WD Brings New Hardware for Windows Storage Server

Western Digital have announced that they will be providing a small office storage server product which will include Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials  as the operating system.

WD Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials

Thomas Gallivan, WD’s vice president of marketing for SMB branded products had the following to say:

"By combining Microsoft’s platform with WD’s strength in the storage market, the two organizations bring extraordinary synergies that boost productivity and efficiency for small business. With this, WD will offer storage solutions for small business that provides centralized, online shared storage capable of meeting the storage requirements of the small business owners in today’s fast paced business environment."

Whilst aimed at the small business owner, this is great news for Windows Home Server enthusiasts as it could be a foot hold on the ladder to seeing another hardware provider for WHS 2011 in the future.

More details are available in WDs press release and in the following Vision Keynote Video from the 2011 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference

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