One with OpenStack and ONTAP Select

Some sites aren’t large enough to need or have an entire datacenter infrastructure. Sometimes you want to be able to run just a datacenter in a box. Remote locations, small sites, any place where you might need the entire features of a data center, but only have one box. How do you get all those … Read more

Introducing the New and Improved OpenStack Deployment and Operations Guide

By Chad Morgenstern and Jenny Yang Have you visited NetApp’s OpenStack section of thePub lately?  If not, you may have missed NetApp’s new and improved OpenStack Deployment and Operation’s Guide.  Now a living document, easy for you to read and for us to maintain, the Guide is your one stop source for all things NetApp … Read more

My Name Is Pike

NetApp is thrilled to have contributed to and congratulates the OpenStack Community on the Pike release of OpenStack.  The OpenStack Foundation’s Pike press release mentions a lot of new and exciting features across the board.  In this blog, we call out a few that are of particular interest to us. Cinder: Volume Groups Cinder now supports the new … 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Warning: Some of this content may be outdated.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