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 MetroCluster Tutorial

Posted on April 6, 2017 By

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NetApp MetroCluster   In this tutorial we cover NetApp MetroCluster. This is NetApp’s solution for redundancy for a storage system spread across two different buildings that are within the same geographical region. Before I get into the details of MetroCluster, it’s going to be easier ...

NetApp ONTAP 9 How to Add a Second Node

Posted on March 31, 2017 By

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NetApp ONTAP 9 How to Add a Second Node This is the fifth 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 […]...

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

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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...