Welcome to the Flackbox blog, where our aim is to help you build your cloud and data center career. If you’re looking to widen your knowledge across compute, networking and storage technologies then you’ve come to the right place. We regularly upload training video tutorials featuring vendors such as NetApp, Cisco and VMware.

NetApp Storage Pools (Flash Pool SSD) Tutorial

Posted on May 18, 2017 By

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We cover NetApp Storage Pools in this video tutorial.     NetApp Storage Pools for Flash Pool SSD   This is a feature that came out in Data ONTAP version 8.3 which makes more efficient use of the disk capacity of your SSD disks in Flash Pool aggregates. Flash Pool utilises a cache o...

Cloud Rapid Elasticity – Tutorial

Posted on May 11, 2017 By

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Cloud Rapid Elasticity – Tutorial This is the fifth tutorial in my ‘Practical Introduction to Cloud Computing’ course. Click here to enrol in the complete course for free!   In this post, we’ll continue with the essential characteristics of cloud as defined by the NIST....

NetApp ONTAP 9 Lab – Add a Second Cluster

Posted on May 4, 2017 By

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NetApp ONTAP 9 Lab – Add a Second Cluster This is the sixth in a series of videos which accompany my ‘How to Build a NetApp ONTAP 9 Lab… for Free‘ eBook. The videos show me following along with the step by step instructions in the book as I build the lab on my laptop. You […]...

Cloud On-Demand Self-Service – Tutorial

Posted on April 27, 2017 By

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Cloud On-Demand Self-Service – Tutorial This is the fourth tutorial in my ‘Practical Introduction to Cloud Computing’ course. Click here to enrol in the complete course for free!   In this post, we’ll begin taking a look at the essential characteristics of cloud as defi...

NetApp SnapMirror Data Protection DP Mirrors Tutorial

Posted on April 20, 2017 By

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NetApp SnapMirror Data Protection DP Mirrors Tutorial   In this tutorial we cover NetApp SnapMirror Data Protection Mirrors, which I gave a shorter overview of in this post. Data Protection mirrors can replicate a source volume to a destination volume in the same or in a different cluster. Typ...

Defining Cloud Computing – Tutorial

Posted on April 13, 2017 By

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Defining Cloud Computing – Tutorial This is the third tutorial in my ‘Practical Introduction to Cloud Computing’ course. Click here to enrol in the complete course for free!   We covered our traditional IT deployment models in the last couple of posts in this series.   T...