Author Archives: Bob Krause

Install Kubernetes on Prim With Ubuntu

Containerization has become a major trendy topic in the application and IT world as of late.  We could have an entire post based on the merits, pros and cons of containerization and application microservices however I will take the leap of faith that you’re here to setup an environment to test / run yourself and… Read More »

What is your Flash Strategy?

It’s been a while since I have posted anything, though we were a bit busy in the Flash market.  Just in case you missed some of the awesome: NetApp on establishing a new #1 in the “Top Ten” SPC-2 Price-Performance ranking. NetApp Continues Flash Momentum: Gartner Magic Quadrant NetApp Takes Top Honors for Customer Implementation, Brand Leadership at Flash… Read More »

Common FAS Performance Myths

This is another one of those topics that crops up on the community every few weeks.  This time around a customer was nice enough to phrase the myths as two nice bullet points.   When we (NetApp) going to start supporting 25/40/50GbE NICs instead of just 10GbE? It is likely FAS couldn’t drive interfaces that… Read More »

IT and Band Saws – Part 4

After another rip roaring round of waiting the glue on the rails has set and the structure is complete.  Technically at this point we could call the project complete and move it into the house for use.  It would how ever be premature and without any finishing would wear out quickly. This is something we… Read More »

IT and Band Saws – Part 3

After a night of patient waiting the glue has dried and we have strong joints all around.  We could stand directly on the top of the bench and would be ok.  No one though ever site directly on something though, and this will be used by a child, climbing, jumping, and other shenanigans are to… Read More »

IT and Band Saws – Part 2

Time has marched on, air relieved the stain of its solvent and now we are ready to continue forth and start assembling. But first, a segue.  A coworker, whose opinion does matter to me, has just started the exciting hobby of woodworking / being directed by his management to work on various projects around the… Read More »

IT and Band Saws – Part 1

An associate I once knew said that I had a boring job and boring hobbies.  Ok, so to call him an associate is a bit misleading as I didn’t associate with him.  Truth is told, I didn’t hold a very high opinion of him or his points of view, which tends to happen when you’re… Read More »

Encryption and FIPS140-2 Compliance

This is a topic that crops up every few weeks with some of my fellow system engineers.  While I’m happy to see that security is finally moved to the forefront of people’s minds, it seems for the most part to cause more confusion then good.  Fair enough, as only a few short years ago unless… Read More »