I saw this come through the transom and thought I'd share...a guy in Kuwait custom building a big Home Server (11 drives?!) with an Alienware case. Maybe he'll help move Kuwait up in the Home Server World Cup standings.
Industry analyst firm In-Stat is promoting its new consumer storage research by Joyce Putscher, who we speak with regularly. See the press release for a quick summary of the report. The consumer storage market has more than doubled in the last two years - no great surprise there. Putscher notes that Home Server partners - primarily traditional PC vendors at this point - will drive customer education. As we all know, home servers are more than storage devices...but good to see that another industry pundit believes WHS will help drive customer awareness about how to survive their "digital data deluge."
Lots of buzz lately for the Fujitsu-Siemens SCALEO Home Server. The German PC Magazine just gave it a great review, for example. We Got Served provides a very in-depth review of the product, comparing it with HP's MediaSmart Server. Worth a read. Terry calls SCALEO a "strong contender" with "beauty that comes from within." (Great to see Terry is boosting his karma here in the Great Northwest, too.)
What is one sign that a consumer product is making its way into the public consciousness? How about coverage in Playboy magazine? Yep, the HP MediaSmart Server is part of a feature on media room solutions. Sorry, I'm not providing a link to that site :)