NetApp Solutions for Apache Spark Outperform JBOD


Apache Spark is an open-source cluster computing framework that was developed in response to limitations in the MapReduce cluster computing paradigm. Apache Spark is a relatively new programming framework for writing Hadoop applications that works directly with the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS). Spark is production ready, supports processing of streaming data, and is faster than MapReduce.   […]

NetApp Service Level Manager: Automatic Discovery & Mapping Capabilities


Last week, I covered how to structure storage service classes to meet application capacity and performance requirements. But it is also useful to understand how NetApp® Service Level Manager (NSLM) automatically discovers and maps the existing storage pools to the different storage classes described in the previous blog. With this capability, NSLM eliminates the service […]

How Shadow IT Can Sabotage IT Agility


Shadow IT: Technology, as in devices, software, and services, outside the ownership, control or knowledge of IT.   Finding a high-tech enterprise without shadow IT is like finding a three-legged unicorn. Since the beginning of IT, there have been business groups purchasing hardware, software, and/or a specific web services without going through their corporate IT […]