Jon Klaus is  based out of the south of the Netherlands, working with everything from datacenters to operating systems. He specializes in storage, back-up, and server virtualization systems, and will blog about experiences in the field and industry developments. Certified EMCIEe, EMCTAe and EMCCAe on a number of Dell EMC products and constantly trying to find the time to diversify that list. When not tinkering with IT you can find him on a snowboard, motorbike, or practicing a variety of sports.

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Growing Beyond Your First Storage System

June 20, 2018

At some point, your first storage system will be “full.” I’m writing it as “full” because the system might not actually be 100% occupied with data at that exact point in time. The system could be full for another technical reason. For example, shared …


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When is a Storage System Full?

June 18, 2018

When designing the underlying storage infrastructure for a set of applications, several metrics are important. First, there’s capacity. How much storage do you need? This is a metric that’s well understood by most people. People see GBs and TBs on their own devices and …


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Software Updates in the IT Stack: (Not) a Game of Jenga

June 14, 2018

In my last post, I talked about upgrading storage systems. More specifically, how to determine the right upgrade interval for your storage systems. What the previous post did not cover is the fact that your storage system is part of a larger ecosystem. It …


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Paving the Road to Your Storage System

June 13, 2018

A storage system on its own is not useful. Sure, it can store data, but how are you going to put any data on it? Or read back the data that you just stored? You need to connect clients to your storage system. For …


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The Software Arms Race: Do You Even Upgrade?

June 11, 2018

After you’ve installed your new storage systems and migrated your data onto them, life slows down a bit. Freshly installed systems shouldn’t throw any hardware errors in the first stages of their lifecycle, apart from a drive that doesn’t fully realize it’s DOA. Software …