Category Archive For: Knowledge

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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Atomicity, CoW, Data Integrity

Atomicity, Copy-on-Write and Data Integrity: A Primer 

Were you ever in the middle of saving some changes when the power went out? Did you lose both the changes and the original version? This typically happens when the ...

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education, data storage, JovianDSS

Open-E Data Storage Solutions for Education Sector

The education process has fastly moved forward in order to match all the standards of the progressing society, increasing the involvement of digitalization. Schools and universities are eager to provide ...

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backup, disaster recovery, business continuity

Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Solutions with Open-E JovianDSS

Imagine the life of a company or an organization with all its commercial and operational activities. In order to safeguard all the aspects of the business, it is essential to ...

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Open-E JovianDSS with Kubernetes support

The Kubernetes platform is currently one of the dynamically implanted technologies on the market. In the previous article, we discussed the difference between managing Kubernetes GKE VS EKS services. A ...

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