With support for SMB3, StarWind Virtual SAN makes a cost-effective solution for those that need a scale-out file server. Vladan SEGET reviews the possibilities in this piece.
Orchestrated containerized database workloads for OS and infrastructure independence. That’s what DH2i is able to offer enterprises with the release of DxEnterprise 17. Previously limited to Windows-only, this new version of DxEnterprise may cause you to give DH2i another look.
If you’ve wanted to try running Docker containers natively on Windows Server? Elton Stoneman has a guide to not just get you started, but to walk you all the way through the process. After going through this, you should be able to easily test out a Windows Server 2016 VM to get started with Docker, […]
A fun comparison of Microsoft’s continual updating to Windows Server to Chevrolet’s updates to the classic Camaro. Derek Melber lists some changes to both and tries to answer his core question: I think Microsoft, with their changes to Windows Server (and the client), are on the same path. I love Microsoft and understand their operating […]
I was looking through some email today and saw a newsletter from ZDNet at the top of my inbox. Â Normally these don’t get my immediate attention, but for some reason, today… it did. Â There was a post from Mary Jo Foley (linked below) looking at the upcoming file system in Windows Server 8, ReFS. I […]
I have been trying to talk myself into learning Microsoft PowerShell for quite some time. Â It was always cool for a little while and then, like many other things, it just got dull and lost its shine. Until recently it was something I knew I would need to learn someday because Microsoft would eventually put […]
I finally got the data migrated to new storage at my organization. The information moved very quickly and went off without a hitch (and minimal yelling/frustration). The one area I found that was not so friendly is the Share Permissions on the destination storage.
My plans for reviewing/playing around in Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 have been quite up in the air lately, but may finally be coming to fruition, although differently than I originally planned. Since I have installed an EMC Celerra as my organizations primary storage, I thought testing a WSS front end to that system might be appropriate. In a previous post, I was planning to test this in my home lab, but given the considerations I am looking at for my organization, testing there makes loads more sense.
I noticed today that Service Pack 1 for Windows 7/2008R2 was released. Since I am curious just to see what is noticably new here I was more than happy to load it and see what I got.
The storage and networking industry is pushing for high-end Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), and its dominance of FCoE seems almost certain to many industry watchers. But where is Microsoft when it comes to FCoE? Put simply, Microsoft does not seem to be participating in FCoE development, either on the initiator or target side.