Pods, Clouds, Scapes, and Labs

Datalink on Thursday, August 18, 2011

Thanks to the relentless teamwork of our engineering, product, marketing and practice groups, Datalink labs feature examples of two distinct virtual data center (VDC) unified reference architectures. We think that makes us a more selective lab-enabled company than one that has no VDCs/private clouds in their labs.[1]

NetApp ONTAP 8.1 Beta in Datalink Labs

Datalink on Monday, August 08, 2011

Last week, I sat in on the kickoff of an exciting new Datalink labs project at our headquarters in Chanhassen, MN: a team of NetApp ninjas working with our guys to build a four-node ONTAP 8.1 beta V-series cluster running a combination of NetApp and non-NetApp disk storage under the covers.

Datalink labs by the numbers

Datalink on Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Welcome back! Time to share a few key numbers related to our demo/training/interop labs. In no particular order...

Current events at Datalink Labs

Datalink on Monday, June 27, 2011

Howdy, Constant Reader. I'll make brief mention of a few recent Datalink Labs goings-on, and remind you to leverage the labs to let Datalink show you how IT happens; we don’t bite (unless asked).

Lab Advocates / HNAS Testing

Datalink on Tuesday, June 07, 2011

My colleague Datalink Solutions Architect Joe Akerson is what we call a lab advocate, which means he's a Datalink technical person who has steroids-super-powers in our labs. Joe does much internal- and external-facing work on his own and in teams, and also mentors his peers to help them get their stuff done in labs. Today, we have about two dozen lab advocates across the country.

Requesting a Demo in Datalink Labs is Easy

Datalink on Thursday, May 26, 2011

Hello again! Our second Datalink Labs video is a three-minute walk-through showing how easy it is to request an event to get magic happening in our Labs. Some things are best left uncomplicated, so I'll stop talking while I'm ahead.

See inside Datalink Labs

Datalink on Monday, May 16, 2011

Hello again! Some things are easier (and probably more effective) to show versus tell.

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