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Issue 54:  Summer Sizzler Sale ☀

Summer Sizzler Sale ☀
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■ SUMMER SALE! ———————————

Yes, you read that correct — 14TB of storage for the price of 10TB! 

Seagate 14TB Exos ENTERPRISE Drives are designed for the most demanding data environments, from entry-level servers to high-end enterprise storage systems. They also offer the highest reliability, durability, capacity, power efficiency and performance for many data center-specific applications.

Seagate Exos™ Hard Drives perfectly match Storinator's ultra-fast, reliable, high-performance features.

*And now, you can get them at their lowest price yet! 

Contact the 45Drives team to learn more. 

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*This deal is available with the purchase of any Storinator product. 

■ POPULAR VIDEOS —————————————

The Simplest Method for Building Highly Available Clusters

This video has recieved a lot of questions and love from our followers. 

In this clip, Mark walks us through the latest Houston module, simplifying building a Ceph cluster.  While still using Ansible underneath the hood, this Ceph Deployment Module graphically takes you through the steps of setting up your own Ceph Storage Cluster.

If you haven't seen this video yet, check it out!  Mark even used one of our favourite childhood video games to illustrate how easy it is to navigate. 

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Building a Petabyte Highly Available Cluster for Veeam Repo

We were super excited about this video series and turns out, so were our followers! 

The "Architecture & Build" video series will showcase real-life storage builds and scenarios that will be designed on a whiteboard and then built with hardware in our lab.

If you have been a fan of us for a while, you may remember us sharing longer-form educational videos focusing on our products and services. Well, these long-form videos are back!

In this specific video, Brett and Mitch are looking to build a petabyte Ceph cluster for a Veeam repository for our first video in the series.

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■ POPULAR ARTICLES ———————————


Do you know the difference between high availability & disaster recovery?

It can be easy to confuse the two, as they both fill similar roles in a business continuity plan. However, they have some key differences that are essential to understand to keep your organization's servers safe and efficient.

So, if you're researching a new storage solution and require a highly available system or a disaster recovery solution — give this article a quick read!

Disaster Recovery VS. High Availibility

This popular article was released in May this year and is a favourite read among our website visitors.

This article explains the role and organization of devices, vdevs, and zpools. It also explains how you can organize a ZFS system from a high-level while being accessible to readers with any level of experience with ZFS systems.

Check it out! 

How ZFS Organizes Data

Remember the 1st of November - when Tom Lawrence released a video on a Petabyte project using a Storinator XL60. That server has been used for several months in a production environment, so Tom released a follow-up explaining how it has gone so far. (SPOILER ALERT: it's really good)

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Speaking of Petabyte-video-follow-ups, Jeff Geerling released an awesome follow-up to his Petabye-Pi project from last month. If you've ever wondered what goes into getting 60 HDDs running off a Raspberry Pi or just want to see a cool video - check it out here.

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