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Issue 17:  Updates to Houston's File Sharing Module

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Update To Houston's File Sharing Module 

Our lead engineer, Brett Kelly, talks about updates to Houston's existing file sharing module in this week's tech tip. We previously released a Tech Tip video about how we simplified Ceph clustering when using Houston's Navigator and File Sharing modules — which you can watch here.

So, in today's video, Brett wanted to update viewers on what the 45Drives R&D team has been working on, which includes a much quicker way to set quotas and pool layouts on your Ceph file system when creating Samba shares. 

Remember, the theme behind these new features is to get everyone out of the command line and make setting up and managing your storage infrastructure a breeze!
Watch here!


■ BITS & BYTES  ———————

45Drives' Houston UI has an interactive motherboard within the hardware module. This awesome feature allows you to check system specs by simply mousing over the part you are trying to identify. Learn more here

■ FROM THE BLOG ————————————


The Simplest Way To Manage And Maintain Your Storage Solution

How great would it be to have a simple way to manage and maintain your storage infrastructure? The good news, our engineers, have made that happen with 45Drives' Houston UI.

Houston provides a management layer you can use to interface with 45Drives products and gives its users a single viewpoint of their storage.  Check out this blog where we outline why we created Houston and how it simplifies your storage setup, management, and maintenance.

Read blog here.


■ HOW TO  ———————

Wondering how to add Houston or the modules on your server?

This knowledge base article will take you through the steps to install the Houston modules. It also links the knowledge base article on a fresh Houston install if you haven’t done that already.

Hit the big red button below to get started! 
Get started.

■ 45Drives Chatter  ———————


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