Windows Storage Server

News and cool info about the Windows Storage Server product line.

Announcing Windows Storage Server 2016

Windows Server 2016 launches to the world this week and this includes new Windows Storage Server...

Author: Scott M. Johnson Date: 10/14/2016

Q&A With John Tsai, V.P. of Marketing at Thecus

Hi Folks – If you’ve been following this blog, then you already know that Thecus is now...

Author: Scott M. Johnson Date: 05/11/2015

Thecus’ New W2000 2-Bay NAS Reviewed by PC Perspectives; Receives Editor’s Choice Award!

Hi Folks – Over the past few months, I’ve made some noise about Thecus’s new line...

Author: Scott M. Johnson Date: 03/11/2015

A Closer Look at Thecus’s New Offerings Based on Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Essentials

Hi Folks – Over the past few weeks, I’ve published two blogs (here and here) on Windows...

Author: Scott M. Johnson Date: 03/04/2015

Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Essentials: A Closer Look

Hi Folks, In my last post, I provided an introduction to Windows Storage Server 2012 R2...

Author: Scott M. Johnson Date: 12/10/2014

Hi Folks – You may have seen Thecus’s recent press release about becoming the first Microsoft OEM...

Author: Scott M. Johnson Date: 12/02/2014

Reviewing the Western Digital DS6100–Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials NAS

Hi Folks,I had the pleasure of receiving a WD DS6100 Server at Microsoft and I’ve been playing with...

Author: Scott M. Johnson Date: 11/19/2014

Q&A With Colin Broadberry: The Thinking Behind Broadberry’s New YellowVision Line of IP Video Surveillance Storage Solutions

Hi Folks – Back in September 2013, I blogged about how Broadberry (a long-time Windows Storage...

Author: Scott M. Johnson Date: 07/21/2014

Work Folders for Windows 7 Released!

Hi Folks - One of the most innovative new features in Windows Server 2012 R2 is Work Folders, which...

Author: Scott M. Johnson Date: 05/06/2014

Violin and Microsoft Jointly Develop a High-Performance, All-Flash Enterprise Storage Appliance Powered by Windows Storage Server 2012 R2

Hi Folks – Violin Memory today announced the Violin Windows Flash Array (WFA)—an all-flash,...

Author: Scott M. Johnson Date: 04/22/2014

HP StoreEasy Storage Now Supports Windows Storage Server 2012 R2!

Hi Folks – Last year, I blogged about HP’s StoreEasy Storage line running Windows Storage Server...

Author: Scott M. Johnson Date: 04/18/2014

Buffalo Adds Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 to its TeraStation Business NAS Offerings

Hi Folks – I’m very pleased to announce that Buffalo is shipping its TeraStation 5000 WSS NAS...

Author: Scott M. Johnson Date: 03/19/2014

Supermicro’s New Cluster-in-a-Box Solutions Running Windows Storage Server 2012 R2

Hi Folks – Most of us know the name Supermicro (a.k.a. Super Micro Computer), which designs,...

Author: Scott M. Johnson Date: 03/06/2014

Q&A With Brian Verenkoff of Buffalo on the Company’s Windows Storage Server Offerings

Hi Folks – A few months back, I wrote a blog article on Buffalo’s TeraStation™ 5000 WSS running...

Author: Scott M. Johnson Date: 02/28/2014

Q&A With Fabian Uhse, Program Manager for Work Folders in Windows Server 2012 R2

Hi Folks – A few months back I wrote a blog article on Work Folders, one of the new “hero” features...

Author: Scott M. Johnson Date: 02/26/2014

Dell PowerVault NX Now Available with Windows Storage Server 2012 R2!

Hi Folks – I’m pleased to announce that Dell is now offering Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 on its...

Author: Scott M. Johnson Date: 02/18/2014

Q&A With Matthias Wollnik, Senior Program Manager for Data Deduplication in Windows Server 2012 R2

Hi Folks – Back in December, I wrote a blog article on Data Deduplication, which was first...

Author: Scott M. Johnson Date: 01/31/2014

Windows Server 2012 R2 – What’s New for Deployment and Management?

Hi Folks – Over the past few months, I’ve covered eight of the items on my list of Top 10 New and...

Author: Scott M. Johnson Date: 01/30/2014

New Storage Paper: Maximizing Storage Efficiency on Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Storage Server 2012 R2

Hi Folks – I’d like to highlight a new storage paper: Maximizing Storage Efficiency on Windows...

Author: Scott M. Johnson Date: 01/28/2014

Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 – New Storage Spaces Functionality and Improved Data Deduplication

Hi Folks – If you’ve been following my blog, you know that I’m working my way through the list of my...

Author: Scott M. Johnson Date: 12/18/2013

Q&A With Mark Song of Seagate: The Thinking Behind Seagate’s New Business Storage Windows Server 4-Bay NAS

Hi Folks - In a recent blog article, I highlighted how Seagate Technology is now offering Windows...

Author: Scott M. Johnson Date: 12/18/2013

Windows Storage Server 2012 Available with Seagate's New 4-Bay Business Storage NAS

Hi Folks – Windows Server 2012 introduced advanced storage capabilities that lower the cost of...

Author: Scott M. Johnson Date: 12/03/2013

Shared VHDX Files - My Favorite New Feature in Windows Server 2012 R2

Hi Folks – In my last blog article on improvements to Failover Clustering and Hyper-V, I briefly...

Author: Scott M. Johnson Date: 11/25/2013

High Availability is Now Easier than Ever – Improvements to Failover Clustering and Hyper-V in Windows Storage Server 2012 R2

Hi Folks – In my list of top 10 new features in Windows Storage Server 2012 R2, I included two areas...

Author: Scott M. Johnson Date: 11/18/2013

Storage Spaces, JBODs, and Failover Clustering – A Recipe for Cost-Effective, Highly Available Storage

Hi Folks – I’m often asked how to deploy inexpensive, reliable, cluster-connected storage using...

Author: Scott M. Johnson Date: 10/18/2013

Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 — Work Folders

Hi Folks - My list of Top 10 Features in Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 included Work Folders, a new...

Author: Scott M. Johnson Date: 10/08/2013

Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 — Improved DFS Replication

Hi Folks - My list of Top 10 Features in Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 included DFS Replication. In...

Author: Scott M. Johnson Date: 10/08/2013

Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 – What’s New for SMB and the iSCSI Target Server

Hi Folks - In my previous post, I listed my favorite storage improvements in Windows Storage Server...

Author: Scott M. Johnson Date: 09/27/2013

Boston Igloo Syncro Series: High Availability No Longer Requires High-Priced Storage

Hi Folks – Boston Limited recently announced its Boston Igloo Syncro Series cluster, a new offering...

Author: Scott M. Johnson Date: 09/19/2013

Symantec Backup Exec 3600: A Turnkey Backup Appliance Running Windows Storage Server

Hi Folks – It’s great to see all the new storage appliances that are running Windows Storage Server....

Author: Scott M. Johnson Date: 09/19/2013

PC Pro Magazine Reviews the HP StoreEasy 1430

Hi Folks, I really do love product reviews for Windows Storage Server solutions!  Here is a new...

Author: Scott M. Johnson Date: 09/10/2013

Broadberry and Mirasys Partner to Deliver Video Surveillance Solutions on Windows Storage Server 2012

Hi Folks – In this post, I’m examining how Broadberry (a Windows Storage Server partner) is working...

Author: Scott M. Johnson Date: 09/09/2013

Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 is Coming Soon—and Here Are My Top 10 New Features!

Hi Folks, Scott here to tell you that Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 has been released to our...

Author: Scott M. Johnson Date: 09/04/2013

Wortmann TERRA NAS Storage Solutions – Powered by Windows Storage Server 2012

Hi Folks – Wortmann AG, a long-time Windows Storage Server partner, serves small and medium-sized...

Author: Scott M. Johnson Date: 08/25/2013

Lenovo ThinkServer RD330 and RD430 Running Windows Storage Server 2012

Hi Folks – Today I’d like to highlight Lenovo’s line of ThinkServers running Windows Storage Server...

Author: Scott M. Johnson Date: 08/22/2013

HP releases the HP 3PAR StoreServ File Controller running Windows Storage Server 2012 at HP Discover!

Hi Folks, I just returned from my fifth HP Discover conference in Las Vegas, where Microsoft was a...

Author: Scott M. Johnson Date: 07/02/2013

NEC Introduces iStorage NS500Rd NAS Appliance Running Windows Storage Server 2012

Hi Folks, NEC has begun refreshing its iStorage NS model line to include solutions based on Windows...

Author: Scott M. Johnson Date: 07/02/2013

View the Webcast: Windows Storage Server 2012 on IBM System x

Hi Folks – A few weeks ago, I blogged about how I was working with IBM on a new webcast that focused...

Author: Scott M. Johnson Date: 07/02/2013

Dell PowerVault NX Family Running Windows Storage Server 2012

Hi Folks, Today I am highlighting the Dell PowerVault NX family, which the company describes as “an...

Author: Scott M. Johnson Date: 06/30/2013

Broadberry CyberStore 316S WSS – Another Great Windows Storage Server 2012 Review

Hi Folks – Outside of my awesome wife and two adorable little girls, nothing makes me happier than...

Author: Scott M. Johnson Date: 06/29/2013

Buffalo TeraStation™ 5000 WSS running Windows Storage Server 2012

Hi Folks, Today I’d like to highlight Buffalo Technology, a Windows Storage Server OEM I’ve had the...

Author: Scott M. Johnson Date: 06/18/2013

Fujitsu CX420 and BX400 With Windows Storage Server 2012

By Scott M. Johnson – June 7th, 2013 Hi Folks – The Register recently published a great article on...

Author: Scott M. Johnson Date: 06/07/2013

Boston Igloo 2U-24T-Stor reviewed by ITPro Magazine

Hello,  IT Pro magazine in the UK posted a new review of Boston’s newest Igloo, a Windows...

Author: Scott M. Johnson Date: 06/05/2013

Webcast Alert! Windows Storage Server 2012 on IBM System x (June 20th)

Hello storage lovers, I wanted to give you a heads up on a new webcast from IBM and Microsoft coming...

Author: Scott M. Johnson Date: 06/04/2013

X-IO unveils the File Storage Controller 2200 running Windows Storage Server 2012

This week at Microsoft TechEd 2013, in New Orleans, Louisiana, X-IO will be showcasing their next...

Author: Scott M. Johnson Date: 06/04/2013

Joys of TechEd! sTec announces the s3000, an SSD-based Windows Storage Server Solution

Even though I wasn’t born on the Bayou, I know good gumbo when I taste it. Today in New Orleans,...

Author: Scott M. Johnson Date: 06/03/2013

New storage whitepaper: Home Directory Consolidation on Windows Storage Server 2012

Hi Folks. I’d like to bring to your attention a new storage paper on home directory consolidation,...

Author: Scott M. Johnson Date: 05/31/2013

HP StoreEasy 5530 Reviewed on StorageReview.com

Hi Folks, I love product reviews for storage server solutions!  Here is a great example: ...

Author: Scott M. Johnson Date: 05/21/2013

Windows Server 2012 wins Storage Magazine’s Gold Medal Award!

Hi folks, You’ve probably heard that Windows Server 2012 and Windows Storage Server 2012 have some...

Author: Scott M. Johnson Date: 02/28/2013

HP StoreEasy Storage – Appliances and Gateways

Hi Folks. In this blog post I am highlighting the new HP StoreEasy product line!  In December...

Author: Scott M. Johnson Date: 02/25/2013

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