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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

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

Storage
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
Work Folders on-demand file access feature for Windows 10

Work Folders on-demand file access feature for Windows 10

We’re excited to announce the Work Folders on-demand file access feature will be available in the next Windows 10 release (RS4)! The on-demand file access feature enables you to see and access all of your files. You control which files ... continue reading

Survey: Storage Replica “Lite”

Storage
Hey folks, Ned here again. Are you interested in a reduced cost but reduced functionality version of Storage Replica? We are too. Come take a 2-minute survey: https://aka.ms/srlite1 Ned “this survey promises nothing” Pyle ... 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
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Object Storage Survey for Windows

Hi folks, Ned here again. We have released a new survey for on-premises object storage on Windows. We want to better understand your specific object storage workloads in the datacenter and design these products to meet your needs. The survey ... 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

Windows Server 2016 NTFS sparse file/Data Deduplication users: please install KB4025334

Storage
Hi folks, KB4025334 prevents a critical data corruption issue with NTFS sparse files in Windows Server 2016. This helps avoid data corruptions that may occur when using Data Deduplication in Windows Server 2016, although all applications and Windows components that ... continue reading
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