January's Tech OnTap

Last night, the January 2006 edition of Tech OnTap was released. Althought I haven’t had time today to review the whole thing, it looks like there is some great stuff in there. If you haven’t already done so, be sure to sign up to receive the latest editions in your inbox. To give you a preview, here are this edition’s highlights:

  • NetApp Vision of the Grid.
  • SQL Server 2005 Benchmark
  • NFSv4 Benefits and Misconceptions
  • Free Monitoring Tool: ToasterView
  • Special Access: Online Launch Event
  • Six Predictions for 2006

There is also a great article in there describing the new TPC-C (Transaction Processing Performance Council) record that Netapp, IBM and Microsoft jointly achieved. This performance group benchmarked the fastest TPC-C performance number ever for a 16-way, Xeon based server: 492,307 tpmC. This setup cost $3,138,060! Click here for the published document from TPC.
There’s a ton of other stuff in this month’s edition…be sure to check it out!

[tags]netapp, ontap, tpc, benchmark, grid, nfs, nfsv4, predictions, tech[/tags]

James Burke
Frisco, TX