Episode 321

Ask Noah Show 321


January 17th, 2023

53 mins 52 secs

Your Hosts
Special Guest

About this Episode

Dr. Doug Milburn President and founder of 45 Drives joins the Ask Noah Show to talk storage with their lead storage architect Mitch Hall!

-- During The Show --

01:40 News Wire

03:50 45 Drives Interview

  • Dr. Doug Milburn - President and Founder
  • Mitch Hall - Lead Storage Architech
  • What is 45 Drives, why did you start 45 Drives?
  • Who is your target market?
    • High performance clustering
    • Video production/post production
    • Government
    • General file storage
  • What is your value prop?
    • Typically 1/5 the price
    • Best performance
    • No vendor lock-in
    • Flexibility
    • Expertise - source of knowledge
  • Cloud vs On Prem Storage
    • Cloud works for small data sets with a good "pipe"
    • On Prem is cheaper and more practical for large data sets
  • Why Commit to Open Source?
    • Better model
    • Only right to give back
    • Huston UI
  • Cockpit Modules
    • Benchmark
    • Navigator
    • File sharing
    • Identity
    • ZFS
    • Ceph deploy
  • 45 Drives GitHub
  • [45 Drives Repo](ttps://repo.45drives.com/)
  • Huston UI
    • Terminal works
    • GUI works
  • How does 45 Drives Scale?
    • 4 nodes minimum for Ceph
    • Single server Linux & ZFS
    • Can migrate from single server to ceph cluster
    • Look forward
  • Clustering vs Single Server
  • How do you handle data integrity?
    • Get rid of data zoo
    • Harden root
    • Raid - drive failure
    • Off site back up - disaster recovery
    • Snapshots - ransomware
    • ZFS Send/Receive
  • Company Culture
    • I want to create a company I want to work at
    • People are happy when they can contribute/help/serve people
    • Business is a conduit for money
    • Tackle anything but be upfront about capabilities/experience
    • Provide excellent experience and service
    • Customer decides success
  • 45 Drives Cool or Wow Projects
    • CA Wild Fire Project
    • Brain Scanning
    • High Performance Projects
    • Changing the life of small projects

-- The Extra Credit Section --

For links to the articles and material referenced in this week's episode check out this week's page from our podcast dashboard!

This Episode's Podcast Dashboard

Phone Systems for Ask Noah provided by Voxtelesys

Join us in our dedicated chatroom #GeekLab:linuxdelta.com on Matrix

-- Stay In Touch --

Find all the resources for this show on the Ask Noah Dashboard

Ask Noah Dashboard

Need more help than a radio show can offer? Altispeed provides commercial IT services and they’re excited to offer you a great deal for listening to the Ask Noah Show. Call today and ask about the discount for listeners of the Ask Noah Show!

Altispeed Technologies

Contact Noah

live [at] asknoahshow.com

-- Twitter --

Support Ask Noah Show