• Brisbane NetApp User Group - May 2019

    NetApp Brisbane Office

    This is the first NU Group get together for 2019; we'll have a slightly new format and to get us started - this months discussion will be around DevOps and IoT. Agenda will follow, however the format will include time to have open discussion, an guest speaker some competitions and fun.

  • StorageGrid – How Service Providers implement and use it - Tony Williamson

    Hi Nug-gets! Thanks again for coming along last month, we hope you have put your "Nug-Life" stickers to good use. Also a big thank you to Mark from VMware for presenting last month. Can't wait to see how VMware and NetApp will work together with their joint customers to better help meet those cloudy challenges. This month we are very pleased to have Tony Williamson (Cloud Architect - Platforms and Storage) from Digital Sense to come and chat to us about Object Storage and NetApp StorageGrid. Tony has worked in the service provider space in Brisbane for a number of years and specializes in Cloud and Cloud Data solutions such as Object Stores and large scale file environments, helping customers to over come their unstructured data challenges. Digital Sense have recently gone down the path of StorageGrid and Tony is going to come and talk to us about - • What is Storage Grid? • Why Storage Grid was chosen over other products • Ingestion progress and Information lifecycle management • Physical vs virtual implantation. • API Gateways vs F5. Finally Tony will Cover off Fabric Pools and DataLakes helping you to better understand how StorageGrid and Object Stores can help transform your business and make it easier to Manage your Data. As always we'll also cover off all things new regarding NetApp. But mostly importantly come and chat with your peers our "NetApp Ninjas!" and see how they are solving their challenges and what they have learned along the way. Please come with an open mind and be prepared to share. Only rule - No Sales Guys :) Please come along for Pizza and Beers and your chance to win a cool "secret" lucky door prize! So if you want it you'll have to come along to find out what it is :)

  • VMware on AWS - What does this mean for you and your cloud? - Mark Foley

    Hi Nug-gets! Sorry about the delay in getting this latest meet up online but we have been planning something a little bit different for this NUG. Firstly, as this is a "User Group" we have always had the intention of having a NetApp user host the events. We are now very privileged to have our local NetApp champion from GHD Darren Smith hosting our BNE NUG. At this stage the format will remain the same and it will still be held at the BNE NetApp office but Darren will be taking the reins regarding hosting. Secondly, In the past we have had customers and partners presenting. This time we are very lucky to have VMware presenting! Mark Foley - Senior Systems Engineer for VMware will be talking about AWS and VMware and – • How you will soon be able to extend your VMware environment in to AWS in Sydney region • What that might mean for your OnPrem VMware and Cloud environments. • An overview of NetApp technology that has been certified for VMware on AWS. As always we'll also cover off all things new from NetApp, the DataFabric and new products and solutions. But mostly importantly come and chat with your peers our "NetApp Ninjas!" and see how they are solving their challenges and what they have learned along the way. Please come with an open mind and be prepared to share. Only rule - No Sales Guys :) This month we'll be giving away a Google Home Mini as a lucky door prize so come and try your luck!

  • Telstra - Not all clouds are fluffy - Dave Moore

    NetApp Brisbane Office

    Hi Nug-gets! Thanks again to James Redmond from Digital Sense for presenting at our May NUG. This month we have another awesome partner that has put up their hand to share a few stories with us about their cloud journey and how we can all learn from their challenges. Please come along and hear from Dave Moore, Principle Consultant - Cloud and DC for Telstra. Dave has been around the traps in Brisbane IT for a long time and is very highly regarded as a leader in his field. Telstra needs no introduction and Dave is going to share with us their learning on the path to cloud and cloud first customers. I won't take too much of Dave's thunder so please come along if you think maybe you can learn something for one of the largest companies and tech providers in Australia. As always we'll also cover off all things new from NetApp, the DataFabric and new products and solutions. But mostly importantly come and chat with your peers our "NetApp Ninjas!" and see how they are solving their challenges and what they have learned along the way. Please come with an open mind and be prepared to share. Only rule - No Sales Guys :) Oh and this month we'll be giving away an Amazon Dot as a lucky door prize so come and try your luck!

  • Digital Sense - Evolution of Storage Performance with NetApp - James Redmond

    Hi Nug-gets! Thanks again to Darren Smith from GHD for presenting at our March NUG. After 2 months to take a breath we have our foot back on the accelerator again and are very lucky to have another very special guest presenter for this NUG - James Redmond - Technical Support Engineer - Platforms & Security - from one of our leading QLD based Service Provider partner - Digital Sense Hosting. James has been the NetApp champion at Digital Sense working with our technologies to provide a number of Next Generation services to their customers. Digital Sense Hosting has an extensive STaaS offering powered by NetApp. Over the years, the demand for and ratios of capacity and performance have changed dramatically, and our solutions have evolved to meet the needs of our customers. We have grown with FAS as our primary storage pillar to utilise AFF, StorageGrid and SolidFire. NetApp WFA provides automation, but OnTAP 9.3 has some new tricks too. There's more than one way to carve up storage, and we've tried most of them. This talk covers some of the experiences, technologies deployed, wins and lessons learned, and how we believe you could best transform your business to have a radical Storage-as-a-Service offering with NetApp as your foundation. Key Takeaways: - Contrast previous best practices to modern-day NetApp designs - Learn where to avoid unnecessary complexity - See how to best engage with a customer when talking about storage performance - Learn the way that Digital Sense has found to best offer performing NetApp storage. James will also discuss their direction around - - FabricPool - Reducing storage tiering Complexity - 9.3 Adaptive QoS. As always we'll also cover off all things new from NetApp, the DataFabric and new products and soltuions. But mostly importantly come and chat with your peers our "NetApp Ninjas!" and see how they are solving their challenges and what they have learned along the way. Please come with an open mind and be prepared to share. Only rule - No Sales Guys :)

  • Engineering Workloads and Data at a Global Scale - GHD - Darren Smith

    Hi Nug-gets! After a cracking Brisbane NUG to start off 2018 with Duncan from Griffith (Thanks again Duncan - Great Presentation and Content!!!). We are very lucky to have another very special guest presenter for this NUG - Darren Smith - Platform Infrastructure Team Lead - from one of our favorite Engineering customers GHD Services. Darren has been working at GHD for many years and has seen the explosion in Data growth in their business. Darren and Tess (GHD Services - Infrastructure Technology Manager) have met this challenge head on and Darren will cover off how they deal with the businesses unstoppable thirst for data. Darren will chat about – • Global Netapp foot print within GHD, with large unstructured data and VM workloads • Capacity and performance monitoring • Backups and off tap Products, including Disaster recovery. Darren will also cover off – • Controller and capacity upgrades in some major sites • Automation - WFA • Continuation of OnTap upgrade to 9.3, aggregate DeDeupe on AFF • Snap center 4.0, vaulting to the cloud with OnTap Cloud. As always we'll also cover off all things new from NetApp, the DataFabric and HCI. But mostly importantly come and chat with your peers our "NetApp Ninjas!" and see how they are solving their challenges and what they have learned along the way. Please come with an open mind and be prepared to share. Only rule - No Sales Guys :)

  • Real World Data Management with NetApp - Griffith University - Duncan Beck

    Hi Nug-gets! Welcome to the first Brisbane NUG for 2018. I hope you are all back and ready to kick some a$$ in 2018. We're going to stick with the new time slot that hopefully better suit lifestyles outside of work and we'll still provide the usual Pizza and Beer. We have a very special guest presenter for this NUG - Duncan Beck - Storage Team Leader - from one of our favorite customers Griffith University. Duncan will be covering off real-world operational experiences relating to their environment / implementation and how they deal with keeping up to date with an ever evolving landscape. Duncan will chat about - * The importance of keeping up to date on major releases * How new firmware cycles lead to increased functionality with legacy equipment * How Griffith have benefited from this capability over the last 3 years. Duncan will also cover off - * Griffith futures/challenges that are here and upcoming. * Cloud landscape and the expectations from Cloud infrastructure * Purchasing models - And potential challenges encountered along the way We'll also cover off all things new from NetApp with the DataFabric and HCI. But mostly importantly come and chat with your peers our "NetApp Ninjas!" and see how they are solving their challenges and what they have learnt along the way. Please come with an open mind and be prepared to share. Only rule - No Sales Guys :)

  • HCI 2.0 Update and all thing from InSight 2017 - NFS for Azure, Trident, Ansible

    Hi Nug-gets! We're kicking back off the NUG for one last meetup this year. We've moved the time to better suit lifestyles outside of work and we'll still provide the usual Pizza and Beer. Please come along for our HCI 2.0 Demo and an update on all things InSight 2017 - Things we can chat about - * NFS for Azure *Trident Driver for OpenShift *Ansible Integration *Kubernetes *Object Storage with SGWS But mostly importantly come and chat with your peers our "NetApp Ninjas!" and see how they are solving their challenges and what they have learnt along the way. Please come with an open mind and be prepared to share. Only rule - No Sales Guys :)

  • Infrastructure 4.0 (Containers & Automation)

    NetApp Brisbane Office

    Infrastructure 4.0 (Containers & Automation) - Intro to Containers, Docker, Kubernetes & NetApp - Intro to Puppet, Chef, Ansible Beer, Wine, Soft drink, Pizza, Wings provided ALL WELCOME! – Invite your Friends and Collegues Hosted by Darryn Schafferius - [masked] Got a suggestion for a BNE NUG? Your Topic is welcome, send through your ideas. Want to present at BNE NUG? Come and share your ideas and experiences. Coming Soon – Right Sizing your AWS Investment with NetApp

  • NetApp & Office 365 - Protect your Data

    NetApp Brisbane Office

    Agenda 1) Office 365 - Protect your Data - Come along to the first BNE-NUG for 2017 and have a chat about true hybrid cloud solutions including how to protect your data in Office 365. 2) Tony from iSeek ( https://www.iseek.com.au/) will also have a chat with the group about their new Object Storage offering. Great networking opportunities and chat with drinks and a feed across the night. GOT AN IDEA FOR A SESSION? - Drop us a line here at BNE-NUG, we are super keen for anyone to come talk to the group.