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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

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
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Clustering FileServer Data Deduplication on Windows 2016 Step by Step #sofs #winserv #ReFS #WindowsServer2016 #Dedupe

Building a File server in Server 2016 isn’t that different tan in Server 2012R2 except there are different options, ReFS, DeDupe and a lot more options. As we start with the basic file server clustered and using ReFS and Data ... continue reading

The technical value of WSSD validated HCI solutions, part 1

This post is authored by Carmen Crincoli, Senior Program Manager, Windows Server, and is the first of a 2-part series aimed at explaining the value provided by the Windows Server-Software Defined (WSSD) program. As many of you are aware, one ... continue reading
Ansible Managing Windows Server

Ansible to Manage Windows Servers – Step by Step

How to manage Windows Servers using Ansible. Deploy a Ansible controlling node on CentOS 7, and configure Windows Server 2016 for management. Create Ansible playbook examples with custom Powershell Ansible modules.continue reading
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Part 2 Ultimate Step to Remote Desktop Services HTML5 QuickStart Deployment #RDS #VDI #RDP #RDmi

Ready for Part 2 of the RDS setup.  As I did already an step by Step Step by Step Server 2016 Remote Desktop Services QuickStart Deployment  #RDS #VDI #RDP #RemoteApp Step by Step Server 2016 Remote Desktop Services QuickStart Deployment ... continue reading
RDmi (RDS modern infrastructure)

Part 1 Ultimate Step to Remote Desktop Services HTML5 on Azure QuickStart Deployment #RDS #S2D #VDI #RDP #RDmi

As I did already an step by Step Step by Step Server 2016 Remote Desktop Services QuickStart Deployment  #RDS #VDI #RDP #RemoteApp Step by Step Server 2016 Remote Desktop Services QuickStart Deployment #RDS #VDI #RDP #RemoteApp that’s Covering all the ... continue reading
The Evolution of RDMA in Windows: now extended to Hyper-V Guests

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
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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
Monitor Storage Spaces Direct Pool Capacity with PowerShell

Monitor Storage Spaces Direct Pool Capacity with PowerShell

This article provides PowerShell code and examples to analyze Windows Storage Spaces Direct pools and returns the current storage capacity, free space and other values including the amount of free space required to automatically rebuild a failed disk. Purpose Monitoring ... 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

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