Hyper-Converged Storage Explained

As companies grow, so too do their hardware needs. In the past, this could cause additional headaches as it meant choosing the right piece of hardware from what might sometimes ...

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Summing Up 2021: Implementations of Open-E JovianDSS

In 2021, Open-E created numerous solutions with and had many successful implementations of Open-E JovianDSS. We’d like to take a moment to review some of these 2021 case studies and ...

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provisioning, datastorage, joviandss

Through Thick and Thin: A Provisioning Guide

Much like with many things in IT, provisioning can mean several things. For instance, user provisioning, server provisioning, service provisioning and network provisioning all exist and refer to different aspects ...

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server topologies, joviandss, data storage

Open-E JovianDSS Server Topologies

Choice is a wonderful thing. And we at Open-E really believe this. That’s why we created Open-E JovianDSS and added a vast amount of specific, unique customizations that let our ...

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Open-E JovianDSS Up29r1 Is Now Available & Can Support a Number of New Hardware Options!

This latest version of Open-E JovianDSS, Up29r1, is aimed primarily at providing customers with a wider range of hardware options to choose from than ever before, something that’s very important ...

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interview, western digital, joviandss

Software-Defined Storage Predictions for 2022: An Interview with Western Digital’s Experts

Software-defined storage (SDS) is a hot topic these days. No longer are buyers opting for services and solutions that require them to pick a vendor and stick with that vendor ...

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Common Mistakes When Using Backups

Most modern business organizations base how they work and what they work on off of a large amount of data. However, not every company treats this data in accordance with ...

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retention plan, data storage, backup

How do Retention Plans Work?

As we’ve already discussed in a previous article, entitled “How Do ZFS Snapshots Really Work”, Open-E JovianDSS has the ability to create snapshots and can also back them up on ...

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hardware, shortages, software

Vendor Lock-in in the Era of Hardware Shortages

Eoin Colfer once said “A monkey glances up and sees a banana, and that’s as far as he looks. A visionary looks up and sees the moon.” This is ever ...

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snapshots, data storage, jovianDSS

How Do ZFS Snapshots Really Work?

Before discussing how a snapshot works in Open-E JovianDSS, we should start with its definition. According to Wikipedia: “In computer systems, a snapshot is the state of a system at ...

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