Speaker: Cosmos Darwin

Design Considerations for Storage Spaces Direct

Join Elden Christensen, Principal PM Manager in the High Availability & Storage team, to learn about the key design considerations for deploying Storage Spaces Direct in Windows Server 2016, including choosing drives and volume resiliency types.   To learn more, check out our docs on: Choosing drives for Storage Spaces Direct Planning volumes in Storage […]

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Virtual Machine Load Balancing in Windows Server 2016

Virtual Machine Load Balancing in Windows Server 2016

Join Elden Christensen, Principal PM Manager in the High Availability & Storage team, for an overview and demo of VM (Virtual Machine) Load Balancing, an exciting new feature built right into Windows Server 2016. VM Load Balancing analyzes the compute and memory pressure across nodes in a Failover Cluster and uses live migration to seamlessly and automatically even it […]

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Update Drive Firmware Without Downtime in Storage Spaces Direct

Update Drive Firmware Without Downtime in Storage Spaces Direct

Join Technical Evangelist Matt McSpirit, along with Program Managers Tobias Klima and Cosmos Darwin from the Windows team, as they demo rolling out new drive firmware across Storage Spaces Direct cluster nodes with NO workload downtime, NO active management, and NO third-party tools or utilities. Just update one policy, and Windows handles the rest! Learn more at Updating Firmware for Disk Drives in […]

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Fault Domain Awareness in WS2016 – Part 4: Location, Description

Fault Domain Awareness in WS2016 – Part 4: Location, Description

Rack outage? Storage Spaces Direct doesn’t sweat it. Find out how.   Failover Clustering enables multiple servers to work together to provide high availability – or put another way, to provide node fault tolerance. But today’s businesses demand ever-greater availability from their infrastructure. To achieve cloud-like uptime, even highly unlikely occurrences such as chassis failures, […]

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Fault Domain Awareness in WS2016 – Part 3: Using XML

Fault Domain Awareness in WS2016 – Part 3: Using XML

Rack outage? Storage Spaces Direct doesn’t sweat it. Find out how.   Failover Clustering enables multiple servers to work together to provide high availability – or put another way, to provide node fault tolerance. But today’s businesses demand ever-greater availability from their infrastructure. To achieve cloud-like uptime, even highly unlikely occurrences such as chassis failures, […]

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Fault Domain Awareness in WS2016 – Part 2: Using PowerShell

Fault Domain Awareness in WS2016 – Part 2: Using PowerShell

Rack outage? Storage Spaces Direct doesn’t sweat it. Find out how.   Failover Clustering enables multiple servers to work together to provide high availability – or put another way, to provide node fault tolerance. But today’s businesses demand ever-greater availability from their infrastructure. To achieve cloud-like uptime, even highly unlikely occurrences such as chassis failures, […]

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Fault Domain Awareness in WS2016 – Part 1: Overview

Fault Domain Awareness in WS2016 – Part 1: Overview

Rack outage? Storage Spaces Direct doesn’t sweat it. Find out how.   Failover Clustering enables multiple servers to work together to provide high availability – or put another way, to provide node fault tolerance. But today’s businesses demand ever-greater availability from their infrastructure. To achieve cloud-like uptime, even highly unlikely occurrences such as chassis failures, […]

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