For the Love of Free: NAS Edition (Part Two)

It’s amazing what one person can learn in a somewhat short time frame. I know that three weeks ago, I said that I was looking for a NAS solution that had some specific wish list items I wanted. I also know that I said I had selected the amazingly wonderful, […]

For the Love of Free: NAS Edition

If you’ve read any of my blog posts, you’ll know by now that I have a small obsession with FREE. I like free. We get along really well. Sure, I understand that most of the time you are going to get what you pay for, and if you don’t pay […]

A Simple and Robust Virtual Server Architecture

Not too long ago I started looking for a more robust and flexible architecture for my personal server environment that I could also apply to future IT infrastructure. I collaborated with our Engineering Fellow, Scott Ellis, and the architecture we came up with was quite the nice setup. Now, does […]

Software Defined Storage: The New Storage Paradigm

What is the new storage paradigm? Software Defined Storage.  While some may consider monolithic storage silos to be dinosaurs slipping further into the past they still has their place, but for people willing to invest a little money, time and effort, the rewards for understanding a new class of storage can […]

Challenges of using cutting edge hardware and older software (and why whitelists can be more annoying than blacklists)

One of the fun things about Cirrascale is that we get to work with a wide variety of customers, and have access to the latest hardware and software from world-leading vendors.  This means we’re often putting together solutions using pieces that have never tried to work together before.  While fun, […]