Awesome performance scaling with NetApp Clustered DATA ONTAP

I just got back from NetApp Insight 2015 in Berlin and what a time it was!  One highlight for me was seeing the power of NetApp Clustered Data ONTAP scaling a database workload from 22k IOPs on a Hybrid array all the way up to 1.2 Million IOPs on an all flash one with no disruption, while at the same time maintaining hundreds of snapshots and clones. Wow. What other storage system on the planet can do that? None.

And if that wasn’t enough, I got goosebumps when I saw the near real-time stats coming in from HarvestGraphora being displayed in a beautiful Grafana dashboard.

The demo is up on YouTube so if you couldn’t attend live check out the 6 minute snippet that made me proud:

Neto and Jeff did many more demos, so if you liked that rewind the video to 55m 29s to see some NetApp cloud scenarios possible TODAY using a MS SQL database and:

  • Replicating it from on premise to near the cloud with NetApp Private Storage (NPS)

  • Using that replicated storage to spin up a bunch of dev/test instances in AWS in a few seconds using no extra storage

  • Clustering the SQL Server with nodes in both AWS and Azure and then surviving a cloud fail

  • Creating a Cloud ONTAP system in AWS natively on AWS EBS Storage

  • Backing the database up to an AltaVault with StorageGrid object store using S3, and then moving those backups to AWS S3

Awesome stuff.  Awesome time at Insight.  I can’t want until next year!

Comments are always welcome!

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