A quick note, AdminiMe 2012 for the original Windows Home Server (Windows Server 2003 based kernel) has been released. I have covered AdminiMe a few times (also here for an upgrade), and it is an add-on I use in my Windows Home Server. Here is an excerpt of the changes:
One thing that I have been looking forward to in 2011 is AMD’s Bulldozer architecture in the server space. AMD recently released its next-generation, Bulldozer based Interlagos and Valencia CPUs. Interlagos is the successor to AMD’s Magny Cours CPU and will be available in single, dual and quad socket G34 configurations. Valencia is essentially half of an Interlagos but can be put in single or dual socket C32 configurations. Here is the complete list:
As some saw over the past week or so, ServeTheHome moved fully to the Amazon.com cloud platform. The forums and much of the back-end still runs on the legacy platform, but the front-end main site is all hosted on Amazon’s servers. I have been fairly unhappy with the up-time and performance of the old host so this should be a major upgrade that allows the site to scale for quite awhile.
When it comes to purchasing business class storage, a lot of the components and builds featured on ServeTheHome scale to $6,000+, but IT professionals often look to companies like EMC, NetApp, Dell, HP and IBM for storage systems in the 100-1,000 user segment. While ServeTheHome oftentimes uses components similar or identical to storage vendor’s systems (Compellent’s systems when first integrated with Dell still used Supermicro components and chassis as an example), the software stack of large storage vendors is certainly better. Let’s look at what NetApp did this week.