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#Azure Storage Spaces direct #S2D Standard Storage vs Premium Storage

I see this often in the Forums Should I use Standard Storage or should I use Premium storage. Well it Depends Premium cost more that Standard but even that depends in the basic. Can a $ 4000 Azure Storage space ... continue reading

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

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

Design Considerations for Storage Spaces Direct

Join Elden Christensen, Principal PM Manager in the High Availability & Storage team, to learn about the key design considerations for deploying Storage Spaces Direct in Windows Server 2016, including choosing drives and volume resiliency types. To learn more, check ... continue reading

(Part 1) Windows Server 2016 Storage will Blow your Mind

The first in a three part series covering the amazing storage features found in Windows Server 2016. In this first video we will focus on the amazing capabilities provided by Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) features in Windows Server 2016. 2:23 Let's ... continue reading

Data Deduplication in Windows Server 2016

Learn how Data Deduplication in Windows Server 2016 can provide volume space savings of up to 90% to reduce capacity needs and reduce costs while providing scalability of volumes up to 64TB and file sizes up to 1TB with no ... continue reading

Update Drive Firmware Without Downtime in Storage Spaces Direct

Join Technical Evangelist Matt McSpirit, along with Program Managers Tobias Klima and Cosmos Darwin from the Windows team, as they demo rolling out new drive firmware across Storage Spaces Direct cluster nodes with NO workload downtime, NO active management, and ... continue reading

Deploying Storage Spaces Direct with VMM 2016 or with Powershell #Cloud #hyperconverged #SysCtr #S2D

Windows Server 2016 comes with al lot of new options and Hyper-converged is one of the new options. In this blog post I’ll show you what options you have when using VMM and S2D. The tools are great but so ... continue reading

System Center 2016 VMM Place template VM in Custom OU #sysctr #Cloud #Deploy #VM

when using VMM and deploying templates you not always want to place them in the default OU computers But instead you want the Template Server 2016 places in OU TP5 and Hyper-V server directly placed in the OU Hyper-v. Default ... 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