Demo details for my TechEd 2014 presentation on File Server Networking

During my TechEd 2014 presentation on File Server Networking for a Private Cloud Storage Infrastructure in Windows Server 2012 R2, I did a demo showing a Scale-Out File Server Cluster. The demo consisted of showing the networking details of this cluster, looking both from the cluster perspective and the client side. I was asked after…

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Building your schedule for TechEd 2014? Here are some Storage-related sessions!

  TechEd NorthAmerica 2014 is just a few weeks away and it’s a sold-out event now. If you’re attending and you haven’t yet started building your schedule, you can consider yourself officially late. 🙂 If you’re focused on Private Cloud Storage and High Availability, let me suggest a few Breakout Sessions, Instructor-Led Labs (ILL) and…

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TechEd 2014: File Server Networking for a Private Cloud Storage Infrastructure

Just a reminder that I will be delivering a session at TechEd 2014 in Houston, Texas. Here are the details:   Code   DCIM-B337 Title   File Server Networking for a Private Cloud Storage Infrastructure in Windows Server 2012 R2 Date   Tuesday, May 13 3:15 PM – 4:30 PM Track   Datacenter and Infrastructure…

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SMB Direct and RDMA performance demo from TechEd (includes summary, PowerShell scripts and links)

IMPORTANT NOTE:SQLIO has been deprecated, as shown at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sql_server_team/archive/2015/12/11/sqlio-disk-subsystem-benchmark-tool-is-being-retired.aspx DiskSpd is the suitable replacement for SQLIO. You can find details on that at http://blogs.technet.com/b/josebda/archive/2014/10/13/diskspd-powershell-and-storage-performance-measuring-iops-throughput-and-latency-for-both-local-disks-and-smb-file-shares.aspx —————- Overview   My last TechEd demo showed some interesting performance data for SMB3 over RDMA (SMB Direct), including the latest small IO improvements in Windows Server 2012 R2. Since I…

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Storage Developer Conference – SDC 2013 slides now publicly available. Here are the links to Microsoft slides…

The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) hosted the 10th Storage Developer Conference (SDC) in the Hyatt Regency in beautiful Santa Clara, CA (Silicon Valley) on the week of September 16th 2013. This week, the presentation slides were made publicly available. You can find them all at http://snia.org/events/storage-developer2013/presentations13 For those focused on Microsoft technologies, here are some…

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Raw notes from the Storage Developers Conference (SDC 2013)

This blog post is a compilation of my raw notes from SNIA’s SDC 2013 (Storage Developers Conference). Notes and disclaimers: These notes were typed during the talks and they may include typos and my own misinterpretations. Text in the bullets under each talk are quotes from the speaker or text from the speaker slides, not my…

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SNIA’s Storage Developer Conference 2013 is just a few weeks away

The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) is hosting the 10th Storage Developer Conference (SDC) in the Hyatt Regency in beautiful Santa Clara, CA (Silicon Valley) on the week of September 16th. As usual, Microsoft is one of the underwriters of the SNIA SMB2/SMB3 PlugFest, which is co-located with the SDC event. For developers working with…


Iron Networks shows a complete private cloud pod at MMS 2013 with Windows Server 2012 (Storage Spaces, SMB3, Hyper-V) and System Center 2012 SP1

I was visiting the expo area at MMS 2013 earlier today and saw that Iron Networks was showing a private cloud pod there, complete with a set of well-matched layers of compute, storage and networking. They were demonstrating several of the latest capabilities in Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012 SP1, including: Shared SAS…

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Slides for the Instructor-Led Lab on Windows Server 2012 Storage from MMS 2013

I delivered an instructor-led lab on Windows Server 2012 Storage at MMS 2013 yesterday (4/8), with a repeat scheduled for tomorrow (4/10) at 2:45 PM. You can find the details on this lab at http://www.2013mms.com/topic/details/WS-IL303 I used a few slides to comment on the contents of the lab, with an overview on the capabilities covered…

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Hyper-V over SMB – Performance considerations

1. Introduction   If you follow this blog, you probably already had a chance to review the “Hyper-V over SMB” overview talk that I delivered at TechEd 2012 and other conferences. I am now working on a new version of that talk that still covers the basics, but adds brand new segments focused on end-to-end…

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