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Issue 8:  Clustering Simplified Using Houston's Modules

Clustering Simplified Using Houston's Modules
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Issue #8

In this week's Direct Wire, we are recapping the most popular blogs, articles, and videos of July. But first, we have a new Tech Tip for you! 


Weekly Tech Tip


How Houston's Navigator and File Sharing Modules Compliment Ceph Clustering

In this week's Tech Tip, Brett talks about how Houston's Navigator (File Explorer) and File Sharing modules compliment building Ceph clusters.

Along with our previous release of Houston modules, the ongoing theme behind these new features is to get everyone out of the command line and make setting up and managing your storage infrastructure super simple.

Utilizing these two modules together will be particularly useful for users who may have been hesitant to get into Ceph and cluster their storage servers.
Watch here!


Most Popular Videos of July

It's no surprise that our most popular videos of July would be about our Houston modules for Cockpit - these make managing your storage server so easy. Check out the most-watched videos of July below! 

Most Popular Blog


Houston/Cockpit Module Release

If you were following our Tech Tips 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. 

The new Houston updates include four new or changed modules that will help you administer your server, including:

  1. Navigator
  2. Benchmark
  3. ZFS Manager
  4. File Sharing

Our most popular blog of July gives details on all modules and how to install each. Check it out here

Other popular blogs include:


Most Popular Articles

We didn't create this article in July, but it has been our top article since it was released - so we thought we'd share it with you. This article even comes with a video if you don't feel like reading! 

In this article, our lead engineer tackles a commonly asked question here at 45Drives - how does ZFS do its read and write caching? Click the big red button below to find out! 
How ZFS does its read and write caching.
Other popular articles include:


Architecture Flex:



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