storage lights on a RAID array

Don’t mess around with storage

When it comes to your infrastructure, whether in the home or at work you really don’t want to mess around with storage. It’s where your precious pictures, media and business files reside. Commonly storage has resided on the computer’s internal disk. This has always been a risky proposition with little in the way of protection should the internal disk fail. External storage had a brief surge of popularity with plasticky USB drives for $99 sprouting everywhere....

November 14, 2015 · 10 min · 2029 words · leonroy
Stack of Seagate hard disks

Spreading your bets on RAID

In the early days of our startup, bubblegum and duct tape seemed to be the order of the day as we struggled to keep things running on cheap as chips computers bought off ebay and a ragtag bunch of borrowed Dell Optiplexes. Developer files sat on their individual machines, source code was scattered across the place and the concept of centralised document storage was a share on one of the developer machines called Common in which everyone dumped their stuff....

August 31, 2014 · 4 min · 758 words · leonroy