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Self-Encrypting Drives, Open Source, Affordable Self Encrypting Drives, Encryption Data Storage

How do self-encrypting drives fit into an open source storage server? Well, before we dive into the premise of this blog, for those of you not familiar with SED drives, here’s a quick overview: What is a self-encrypting drive? A self-encrypting drive (SED) is a hard drive or a solid-state drive that encrypts itself.  How does a self-encrypting drive work?…

High-performance storage is becoming more and more essential for many organizations. During the pandemic, we saw a trend where a diverse range of organizations began upgrading their data storage to incorporate a flash component. This happened for a variety of reasons. Sometimes it was to enable remote work, where latency was a key component. Other times it was simply to…

If you want the best performance and fast access storage, you're looking for an all-flash storage server. And because the cost of SSDs has significantly dropped over the last few years, all-flash storage has become even more affordable and adopted among various industries. All-flash storage servers like our Stornado offer significantly improved performance over HDD, cooler running temperatures, and decreased…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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