Fast TCP Loopback Performance and Low Latency with Windows Server 2012 TCP Loopback Fast Path

 TCP Loopback Fast Path is a new feature introduced in Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8. If you use the TCP loopback interface for inter-process communications (IPC), you may be interested in the improved performance, improved predictability, and reduced latency the TCP Loopback Fast Path can provide.  This feature preserves TCP socket semantics and platform…

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15GB/s + 5 Days = 6 Petabytes of Streamed Data - SMB3.0 Multi-Channel + RDMA Demo Wins Best of TechEd

In this blog post, we would like to highlight one piece of the work we have done with Independent Hardware Vendors and OEM Storage partners who are adopting the new SMB 3.0 protocol available in Windows Server 2012. Don Cottam is a program manager in the Windows Server Partner and Customer Ecosystem Team who worked…


Scale testing the world’s largest PKI… all running on WS08R2 and Hyper-V

This week, we’ve been in the Enterprise Engineering Center (EEC) doing our scale testing on a project to help build the world’s largest PKI.  When fully implemented over the next couple of years, this PKI will be the world’s largest, issuing 100s of millions of certificates from 100s of CAs to devices around the world. …

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