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Configuring Storage Spaces Direct Step by Step: Part 2 Troubleshooting

Introduction This article is the second of a four part series. Configuring Core Cluster Troubleshooting Storage Clusters [this article] Configuring Storage Network Infrastructures Managing Storage Clusters How to Test S2D for Health and Performance This article provides a guideline for performing ... continue reading
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Protect Azure Virtual Machines using storage spaces direct with Azure Site Recovery

Storage spaces direct (S2D) lets you host a guest cluster on Microsoft Azure which is especially useful in scenarios where virtual machines (VMs) are hosting a critical application like SQL, Scale out file server, or SAP ASCS. You can learn ... continue reading
Chelsio RDMA and Storage Replica Perf on Windows Server 2019 are 💯

Chelsio RDMA and Storage Replica Perf on Windows Server 2019 are 💯

Heya folks, Ned here again. Some recent Windows Server 2019 news you may have missed: Storage Replica performance was greatly increased over our original numbers. I chatted about this at earlier Ignite sessions, but when we finally got to Orlando, ... continue reading

step by step Windows Server 2019 File Server clustering With powershell or GUI #Cluster #HA #Azure #WindowsAdminCenter #WindowsServer2019

Installing the Cluster is easy now days. But just this I post a little blog on how to do this, In my blog stats it shows that the 2012 post is still very active , so time for an update ... continue reading

Turkey Day Mailbag

Hello Networking Enthusiasts – Tomorrow, the US will celebrate Thanksgiving and since we’re so close to a holiday we decided to keep this week’s blog fairly simple and answer some common questions and information we’ve seen over the last few ... continue reading
Microsoft Ignite 2018 Clustering Sessions available

Microsoft Ignite 2018 Clustering Sessions available

For those who attended Microsoft Ignite 2018 in Orlando, Florida, we thank you for making it another huge success. So much fun was had by all.  We had the privilege of showing you what is new and coming in Windows ... continue reading

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
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Step by Step Server-to-server storage replication with Windows Server 2019 Storage Replica #WindowsAdminCenter #StorageReplica #WindowsServer2019 #ReFS #SR #Azure

In the old days all File servers where on one place, and if you want to replicate data you needed a extra tool to do this. Now days its already build in into Windows server. Storage replica can be used ... continue reading
Notes from the Field: Microsoft SDN Software Load Balancers

Notes from the Field: Microsoft SDN Software Load Balancers

Kyle Bisnett and Bill Curtis here. We are two Software Defined Network Blackbelts and Premier Field Engineers at Microsoft and specialize in Hybrid Cloud technologies, which includes Cloud Platform System, Azure Stack and WSSD/SDDC. Most importantly, we ensure it’s easy ... continue reading