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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Dell PowerVault NX Now Available with Windows Storage Server 2012 R2!

Hi Folks – I’m pleased to announce that Dell is now offering Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 on its PowerVault NX Windows NAS Series. PowerVault NX Windows NAS Series appliances come in three base models—all based on 12th generation Dell PowerEdge hardware.   1) PowerVault NX3200 – a 2U NAS appliance based on Dell’s PowerEdge…

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Q&A With Matthias Wollnik, Senior Program Manager for Data Deduplication in Windows Server 2012 R2

Hi Folks – Back in December, I wrote a blog article on Data Deduplication, which was first introduced in Windows Server 2012 and Windows Storage Server 2012. It’s been improved in Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Storage Server 2012 R2, and it is quickly becoming a very popular feature. In this post, I’ll share…


Windows Server 2012 R2 – What’s New for Deployment and Management?

Hi Folks – Over the past few months, I’ve covered eight of the items on my list of Top 10 New and Improved Features in Windows Storage Server 2012 R2. Here are the links to the entire blog series: What’s New for SMB and the iSCSI Target Server Work Folders and DFS Replication Failover Clustering…


New Storage Paper: Maximizing Storage Efficiency on Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Storage Server 2012 R2

Hi Folks – I’d like to highlight a new storage paper: Maximizing Storage Efficiency on Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Storage Server 2012 R2, which you can download here. This paper highlights storage features that enable you to get more out of your existing storage capacity—and to easily scale that capacity when needed. Here…