NetApp, Cisco and Red Hat announce OpenStack on FlexPod SolidFire!

I am happy to share with you the publishing of the second document of the FlexPod SolidFire with Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10 – Cisco Validated Design (CVD) solution. Paired with its partner Design Guide, this CVD enables an enterprise-grade OpenStack deployment, in an accelerated fashion, with little risk. Deployment Guide (NEW) – is a … Read more

Ansible support receives massively expanded ONTAP modules

Ansible users rejoice. Today NetApp is proud to announce the release of 33 new and updated ONTAP modules for Ansible. Ansible is an open source IT automation framework, initiated and managed by Red Hat, which acts as a layer for connecting automation across DevOps services and tooling. It was created to help developers and IT … Read more

Anonymous/Public Bucket Access in StorageGRID

Introduction This quick example shows how we can update the bucket access policy in StorageGRID in order to allow anonymous access. This allows access to the bucket without S3 credentials, e.g. through a browser. Instructions In this example, we utilize s3cmd to connect to StorageGRID Webscale. In order to get s3cmd talking to StorageGRID, update … Read more

Self-Service Data Recovery using Trident and NFS

Since the earliest days of ONTAP, snapshots have been a feature which has played a significant role in providing point-in-time recovery options for data which has been lost or corrupted accidentally. They are instant, space efficient, and, when the snapshot directory is turned on for the volume, provide the application or user a way to … Read more

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