Windows Server Tips: Analyzing Possible Storage Savings Via The Deduplication Evaluation Tool

Introduced in Windows Server 2008 and enhanced in Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2, the Disk Deduplication tool is an exemplarity tool used by IT professionals to save storage space amidst the infrastructure they manage. The storage space saved is reclaimed from duplicate files being removed utilizing said tool.  Enabling data deduplication is an easy…


Step-By-Step: Configuring the Microsoft iSCSI Software Target as a Storage Device for System Center VMM

Over the past few months we have made a big deal about the storage features of Windows Server 2012, including how the built-in iSCSI Software Target allows you to build a low-cost software-SAN (storage area network) for small environments, and how that lets you create a Hyper-V Failover Cluster without the expense of an actual…


iSCSI Storage in Windows Server 2012

Storage is one of the most important aspects of our IT infrastructure.  In this day and age of virtualization it is even more important because our entire server infrastructure may be stored on a limited set of devices. Of course that is a lot easier said than done, especially for smaller companies with limited IT…

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Storage Pools… Dive right in!

Storage Pools are a new feature in Windows Server 2012 that at first glance (at the terminology) may look like  software RAID arrays that have been around for years, but are really a new concept, or at least several generations of advancement on the old concept.  They give us the ability to use disks of…

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