Improve Deployment Speed and Reduce Overhead with Containers in Windows Server 2016

Learn how containers work in Windows Server 2016 and how they can be used to increase deployment speed, workload density and decrease server overhead to create a more efficient IT environment.  Workload candidates and security options are also discussed to help you understand how containers may best fit in your server environment. Finally watch a…

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Step-by-Step: Deploy Windows Server 2016 Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) Cluster in Microsoft Azure

In this short video, we’ll walk through deploying a Windows Server 2016 Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) Cluster to a Microsoft Azure subscription using Azure Resource Manager (ARM) Templates. ARM templates streamline the process of provisioning complex solutions in the cloud.  In this scenario, we’ll be leveraging two ARM templates from the Azure Quick Start template…

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Step-by-Step: Provisioning Azure ExpressRoute Private Peering with UltraPerformance VNET Gateway via new Azure CLI 2.0

The new Azure CLI 2.0 was recently released for general availability on Linux, macOS and Windows (see this article for the announcement).  In this post, I’m providing a step-by-step walk-through of using the Azure CLI 2.0 to provision ExpressRoute Private Peering with the new UltraPerformance VNET Gateway that provides up to 10Gbps throughput. Note that you…

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Windows Server 2016 Storage will Blow Your Mind! – Part 2

Windows Server 2016 Storage Replica
Windows Server 2016 Storage Replica

The second in a three part series covering the amazing storage features found in Windows Server 2016. In this second video we will focus on the amazing capabilities provided by Storage Replica features in Windows Server 2016. [1:10] What is Storage Replica? [2:24] What is Block Level Replication and why is this important vs. file…

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Windows Server 2016 Storage Will Blow Your Mind! – Part 1

Windows Server 2016 Storage Overview
Windows Server 2016 Storage Overview

The first in a three part series covering the amazing storage features found in Windows Server 2016. In this first video we will focus on the amazing capabilities provided by Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) features in Windows Server 2016. [2:23] Let’s kick off our discussion about Storage with Storage Spaces Direct in Windows Server 2016. What…

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