Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Tech Tip: Direct-Wired Architecture of the Storinator


Ever wonder how we make our storage servers so fast? Well, you're in luck! In this weeks tech tip, our lead engineer Brett Kelly is talking about the architecture of our Storinator storage servers.
Check out the video below to find out how we wire our storage servers and how we make them super-fast!


Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Tech Tip: Backing your Storinator up to the Cloud


We're back this week with another tech tip! Did you know you can back your Storinator up to the cloud? Chris tells us all we need to know in this weeks 45Drives tech tip. 




Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Tech Tip: Setting Up Remote Management



Each week we release a 45Drives Tech Tip from one of our team members. These short tech tips videos cover some of the most frequently asked questions we receive from storage users, customers. fans and followers.  



Monday, June 17, 2019

Learn How Ceph's New Dashboard is Easy to Use and Enterprise Ready



Some people are under the impression – if it’s free, it can’t be enterprise. We’re here to tell you that’s not correct. Although Ceph is free, it carries some amazing features that validate its enterprise capabilities. In this blog, I want to focus on the Ceph dashboard and its features.

What makes the dashboard so amazing?

Friday, April 5, 2019

Hardware RAID Vs. Software RAID

 How to Protect Your Data Using ZFS


A question often asked in the server industry is, ‘what’s better - software RAID or hardware RAID?’ If you research this topic, a lot of the information about RAID suggests that a hardware RAID card is preferable to using a Software RAID.  But I don’t agree. In my opinion is that, for most applications, Software RAID is far better than hardware RAID.  Hardware RAID does have a place under certain OS’s, but I’m going to tell you why Software is generally far superior.  


Thursday, January 31, 2019

What is Ceph & Why Our Customers Love It


In this blog and the series of blogs to follow I will focus solely on Ceph Clustering. Many people are intimidated by Ceph because they find it complex – but when you understand it, that’s not the case. I want you to leave this blog with a better understanding of what Ceph is and why you should use it – then I want to dive into how it works and eventually get into some testing and results performed here in our 45Drives lab.  But first let’s start with the what, and the why.

The majority of our customers are interested in storing files - so we will focus on that capability (CephFS) in this blog. 

Ceph Cluster using 5 XL60 Storinators and 3 Ceph Monitors


Tuesday, November 7, 2017

The Storinator Storage Workstation ft unRAID

Why is 45 Drives talking about Workstations?



We build some pretty awesome storage servers or at least that’s what our customers and fans say about us! We like to think it’s because our Storinators solve their storage issues by holding huge amounts of data, they’re incredibly fast and …wait for it… they are affordable! So, after hearing some feedback from our fans it was only a matter of time before we teamed up with the storage operating system unRAID to create something unique--- the Storage Workstation.