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

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

Storage
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

The technical value of validated HCI solutions, part 2

This post is authored by Carmen Crincoli, Senior Program Manager, Windows Server, and is the second of a 2-part series aimed at explaining the value provided by the Windows Server-Software Defined (WSSD) program. In the previous blog post I discussed ... continue reading

The technical value of WSSD validated HCI solutions, part 2

This post is authored by Carmen Crincoli, Senior Program Manager, Windows Server, and is the second of a 2-part series aimed at explaining the value provided by the Windows Server-Software Defined (WSSD) program. In the previous blog post I discussed ... continue reading

The technical value of WSSD validated HCI solutions, part 1

This post is authored by Carmen Crincoli, Senior Program Manager, Windows Server, and is the first of a 2-part series aimed at explaining the value provided by the Windows Server-Software Defined (WSSD) program. As many of you are aware, one ... continue reading
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WNV Deep Dive Part 3 – Capturing and Reading Virtualized Network Traffic

By James Kehr, Networking Support Escalation Engineer There are three primary tools used to capture virtual network traffic in Windows: netsh trace, the PowerShell NetEventPacketCapture module, and Message Analyzer. I won’t focus much on Message Analyzer captures here. Most server ... continue reading
Storage Spaces Direct with Samsung Z-SSD™

Storage Spaces Direct with Samsung Z-SSD™

Hello, Claus here again. Today we are going to take a look at a new device from Samsung, the SZ985, which is marketed as a ultra-low latency NVMe SSD based on Samsung Z-NAND flash memory and a new NVMe controller ... continue reading
The Evolution of RDMA in Windows: now extended to Hyper-V Guests

The Evolution of RDMA in Windows: now extended to Hyper-V Guests

Networking
This post written by Don Stanwyck, Senior Program Manager, Windows Core Networking Remote DMA (RDMA) is an incredible technology that allows networked hosts to exchange information with virtually no CPU overhead and with extremely little latency in the end–system. Microsoft ... continue reading
Storage Spaces Direct with Cavium FastLinQ<sup>®</sup> 41000

Storage Spaces Direct with Cavium FastLinQ® 41000

Hello, Claus here again. I am very excited about how the RDMA networking landscape is evolving. We took RDMA mainstream in Windows Server 2012 when we introduced SMB Direct and even more so in Windows Server 2016 where Storage Spaces ... continue reading
The built-in, persistent, read and write cache in Storage Spaces Direct.

Understanding SSD endurance: drive writes per day (DWPD), terabytes written (TBW), and the minimum recommended for Storage Spaces Direct

Storage
Hi! I’m Cosmos. Follow me on Twitter @cosmosdarwin. Background Storage Spaces Direct in Windows Server 2016 features a built-in, persistent, read and write cache to maximize storage performance. You can read all about it at Understanding the cache in Storage ... continue reading
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