ServeTheHome.com Forums – an Introduction

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Welcome to 2011! Over the past year, the ServeTheHome.com readership has grown by almost 25 fold. In visiting other forums, I have noticed that each forum has a specific purpose. Windows Home Server, FreeNAS, unRaid, general data storage, general memory and motherboards and etc. What is lacking is a single place to discuss direct attached storage (DAS), network attached storage (NAS), and storage area networks (SANs) in a single place. Specialized forms are great resources for in-depth support of platforms, however the advice can be far from objective.

Introducing the ServeTheHome.com forums where I hope to create a community for users to discuss different operating systems, file systems, virtualization platforms, storage management platforms, networking options, and hardware dedicated to small business and home servers. Let’s face it, not everyone has the same needs when it comes to storage. My vision is that the forums become a high-quality resource for users to ask their storage related questions, without noise, and without a bias towards one platform.

In a call to action to my readers, please feel free to head over to the ServeTheHome.com forums, register an account, ask questions or contribute as you please, and please provide feedback on how we can make this the best storage forum around. Happy 2011!

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Patrick has been running STH since 2009 and covers a wide variety of SME, SMB, and SOHO IT topics. Patrick is a consultant in the technology industry and has worked with numerous large hardware and storage vendors in the Silicon Valley. The goal of STH is simply to help users find some information about server, storage and networking, building blocks. If you have any helpful information please feel free to post on the forums.