Windows Server 2012

Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Replica … In Detail

March 5, 2012 // 82 Comments

If you asked me to pick the killer feature of WS2012 Hyper-V, then Replica would be high if not at the top of my list (64 TB VHDX is right up there in the competition).  In Ireland, and we’re probably not all that different from everywhere else, the majority of companies are in the small/medium [...]

Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Live Migration

March 5, 2012 // 12 Comments

Live Migration was the big story in Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V RTM and in WS2012 Hyper-V it continues to be a big part of a much BIGGER story. Some of the headline stuff about Live Migration in Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V was announced at Build in September 2012. The big news was that Live [...]

Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Virtual Fibre Channel

March 3, 2012 // 16 Comments

You now have the ability to virtualise a fibre channel adapter in WS2012 Hyper-V.  This synthetic fibre channel adapter allows a virtual machine to directly connect to a LUN in a fibre channel SAN. Benefits It is one thing to make a virtual machine highly available.  That protects it against [...]

Why I Think Windows 8 Will RTM Before July 2012

August 18, 2011 // 3 Comments

You’ll soon see that this is not based on any inside information … so make of it what you want. We all know that Mary-Jo Foley reported a little while ago that Windows 8 could RTM as soon as April 2012.  I have 2 reasons to think that she might not be far off. The first is a little bit more [...]
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