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Using Ansible to Configure NetApp ONTAP Systems

Recently, I had a need to configure some NetApp Select systems.  I worked at NetApp for over five years, so I have configured my share of both ONTAP and SolidFire systems.  After I configured one, I really didn’t want to do it again. I found a great getting started with Ansible series on thePub, and …

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Docker’s Journey to the Enterprise Container Yard

Not long ago, a number of new Docker features were released, including updates to Docker Engine, Compose, Swarm, and Machine.  Along with these feature enhancements also came the announcement of Docker’s Series D funding of $95 Million, which is no small feat considering Docker was initially released a little over two years ago.  Let’s take …

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Puppet, Chef, and Ansible: Open Source Configuration Management Tools

A key component of our policy driven data center of the future is configuration management.  With terms like cloud, orchestration, and DevOps being thrown around all over the place, how do we handle this?  How do we make sure that we’re doing things in a consistent way?  There are as many options as there are …

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