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Oct 20, 2021   |  By Azzedine Benameur
The cloud not only ushered in a different way of developing and deploying software, but it also introduced a fundamentally different security reality, presenting new challenges to teams responsible for keeping environments secure. Designed to be dynamic, cloud environments can be in a near-constant state of change, with infrastructure resources spun up and down multiple times a day to support cloud applications.
Oct 20, 2021   |  By Jonathan Cohen
When companies use Elastigroup, Spot by NetApp’s cloud compute platform, they’re able to operate the most efficient, reliable infrastructure at the lowest possible cost. Elastigroup’s core features automate infrastructure management and optimize cloud resources, delivering up to 90% savings on cloud costs.
Oct 20, 2021   |  By Yarden Kesari
When running stateful applications in the cloud, it’s more likely you’ll find them using pay-as-you-go VMs, which will stay up and running throughout the application’s lifetime. On the other hand, using pay-as-you-go VMs typically cost a lot more than spot ones. As these applications grow, so too does the cloud bill and finding ways to optimize costs is becoming a strategic goal.
Oct 12, 2021   |  By Jonathan Cohen
Google Cloud has announced a public preview of their new Spot VMs, and is partnering with Spot by NetApp to help users benefit from the cloud provider’s excess compute capacity. Spot VMs will enhance Google’s current offering of spare capacity, Preemptible VMs, and will give customers even more savings with fewer restrictions. Paired with Spot by NetApp, users will have cost-efficient, automated and optimized cloud infrastructure.
Oct 12, 2021   |  By Elana Krasner
Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) helps to reduce the complexities of managing and deploying workloads with Kubernetes. While AKS is responsible for your Kubernetes control plane, you can further offset operational demands by integrating it with Spot Ocean, a managed data plane for AKS and Kubernetes.
Oct 4, 2021   |  By Amiram Shachar
It’s been over a year since Spot was acquired by NetApp, and since the acquisition we’ve been able to not only grow revenue significantly, but also accelerate our investments in the Spot product portfolio as a core pillar in NetApp’s cloud strategy. We’ve acquired companies, including Data Mechanics, to accelerate our investments in Kubernetes, Spark and big data.
Sep 27, 2021   |  By Steven Feltner
AWS Fargate is a serverless compute engine for containers that work with both Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) and Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS). With Fargate handling instance provisioning and scaling, users don’t have to worry about spinning up instances when their applications need resources. While this has many benefits, it’s not without its share of challenges which can limit its applicability to a wide variety of use cases.
Sep 27, 2021   |  By Mike Walsh
Moving employees to Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) or Windows 365 can have many advantages, including: But migrating to a virtual desktop environment also has its challenges. Perhaps the largest is ensuring that applications can be installed on the virtual desktop environment. And then, beyond installation, ensuring that each application performs at least as well as in the users’ former environment.
Sep 23, 2021   |  By Eric Knauer
Kubernetes has what you may consider an aggressive release cycle. There have been three to four releases per year since 1.0 was released in July of 2015. Perhaps you’ve found it all too easy to get behind a couple of versions. Running the latest, or nearly latest release will help protect your organization from security issues. This is because releases are deprecated once they fall three minor versions behind the latest. Staying current isn’t just about security though!
Sep 9, 2021   |  By Amit Bar Oz
Last week, AWS and NetApp announced the general availability for AWS FSx for NetApp ONTAP. In this blog post, we’ll go through the steps to create a FSx for ONTAP filesystem, and you’ll learn how to create volumes using Kubernetes resources with Astra Trident, and how to mount those volumes to pods. As a prerequisite, make sure to register to the Spot platform, connect your AWS account and have a Kubernetes cluster connected to Ocean using the following guides.
Jul 15, 2021   |  By Spot
Josh Schlanger, Head of Technical Operations at The RealReal shares his story of being Spot's customer since 2016 in various companies.
Jul 13, 2021   |  By Spot
With Apache Spark now natively supporting Kubernetes, many of our customers are looking to move big data, ML, AI applications into Kubernetes. To help you along this journey, Spot by NetApp recently launched Wave, a serverless container engine designed specifically for big data applications. Built on the same core technologies as Ocean, Wave is giving big applications automated, scalable and reliable cloud infrastructure.
Jul 13, 2021   |  By Spot
Have you ever wondered how Spot identifies and predicts spot instance interruptions so you can run your workloads reliably on them? Advanced, highly trained machine learning algorithms are the foundation of many capabilities our platforms deliver and in this session, we’ll show you how Spot tracks, predicts, and replaces spot instances up to an hour before interruption. If you are considering leveraging spot instances for your production and mission-critical workloads, this session will show how Spot eliminates all the risk of spot instances while delivering all the cost-benefits.
Jul 13, 2021   |  By Spot
While all cloud providers offer discounted pricing in exchange for 1- or 3-year commitments, these financial arrangements carry the risk of lock-in with potential cloud waste and negative ROI. In this session we’ll highlight best practices for planning, purchasing and managing RI and Savings Plans portfolios and how Spot Eco automates cloud commitment optimization for increased savings and utilization.
Jul 12, 2021   |  By Spot
Ocean is rising to the application level bringing Kubernetes-native continuous delivery to containers in the cloud. Spot by NetApp’s new solution, Ocean CD, takes on the most painful aspects of modern application delivery to give developers the freedom to push code fast and with confidence. Get an early preview into Ocean CD and its core features for automated progressive deployments and continous verification.
Jul 12, 2021   |  By Spot
Amiram Shachar, Spot's founder & CEO will guide you through the company's roadmap, acquisitions, and goals for 21/22. Joined by George Kurian, CEO at NetApp and Anthony Lye, Executive VP & GM, Public Cloud at NetApp.
Jul 12, 2021   |  By Spot
The DevOps experts at Lacework, a cloud security and compliance company, were manually managing large Kubernetes cluster themselves. In this session, learn how they went from DIY Kubernetes to automated infrastructure management, freeing their DevOps teams from manual work.
Jun 4, 2021   |  By Spot
Use Terraform to integrate existing Kubernetes clusters into Ocean
Mar 17, 2021   |  By Spot
Kubernetes adoption in the enterprise is very 2021. Will our Kubernetes innovation solve your challenges? Let special guest @Nigel Poulton​ & our very own @Kirk Ryan​ tell you how enterprises can (and should) take Kubernetes to the next level.
Mar 3, 2021   |  By Spot

Pro-Serverless: Forrest Brazeal, AWS Serverless Hero ​
Pro-Containers: Kevin McGrath, CTO of Spot by NetApp ​

Panelists: Cheryl Hung, Josh Atwell & Kaslin Fields
Moderator: Greg Knieriemen ​

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