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Introducing the Windows Server Storage Migration Service

Introducing the Windows Server Storage Migration Service

Hi Folks, Ned here again with big news: Windows Server 2019 Preview contains an entirely new feature! The Storage Migration Service helps you migrate servers and their data without reconfiguring applications or users. Migrates unstructured data from anywhere into Azure ... continue reading
It’s Gone To Plaid: Storage Replica and Chelsio iWARP Performance

It’s Gone To Plaid: Storage Replica and Chelsio iWARP Performance

Hi folks, Ned here again. A few years ago, I demonstrated using Storage Replica as an extreme data mover, not just as a DR solution; copying blocks is a heck of lot more efficient than copying files. At the time, ... continue reading

Survey: Local Users and Groups on Windows Server in AD domains

Hey folks, Ned here again. We need to understand how or if you still use local security principals on Windows Server in Active Directory environments. Come take a 60 second survey: https://aka.ms/LocalSecurity1 Ned “this survey is weird, right?” Pyle ... continue reading
Storage throughput with Storage Spaces Direct (TP5)

Storage throughput with Storage Spaces Direct (TP5)

We often speak about performance in IOPS, which is important to many workloads. For other workloads like big data, data warehouse and similar, throughput can be an important metric. Today you can witness Storage Spaces Direct in Windows Server 2016 ... continue reading
Storage Replica on thin-provisioned storage in Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 5

Storage Replica on thin-provisioned storage in Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 5

Here's a short demo video of SR performing initial sync on a thinly-provisioned set of storage. Fast! ... continue reading