Wednesday, May 27, 2020

The Engineering of a Ceph Cluster Solution: Change the Way You Store Data

We here at 45Drives are big fans of Ceph (as you may know). Ceph is the premier open-source clustering software. It works by linking multiple servers together into a single unit that can provide object, file, and block storage. Storage clustering enables important features that you may want access to, but are architecturally impossible with single server solutions. Clusters are also becoming more accessible than ever. 45Drives takes a bit different of an approach to selling and supporting clusters than legacy vendors. But before we talk about that, what makes clusters so appealing? 

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Tuesday Tech Tip - ZFS Best Practices

Mitch is back with another Tuesday Tech Tip!
Watch this week's video to learn the five best practices you should consider for the administration of your ZFS storage pools.
The best part is he tells you all of them in under 5 minutes! Check it out below.👇

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Tuesday Tech Tip - Sizing Large Ceph Clusters

We're back with a brand new tech tip and this week it's all about sizing large Ceph clusters.
In this tech tip, Brett is talking to us about sizing multi-petabyte clusters and giving us tips on how to get the best bang for our buck. He also tells us how to set up our data storage so we can grow our data in the future. Check it out below!

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Understanding Snapshots

File system backup or snapshots, how do you know which one to choose? If you’re unfamiliar with backups – here’s a refresher. Backups are essentially backing up all your data onto another server. This means if one server fails you have all your data saved on another. To restore your data, it may take a little time as these are read and write. But today I want to talk more about Snapshots as there has been a little confusion over when to use this tool.