Portable Security: A walking Fortress

In January, 2018 I wrote a couple of articles about the Aegis Secure Key 3z Flash Drive from Apricorn Inc.  At the time, I was extremely interested in its use as a Windows To Go (WTG) device, and in fact it tested very well for that task.  The fact that Microsoft has announced they have... Continue Reading →

Help! My free storage cannot be used for an iSCSI Virtual Disk!

I have written at length in the past about both Storage Spaces (Storage Pools: Dive right in!) and Software iSCSI Targets (iSCSI Storage in Windows Server 2012), as well as Failover Clusters (See list).  These are all great technologies that IT Professionals should know. Recently I got an e-mail from a reader who had all... Continue Reading →

Step-by-Step: Configuring the Microsoft iSCSI Software Target as a Storage Device for System Center VMM

Over the past few months we have made a big deal about the storage features of Windows Server 2012, including how the built-in iSCSI Software Target allows you to build a low-cost software-SAN (storage area network) for small environments, and how that lets you create a Hyper-V Failover Cluster without the expense of an actual... Continue Reading →

Virtual Hard Disks: Best Practices for dynamic / thin provisioned disks and other stories…

  Virtual environments offer us many new options with regard to storage.  Whether you are using Hyper-V or VMware, a few of the options (and recommendations) are the same, even when the terms are different. One of the options I am often asked about is dynamically expanding hard drives.  MY first reaction is that I... Continue Reading →

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