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, I was too busy talking about the new Storage Migration Service. To make up for… Read more

Storage Migration Service Log Collector Available

Heya folks, Ned here again. We have put together a log collection script for the Storage Migration Service, if you ever need to troubleshoot or work with MS Support. https://aka.ms/smslogs It will grab the right logs then drop them into a zip file. Pretty straightforward, see the readme for instructions. It is an open source… Read more

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 interconnects, x86 servers, and local drives, organizations can benefit from the latest cloud… Read more

Using System Insights to forecast clustered storage usage

This post was authored by Garrett Watumull, PM on the Windows Server team at Microsoft. Follow him @GarrettWatumull on Twitter. In Windows Server 2019, we introduced System Insights, a new predictive analytics feature for Windows Server. System Insights ships with four default capabilities designed to help you proactively and efficiently forecast resource consumption. It collects… Read more

Hyper-converged infrastructure in Windows Server 2019 – the countdown clock starts now!

This post was written by Cosmos Darwin, Sr PM on the Core OS team at Microsoft. Follow him @cosmosdarwin on Twitter. Edit: This post was modified on Nov 26th 2018 to reflect the Update on Windows Server 2019 availability. Today is an exciting day: Windows Server 2019 is now generally available! Windows Server 2019 is… Read more

Announcing Public Preview of Azure Blob Storage on IoT Edge

This post was authored by @Arpita Duppala, PM on the Core Operating System and Intelligent Edge team. Follow her @arnuwish on Twitter. Today, we are excited to announce the public preview of Azure Blob Storage on IoT Edge—where this is deployed as a module to IoT devices via Azure IoT Edge. It is useful for… Read more

Windows 10 and Storage Sense

What’s new in Storage Sense? Starting with Windows 10, Storage Sense has embarked on a path to keep your storage optimized. We’re making continuous improvements in every update. In the next Windows 10 feature update (build 17720 and later), we’re adding a new capability and making a few changes to Storage Sense’s behavior. Before we… Read more

Getting started with System Insights in 10 minutes

This post was authored by Garrett Watumull, PM on the Windows Server team at Microsoft. Follow him @GarrettWatumull on Twitter. In the past couple weeks, we’ve posted a few short videos to help you learn about and use System Insights, a new predictive analytics feature on Windows Server. In less than 10 minutes, you can… Read more

New Storage Migration Service preview released

Go here for current GA version of Storage Migration Service: http://aka.ms/storagemigrationservice   Heya, Ned here again. We released a new Windows Server 2019 Insiders Preview of the Storage Migration Service. As always, downloads and details are here: https://aka.ms/stormigser Go migrate yer stuff! – Ned “rooooooo” Pyle  … Read more

Feedback on Storage Spaces Direct in smaller environments

Hello, IT Admins! As a part of our planning process for the next release of Windows Server, we want to get your feedback! We are surveying IT Admins from small and medium businesses to get feedback on the Windows Server Storage Spaces Direct feature. Survey: https://aka.ms/S2D_in_Smaller_Environments We want to understand what workloads you are currently virtualizing,… Read more