With storage on the agenda of more companies than ever before through the launch of Microsoft's Windows Storage Server
2003, and data no less critical or vulnerable than it ever was, many companies will look at these questions and their answers and conclude that iSCSI, together with storage management software to provide business continuity and disaster recovery, will be the best way to get the most out of their investment in storage.
EMC's decision to copy the example set by HP and IBM and ship Windows-powered NAS boxes later this year both underlines how important Windows Storage Server 2003 will be, and makes it more important.
How far Microsoft will be able to drive Windows Storage Server upmarket will involve a very familiar issue in storage--manageability.
"Our new SATA-based InteliNAS appliances, based on Windows Storage Server
, offer proven, superior storage benefits for heterogeneous environments.
The VDS feature enables IT managers to easily configure and manage storage resources--both physical and logical--assigned to Windows Storage Server 2003.
Suggested NAS Gateway with Integrated Windows Storage Server 2003
It incorporates over 20 years of computer hardware support and custom server designs to create NAS/SAN iSCSI/SSD solutions - for both Microsoft Windows Storage Server
2012 R2 and Linux Solutions.
Although Microsoft's technical NAS concerns are genuine, some of their non supportive approach rises from their own forays into storage networking, Microsoft is pushing its NAS operating system and management software, especially its Windows Storage Server 2003, which adds enterprise feature to a Windows OS on NAS.
The two companies have firmly entrenched positions--Microsoft in the mid-range server/storage space and NetApp in the enterprise--but Windows Storage Server may be Microsoft's ticket into high-end shops.
The USS[TM] can house a variety of guest operating systems, including any flavor of Windows Server OS, Windows Storage Server
(WSS) OS, Linux OS, or any other Operating Systems of customer's choice.