News Factor: Microsoft Cracks the Storage Market

When IT managers think “storage,” Microsoft’s (Nasdaq: MSFT) name is not likely to come up. The storage space traditionally has been divided among the players who make large pieces of hardware to store the terabytes of data that organizations generate. Well, things are changing.
Windows Storage Server 2003, a reincarnation of a previous product, puts Microsoft into the thick of things in this relatively quiet and, dare we say, mind-numbing market. Microsoft’s presence is going to stir up storage, and it might be a welcome change. But, does this storage-server product have the features and functionality to compete with the big boys, or is it just a glorified file server(full story)