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 Windows Storage Server 2012—without the cost of expensive RAID adapters, external RAID arrays, and SAN switch fabric. Fortunately, the answer is an easy one. Other than a couple servers running Windows Storage Server 2012 Standard, all you need are SAS host…


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 feature in Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Storage Server 2012 R2. In this post, I’ll take a closer look at Work Folders, how it compares to other Microsoft synchronization technologies, and how you can…


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 this post, I’ll take a closer look at the enhancements we made to DFS Replication and how you can benefit from them. DFS Replication (DFS-R) is a service in the File and Storage Services role. It…