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HP ProLiant Gen9 Servers now support Microsoft Windows Storage Spaces!

Xani

So what exactly is Microsoft Storage Spaces you ask? Great question! Microsoft Storage Spaces is a software-defined storage (SDS) implementation included in Windows Server 2012 R2 that allows you to create a platform storage virtualization environment out of low-cost, direct attached storage using supported HP servers, controllers, and JBODs.

 

With Storage Spaces, customers can group drives together in a storage pool, allowing for the creation of virtual disks from free space in the pool. For customers who are looking to grow and expand, Storage Spaces are a great option as they are easily scalable, resilient, and highly available.

 

Storage Spaces offers many capabilities and features such as:

  • Resilient storage
  • Failover clustering
  • Thin provisioning
  • Administrative ease and simplicity

 

HP ProLiant Gen9 servers, controllers, and JBODs are now qualified and certified solutions that allow customers to take advantage of various software defined storage solutions such as Microsoft Storage Spaces. The HP solution is designed to maximize performance, data availability, and storage capacity, while increasing storage efficiencies and simplifying management.

 

Watch our video on "How to run MS Storage Spaces on ProLiant Gen9 Server"

 

 

 

 

Microsoft Storage Spaces Certified HP Hardware

 

Rack and tower configuration

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HP ProLiant Gen9 Rack and Tower Servers are built to improve IT economics with more compute per watt and per dollar to meet the new demands of today’s marketplace.

HP BladeSystem Servers and c-Class Enclosure streamline and accelerate every step of IT operations with one federated and automated infrastructure.

 

Get more information on creating Microsoft Windows Storage Spaces using HP servers, controllers, and JBODs by joining the Coffee Coaching community on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn.

 

 

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