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Demo Tuesday // How to avoid storage network overload with Storage QoS

Welcome to our new Demo Tuesday series. Each week we will be highlighting a new product feature from the Hybrid Cloud Platform. Every systems administrator who manages I/O intensive workloads is acutely aware of the problems that happen when storage controllers become overloaded—applications come to a screeching halt. This is especially problematic for database administrators...

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Demo Tuesday // Storage Replica: prevent data loss during a disaster

Welcome to our new Demo Tuesday series. Each week we will be highlighting a new product feature from the Hybrid Cloud Platform. What would happen if a disaster strikes one of your datacenters? How much data would you lose? Hours, days, or weeks? And how many millions would that cost your organization? These are extremely...

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Understanding Software Defined Storage with Storage Spaces Direct in Windows Server 2016

This post was authored by the Microsoft Mechanics team. On the latest Microsoft Mechanics we take a look at software defined storage using new capabilities in Windows Server 2016. Elden Christensen from the Windows Server storage team joins Matt McSpirit to expose what’s behind the black box of a typical Storage Area Network (SAN) and how...

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Ten reasons you’ll love Windows Server 2016 #5: Software defined storage

This is the fifth post in the “Ten Reasons You’ll Love Windows Server 2016” videos by Matt McSpirit, Technical Evangelist at Microsoft. In this episode Matt interviews Elden Christensen, a Principal Program Manager in the Windows Server product group. Elden and his team bring the high availability and file services to the Windows Server platform....

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Microsoft’s latest hybrid updates provide bottomless capacity for today’s data explosion

Applications and data are at the heart of how organizations drive competitive value and improve efficiency. However, this digital transformation is resulting in an explosion of data. Enterprises have to figure out how to get a handle on this data – how to increase their storage capacity and keep their data safe and secure, without...

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