A look at the latest updates to software-defined storage with Storage Spaces Direct, new with Windows Server 2016. Elden Christensen explains the advantages in terms of cost, performance and reliability.
Also, find out what your deployment options are from hyper-converge or branch offices to converge for enterprise scale workloads. Finally, you’ll see how this applies to disaster recovery.
Source: Microsoft Mechanics Library
Western Digital has been around for a while with their WD Sentinel SMB storage appliances, and now Seagate has joined the fray.
Enter the Seagate Business Storage Windows Server 4-Bay NAS.
OK, so right about now you’re saying, “Hey, a NAS and Storage Spaces aren’t the same thing.” But, if you look closer at the specs you’ll notice that this little box includes Windows Storage Server 2012 Workgroup, which means (drumroll please) it includes Storage Spaces.
Plus, it comes in four flavors:
- 4TB ($1,005 ERP) #STDM4000100
- 8 TB ($1,334 ERP) #STDM8000100
- 12 TB ($,1539 ERP) #STDM12000100
- 16 TB ($1,744 ERP) #STDM16000100
With a posted speed of up to 200 MB/sec you’re not exactly in SSD territory speed-wise, but you do get a lot of storage for your money.
Rather than listen to me re-hash all the specs, check out the blog post by Scott Johnson or cruise over to the official Seagate website for the NAS.