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Vladislav Karaiev
Vladislav Karaiev
StarWind Head of Marketing. Vlad has more than 12 years of IT experience, specializing in cloud, virtualization, and data protection. He possesses extensive knowledge in architecture planning, storage systems, hardware sourcing, and research.
Vladislav Karaiev

What is Ceph and Ceph Storage?

Exploring the world of software-defined storage? Discover how Ceph stands out with its focus on limitless scalability. Learn Ceph’s key aspects, benefits and drawbacks. 

Vladislav Karaiev

Understanding RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10, and RAID 01: Comprehensive Guide to RAID Configurations (Part 1)

Discover what RAID is and explore the basics of RAID levels like RAID 0, 1, 10, and 01, along with their pros and trade-offs.

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Storage HA on the Cheap: Fixing Synology DiskStation flaky Performance with StarWind Free. Part 3 (Failover Duration)

We are continuing our set of articles dedicated to Synology’s DS916+ mid-range NAS units. Remember we don’t dispute the fact that Synology is capable of delivering a great set of NAS features. Instead of this, we are conducting a number of tests on a pair of DS916+ units to define if they can be utilized as a general-use primary production storage. In Part 1 we have tested the performance of DS916+ in different configurations and determined how to significantly increase the performance of a “dual” DS916+ setup by replacing the native Synology DSM HA Cluster with VSAN from StarWind Free.

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Storage HA on the Cheap: Fixing Synology DiskStation flaky Performance with StarWind Free. Part 1 (Architecture)

DiskStation DS916+ is a further improvement of DS415+ model. Storage capacity in DS916+ can be scaled using DX513 expansion units, making a total of nine 3.5 disk bays. Given the relatively small form factor and impressive capacity potential, such configuration may become a great solution for small businesses and enthusiasts.