Category Archive For: Software

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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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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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 ...

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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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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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Kubernetes as a service

Kubernetes as a Service: Comparing EKS vs GKE

Kubernetes (k8s) makes the management and deployment of containers much easier. However, maintaining the platform can be complicated and expensive so many companies opt to use managed Kubernetes services. This ...

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Data Integrity and RAIDZ

ZFS Essentials – Data integrity & RAIDZ

Today we continue the series of articles that aims at presenting the basics of the ZFS. In today’s article we’re further discussing this topic, focusing on the notions of data ...

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Pooled storage

ZFS Essentials – What is pooled storage?

This article is the second part of the ZFS series of articles and this time we would like to focus on the concept of pooled storage and its component parts. ...

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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 ...

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