Businesses and organizations run on data, making data storage a key factor of any successful business. Your organization's data should be fast, accessible and available when you need it. That's why more and more organizations are turning to clustered storage solutions. In this blog, we'll dive into the benefits of clustering your storage. But first, it's important to mention that…

If you've ever asked yourself that question, you're not alone. So what solution is best for your business and storing its data? Is it an on-location storage server, or are you better off storing your data on the cloud? Well, the truth is no one solution is better than the other because no two data storage needs are the same.…

Did you know that when you store your data on the Cloud, you hand over control over it? Yes, from a technical and legal standpoint — it still belongs to you, but let me explain. Unlike storing your data on location, with the Cloud, you never know where your data might end up. Cloud providers have data centers all over…

From customers to social channels, we've listened to your feedback to improve our server administration software, Houston. Today, we're excited to share our new Houston updates and features in this blog. Along with the updates, I also want to talk about the history of Houston and why it was important for us to build an easy-to-use system to manage data…

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…

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