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

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

Frequent, continuous releases coming for System Center

This blog post has been authored by Bala Rajagopolan, Principal Group Program Manager, System Center. In todays digital world, customers expect companies to interact with them through applications, and managing and monitoring these applications and the infrastructure they run on ... continue reading

Storage Spaces Direct with Intel® Optane™ SSD DC P4800X

Hello, Claus here again. Today Intel is announcing the Intel® Optane™ SSD DC P4800X device family, and of course Windows Server 2016 Storage Spaces Direct will support this device. The P4800X device promises better latency and better endurance, so we ... continue reading

Storage Spaces Direct throughput with iWARP

Hello, Claus here again. It has been a while since I last posted here and a few things have changed since last time. Windows Server has been moved into the Windows and Devices Group, we have moved to a new ... continue reading

Windows Server 2016 Storage will Blow Your Mind! – Part 3

The third in a three-part series covering the amazing storage features found in Windows Server 2016. In this third video, we will focus on the amazing capabilities provided by Storage Quality of Service features in Windows Server 2016. Windows Server ... continue reading

Demo Tuesday // How to avoid storage network overload with Storage QoS

Welcome to our new Demo Tuesday series. Each week we will be highlighting a new product feature from the Hybrid Cloud Platform. Every systems administrator who manages I/O intensive workloads is acutely aware of the problems that happen when storage ... continue reading

(Part 3) Windows Server 2016 Storage will Blow your Mind

The third in a three part series covering the amazing storage features found in Windows Server 2016. In this third video we will focus on the amazing capabilities provided by Storage Quality of Service features in Windows Server 2016. 1:39 ... continue reading

Demo: Create & set Storage QoS

With VMM 2016 you can set the quality of service (min or max IOPS, max bandwidth) for virtual machine storage so that applications running on the VMs receive the performance they require. This video tutorial provides a walkthrough of how ... continue reading

Troubleshooting Hangs Using Live Dump

In this blog post https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/clustering/2014/12/08/troubleshooting-cluster-shared-volume-auto-pauses-event-5120/ we discussed what a Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV) event ID 5120 means, and how to troubleshoot it. In particular, we discussed the reason for auto-pause due to STATUS_IO_TIMEOUT (c00000b5), and some options on how to ... continue reading