What gives you hope? Inspiration from scientists, entrepreneurs and innovators on eve of historic election

Well, here we are: rattled, unsettled and full of anxiety.

Less than 24 hours before a historic U.S. election, we are perched on the edge of a precarious precipice. And we are not alone. A recent SWNS OnePoll just arrived in our inbox showing that 67 percent of Americans want 2020 to be over as soon as possible and that more than half of respondents anticipate election day being the most stressful day of their lives.

There’s no eliminating the anxiety. And there are plenty of excellent tips and coping mechanisms — from The New York Times story “Don’t give into ‘Election Stress Disorder” to Psychology Today’s piece on “How to cope with election stress.”

Here at GeekWire we’ve found another way to deal with what certainly could be several days, or weeks, of negativity. Over the course of the past three weeks at the 2020 GeekWire Summit, we asked

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NetApp takes inspiration from the cloud in its latest ONTAP software update

NetApp on Tuesday announced updates to its flagship software ONTAP that the company said will enable more innovation in data centers and deliver cloud-like experiences in hybrid infrastructure environments. The company also introduced a more flexible NetApp Keystone Flex Subscription service and a new NetApp SolidFire Enterprise SDS solution. 

The network data storage provider said the new offerings line up with NetApp’s overall business focus and reinforce the company’s intended growth in the cloud market. NetApp’s cloud data services business showed 192% growth at the close of the quarter last month.

As for the updates, NetApp said it has improved its ONTAP storage operating system with offer greater consolidation, deeper cloud integration, and continuous data availability. Updates to the Keystone Flex Subscription service include a new “pay-as-you-grow” subscription option that is meant to offer customers a cloud-like experience on premises. 

Meanwhile, through the new NetApp SolidFire Enterprise SDS solution, NetApp

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