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. Today is an exciting day: Windows Server 2019 is now generally available! Windows Server 2019 is the second major release of Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) from Microsoft, and the biggest update to Storage Spaces Direct… 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

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

Here’s what you missed – Five big announcements for Storage Spaces Direct from the Windows Server Summit

This post was authored by Cosmos Darwin, PM on the Windows Server team at Microsoft. Follow him @cosmosdarwin on Twitter. Yesterday we held the first Windows Server Summit, an online event all about modernizing your infrastructure and applications with Windows Server. If you missed the live event, the recordings are available for on-demand viewing. Here are the… Read more