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Best Answer Christopher (Drashna) , 20 November 2015 - 11:32 PM

Considered it, absolutely. And we'd really love to sell a pre-built and preconfigured box.

However, the hardware market is very competitive, and we'd want a really nice product, if we released it. And something that is easy to manage. 

 

Beyond just our existing software, we'd need to add a lot to make it usable. 

 

Once Windows Nano Server is "out", we'll definitely re-evaluate it.

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#1 otispresley

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Posted 20 November 2015 - 01:55 PM

I was just wondering if you guys have given any thought toward developing and offering a NAS-type product based on Windows Nano Server (assuming it works out with licensing)? You could include DrivePool, Scanner, CloutDrive, and any future products on it as the trial versions and sell licenses as you do now.

 

Of course, it would have to be remote GUI or have a web UI. This would also be a good platform for doing some media things with something like Emby. It would be really light-weight and easy to maintain, and it can be installed on a physical box or as a VM.


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Posted 20 November 2015 - 11:32 PM   Best Answer

Considered it, absolutely. And we'd really love to sell a pre-built and preconfigured box.

However, the hardware market is very competitive, and we'd want a really nice product, if we released it. And something that is easy to manage. 

 

Beyond just our existing software, we'd need to add a lot to make it usable. 

 

Once Windows Nano Server is "out", we'll definitely re-evaluate it.


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Posted 23 November 2015 - 12:06 PM

That sounds cool! I think it would be great to also see an unsupported path where we would install Nano Server and get the hardware working and then install your software on top of it, which would be great for those of us who have already invested heavily in our hardware.



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Posted 23 November 2015 - 08:11 PM

Well,  if it makes you feel better, the core/nano installation of Tech Preview 3 did seem to allow StableBit Scanner and Stablebit DrivePool to be installed. 

 

I'd have to double check though. 

 

 

And we've recently massively improved the dpcmd utility (the DrivePool command line utility)


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Posted 28 November 2015 - 11:52 AM

Cool deal, thanks! I have not tried Nano Server yet. They just released Tech Preview 4, but I decided to wait until the final release before messing with Containers and Nano Server just because I do not want to introduce anything that could cause instability on my server. I originally installed Tech Preview 3 because all my Windows PC's are now running Windows 10 and there were some issues causing me to be unable to manage Hyper-V 2012 R2 with that version of Hyper-V Manager.






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