Windows Storage Server is one of the most interesting products from Redmond, a specialized version of Windows Server with integrated storage target capabilities, including iSCSI, NFS, SMB, and single-instance storage (file-level deduplication). Although Windows Server 2008, with its many storage feature updates, was released last year, the updated version of Windows Storage Server was still under construction until last month. But Windows Storage Server 2008 is available to manufacturers today.
network attached storage
EMC today announced its next generation Celerra NAS. EMC is pushing the technology towards unified storage, deduplication and virtual provisioning giving away some bells and whistles at no cost.
When is a solution integrated and when is it a Frankenstein-like mashup of tangled tech? Apparently, that line is crossed when itâ€™s your competitorâ€™s offeringâ€¦ In my time in the storage industry, Iâ€™ve seen enough franken-storage come and go to make me skeptical whenever a new â€œintegratedâ€ solution is announced. But a lot of this stuff works just fine, so I also know that integrated solutions arenâ€™t always bad!