What’s new in Storage Replica for Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 5

Hiya folks, Ned here again. Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 5’s release brings you a number of new Storage Replica features, some of which we added directly from your feedback during the preview loop: Asynchronous stretch clusters now supported RoCE V2 RDMA networks now supported Network Constraint Integrated with the Cluster Health service Delegation Thin… Read more

Quick Survey: Your plans for WS 2016 block replication and Azure

Heya folks, Ned here again with a quick (only 4 questions) survey on how you plan to use block replication, Storage Replica, and Azure in the coming months after RTM of Windows Server 2016. Any feedback is highly appreciated. https://microsoft.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0U6b2tbhVmaImnX Thanks!… Read more

Storage Replica versus Robocopy: Fight!

Hi folks, Ned here again. While we designed Storage Replica in Windows Server 2016 for synchronous, zero data-loss protection, it also offers a tantalizing option: extreme data mover. Today I compare Storage Replica’s performance with Robocopy and demonstrate using SR for more than just disaster planning peace of mind. Oh, and you may accidentally learn… Read more

Rolling up all the Storage Replica videos in TP2

Hi folks, Ned here again. Below are all the videos I created for Storage Replica on Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 2 in my recent series. Yes, this is one of those boring “all my links” blog posts. Not my fault, people asked me for it! Stretch Cluster Automatic Site Failover in Windows Server 2016 Technical… Read more

The Storage Replica Video Series: Configure and Manage Stretch Clusters in Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 2

Hi folks, Ned here again. You have reached the end of my new video series on Storage Replica in Windows Server 2016 TP2. We’ve covered Stretch Cluster automatic failover, Test-SRTopology, RDMA Fiber performance, creating and managing server-to-server replication, switching replication direction, and removal. Today I show building and managing your stretch cluster, including both CSV… Read more

The Storage Replica Video Series: Alter and Remove Server-to-Server Replication in Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 2

Hi folks, Ned here again. I’m nearing the end of my new video series on Storage Replica in Windows Server 2016 TP2. Check the last few poststo see what I’ve already covered. Today I alter replication direction – i.e. a planned failover – of a server-to-server replication partnership using Windows PowerShell. Oh, and I show… Read more

The Storage Replica Video Series: Provision and Manage Server-to-Server Replication in Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 2

Hi folks, Ned here again. We are a few days into my new video series on Storage Replica in Windows Server 2016 TP2. Look back a few posts to see what I’ve covered already. Today it’s provisioning and observing a server-to-server replication partnership using Windows PowerShell. The thing that rubs me raw about a lot… Read more

The Storage Replica Video Series: Storage Replica with RDMA and 25km Fiber in Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 2

Hi folks, Ned here again. This week I introduced my new video series on Storage Replica in Windows Server 2016 TP2. First it was Stretch Cluster disaster recovery, then Test-SRTopology. Today you get to see replication over a real 25km fiber network using Chelsio iWARP RDMA. Wait, you don’t believe that I have a 25km… Read more

The Storage Replica Video Series: Plan Your Replication using Test-SRTopology in Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 2

Hi folks, Ned here again. Yesterday I introduced my new video series on Storage Replica in Windows Server 2016 TP2 with an example of Stretch Cluster disaster recovery. Today I show off a brand new feature, the Test-SRTopology cmdlet. The Test-SRTopology cmdlet arrives when you install the “Storage Replica Module for Windows PowerShell” feature using… Read more

The Storage Replica Video Series: Stretch Cluster Automatic Site Failover in Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 2

Hi folks, Ned here again. Storage Replica has many improvements in Windows Server 2016 TP2, including new scenarios like cluster-to-cluster replication, an improved cluster wizard, and vastly superior performance. You haven’t tried SR since October? That’s alright, not everyone has time to download ISOs, build labs, and deploy eval code, just to decide if they… Read more