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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WAN slow connections

Slow connections

While you are using WAN network you may face the problem of slow connections. It may cause various difficulties – i.e. during replication process. Open-E Data Storage Software – as ...

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Backup it, lose it, restore it and stay calm – 10 basic rules for the wary

Life is full of imperfections – we all know it. Sometimes bad things happen to people for no particular reason. As they say: “it happens”. All we can do is ...

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Iometer

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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Storage server

144TB of raw storage in 4U

Last week I visited WHD2011 (World Hosting Day) in Rust, Germany. As usual there was plenty of interesting news and lots of ideas on how computing is going to develop ...

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Hardware image

Just how important is write cache?

Recently saw the following problem from a customer: They are using Acronis Backup to store their backup on a server powered by DSS V6. From time to time the backup ...

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It is impossible to delete this file!

This short story is about how important backing up your data is and how sometimes incidents that people have with regards to data loss or having a second copy of ...

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Ping-Node – explained.

We wanted to provide you an in-depth explanation of the Ping-Node offering clarifications on its function and usage. Incorrect Ping-Node configuration and functionality can cause problems with HA clusters. The ...

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