OpenStack Swift: How Many Rings to Rule Them All?
melissa • November 06, 2014 • 1 Comment

I’ve already talked about one of OpenStack’s Swift enables the storage and retrieval of data by using a simple API.  It uses a replication factor

Manilla Charms the Enterprise Flotilla
melissa • November 03, 2014 • 1 Comment

OpenStack was created to provide a complete, open source cloud operating system.  In addition to being community driven, OpenStack aims to be simple.

Clustered Data ONTAP, Laying a Foundation for a Virtual Data Center
melissa • November 02, 2014 • 3 Comments

As I’m sure many of you know, I work for NetApp as a Systems Engineer.  Before I worked for NetApp, I was a

#VCAPorBUST Objective 1 – Implement and Manage Storage
melissa • July 05, 2014 • No Comments

I don’t know if I want to laugh or cry at the fact that the first objective on the VCAP-DCA 550 exam is storage.  Yes, I

melissa • June 22, 2014 • 2 Comments

I’m a NAS girl when it comes down to it.  Before I did the whole SaaDJ (Storage as a Day Job) thing, I was a

Stick a Needle in Your IOPS
melissa • June 15, 2014 • 1 Comment

What are IOPS anyway?  Simply put, they are Input/Output Operations Per Second, and they are meaningless. (How many IOPS do you think