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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
Container Storage Support with Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV), Storage Spaces Direct (S2D), SMB Global Mapping

Container Storage Support with Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV), Storage Spaces Direct (S2D), SMB Global Mapping

By Amitabh Tamhane Goals: This topic provides an overview of providing persistent storage for containers with data volumes backed by Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV), Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) and SMB Global Mapping. Applicable OS releases: Windows Server 2016, Windows Server ... continue reading
Configure Storage Spaces Direct on a Virtual Lab - Step by Step

Configure Storage Spaces Direct on a Virtual Lab – Step by Step

How to configure a Storage Spaces Direct cluster and a hyper-converged Hyper-V on a virtual lab with four storage VMs.continue reading
How to Build Windows Storage Spaces Direct on a Virtual Lab

How to Build Windows Storage Spaces Direct on a Virtual Lab

Step by step instructions to build a Windows Storage Spaces Direct virtual lab on PC. PowerShell script to automate the process.continue reading
Storage Spaces Direct on Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors

Storage Spaces Direct on Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors

Hello, Claus here again. As you have probably noticed by now, we have a great ongoing collaboration with Intel. In this blog post we are going to look at Windows Server 2016 Storage Spaces Direct on Intel’s latest and greatest ... continue reading
COnsistent data

Five reasons to run SQL Server 2016 on Windows Server 2016 – No. 5: Consistent data environment across hybrid cloud environments

Have you ever seen a tree that simultaneously bears completely different species of fruit? It’s a real thing: apples, plums, oranges, lemons, and peaches all growing on the same tree. The growers have the advantage of a consistent environment (the ... continue reading
Design Considerations for Storage Spaces Direct

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
Performance Tuning

Performance Tuning Guidelines for Windows Server 2016

Today, we are pleased to announce the availability of the Windows Server 2016 Performance Tuning Guide. This updated guide provides a comprehensive collection of technical articles with practical guidance for IT professionals and server administrators responsible for monitoring and tuning ... continue reading