Azure Blob Storage on IoT Edge now includes Auto-Tiering and Auto-Prune functionalities

This post was authored by @Arpita Duppala, PM on the High Availability and Storage team. Follow her @arnuwish on Twitter. Azure Blob Storage on IoT Edge is a light-weight Azure consistent module which provides local block blob storage, available in public preview. We are excited to introduce auto-tiering and auto-prune functionalities to our “Azure Blob… Read more

Windows 10 and reserved storage

Reserving disk space to keep Windows 10 up to date Windows Insiders: To enable this new feature now, please see the last section “Testing out Storage Reserve” and complete the quest Starting with the next major update we’re making a few changes to how Windows 10 manages disk space. Through reserved storage, some disk space… Read more

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

Azure Blob Storage on IoT Edge Version 1.1 is now available, please visit https://aka.ms/abs-iot-blogpost1.1 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… 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