Category Archive: Cloud

Jun 04

NetApp Dynamic Storage Types Package

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I am pleased to announce the NetApp Dynamic Storage Types Package. The NetApp Dynamic Storage Types Package will allow setting NetApp storage as an output for vRealize Orchestration (vRO) workflows and in turn as an output for vRealize Automation life cycle management.  This is done by taking advantage of the native dynamic plugin capability in vRO 5.5.2 …

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Jun 17

Two New Co-Branded Technical Reports

I’m pleased to announce two new jointly branded NetApp and VMware technical reports:  TR-4308: Software-Defined Storage with NetApp and VMware and TR-4306: Building Automation and Orchestration for Software-Defined Storage with NetApp and VMware. TR-4308 describes the joint NetApp and VMware solution to implement a software-defined storage environment.  This environment is a critical component toward achieving …

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May 15

Software-Defined Storage with NetApp and VMware – Part 4: Advanced Workflow Design with Wrapper Workflows in vCO and WFA

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Its taken me a while to get this post out. I have been swamped with multiple projects in the realm of automation and orchestration for Software-Defined Storage. With that said, lets get into how to create wrapped vCO workflows to call OnCommand Workflow Automation (WFA) workflows. First, we should have a discussion on workflows by …

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Aug 25

Announcing Two New Technical Reports Just in Time for VMworld 2013

Are you thinking about deploying vCloud Director or vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) on NetApp’s software defined storage (SDS) in your environment?  Are you looking for a backup and recovery strategy for cloud?  Curious about how to implement an automation and orchestration strategy with VMware and NetApp’s Software Defined Datacenter (SDDC)?  If so, I’d like to …

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Jun 28

A New NetApp Validated Architecture

I am pleased to announce the release of NetApp Verified Architecture  0007:  VMware vCloud Director on NetApp Clustered Data ONTAP.   A lot of work and development went into this NVA with the goal being to help those who are doing or will do vCloud deployments on NetApp storage.  Many of the concepts and principles …

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Jan 24

Key Questions for Storage in the Cloud

Storage for the Cloud is one of the least sexy and most expensive portions of any cloud deployment.  However, picking the correct storage in terms of functionality, performance, and ease of use can have significant benefits when it comes to creating the architecture for your overall cloud service environment. Bundled together and tightly integrated into …

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