Manage Storage Spaces Direct in Windows Server 2016 with Windows Admin Center (Preview)

Hi! I’m Cosmos. Follow me @cosmosdarwin on Twitter. At Microsoft Ignite 2017, we teased the next-generation in-box management experience for Storage Spaces Direct and Hyper-Converged Infrastructure built on Windows Admin Center, known then as ‘Project Honolulu’. Until now, this experience has required an Insider Preview build of Windows Server 2019. The most consistent feedback we’ve… Read more

Introducing the Windows Server Storage Migration Service

Hi Folks, Ned here again with big news: Windows Server 2019 Preview contains an entirely new feature! The Storage Migration Service helps you migrate servers and their data without reconfiguring applications or users. Migrates unstructured data from anywhere into Azure & modern Windows Servers It’s fast, consistent, and scalable It takes care of complexity It… Read more

Storage Spaces Direct: 10,000 clusters and counting!

It’s been 18 months since we announced general availability of Windows Server 2016, the first release to include Storage Spaces Direct, software-defined storage for the modern hyper-converged datacenter. Today, we’re pleased to share an update on Storage Spaces Direct adoption. We’ve reached an exciting milestone: there are now over 10,000 clusters worldwide running Storage Spaces… Read more

It’s Gone To Plaid: Storage Replica and Chelsio iWARP Performance

Hi folks, Ned here again. A few years ago, I demonstrated using Storage Replica as an extreme data mover, not just as a DR solution; copying blocks is a heck of lot more efficient than copying files. At the time, having even a single NVME drive and RDMA networking was gee-wiz. Well, times have changed,… Read more

Windows Work Folders On-Demand file access feature

We’re excited to announce the Windows Work Folders On-Demand file access feature will be available in the next Windows 10 release! This file access feature enables you to see and access all of your files on Windows 10 when using an enterprise managed file server with Work Folders. You control which files are stored on your… Read more