Windows Server 2012 Community Events

May 1, 2012 // 0 Comments

Microsoft is organising a series of community events globally to spread the word about Windows Server 2012.  I say community because the speakers will be MVPs.  The event site will be updated over the coming months with news of more events, and watch out communications from your local [...]

Please Welcome CSVFS

April 26, 2012 // 0 Comments

If you’re using Windows Server 2012 Failover Clustering for Scale Out File Server or for HA Hyper-V then you’ve created one or more Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV).  This active-active clustered file system (where orchestration is performed by the cluster nodes rather than the file system to [...]

How I’m Building Our Demo Lab Environment

April 12, 2012 // 0 Comments

I’ve talked about our lab in the past and I’ve recorded/shown a few demos from it.  It’s one thing to build a demo, but it’s a whole other thing to build a lab environment, where I need to be able to build lots of different demos for W2008 R2 (current support for System Center 2012), [...]

Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Storage Strategies

March 7, 2012 // 23 Comments

This article was written just after the beta of WS2012 was launched.  We now now that the performance of SMB 3.0 is -really- good, e.g. 1 million IOPS from a VM good. WS2012 is bringing a lot of changes in how we design storage for our Hyper-V hosts.  There’s no one right way, just lots of [...]

Platform Storage Evolved

September 15, 2011 // 2 Comments

“Windows 8 is the most cost effective HA storage solution” Storage Spaces: virtualised storage Offloaded data transfer (ODX) Data deduplication File System Availability Confidently deploy 64 TB NTFS volumes with Windows 8 with Online scan and repair: Online repair Online scan and corruption [...]
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