Let’s talk about a perfect pair — Proxmox and Houston UI. You’ve most likely heard us talk about Proxmox before, especially recently — now that we officially offer and support Proxmox on our 45Drives servers. We’ve been using Proxmox as our open source virtualization platform — particularly for our Ceph deployments, using Ceph’s RBDs, mounting them into Proxmox, then using…

Virtualization is an exciting technology that offers many potential benefits to a massive range of applications. Virtualization as a concept is ancient – it has been around for years, and its current position in the storage world is well established. However, in many cases, we’ve seen people who could be benefiting from it but perhaps fear the learning curve or…

Virtualization adds an abstraction layer between physical hardware and the systems and programs interacting with it. Having a virtual layer between your software and hardware provides huge benefits to many applications and potential future-proofing, flexibility, and resiliency to many more. There are a few big names in the virtualization world, and the largest proprietary virtualization software is widely adopted. However,…

The truth is, data storage issues can happen. One minute you can be heading to Thanksgiving supper, and the next, you're getting a call from your organization telling you that there's something wrong and no one can access data. Ever feel panicked? It feels awful, and when your storage solution goes down in the middle of the night, and you…

A single portal to easily and effectively manage digital evidence is incredibly beneficial for small to medium-sized law enforcement and legal professionals to help manage their digital evidence. Traceability and controlled access are vital for ensuring anything that may end up within a courtroom are valid and admissible. Law and legal professionals shouldn't have to deal with a "mess" of…

Cameras are producing more and more data, especially with 4k transitioning into the new defacto-standard. With this explosion in data, there has been an increased need for large-scale data storage that is affordable and fits into your workflow. Chances are, if you're reading this, you are the video experts and don't spend all day thinking about data storage. The world…

We dropped a mini Storinator into the Reddit ocean and got a lot of ripples last week.  This teaser photo of the “Storinator Jr” generated many questions about what this mini Storinator is — so let’s dive in and tell you all about it. This little project started when Jeff Geerling’s work with Raspberry Pi-based mini storage systems inspired one of our…

This new tool 45Drives' developed for deploying Ceph, creatively dubbed as Ceph Deploy, exists as a module within Houston that allows you to set up your cluster from within a graphical user interface. So what does this mean for our customers? With Ceph Deploy, our support team now has a streamlined tool to use when configuring Ceph clusters for our…

We’re proud of the service and support that we offer to our customers here at 45Drives. What we do here behind the scenes enables our customers to be the best at what they do – keep everything running smoothly within their company. Whether you have a 45Drives server and reached out for support, read the comments on our YouTube channel,…

What is Business Continuity? Business continuity encompasses both the management and the formulation of a plan for continuing critical business functions should a potential disruption or disaster ever occur. It takes into account the minimum business functions and identifies the threats and vulnerabilities that could impact them. Business continuity is all about building a plan to mitigate risks in the…

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