With technology moving to a consumption-relevant model, operational simplicity has become the game-changer for IT organizations. The transition to leaner budgets has led to the emergence of the IT generalist rather than holding to specialized administrator roles for storage, network, etc. Ergo, the re-emphasis on reducing complexity in managing systems, while driving efficiency.
Today, an IT generalist is responsible for virtualization, storage, backup, and recovery at a medium-sized company. The expectation of an IT generalist is to manage data without the need of learning NetApp specific technology. The data management systems need to become smart and insightful to reduce the number of dials and knobs while offering all the advantages that a data-driven business needs.
Newly revamped System Manager will delight IT generalists through “smart defaulting”, discovered from data mining customer configuration and choices. System Manager is a simplified GUI-based element management tool which is fully based on ONTAP REST APIs.
New ONTAP System Manager 9.7 comes up with the right set of settings and controls. This intuitive GUI with smart defaulting helps accomplish the key storage outcomes such as day-zero cluster set-up, storage provisioning, data protection, and performance awareness in a simplified manner at cluster scope.
Figure 1 ONTAP System Manager 9.7 Dashboard
Mahalakshmi works as Technical Marketing Engineer for OnCommand System Manager. As she is part of Product Management, she loves solving real-world customer issues. She also has a deep passion for automation coding. Apart from work, Mahalakshmi is keen on music and enjoys traveling to new places.