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…

You may have heard that Redhat is ending CentOS as the downstream Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) rebuild and repositioning it as an upstream build of RHEL. At 45Drives, we had a choice to make – what would be our new primary operating system (OS)? Why we moved away from CentOS/RedHat First, let's talk about why we needed to move…

Using Ceph for small datasets: Benefits In our experience, Ceph is the clustering solution. Ceph’s scalability, data security, and availability provide the vast majority of organizations exactly what they are looking for from their storage. At 45Drives, we are the only organization that offers full and flexible support for both Ceph itself and the hardware of the cluster. Many of…

* Shortly after we released this blog Red Hat made the decision to kill off CentOS 8. Check out this video where we explain more about this topic. If you follow 45Drives, you’ve probably heard us mention Ceph - the premier open-source clustering software. Ceph links multiple storage servers together over a network to act as one large single unit.…

IT professionals in law enforcement agencies are facing a time of unprecedented change and uncertainty.  There is significant growth in the amount of digital forensic data with an increasingly scrutinized chain of custody requirements. There is also a massive growth in the amount of body cam and dashcam data that needs to be stored. The fact is, this data must…

The rumors are true, we made some changes to the Storinator. If you follow Linus Tech Tip you may have seen the new version of the Storinator in this video. But don't worry, we kept all the things you love about it – we just gave it a huge upgrade. Here’s a quick look at the new Storinator redesign, some…

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