Ignite Sessions For OEM and System Builder Partners – Storage Enhancements


During the just completed OEM Windows Server 2012 R2 Roadshow I mentioned several ways of keeping up with different products and technologies, and that I would create a few posts that cover these in more detail. This is the second post in that series, and it is focused on the sessions that were delivered at the Ignite event (the successor to TechEd and several other events) in Chicago. Storage is the second technology that I'll cover, and include some relevant sessions for, with other technologies in the coming days.

Spaces-Based, Software-Defined Storage: Design and Configuration Best Practices

Going well beyond a feature walkthrough, this session delves into the nuances and complexities of the spaces-based SDS design. Starting with the hardware selection and continuing up the stack, this session empowers you to successfully design, deploy, and configure a storage solution based completely on Windows Server 2012 R2 and proven best practices. Examples galore!

Enabling Private Cloud Storage Using Servers with Local Disks

Have you ever wanted to build a Scale-Out File Server using shared nothing Direct Attached Storage (DAS) hardware like SATA or NVMe disks? We cover advances in Microsoft Software Defined Storage that enables service providers to build Scale-Out File Servers using Storage Spaces with shared nothing DAS hardware.

Deploying Private Cloud Storage with Dell Servers and Windows Server vNext

The storage industry is going through strategic tectonic shifts. In this session, we’ll walk through Dell’s participation in the Microsoft Software Defined Storage journey and how cloud scale scenarios are shaping solutions. We will provide technical guidance for building Storage Spaces in Windows Server vNext clusters on the Dell PowerEdge R730xd platform.

Managing Storage with Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager: A Deep Dive

Come learn the nuts and bolts of managing storage inside of Virtual Machine Manager (VMM). See and learn about new storage features in VMM such as provisioning and managing Scale-out File Server, Storage Spaces, SAN, NAS, and fibre channel fabric switches, and integration with Microsoft Azure Site Recovery for DR support with SAN based replication.

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