John S. Tonello
By: John S. Tonello

December 9, 2019 6:11 pm

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Automation: The key to modern software-defined infrastructure

The heart of any good modern IT infrastructure is code that makes the software-defined systems in your data center, public clouds and edge devices consistent, repeatable and faster to deploy and recover. But modern automation is more than just a few bash scripts. At its best, it’s a layered approach to managing systems that’[…]

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John S. Tonello
By: John S. Tonello

October 31, 2019 5:19 pm

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Deploy SUSE Enterprise Storage on Kubernetes in just 7 easy steps

The technical preview for running SUSE Enterprise Storage on Rook using SUSE CaaSP Platform has been out for about a month now, but if you haven't had time to give it a try, here's how to do it quickly and easily. One of the goals of the tech preview is to show the path forward […]

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John S. Tonello
By: John S. Tonello

October 18, 2019 3:56 pm

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Can I deploy Ceph on older hardware?

You just retired a bunch of servers and disk arrays, but before you place hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars' worth of equipment on the curb, you’re wondering if you can use it for a Ceph-based storage solution like SUSE Enterprise Storage. The answer is: maybe. SUSE prides itself on supporting a wide […]

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John S. Tonello
By: John S. Tonello

September 23, 2019 9:30 am

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Tackle OpenStack networking woes with SUSE OpenStack Cloud Crowbar

By far, the most difficult aspect of successfully deploying OpenStack is getting the networking right, a challenge that has caused many a well-intentioned IT team to throw up its hands and toss in the towel. Fortunately, SUSE OpenStack Cloud removes much of that pain by automating most of the network deployment and dramatically simplifying custom […]

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John S. Tonello
By: John S. Tonello

September 20, 2019 2:57 pm

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RBD vs. iSCSI: How best to connect your hosts to a Ceph cluster

SUSE Enterprise Storage is a versatile Ceph storage platform that enables you to get block, object and file storage all in one solution, but knowing how best to connect your virtual and bare-metal machines to a Ceph cluster can be confusing. In this blog post, I’ll give you a quick overview to get you […]

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John S. Tonello
By: John S. Tonello

September 5, 2019 12:31 pm

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Want to quickly connect OpenStack and Ceph? SUSE OpenStack Cloud has you covered

Integration is the name of the game when it comes to software-defined infrastructure, and tools that take away much of the pain area ideal for any fast-moving IT shop. When it comes to connecting OpenStack with Ceph storage, SUSE has integrated tools that make it a snap. SUSE OpenStack Cloud Crowbar 9 offers users simple […]

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John S. Tonello
By: John S. Tonello

August 29, 2019 3:03 pm

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SUSE Enterprise Storage and Veeam go great together

Whether you're new to the popular Windows-based backup tool Veeam or an old pro, you know that ever-growing demands on your storage resources are a true challenge. The flexibility of Ceph makes it a good choice for a back-up target, and SUSE Enterprise Storage makes it easy. In this SUSE Guide, you'll learn how to […]

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John S. Tonello
By: John S. Tonello

August 7, 2019 6:57 pm

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Technical Overview: Storage Redefined

Getting up to speed on new technology -- and staying there -- is the challenge facing anyone working in technology these days, and the world of storage is no different. With hybrid cloud solutions that stretch resources from your data center to the public cloud and back again, it can be a challenge to stay […]

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John S. Tonello
By: John S. Tonello

July 11, 2019 4:44 pm

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Deploy a SUSE Enterprise Storage test environment in about 30 minutes

Updated to feature SUSE Enterprise Storage 6 and the Ceph Dashboard! Whether you’re new to Ceph, consider yourself a pro, or fall somewhere in the middle, there's nothing like getting your hands on the technology. That’s particularly true with OpenStack and Ceph storage clusters. Production deployments generally require a lot of hardware, which […]

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John S. Tonello
By: John S. Tonello

July 9, 2019 10:06 pm

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Managing Ceph with Ceph Dashboard

With the release of SUSE Enterprise Storage 6, users can now take advantage of the advances made in Ceph Nautilus and the Ceph Dashboard, a snappy upgrade that makes managing and monitoring your storage cluster easier than ever. Download this white paper to learn more. The browser-based Ceph Dashboard provides a single point of contact […]

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