Introducing StorageGRID Webscale Metrics API

StorageGRID Webscale provides highly scalable S3-compatible object storage. One system can be composed of hundreds of StorageGRID Webscale nodes deployed across Docker, VMWare, engineered systems (appliances), and even in the cloud. StorageGRID Webscale 11.0 makes managing heterogenous nodes easier by introducing a new metrics database engine that collects system and services level attributes and makes … Read more

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

How to deploy PostgreSQL using Kubernetes, Helm, and Trident

Overview PostgreSQL is a popular open-source relational database, and in this post you will see how you can deploy PostgreSQL in a Kubernetes environment using Helm charts with Trident, a dynamic storage provisioner from NetApp for Kubernetes. You will also learn how you can offer standard PostgreSQL deployments using templates (Helm) which do not require … 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