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Windows 8 Steps Up Storage

When I heard about planned Windows 8 storage virtualization features that will support up to 10 terabytes, I thought Microsoft was talking about Windows Server 8. But no, Redmond plans to make the Windows 8 client a front end to massive back-end storage systems.

Part of the plan involves the Win 8 New Technology File System (NTFS). Building on top of this is Storage Spaces, which lets us pool all kinds of disks (from solid state to spinning). The result could be a pool of disks that look like a single 10 TB drive -- or possibly larger. That's a lot of JPEGs!

Win 8, using thin provisioning, can make that storage appear larger since deleted files quickly turn back into available space.

What would you do with 10 TB all to yourself? Send your storage hopes and dreams to dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 01/13/2012 at 1:19 PM


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