Category Archive For: Hardware

Open-E as storage for virtualization

Tips on Optimizing your Open-E JovianDSS as Storage for Virtualization

Virtualization is the process of creating a simulated (virtual) computer environment that uses physical resources determined in the configuration implementation – that’s the short definition.  The virtualization system and storage ...

Read More
interview, kf, 2022, hardware-agnostic software

Hardware-Agnostic Data Storage Software: The Leading Solution For 2022

In 2021 we saw just how quickly and to what magnitude the data storage market could change due to a pandemic and lack of hardware. Let’s share some predictions of ...

Read More
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 ...

Read More
data storage, hot spare, server

Why a HOT SPARE Hard Disk Is a Bad Idea

Updated on 03/08/2021 Due, in part, to the different views and opinions regarding the usage of hot spare disks in our previous post, we’ve decided to add an update for ...

Read More
RAID 2, RAID 3, RAID 4

RAID 2, RAID 3, RAID 4 – What It Is, How It Works? The History Lesson

Updated on 20/09/2021 After RAID 0 and RAID 1 (with RAID 1+0 and RAID 0+1) it is time for RAID 2, 3 and 4. Here we present a short description ...

Read More
RAID 3

What are RAID 1, RAID 1+0 and RAID 0+1

Updated 23/09/2021 This is the second article from our RAID series. We hope it shows what RAID is, its idea, and how it works in the easiest possible way.  We ...

Read More
Open-E logo

Hardware Compression in a Backup With Tape Drives

Last update: July 02, 2021 Most present tape drives include a function called hardware compression. This makes data compression available to the magnetic tape by a drive. In many cases, ...

Read More
Senyum OECSS

New Open-E Certified Storage Solution – Meet the ultra-compact and fast SENYUM Supermicro 1U-STR-NVMe

Today, we’d like to introduce you to a high performing storage solution that helped our users to utilize software defined storage in the customer’s environment. Meet the SENYUM Supermicro 1U-STR-NVMe, ...

Read More
Introduction to ZFS

ZFS Essentials – Introduction to ZFS

This article presents the notion of ZFS and the concepts that underlie it. ZFS stands for Zettabyte File System and is a next generation file system originally developed by Sun ...

Read More
Data risks and countermeasures

Data security risks and Open-E JovianDSS countermeasures

Nowadays, it’s all about the data. Continuous and uninterrupted data availability is a must for all businesses. Unfortunately, there will always be a risk of sudden accidents that can make ...

Read More