NetApp Joins the OVA

Hi folks,

I’m proud to announce that NetApp has formally joined the Open Virtualization Alliance (OVA) as a governing member, joining the founding member companies HP, IBM, Intel, and Red Hat. You’ll have to excuse me while I temporarily put down my “Captain KVM hat” and put on my “NetApp hat”.

I can already hear you ask, “what is the OVA, and why should I care?” (I won’t make you wait for the answer.) Continue reading “NetApp Joins the OVA”

Favorite New Features in oVirt 3.3

Hi folks,

Thanks for checking out my first new “real” post in quite some time. I’ve been neck deep in OpenStack since I got back from Red Hat Summit and I’ve barely had time to come up for air. I’d like to help announce the release of oVirt 3.3, that came out on the 16th (I’m only 4 days late in talking about it!!). There are a number of new features added and I’m going to highlight my 4 favorites below. Continue reading “Favorite New Features in oVirt 3.3”

Like OpenStack & NetApp? Need a job?

Hi folks,

It’s been forever (in internet years) since I posted anything. For that, I apologize, but it’s been for a good reason. I’ve been buried in the awesomeness that is OpenStack. The problem is that there is only 1 of me and there really needs to be 3 or 4 of me.

This is where you come in and say, “hey, I’ve been working w/ OpenStack for 2+ years, and I’d like to have a voice in the future of OpenStack!”.

If this sounds like you, then check out this job requisition. Technical Marketing Engineer for OpenStack. At NetApp. Don’t let the “marketing” part of the title scare you away, it just means that you will share what you know, what you learn, and what you engineer with others. It doesn’t mean you have to come up with fluffy descriptions of technical things that makes you want to puke unicorns and rainbows. You’ll get to keep your hands dirty in the technology, then you’ll write a technical report or blog post or present at a trade show. Rinse, repeat.

And if you know OpenStack and related technologies, but don’t know NetApp, it’s ok, we’ll teach you. It’s awesome.

I’ve been doing this for almost 4 years now and I love it. Favorite. Job. Ever. And NetApp is a great company to work for..

The job post is for Research Triangle Park (RTP, between Raliegh and Durham) or Austin. But if you’re the right person and you live in the San Fran Bay area, you could make your case.

So there you have it.. the reason for my radio silence and a job opening.. it’s a 2 for 1 blog post!!

Captain KVM