Saturday, 30 November 2019

Tech Roundup - 1st December 2019

Stuff collated/new since Tech Roundup - 10th October 2019 with headings:

- Cloud (General)
- DataCenter Dude [Videos]
- FlexPod
- IT Miscellany
- Microsoft
- NetApp (General)
- NetApp and Broadcom
- NetApp Cloud
- NetApp E-Series
- NetApp Knowledgebase
- NetApp SnapCenter
- NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast
- NetApp TRs
- Security (IT)
- Storage Industry News
- Veeam

Cloud (General)

UPDATE: So our cloud exchange server (Office 365) was down for 17 hours on friday
“One of the risks you face with a cloud service is that losing a critical piece of infrastructure affects 100% of your business but only 0.0001% of theirs, so they will never feel the same sense of urgency as you do.”

Google buys a small cloud partner (Cloudsimple) to make it easier for customers to use VMware on its cloud

Azure VMware Solution by CloudSimple

Microsoft Azure customers reporting hitting virtual machine limits in U.S. East regions

Amazon challenges Pentagon's $10-billion cloud award to Microsoft

Office 365 Backup Analysis

DataCenter Dude [Videos]

NetApp An Infrastructure Admin's Journey to the Cloud

NetApp Kubernetes Service Cluster Creation Demo

NetApp Full Stack AI Platform for Edge, Core, and Cloud

NetApp StorageGRID - Object Storage for What's Next

NetApp Flexible Architecture - StorageGRID Architecture Overview

NetApp Create Your Data Fabric

KubeCon 2019 -- Keynote & General Session -- Day 1

KubeCon 2019 -- Keynote & General Session -- Day 2

KubeCon 2019 -- Keynote & General Session -- Day 3

Rob Esker & Matt Baldwin, NetApp | KubeCon + CloudNativeCon NA 2019

NetApp on Twitch –
DatacenterDude on Twitch –


FlexPod Datacenter with NetApp ONTAP 9.6, Cisco UCS 4th Generation, and VMware vSphere 6.7 U2

IT Miscellany

Google says it's achieved quantum supremacy
But it's not particularly useful... yet.

ASUS Z390 Motherboards Automatically Push Software into Your Windows Installation


SQL Server 2017: Server Memory Configuration Options

Save Office 365 email attachments to OneDrive for Business

NetApp (General)

Insight 2019 Breakouts (Recordings and PowerPoints)

New AFF and FAS Systems and the Next Feature Release of ONTAP - October 2019

NetApp Keystone
Your cloud. As simple as 1, 2, 3.

Need to Simplify Your Hybrid Multicloud Experience? NetApp Keystone Delivers.

Easier workload migration in a hybrid world is the promised land for NetApp

Voice of the FlexPod Customer: Bringing Stability and Resilience to IT

NetApp and NVIDIA: Taking High-Performance Computing to the Next Level

NetApp Collaborates with NVIDIA to Simplify AI for Enterprises

Rethink Your Approach to End-User Computing

NetApp ONTAP Tip – Quick File Count Reporting with Null Quotas

Episode 5: NetApp INSIGHT 2019 Wrap Up

Cloud Insights Launches New Features, Enhances Monitoring and Security for Across Your IT Infrastructure

2019-2020 NetApp Product Poster

Now You Can Tier to Even More Clouds with StorageGRID

NVA: NetApp HCI for Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops with VMware vSphere: NVA Design

Image: NetApp HCI for Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops with VMware vSphere

Clean Up Data Spills Quickly with NetApp Secure Purge

How to monitor NetApp quotas for disks with PowerShell

NetApp and Broadcom

NetApp EF-Series EF600 and Oracle Database
Deploy with confidence: high-performance databases on end-to-end NVMe NetApp EF-Series systems with Broadcom’s Emulex HBAs and Brocade switches.

NVA-1136: NetApp and Broadcom Modern SAN Cloud-Connected Flash Solution: VMware vSphere Verified Architecture Design Edition

NVA-1127: NetApp and Broadcom Modern SAN Cloud-Connected Flash Solution: MongoDB and SUSE NetApp Verified Architecture Design Edition
Modernize your enterprise SAN with end-to-end NVMe over Fibre Channel, the fastest cloud-ready solution for mission-critical workloads.
NetApp and Broadcom Modern SAN Cloud-Connected Flash Solution: Oracle and SUSE NetApp Verified Architecture Design Edition
Modernize your enterprise SAN with end-to-end NVMe over Fibre Channel, the fastest cloud-ready solution for mission-critical workloads

NetApp Cloud

NetApp: Data Fabrics for Data That Is Everywhere

NetApp and Google Cloud Advance Strategic Partnership to Drive Innovation in the Cloud

NetApp and Google Cloud Drive Innovation in the Cloud

Bringing the cloud to you.

NetApp HCI with Anthos: NVA Design/Deployment

Google Next: Opening Keynote video recording (NetApp at 34:40)

New SAP Certification and Region Availability for Azure NetApp Files

Ready to Solve Your Enterprise Linux File Requirements in Azure?

Accelerating Troubleshooting with NetApp Cloud Insights

Avoid File Share Availability Nightmares: How Cloud Volumes Service for AWS Ensures Uptime

AWS Migration: Understanding the Process and Solving 5 Key Challenges

What the Healthcare Industry Can Do to Solve On-Prem Storage Challenges

GDPR vs. CCPA Infographic

NetApp Announces Collaboration With Equinix And Alibaba Cloud

[Video] Windows Virtual Desktop with FSLogix profile container on Azure NetApp Files

Feeling Data Rich, but Info Poor? Solve IT Troubles With NetApp Experts.

Cutting-Edge Storage for Container Technology: Container Data Storage in CVS for AWS

Move Your Enterprise Apps to Google Cloud 10 Times Faster

Approaches to Implementing On-Premises-to-Cloud Connectivity With Cloud Volumes Service for AWS

Myth Busting: Is Cloud Storage Faster Than On-Premises?

NetApp: Hybrid Cloud Base

Genomics Data Puts NetApp and AWS to the Test

TR-4671: Performance Characterization of NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP for Azure with Application Workloads

TR-4383: Performance Characterization of NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP in Amazon Web Services with Application Workloads

NetApp E-Series

Updated E-Series and SANtricity 11 Documentation Center - user documentation, instructional videos, and other helpful resources for SANtricity 11.60 (incorporating System Manager and Unified Manager online help systems).

The E-Series version 11.60 release offers a new EF600 all-flash storage system, which includes NVMe-oF host interfaces and NVMe SSDs, increasing throughput and decreasing latency.

Also newly designed E-Series and SANtricity 11 Resources page.

NetApp Knowledgebase

SMBR 8 with SnapCenter - how to restore from secondary

How to cascade TDP replication to secondary destination cluster (7M > cDOT > cDOT)
“Using a pre-8.2 Snapshot copy is not supported by this operation…”
FIX: Set: options replication.create_data_protection_rels.enable on

NetApp SnapCenter

SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere 4.2.1:

NetApp Data Broker 1.0.1



Technical Reports:

NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast

NetApp TRs

Security (IT)

Viewing file activity on a Remote fileshare without permissions

Intel's Cascade Lake CPUs impacted by new Zombieload v2 attack

Thousands of QNAP NAS devices have been infected with the QSnatch malware
Over 7,000 infections reported in Germany alone. The malware is still spreading.

New Simjacker vulnerability exploited by surveillance companies for espionage operation

Storage Industry News

Project Silica proof of concept stores Warner Bros. ‘Superman’ movie on quartz glass

The Silent Bricks storage solution is a flexible set of appliances with built-in data protection for archiving and backup.

DDN Announces Acquisition of Intelliflash Enterprise Storage Business Unit From Western Digital


[Video] Veeam: How-To Videos

[Video] Veeam Enhanced NAS Backup - TFD20

Veeam: Six outstanding new functionalities in Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 v4 – Beta

VeeamON Virtual: Vital insights. Tech deep dives - Now on-demand & FREE

2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Center Backup and Recovery Solutions
Veeam named a Leader for the 3rd time

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