As mentioned in my previous post, I recently traveled to China, where I spent time with Huawei—a new Windows Storage Server 2012 OEM. During the visit, I was really impressed by how all the people I met were very knowledgeable about storage and demonstrated strong expertise in hardware, software and networking. This picture was taken in their (very impressive) test lab.
Huawei recently introduced its new N2000 NAS system (N2000 for short), which the company describes as a “reliable, high-capacity, and easy-to-deploy rack storage platform… that enables Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to rapidly deploy a cost-effective, flexible, and converged NAS solution that delivers advanced data sharing, storage, and management functions.” And I couldn’t agree more. The N2000 has everything that a SME—and many large companies—could need or want in a NAS solution.
Here are a few highlights about the N2000…
Windows Storage Server 2012 appliances, like the N2000, deliver excellent NAS functionality:
I was also impressed by the steps that Huawei took to maximize energy efficiency, including :
Other notable specs include:
The N2000 ships with Windows Storage Server 2012 preinstalled and preconfigured for the hardware. The N2000 is currently available in Asia, Africa and Europe with availability in the United States expected in the spring of 2013.
More information on the N2000 can be found here.
P.S. Remember that, while Windows Storage Server 2012 is only available from Microsoft hardware partners, you can download evaluation versions from the download center here. The full OEM versions and product keys are available on TechNet, MSDN, and MAPS.