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SUN OpenStorage presentation

“At work (client site) SUN made a presentation about their OpenStorage products (Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage Systems) today. From a technology point of view, the software side is nothing new to me. Using SSDs for zfs as a read-/write-cache is something we

Posted in Data Storage

A guide to network attached Storage Devices for Backup

The New York Times has put together a guide helping you find the best NAS storage servers for your need: “… [a] NAS provides a central hard drive on which you can store, share and back up all files from

Posted in Data Storage, NAS

ZFS data integrity tested

Robin Harris over at the Storage Bits blog analyses a new UW-M paper analyzing the fault tolerance claims of ZFS: “File systems guard all the data in your computer, but most are based on 20-30 year old architectures that

Posted in ZFS

iXsystems iX-N4236 Orion II Server Series

The Orion II Storage Server & JBOD Storage Expansion Deliver Unparalleled Storage Density With Redundant Cooling and Powerful Intel® Technologies iXsystems have released the iX-N4236 Orion II Storage Server which is designed to handle storage-intensive tasks while remaining at an

Posted in Data Storage, ZFS

How to avoid paying the high price of Cheap Storage

Unbelievably inexpensive networked storage options have emerged, but it’s a case of ‘False Economics 101.’ PCMag has  a post advising how to avoid the pitfalls of cheap storage: The proliferation of huge, cache-laden SATA disks in the consumer market has

Posted in Data Storage


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