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Chelsio RDMA and Storage Replica Perf on Windows Server 2019 are πŸ’―

Chelsio RDMA and Storage Replica Perf on Windows Server 2019 are πŸ’―

Heya folks, Ned here again. Some recent Windows Server 2019 news you may have missed: Storage Replica performance was greatly increased over our original numbers. I chatted about this at earlier Ignite sessions, but when we finally got to Orlando, ... continue reading
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Storage Migration Service Log Collector Available

Heya folks, Ned here again. We have put together a log collection script for the Storage Migration Service, if you ever need to troubleshoot or work with MS Support. https://aka.ms/smslogs It will grab the right logs then drop them into ... continue reading
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

SMB1 Product Clearinghouse

Hi folks, Ned here again. This blog post contains all products requiring SMB1, where the vendor explicitly states this in their own documentation or communications. This list is not complete and you should never treat it as complete; check back ... continue reading

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 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
DataON S2D-3116 sneak peak

DataON S2D-3116 sneak peak

From our recent site visit to DataON in Anaheim: the not-yet-released S2D-3116 server ... continue reading

The Storage Replica Video Series: Configure and Manage Stretch Clusters in Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 2

Storage Replica running on Windows Server 2016 Tech Preview 2.Today I show building and managing your stretch cluster, including both CSV and non-CSV storage. I saved the best for last; Stretch Clusters are the coolest. A nice familiar graphical interface, ... continue reading