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 shipping 2-bay, 4-bay, and 5-bay NAS devices running Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Essentials. This is a new edition of Windows Storage Server that we created to enable affordable, easy-to-use, cloud-connected storage for small businesses and small office/home…


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 of NAS appliances running Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Essentials. As I stated, Thecus is the first OEM to deliver new NAS appliances based on Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Essentials, which I’m excited about for several reasons. It…


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 Storage Server 2012 R2 Essentials, a new edition of Windows Storage Server that we created to enable affordable, easy-to-use, cloud-connected NAS appliances for small businesses and small office/home office (SOHO) environments. Thecus is the first OEM to deliver…


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 Essentials—and recognized Thecus as the first OEM to bring new NAS appliances based on it to market. In this post, I’ll take a closer look at Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Essentials, which we created to enable affordable, easy-to-use,…


Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Essentials: Enabling a Full-Featured, Affordable NAS for Small Businesses and SOHO Environments

Hi Folks – You may have seen Thecus’s recent press release about becoming the first Microsoft OEM partner to offer network attached storage (NAS) solutions based on Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Essentials. This is a brand-new edition of Windows Storage Server, which we created to enable affordable, easy-to-use, cloud-connected NAS appliances for small businesses…


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 Server partner) and Mirasys—a video surveillance solution provider—were partnering to use Windows Storage Server 2012 as the storage component of a complete video surveillance solution. In this post, I’d like to share the perspective of Colin Broadberry, Managing Partner…


Work Folders for Windows 7 Released!

Hi Folks – One of the most innovative new features in Windows Server 2012 R2 is Work Folders, which gives users access to files on a company file server over the Internet or a corporate LAN or WAN while allowing organizations to maintain control over that data. Here’s an overview: It works by syncing the…


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, high-performance storage appliance powered by Windows Storage Server 2012 R2. Here are the highlights: The WFA is the result of a joint development effort between Violin and Microsoft, which spent more than 18 months working together on software optimizations to get…


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 2012. I’m pleased to announce that HP has enhanced its StoreEasy Storage family with: Support for Microsoft’s latest storage operating system—namely, Windows Storage Server 2012 R2—across the entire StoreEasy Storage lineup. A new network configuration wizard within the Initial…