RAID 0

What is RAID 0

We published an article about RAID 5: “How does RAID 5 work? The Shortest and Easiest explanation ever” – now is the time for the whole series.  We will try ...

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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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Open-E DSS V6 volume replication (DRBD)

A few words about DSS V6 volume replication (DRBD)

We are sure some of you have thought about DRBD – about its use and operation. Here is some information about it – a few benefits, some drawbacks, tips and ...

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Datacenter

When data had gone walkabout and the air was blue with oaths

Here are three invented stories, three good endings and three bad ones. It does not matter who you are and what you do – it can happen to you. Let’s ...

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Hacking attacks

How expensive can be someone’s curiosity or fun?

Recently when headlines all around the world have reported about another spectacular hacking attacks of LulzSec or Anonynmous group, we all started to wonder – is data security and personal ...

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Public cloud hosting and private clouds

Public cloud hosting and private clouds: how do they do it?

Recently we’ve seen an explosion of new ideas based on the ‘cloud computing’ concept, and the chances are that many of you want to participate in this lucrative market as ...

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IBM 3340 “Winchester” disk drive

Journey to the past – the data storage milestones

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step – always. The same applies to technological progress – It begins with the simplest solutions, if you look at ...

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Alternative possibilities

Alternative possibilities – the small list of big ideas

Mass data storage – you think it is boring. Am I right? If you believe so, let me change your point of view. We would like to present a list ...

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Hardware failure

Hardware failure, RAID rebuilds, and Data/Volume Replication

Hardware failure can be a show stopper for any shop without proper backups and hardware reserves. It can be very costly to send hard drives for data recovery. Even with ...

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Datacenter

The biggest or the Geekiest? Data centers of our dreams

Does size matter? When we were younger we had dreams – dreams about the future and technology. We remember science-fiction movies with all the flashing little bulbs hypnotizing us. Buttons ...

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