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The new HCI industry record: 13.7 million IOPS with Windows Server 2019 and Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory

Written by Cosmos Darwin, Senior PM on the Core OS team at Microsoft. Follow him on Twitter @cosmosdarwin. Hyper-converged infrastructure is an important shift in datacenter technology. By moving away from proprietary storage arrays to an architecture built on industry-standard ... continue reading
Using System Insights to forecast clustered storage usage

Using System Insights to forecast clustered storage usage

This post was authored by Garrett Watumull, PM on the Windows Server team at Microsoft. Follow him @GarrettWatumull on Twitter. In Windows Server 2019, we introduced System Insights, a new predictive analytics feature for Windows Server. System Insights ships with ... continue reading
Hyper-converged infrastructure in Windows Server 2019 – the countdown clock starts now!

Hyper-converged infrastructure in Windows Server 2019 – the countdown clock starts now!

This post was written by Cosmos Darwin, Sr PM on the Core OS team at Microsoft. Follow him @cosmosdarwin on Twitter. Today is an exciting day: Windows Server 2019 is now generally available! Windows Server 2019 is the second major ... continue reading
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Windows 10 and Storage Sense

What’s new in Storage Sense? Starting with Windows 10, Storage Sense has embarked on a path to keep your storage optimized. We’re making continuous improvements in every update. In the next Windows 10 feature update (build 17720 and later), we’re ... continue reading

Getting started with System Insights in 10 minutes

This post was authored by Garrett Watumull, PM on the Windows Server team at Microsoft. Follow him @GarrettWatumull on Twitter. In the past couple weeks, we’ve posted a few short videos to help you learn about and use System Insights, ... continue reading

Creating remediation actions for System Insights

Quick overview System Insights enables you to configure custom remediation scripts to automatically address the issues detected by each capability. For each capability, you can set a custom PowerShell script for each prediction status. Once a capability returns a prediction ... continue reading
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Storage Spaces Direct Step by Step: Part 3 Network Infrastructure

Deploying S2D on a 4-node cluster. QoS & Hyper-V virtual adaptors. Switch Enabled Teaming virtual switch & SMB Multipath infrastructure. Part 3 of 4.continue reading
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Storage Spaces Direct Step by Step: Part 1 Core Cluster

How to deploy S2D on a 4-node cluster. Perform each step in preparation to manage and support the core cluster in a production environment. Part 1 of 4.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
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