Windows Data Storage Administration Tools News
May 02, 2011
Microsoft believes its SMI-S specification can address the needs of Windows shops with multi-vendor storage needs, but it will need support from storage vendors to make it happen.
February 15, 2010
The latest version of Microsoft's backup and restore product brings with it added support for Hyper-V R2 and disaster recovery capabilities.
August 17, 2009
The evaluation code for Windows Server 2008 R2 RTM is now available to volume license holders.
June 28, 2007
Computer memory problems do not have to be difficult to diagnose and remedy. This guide explains how you can troubleshoot your way back in business.
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Storage Spaces Direct pools server storage to build failover clusters without using cluster shared volumes, making it an inexpensive storage option. Continue Reading
Storage Spaces Direct is Microsoft's enhanced software-defined storage feature in Windows Server 2016 to make highly available server storage clusters. Continue Reading
In the newest preview of Windows Server, storage QoS helps administrators get the most of their storage by setting minimum and maximum IOPS count. Continue Reading
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Windows Server 2012 R2 has a storage tiering feature in conjunction with Storage Spaces. Here's how to get started. Continue Reading
The next version of Windows Server, due out in 2015, will boast storage improvements in QoS for Hyper-V and replication for enterprises. Continue Reading
Offloaded data transfers include a number of hardware and software requirements, but they can support virtualization. Continue Reading
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When you enable ODX file transfers, consider the necessary support to make them happen as well as taking baselines. Continue Reading
Data availability has been an issue for admins running chkdsk, but that's no longer the case in Windows Server 2012. Here's a look at what's changed. Continue Reading
Storage improvements in Hyper-V R2, including the elimination of clustering limitations and the addition of dynamic storage, may increase the hypervisor's popularity. Continue Reading
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Learn more about this storage system option, which can speed up data transfers and simplify computing overhead. Continue Reading
It's no magic bullet, but Windows Server 2012 deduplication can help alleviate rising data storage demands. Continue Reading
Thought single-instance storage was as good as it gets? Server 8's native deduplication will increase efficiency, especially for virtual servers. Continue Reading