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Jun 30, 2022   |  By Hudson Buzby
The utilization of spot instances can be one of the fastest and easiest ways to drastically reduce the compute costs of your Spark infrastructure when you run in the cloud. In this article, we will discuss two techniques specific to Spark on Kubernetes, Enhanced Spot Instance Selection and Executor Decommissioning, that can both remove some pitfalls of spot instances and increase the reliability of your compute – resulting in faster, cheaper applications.
Jun 28, 2022   |  By Mike Walsh
Virtual desktops solutions – including Spot PC, Windows 365 , Azure Virtual Desktop – rely on directory services to authenticate users and provide access to assigned resources. For many years, traditional Active Directory instances have provided these services. With modern cloud based virtual desktops this configuration has created complexity and challenges, most related to the fact that Active Directory originated on-premise and contained many configuration options over the years.
Jun 22, 2022   |  By Ben Swoboda
You’re a Cloud Strategist and your time is in demand. Your whole team is occupied meeting timelines and addressing concerns related to your business, which is why it made sense to sign up for Spot by Netapp’s Eco product in the first place. Eco’s ability to provide dedicated, cloud savings without taking your valuable time is just what the doctor ordered. In fact, Eco does such a good job, often the only time you think about it is when it is time to pay the bill.
Jun 20, 2022   |  By Kris Gillette
$3.68. That’s how much it costs for my 12oz double latte at our local coffee shop. Something is comforting about knowing exactly what the price will be. Whether I go in on a Monday morning to kick off the week with some caffeine or stop by on the weekend as an indulgence while running errands, my order is always $3.68. I know I can get my latte and leave a tip with a $5 bill, no fussing with swiping a card or dealing with change.
Jun 15, 2022   |  By Michael Kaplan
After taking initial steps to migrate to the cloud, many IT organizations look to leverage more advanced cloud technologies and applications to underpin their digital initiatives. This goes beyond core compute and storage infrastructure and extends to technologies that directly enable new applications in the most efficient way possible.
Jun 13, 2022   |  By Toby vanRoojen
Last month Spot by NetApp launched Spot PC, and I couldn’t be prouder of the result. I want to take a minute to reflect on the journey that got us here and (hopefully) share some of my unbridled enthusiasm and optimism. Within NetApp there is a group of roughly 1,000 employees working on Cloud Services. Over the past 2-3 years, this group has been expanding rapidly, including several strategic acquisitions.
Jun 9, 2022   |  By Mike Walsh
Enter password. Two of the most annoying words when using technology, whether it be your phone, a web site, or a computer. Remembering each password without plastering your monitor with sticky notes is a pain. Did I create this one with the kids’ initials in age order or alphabetically? Did I capitalize the dog’s name or not? And was it my anniversary date or the day we moved into our house?
May 23, 2022   |  By Courtney Wilson
IDC recently conducted a study of Spot by NetApp customers exploring the value and benefits of using Spot to manage and optimize their cloud resources. They discovered that Spot customers are realizing significant value in terms of ROI, more productive DevOps teams, as well as faster deployments and time to market.
May 18, 2022   |  By Eric Knauer
I hope you are as excited as we are about all the Kubernetes buzz from Valencia with KubeCon EU 2022 happening this week! There are two significant announcements that we are happy to share with you. First, the serverless Spark-on-Kubernetes platform from Spot by NetApp, Ocean for Apache Spark, is now available on GCP. This announcement comes two months after the platform was declared generally available on AWS.
May 17, 2022   |  By Frank Picarello
MSPs have a fantastic opportunity now. Many businesses are offering their employees a hybrid work model — the opportunity to split their time between working in the office and at home. The age of hybrid work is here and, as it appears, here to stay. For many businesses it’s not only the right thing to do, it’s also necessary to satisfy current requirements and attract and retain employees.
May 19, 2022   |  By Spot
In this hands-on walk-through, you'll see how Spot PC automates and streamlines the process of creating and deploying new cloud desktops.
Apr 26, 2022   |  By Spot
In this webinar, we will go through a series of best practices and pointers to help you get the best performance out of Spark on Kubernetes. Each performance tuning tip will be taken from real-world examples of customer Spark pipelines.
Mar 13, 2022   |  By Spot
Join Sr. Product Manager Jean-Yves Stephan to learn more about Ocean for Apache Spark, the new serverless Spark-on-Kubernetes offering by Discover how it lets data teams benefit from the power and flexibility of Kubernetes without its complexities and management burden.
Feb 10, 2022   |  By Spot
Feb 10, 2022   |  By Spot
Feb 8, 2022   |  By Spot
Using spot instances for mission-critical workloads always carried the risk of interruptions, making their use, while financially attractive, less than ideal from a reliability perspective. Spot by NetApp has made it possible for cloud consumers to use spot instances for dramatic cost savings while ensuring high availability for all kinds of workloads. Spot Availability Scores are core to our cloud infrastructure offerings, which are leveraged to provide maximum availability while mitigating risks.
Feb 1, 2022   |  By Spot
The Apache Spark and Kubernetes integration was recently officially declared Generally Available and Production Ready, generating a lot of interest from the community. More and more companies choose to run their big data workloads on Kubernetes to benefit from containerization and a standard cloud-native ecosystem.
Jan 12, 2022   |  By Spot
The widespread adoption of Kubernetes has made it table stakes for the modern cloud native stack. Software is now being purpose-built for Kubernetes, and as companies enter this new phase of their cloud journey, they are looking to scale. Building upon years of experience with Kubernetes, Spot by NetApp is continuously innovating to bring new ways to achieve this goal. From container-optimized, serverless infrastructure to Kubernetes-native continuous delivery, Spot is connecting the dots to vastly improve the efficiency and manageability of Kubernetes applications and environments.

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