Category Archive For: Knowledge

NAS, SMB, JovianDSS

Effective NAS SMB/NFS File Sharing with Open-E JovianDSS

When it comes to data storage system creation, it is essential to make it as effective as possible for each type of enterprise and its IT infrastructure. This way, paying ...

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macOS, jovianDSS, data sorage

Open-E JovianDSS for MacOS

Does Open-E JovianDSS go with macOS like apples and oranges or apples and pie? We do an assessment to find out. As with any good assessment, we start with a ...

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commercial vs opensource

The Differences Between Commercial and Open-Source Products

If there was a battle between commercial software and open-source software, which side would you pick? Let’s start with a brief explanation of the two, starting from open-source software. Open-source ...

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windows, joviandss, datastorage

Using Open-E JovianDSS with Microsoft Windows Products

Microsoft is a name that everyone in the tech world and most regular people are familiar with. It makes one of the world’s premier operating systems, Windows, and has a ...

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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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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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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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