Moving to Windows Server Storage blog site

Hi, Claus here again. I am moving my blog posting to the Windows Server Storage blog site. You can find the Storage Spaces Direct blog posts using the S2D tag.

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Hardware options for evaluating Storage Spaces Direct in Technical Preview 4

Hello, Claus here again. Right now I am at terminal B9 at Copenhagen Airport starting my trip back to the United States. This time I would like to talk a bit about options for evaluating Storage Spaces Direct in Windows Server Technical Preview 4. You have three options for evaluating Storage Spaces Direct in Technical…

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Storage Spaces Direct in Technical Preview 4

Hello, Claus here again. This time we are going to take a look at a couple of the key enhancements to Storage Spaces Direct that are coming alive in Windows Server Technical Preview 4 namely Multi-Resilient Virtual Disks and ReFS Real-Time Tiering. These two combined solves two key issues that we have in Windows Server…

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Storage Spaces Direct – Under the hood with the Software Storage Bus

Hello, Claus here again, this time at 30,000 feet on a plane going back to Denmark for my dad’s 80th birthday. I think it is time that we explore some of the inner workings of Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) – it is much more exciting that any movie in the entertainment system. We are going…

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Microsoft and Intel showcase Storage Spaces Direct with NVM Express at IDF ’15

This week I am at Intel Developer Forum 2015 in San Francisco, where we are showing a performance demo of Storage Spaces Direct Technical Preview with Intel NVM Express disk devices. Storage Spaces Direct enables you to use industry standard servers with local storage and build highly available and scalable software-defined storage for private clouds….

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Storage Spaces Direct

Storage Spaces Direct enables service providers and enterprises to use industry standard servers with local storage to build highly available and scalable software defined storage for private cloud. Enabling Storage Spaces to use local storage for highly available storage clusters enables use of storage device types that were not previously possible, such as SATA SSD…

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A developer’s view on VSS for SMB File Shares

VSS for SMB File Shares is an extension to the existing VSS infrastructure which consists of four parts: Component Name Type Binary Function File Share Shadow Copy Provider VSS File Share Provider Fssprov.dll Loaded by VSS service as In-Proc COM server. It is installed on all Windows Server 2012 Editions by default. File Share Shadow…

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VSS for SMB File Shares

In the next generation of Windows Server, Windows Server 2012, Hyper-V introduces support for storing virtual machine files on SMB 3.0 file shares. This blog post contains more detail on the SMB 3.0 enhancements to support this scenario. Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) is a framework that enables volume backups to be performed while applications…

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SMB Transparent Failover – making file shares continuously available

  SMB Transparent Failover is one of the key features in the feature set introduced in Server Message Block (SMB) 3.0. SMB 3.0 is new in Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8. I am the program manager for SMB Transparent Failover and in this blog post I will give an overview of this new feature….

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