NUMA - Understand it & its usefulness with Windows Server 2012

  I have mostly got puzzled look whenever I spoke about NUMA support on Hyper-V so thought of penning the concept & benefits down. As the high end servers & blades are available to further consolidate datacenters, its critical to understand how NUMA can help you to take full advantage of those pricey hardware ! Before we get…

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VMware or Microsoft? Quick Comparison between vSphere 5.5 and Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V

In lots of customer discussions, the one thing that comes out often – How does Microsoft Virtualization stcak ( Hyper-V & System Center 2012 R2) compares with VMWare virtulization stack (vSphere 5.5 Enterprise Plus + vCenter Server 5.5). I have tried focus on real-world perspective based on my experience implementing both solutions in the field throughout my career.  In this article,…

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Thanks for attending IT Camp this quarter - resources as promised

Thanks to all those who have attended the IT Camp in 6 cities across India. I had a great time talking to you all. Some of you asked for the decks, so here you go..   https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=3A5FDFEA06AFE259&id=3A5FDFEA06AFE259%21110   Cheers, Pracheta

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TechEd India 2013 is here

For details visit http://india.msteched.com

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Windows Server 2012 Storage whitepaper now available for Download !!

Happy new year !! Wish this year brings lot of learing & undertanding 🙂 With that note, I am happy to share that Windows Server 2012 Storage White Paper – a great resourse to get more clarification & implementation insights on Storage Spaces, ReFS, SMB 3.0, CSV2, Hyper-V Storage. You can download at – http://download.microsoft.com/download/A/B/E/ABE02B78-BEC7-42B0-8504-C880A1144EE1/WS%202012%20White%20Paper_Storage.pdf%20 I…

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Sharing resources as promised..

Many of you have asked for the resources/decks for reference. Here we go — 🙂 🙂 My decks available on skydrive – https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=3A5FDFEA06AFE259&id=3A5FDFEA06AFE259%21110 Other useful pointers – http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/ https://channel9.msdn.com/   Happy Learning !!  Look forward for your feedbacks ,if any. – Pracheta  

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Microsoft India Techdays are here !!

The next up is in Chennai, so if you are nearby please join us. We can catch up for discussion. You can register at – http://www.microsoft.com/india/events/techdays/locations-Chennai.aspx If you are in other parts of India, check out upcoming events at – http://www.microsoft.com/india/events/techdays/locations.aspx See you at some event !!  

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Windows Server Virtual Labs

  If you don’t have the right hardware or time to set & to test out all scenarios, Virtual labs are available for you to explore new Windows Server 2012 with so less effort.   The scenarios covered are –   Virtual labs Active Directory Deployment and Management EnhancementsIn this lab, you will learn how to…

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Hyper-V Replica : scenarios

  I am sure some of you might have heard about this amazing capability that is available with Windows Server 2012 – Hyper-V Replica.   For those of you who have been working in virtualized environment for a while & are well verse with building Highly Available systems, Hyper-V Replica would be like a easy breeze. Not…

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SMB 3.0 : All about it - Part I

Thought of writing a blog about SMB 3.0 and somehow it hit me to first talk about SMB from the very scratch and then move to SMB 3.0.    What is SMB ? Wikipedia definitions says – Server Message Block (SMB), also known as Common Internet File System (CIFS) operates as an application-layer network protocol mainly…

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