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…

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…

We strive to develop the hardware you need and offer the services you require to do what you do best — keep everything running smoothly within your company. If you’re a system administrator, we get it, a good day is when no one talks to you, and a bad day is when everyone talks to you. Well, our support team…

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…

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