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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…

We here at 45Drives are big fans of Ceph (as you may know). Ceph is the premier open-source clustering software. It works by linking multiple servers together into a single unit that can provide object, file, and block storage. Storage clustering enables important features that you may want access to, but are architecturally impossible with single server solutions. Clusters are also becoming…

When most people use S3 (Simple Storage Service), the first thing they think about is Amazon Cloud Storage. However, the S3 protocol is actually used in many places outside of AWS. S3 is used for interfacing with object storage over a network, by using buckets, keys, and operations. One example is how Ceph implements it via its RADOS Gateways (RGW).…

Mitch is back with another Tuesday Tech Tip! Watch this week's video to learn the five best practices you should consider for the administration of your ZFS storage pools. The best part is he tells you all of them in under 5 minutes! Check it out below.? Each Tuesday, we release a tech tip video that will give users information on…

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