Windows Storage Server


Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Acronyms.

Windows Storage Server

A Windows-based network attached storage (NAS) operating system from Microsoft. Originally released as Windows Powered NAS, Windows Storage Server provides file and print sharing, but does not execute applications. As of Windows Storage Server 2003, it also stores Exchange Server data. See NAS.
References in periodicals archive ?
"Adding to the success of the original Windows Storage server 2012 solutions from Thecus, the W2810PRO provides increased power and speed performance to users," said Florence Shih, CEO of Thecus Technology Corp.
Windows Storage Server 2008 breaks new barriers in management efficiency and data protection," said Eric Jewett, Director, Windows Server Marketing, Single Instance Storage [SIS] will save data disk space, Active Directory integration will ensure that the 12big Rack Network will seamlessly integrate into the IT ecosystem, DFS- Replication will provide file replication services that can be used in high availability infrastructures, and Bitlocker drive encryption makes certain that confidential data is inaccessible when disks are moved to unauthorized locations.
"Tacit Networks has worked with Microsoft Corporation to bring additional value to the Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2003 offering by providing customers with innovative technology for WAN file serving, file level caching and centralized file consistency capabilities for remote branch office deployments," said Rahul Auradkar, Director in the Windows Server Division at Microsoft Corporation.
Then, in April of this year, we formally announced our own iSCSI Storage Server, designed specifically to transform Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2003 into a unified storage platform, providing both file and block level services, over an existing local area network.
It runs the trimmed-down Windows Storage Server 2003 variant of Microsoft Corp's operating system and can be equipped with up to four Serial ATA IDE disk drives with a total capacity of between 160GB to 1TB of capacity.
The PowerVault 745N is powered by Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2003 and Intel processors.
The software is a cut-down version of Windows 2003, and is called Windows Storage Server 2003--succeeding the software previously called Windows-powered NAS, which itself succeeded the Windows Server Appliance Kit, or SAK.
Featuring Windows Storage Server Standard Edition, the TeraStation StorageCraft Recovery Center 25 can be configured to leverage Microsoft Hyper-V to host virtual machines spun up directly from backups with the new StorageCraft VirtualBoot for Hyper-V feature.
MediStor backup systems utilize Intel Xeon server-grade processors with Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2012 to promote the ideal backup and disaster recovery appliance.
The new X5000 uses the same hardware, but runs Windows Storage Server, creating a Windows NAS server.
Storage management is pre-packaged with all POPnetserver 4700 models, and provides MS Windows Storage Server 2003, including ADS, VSS, DFS, SRM, Exchange, Storage Management 2.0 and security features.
InoStor Corp., a Tandberg Data Company, has announced general availability of its next-generation M Series InteliNAS network storage appliances based on Microsoft Windows Storage Server. The highly scalable appliances feature Serial ATA (SATA) drive technology in 1U and 2U form factors with storage capacities ranging from 480GB to 4.8TB.