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QoS is more than just preventing bullies, and the NetApp IT team, commonly referred to as Customer 1, is living the proof of that. For our episode this week we bring back Evan Miller (@evancmiller), Enterprise Architect for NetApp, Eduardo Rivera (@mredrivera), Storage Architect for NetApp, and Stetson Webster (@stetsonwebster), Storage Architect for NetApp, to talk about the result of their storage service implementation. 


Way back in episode 18 (Storage Service Design) and episode 19 (Storage Service Design – Data Protection) we had the NetApp IT team on to talk about how they were rearchitecting the way storage is being managed and offered to NetApp employees and projects internally.  In those first episodes we discussed the goal and process of creating multiple tiers of storage using dynamic QoS policies based on a metric known as IOPS-Per-Terabyte used by the consumer, and how to provide protection to the data for those consumers.


Today, nearly six months into the deployment, we are fortunate enough to have the group back on to talk about how the implementation has been going.  And, not to spoil the surprise, but it’s going pretty awesome!  To quote Eduardo, “I haven’t had to deal with a performance issue in the last six months!”  That, by any measurement, is a success!



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Andrew Sullivan

Andrew has worked in the information technology industry for over 10 years, with a rich history of database development, DevOps experience, and virtualization. He is currently focused on storage and virtualization automation, and driving simplicity into everyday workflows.