Geek out!

Welcome to Geek out! This is the forum for technologists to hear the latest and greatest IT trends,
technologies and solutions from NetApp and its partners.

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Geek Out on StorageGrid

NetApp’s next gen scale-optimised data solution maximises control over rich content, enabling secure fluid movement of your data. Gain greater efficiency and strong data governance with storage infrastructure for cloud applications built for AWS S3. Leverage policy-based data placement across data centers and storage tiers at cloud speed. With built-in geographic redundancy with erasure coding, tiering to AWS S3, and a feature rich policy engine StorageGRID makes managing data at scale achievable.

Thursday, 28th September 2017
11am AEST

Geek Out on HCI

The first-generation of HCI solutions have proved successful, for smaller-scale projects based around particular tech verticals like VDI. However, many customers have found architectural limitations around performance, automation, mixing workloads, scaling, and configuration flexibility have blocked their path to a next-generation data center strategy where quality, agility, scale, automation, and predictability are absolute requirements.

Now you can choose an HCI platform to deliver all your virtualised applications, with guaranteed performance.

Thursday, 10th August 2017
11am AEST

Geek Out on SnapCenter

Data protection is a top priority at NetApp, offered through a number of separate packages. NetApp SnapCenter Software, a brand new offering now in version 2.0, consolidates NetApp's data protection offerings and simplifies administration. SnapCenter is a centralized and extensible data protection platform, providing common and consistent data protection. SnapCenter provides a new role as an application data protection platform, easy to deploy and customize.

Don't forget you can send your backups to the cloud with AltaVault and SnapCenter!! So come along and Geek Out with us on all things SnapCenter (yes, we know it's the American spelling).

Monday 3rd July 2017
3pm AEST

Geek Out! on Software Defined Storage with VMware Virtual Volumes

Are you looking to provision and manage virtual infrastructure seamlessly without worrying about underlying storage? VMware Virtual Volumes (VVols) represents a new management and integration framework delivering a new operational model for virtual machine (VM) storage. Simply put, VVols gives VMware administrators deep control over all aspects of VM deployment and configuration.

Welcome to the Software-Defined world where new designs for zero-touch storage reigns!

Thursday, 6th April 2017
11am AEST

Geek Out! on Fun with AltaVault Automation: Provisioning and Disaster Recovery

After experimenting with the capabilities of AltaVault, you might have realised that the virtual AVA appliance has a lot of potential in automated environments.

In this Geek Out! Jeffery Steiner, Principal Architect, will provide a 5-minute explanation of AltaVault and then dive right into an automation demonstration. The starting point is a large on-site database environment leveraging AltaVault for Cloud-based backups that has experienced a disaster. The database server and AltaVault appliance are presumed destroyed.

Thursday, 16th March 2017
3:00 PM AEDT
Geek Out! on ONTAP Cloud for Microsoft Azure, Cloud Sync & Cloud Control!

Hybrid cloud environments will dominate the foreseeable future, which makes it all the more important to be able to leverage any resource, whether in the data center or in a public cloud, at any time.

Get your hybrid cloud questions answered by Corey Adolphus, Hybrid Cloud Architect, and check out Cloud Sync and Cloud Control in action during the session.

Thursday, 24th November, 2016
11:00 AEST
Geek Out! on FabricPool

Having to compromise on either performance or cost when architecting your storage solutions is not ideal.

FabricPool enables you to use an Automated Tiering solution that seamlessly moves data across different media types including SSDs and Object stores as well as different deployment models including On-prem, Public Cloud and Hybrid Cloud deployments.

Thursday, 3rd November, 2016
11:00 AEST

Geek Out! Best of Insight 2016

NetApp Insight is our annual technical conference for storage & data management professionals. It gives our customers, partners, engineers and consultants a forum for learning from industry experts and each other.

Thursday, 6th October, 2016
11:00 AEST

Geek Out! on Database Performance and Automation

What does NetApp have to do with Quarks? Everything with CERN and the Large Hadron Collider depend on NetApp data management & performance

We have been busy building new database and automation solutions that combine to provide a world-class platform available to everyone – not just world class research institutes.

Thursday, 22nd August, 2016
11:00 AEST

Geek Out! with Veritas

In this technical webinar, Veritas' Lead Principal Advisory Consultant for APJ, Scott Meddings will cover the many new features in NetBackup 7.7.x, explore the purpose-built backup appliance version, plus provide a demo of the latest Veritas Resiliency Platform and Information Map.

Thursday, 21st July, 2016
11:00 AEST

Geek out! on ONTAP 9

This session looks at the major new foundation release of ONTAP 9, NetApp’s flagship data management software offering, including a live demo of the new interface.

Thursday, 23rd June, 2016
11:00 AEST

Geek Out! on CommVault IntelliSnap for NetApp

Around the clock global operations, data growth and server virtualisation all together can complicate protection and recovery strategies.
To combat this, you need a solution that combines the benefits you expect from a traditional backup product with high-speed snapshot technology, all within a single management interface.

Thursday, 26th May, 2016
11:00 AEST

Geek Out! on Veeam

In this technical webinar, Veeam expert Naim Mucaj will discuss three scenarios where Veeam Backup & Replication and NetApp technologies can be leveraged to achieve maximum applications and data availability.

Thursday, 21st April, 2016
11:00 AEST

Geek Out! on SolidFire

This session takes a look from a technology perspective at the Scale-out, all-flash storage that's highly available and easy to control - all with guaranteed performance.

Thursday, 31 March, 2016
11:00 AM AEDT

Geek Out! on OnCommand Insight

Becoming reliant on specific technology types, implementation methods or vendors to implement our data storage services can be both good and bad. As geeks, one-size-fits-all disk hardware is good for simplicity, but often doesn’t help us with cost management, corner cases or justifying spend.

Thursday, 18 February, 2016

Geek Out! on StorageGRID

The Internet of Things has introduced us to an ever-changing connected world. From your smart watch to the introduction of smart cities, technology is at the forefront of our everyday lives.

Thursday, 12 November, 2015
11AM - 12PM AEDT

Geek Out! on Database and Application Acceleration

In today’s data-driven world, businesses need to respond faster, be more agile while lowering operational costs. The key to solving these issues is collaborating with key partners that help with seamlessly getting the right data to the right people at the right time.

Thursday, 29 October, 2015
11AM - 12PM AEDT

Geek Out! on Rackspace

In a 2015 ESG survey, nearly 50% of organisations say they are adopting cloud for data backup and archiving, and 35% use cloud for disaster recovery.

Thursday, 17 September, 2015
11:00AM AEST

Geek Out! on Flash

Flash based SSDs will soon be cheaper than performance disk - even without deduplication - and next generation solid state storage will go boldly where flash will fear to tread.

Monday, 24 August, 2015
10:20AM AEST

Geek Out! on Cloud Manager

Join us for the next webcast that dives deeper into Cloud Manager - allowing you to take control of your private, public and hybrid cloud storage resources.

Thursday, 9th July, 2015
11:00AM AEST

Launch Replay
Geek Out! on AWS

Continue the conversations from AWS Summit!

Thursday, 4th June, 2015
11:00AM AEST

Geek Out! on SteelStore

Join us to Geek Out! on SteelStore and learn about the future of backup.

Thursday, 30th April, 2015
11:00AM AEST

Geek Out! with Splunk

Join us to Geek out! with Splunk and learn how to gain Operational Intelligence of your IT environment. Learn how to make use of these insights to help make your organisation more productive, profitable, competitive and secure!

Thursday, 26th March, 2015
11:00AM AEDT

How to manage your multi-vendor storage environment as an integrated end-to-end service

In the 2014 Geek out! survey, over 65% of you said increasing the efficiency of IT operations is your key area of improvement. But where can you start? And how can you effectively manage an heterogenous storage strategy?

Thursday, 19th February, 2015
11:00AM AEDT

Top 3 Innovations from Insight 2014

Remember to jump on the webcast to learn about some of the top innovations announced at Insight 2014!

Thursday 13th November, 2014
11:00AM AEDT

Geek Out! on Desktop Virtualisation

Data storage and management costs have been some of the largest inhibitors in adopting Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). But, the benefits that come with desktop virtualisation are too important to ignore.

Thursday 16th October, 2014
11:00AM AEST

Geek Out! on Oracle - how to rapidly develop, test and deploy

In competitive business environments, companies need to test new ideas rapidly and bring products to market faster.

But how can the DBA maintain control of the database environment when developers are demanding self service tools that will let them create, repurpose and delete multiple copies of databases at will?

Thursday, 18th September, 2014
11:00AM AEST

Under the hood of the #1 ranked converged infrastructure platform

The worldwide converged infrastructure segment grew 70% year on year and generated over 653 petabytes of new storage capacity during the first 3 months of 2014* alone.

Thursday, 14th August, 2014
11:00AM AEST

Can you reduce both project time and risk?

The world's best run businesses rely on SAP and the skills of their BASIS teams to accelerate core business processes in rapidly changing business environments.

Thursday, 10th July, 2014
11:00AM AEST

Microsoft and Hybrid Clouds - New ways to skin your cat!

Web based and open source apps are a neat fit for initial cloud deployments, but what do you do about your mission-critical Microsoft applications already in the Data Centre? Many agree that some form of Hybrid cloud is the next logical step, but which cloud do you use and what happens if you want to change your mind? Our geeks take on these questions and will come up with some surprising answers, showing there is more than one way to skin this particular cat.

Thursday, 19th June, 2014
11:00AM AEST

OpenStack - beyond the hype?

In this edition of Geek out!, let‘s explore OpenStack with two of the leading technologists in Australia and New Zealand from NetApp and SUSE and answer some of the tough questions...

Thursday, 3rd April, 2014
11:00AM AEDT