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…


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 appliances with Windows Storage Server 2012 R2! That’s right… You can now get one of these sleek little units online directly from Buffalo or from other online sellers. And with Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 preinstalled, you can…


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, develops, manufactures, and sells a broad range of server systems, storage servers, high-end workstations, chassis, motherboards, and other server components. The company boasts more than $1 billion in sales per year, meeting the needs of both businesses and server…


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 Windows Storage Server 2012. In this post, I’ll share the perspective of Brian Verenkoff, Director of Product Management at Buffalo, who we recently interviewed about the company’s experience with Windows Storage Server and future plans. What types…

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