I’ve been meaning to do this for awhile, but I haven’t found a suitable replacement until recently. I am decommissioning the server at home. It’s loud, large, and sucks down a lot of power for what I use it for (windows home server). It was nice because I could quickly and easily spin up some VMs and poke around, but I’ll still be able to do that.
Instead, I picked up a Synology DS1511+ NAS. This little appliance is pretty darn slick. It can pretty much do everything I was doing, in a smaller, quieter, and cooler form factor. Since it uses an Atom processor, it runs a fairly familiar flavor of Linux, so you can do quite a bit with it. Plus, a lot of the default stuff it comes with is quite nice!
I’ll be throwing up a few copy/pastes on the site so that I can quickly re-reference. Oh, and there’s another SharePoint article in the works too. Busy, busy!