Author Archive For: Janusz Bak

Open-E DSS V7 + LSI Nytro = Great Solution

Recently, our QA Lab received the new LSI Nytro MegaRAID. They successfully ran all tests and the product is now listed on our Hardware Compatibility List. The Nytro™ MegaRAID® application ...

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Open-E DSS V7 as a virtual machine on VMware

Most of us use Virtual Environments for production, testing, training or just for a demo. This is why we would like to be sure you know how to install our ...

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Unusual request…

Last week I was visiting a customer in Sweden for product training. One of the main reasons they required an on-site training was for a very unusual request: The goal ...

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Short Story about IO-Errors

Hardware failure is not an exception, it is a normal process. I guess most of you would agree with this statement. The real case we have experienced a few weeks ...

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To deduplicate or not to deduplicate ?

Deduplication sounds very nice and many storage marketing enthusiasts believe they cannot live without it. Yes, it shines with three factors: reducing space, saving the upload bandwidth and improving backup ...

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DSS V6 powered Duplex-Server, a better Dual Controller

Recently I was reading an old post about the end of the Dual Controller Architecture. www.informationweek.com/news/storage/ Today, almost 4 years later still Dual Controllers is kind of an obvious choice ...

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WHD2012.global highlights: 190 Virtual Machines running on 178 TB with HA Storage

Last week I was visiting the World Hosting Day Event in Germany as usual and I’ve wanted to provide you all with some highlights. Intel was presenting the innovative Romley ...

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Recommendations for boot media with DSS V6

Here we present two ways of thinking about the issue of boot media in cooperation with Open-E DSS V6. Take a look below – there are following options to consider: ...

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Asynchronous Volume Replication

What to do if Asynchronous volume replication is needed?

So you need Asynchronous volume replication badly and you only find the Synchronous volume replication is on our feature list. Not all is lost as we can still provide a ...

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Random vs. Sequential explained.

Very often, storage product users do not know what kind of performance numbers to expect in real operations. Why do storage vendors claim such great performance when measured by an ...

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