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  1. Building a Storage Server

    I noticed that Microsoft has 4 flavors of Storage Server. Does anyone
    have a reliable sources to determine which flavors has which features?
    It seems that this product is being pushed through OEM channels but
    Dell/HP seem to know very little about it.

  2. Re: Building a Storage Server

    Storage Server is available via OEMs only.

    Express: File sharing only, limited number of HDD & CPUs. IDE & SATA disks
    only.

    Workgroup: Adds printer sharing, SCSI support

    Standard: Adds Single Instance Storage & Search. WUDSS edition adds iSCSI
    target support

    Enterprise: Adds Cluster/High Availability support. WUDSS edition available
    as well.

    Also, OEM partners will add various features to their solutions that will
    further differentiate - e.g. Built-in fibre support, management, etc.


    Pat

    "Johnny" wrote in message
    news:en5AV607HHA.1900@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >I noticed that Microsoft has 4 flavors of Storage Server. Does anyone have
    >a reliable sources to determine which flavors has which features? It seems
    >that this product is being pushed through OEM channels but Dell/HP seem to
    >know very little about it.



  3. Re: Building a Storage Server


    "Johnny" wrote in message
    news:en5AV607HHA.1900@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > I noticed that Microsoft has 4 flavors of Storage Server. Does anyone
    > have a reliable sources to determine which flavors has which features?
    > It seems that this product is being pushed through OEM channels but
    > Dell/HP seem to know very little about it.


    Bottom line, it is an OEM product, so you cannot "build" a storage server,
    you can "buy" one.

    You detail in your original post that HP/Dell "know very little about it"...
    well I suspect you are not talking to the right people then. Talk to your
    [Dell | HP] account management to get someone to talk to you about these
    products !

    Rgds,
    Edwin.



  4. Re: Building a Storage Server

    Edwin vMierlo [MVP] wrote:

    > You detail in your original post that HP/Dell "know very little about it"...
    > well I suspect you are not talking to the right people then. Talk to your
    > [Dell | HP] account management to get someone to talk to you about these
    > products !


    E,

    Thanks for your reply, it is all becoming clear to me now. It looks
    like HP has an all in one server that they are billing as an appliance
    like a NetApp box. Dell is taking the approach that you can turn one of
    their server platforms into a storage server using WSS.

    Funny you should mention the account management. I finally spoke with a
    server specialist the other day and he got me caught up with the Dell
    side of WSS. I couldn't find anyone at HP who cared.

    -Johnny

  5. Re: Building a Storage Server

    Pat [MSFT] wrote:
    prise: Adds Cluster/High Availability support. WUDSS edition
    > available as well.


    Pat,

    What is WUDSS?

  6. Re: Building a Storage Server

    WUDSS = Windows Universal Data Storage Server

    Basically, it provides not just shares (SMB/NFS/HTTP/etc.) but also block
    storage via iSCSI. The HP All-in-One that you mentioned in another posting
    is the equivalent, Dell uses WUDSS. The platform in both cases is an
    extension of the Windows Storage Server.


    Pat

    "Johnny" wrote in message
    news:erLUwaT8HHA.1900@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > Pat [MSFT] wrote:
    > prise: Adds Cluster/High Availability support. WUDSS edition
    >> available as well.

    >
    > Pat,
    >
    > What is WUDSS?



  7. Re: Building a Storage Server

    Pat [MSFT] wrote:
    > WUDSS = Windows Universal Data Storage Server
    >
    > Basically, it provides not just shares (SMB/NFS/HTTP/etc.) but also
    > block storage via iSCSI. The HP All-in-One that you mentioned in
    > another posting is the equivalent, Dell uses WUDSS. The platform in
    > both cases is an extension of the Windows Storage Server.
    >
    >
    > Pat
    >
    > "Johnny" wrote in message
    > news:erLUwaT8HHA.1900@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >> Pat [MSFT] wrote:
    >> prise: Adds Cluster/High Availability support. WUDSS edition
    >>> available as well.

    >>
    >> Pat,
    >>
    >> What is WUDSS?

    >

    Thanks Pat, can you recommend some good reading on this? I am looking
    for something alittle more tech and less marketing.

  8. Re: Building a Storage Server

    I would start here:

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserv...resources.aspx


    Pat

    "Johnny" wrote in message
    news:OD6AYqX8HHA.1204@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    > Pat [MSFT] wrote:
    >> WUDSS = Windows Universal Data Storage Server
    >>
    >> Basically, it provides not just shares (SMB/NFS/HTTP/etc.) but also block
    >> storage via iSCSI. The HP All-in-One that you mentioned in another
    >> posting is the equivalent, Dell uses WUDSS. The platform in both cases
    >> is an extension of the Windows Storage Server.
    >>
    >>
    >> Pat
    >>
    >> "Johnny" wrote in message
    >> news:erLUwaT8HHA.1900@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>> Pat [MSFT] wrote:
    >>> prise: Adds Cluster/High Availability support. WUDSS edition
    >>>> available as well.
    >>>
    >>> Pat,
    >>>
    >>> What is WUDSS?

    >>

    > Thanks Pat, can you recommend some good reading on this? I am looking for
    > something alittle more tech and less marketing.



  9. Re: Building a Storage Server

    Pat [MSFT] wrote:
    > I would start here:
    >
    > http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserv...resources.aspx
    >

    Thanks man, I will start ordering books from Half.com

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