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.

Server Virtualization Simplified – Tutorial

Posted on March 29, 2017 By

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Server Virtualization Simplified – Tutorial This is the second tutorial in my ‘Practical Introduction to Cloud Computing’ course. Click here to enrol in the complete course for free! Server virtualization, using technologies such as VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V, Red Hat KVM and Citrix...

Free Course – A Practical Introduction to Cloud Computing

Posted on March 22, 2017 By

Cloud Computing Introduction

Complete free course on Cloud Computing. Everything you need to know about IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, Public Cloud, Private Cloud, Hybrid Cloud and the different providers – Fast! Click here to enroll and get started   The 2nd top hit for ‘Cloud Computing’ on Google says ‘Cloud co...

Traditional IT Deployment Models – On Prem and Colo

Posted on March 15, 2017 By

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Traditional IT Deployment Models – On Prem and Colo   This is the first tutorial in my ‘Practical Introduction to Cloud Computing’ course. Click here to enrol in the complete course for free!   In this first tutorial I’m going to talk about what we had before cloud,...

NetApp Deduplication and Compression Tutorial

Posted on March 7, 2017 By

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Deduplication and Compression   In this tutorial we cover deduplication and compression. These are both storage efficiency space saving techniques that are available in ONTAP. We’ll cover deduplication first.     Deduplication   Deduplication eliminates redundant duplicat...

NetApp Thin Provisioning Tutorial

Posted on February 16, 2017 By

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NetApp Thin Provisioning In this tutorial we take a look at NetApp Thin Provisioning. Thin provisioning allows you to present more logical storage to your clients than the amount of physical storage you actually have. Instead of allocating space up front, storage space is dynamically allocated to ea...

NetApp Load Sharing Mirrors Tutorial

Posted on February 9, 2017 By

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NetApp Load Sharing Mirrors NetApp Load Sharing Mirrors are the focus of this video tutorial. Load Sharing Mirrors are mirror copies of FlexVol volumes which provide redundancy and load balancing.     The load balancing is for read traffic only. Read requests can go to the mirror copies bu...