Category Archives: Hybrid Storage

Hands-on with the Virtual StorSimple Appliance on-prem

StorSimple integrated into a Microsoft Server OS? StorSimple using SMB natively? StorSimple as a VM in your own datacenter? People thought that it would never happen, but Microsoft surprised those with the release last week of a Virtual StorSimple Appliance which can be hosted in your own (local) datacenter. Important Notice: This feature is still in […]

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StorSimple: Goodbye Primary Volume, Hello Tiered Volume

Microsoft decided to rename the Primary Volume type in a StorSimple device to Tiered Volume. The StorSimple still has two volume types: Tiered Volume (formerly known as “Primary”) and Archival Volume. The confusing thing however, is that both of these volume types tier data to the cloud and can have a local presence on the device. Archival Volumes are used mainly for less […]

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What’s the difference in StorSimple Volume Types?

The StorSimple 5000 and 7000 series contain a lot of choices that need to be made. For this purpose I can ofcourse provide customers with an elaborate design document in which each design choice is thouroughly weighed, but that document seems to be an overkill in this highly pragmatic world today. Loads of customers just […]

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StorSimple Snapshot Manager is available for download

Today Microsoft released the brand new StorSimple Snapshot Manager for the new 8000 series. StorSimple Snapshot Manager is a Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in that simplifies data protection and backup management in a Microsoft Azure StorSimple environment. You can use the console to configure backup schedules and retention policies, generate on-demand backups, and clone or […]

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