After 22+ years in backup, I have become something of a storage geek on the side (or at least pretend to be one).
Over the past few weeks, I’ve been playing with a new storage solution in my Dallas lab:
The device has two gigabit NICs in it – one offering CIFS/SMB 3.0 shares and […]
No, I didn’t do a typo and mean to say “Every Windows Server has an iSCSI Initiator”
And it may only be a slight exaggeration when I say “Every“.
But did you know that your Windows Server 2008 R2 server can also be an iSCSI Target? I didn’t.
Typically, one thinks of an iSCSI Target […]
Congratulations to my friends at Dell for their launch of storage appliances that are powered by Windows Storage Server 2008.
This is a great example of what happens with the partnership of Microsoft with a server manufacturer.
In this case, instead of simply pre-installing Windows Server and a standard Dell PowerEdge server (which […]
This is a very good day to be in storage and a Windows network administrator – because HP just announced that they are shipping storage appliances that are powered by Windows Storage Server 2008. For more on the WSS08 release last month, check out these blogs:
May 5 – Announcing Windows Storage Server 2008 […]
I get this question every once in a while – so I thought I would offer my perspective on this.
To answer that, let me do a short reminder of what a Windows Storage Server is:
We started with the mainstream Windows Server operating system – and tune it from being the industry-leading general […]
For the record, I am not really a car buff. I am a “Buff”ington … and enjoy renting mustangs from Avis … but I’ve had a few questions on my Windows Storage Server 2008 RTM blog (below), so let me expand on my analogy:
Just a few miles down the road in Detroit, […]
As an updated reminder, we have two TechNet Webcasts today from Storage Solutions:
Introducing Windows Storage Server 2008
8AM Pacific / 11AM Eastern US time:
For background – check out my blog on WSS08 from earlier this week.
In this webcast, I am joined by one of those scary-smart but all-around-nice-guys, Scott Johnson, the […]
I am really excited to announce the release to manufacturing (RTM) of Windows Storage Server 2008. Let me tell you why:
For me This is the culmination of my first 3.5 years at Microsoft. Prior to joining Microsoft, I had been a Microsoft MVP in Storage – so I have been involved with this […]
One of the common questions that we hear around DPM is “What hardware should the DPM Server be run on?”
I can offer a couple different answers. Start with the Official Answer — please consult the hardware requirements list on the DPM website
There is also the “engineering” answer – which is […]