Deploy S2D Lab w/ Script on One Single Machine

Recently in a local discussion group, people are talking about leveraging VMs  validating the Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) functionalities.  Actually that’s not something new. Claus posted a blog two months ago and introduce how to deploy Storage Spaces Direct in Azure ( In this blog I will show you how I deploy a S2D environment on one…


Performance Consideration for Disaggregated and Hyper-converged Configurations

There are two targeted deployment scenarios for Windows Server 2016 Storage Spaces Direct (S2D). Both cases provide storage for Hyper-V, specifically focusing on Hyper-V IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) for Service Providers and Enterprises. The disaggregated deployment scenario separate has the Hyper-V servers (compute node) in a separate cluster from the S2D servers (storage node)….

Build an All-Flash Share Nothing High Available Scale-Out Storage for Private Cloud

NVMe drive can provider 10x better performance compare to the traditional SAS/SATA SSD. However since it needs to be plugged in the PCIe slot instead of the RAID controller, there is no way to create hardware RAID array across multiple NVMe drives. You still cloud leverage the soft RAID capability provided by operating system (e.g….