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…

Are you ready to get out of the command line? Because it's official - all four new Houston/Cockpit modules are live! If you've been following our Tech Tips for the last month, you would have heard of the new updates in Houston. The improvements follow a theme -  get out of the command line and easily manage your Linux server.…

Change Management is Difficult for Many Organizations. Think of a time when you implemented a new piece of technology in your office or at home, whether it was software, hardware, or even something as simple as finally switching to the latest version of your operating system that you’ve put off updating until you had to. That leap from old to…

Before 45Drives became its own company, its sister company, Protocase, began working with Backblaze, a cloud storage provider. Backblaze prototyped a large, wooden open design storage pod and engaged the services of Protocase to help bring their concept to reality. As a result, they had a functioning storage pod made from cold-rolled steel ready for their data centers within a year.…

Before we dive into why we decided to use direct-wired architecture - let's talk about what direct-wired actually is. So, what is a direct-wired architecture? In a server with direct-wired architecture, there is a 1 to 1 connection for the drive to the system with the full throughput of each drive in the server. The drives connect through a card called…

Data Recycling: What does that mean? For this blog and the topic moving forward, when we say data recycling, we are referring to the process of wiping hard drives clean of any pre-existing data that is contained on them. How do you do this safely and effectively? With a Destroyinator. So, what, exactly, is a Destroyinator? Well, if you’re not…

Data loss is a universal problem. Data loss happens every day, all day. Imagine a counter that keeps climbing and climbing, tallying the sheer amount of data that is lost daily. The numerical size of that would be unimaginable! If you're storing any amount of significant volume or in possession of data that you rely on heavily – for whatever…

We here at 45Drives really, really love Ceph. It is our go-to choice for storage clustering (creating a single storage system by linking multiple servers over a network). Ceph offers a robust feature set of native tools that constantly come in handy with routine tasks or specialized challenges you may run into. Ceph is a well-established, production-ready, and open-source clustering…

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