Ignite 2016 – Storage Spaces Direct

September 30, 2016 // 4 Comments

Read the notes from the session recording (original here) on Windows Server 2016 (WS2016) Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) and hyper-converged infrastructure, which was one of my most anticipated sessions of Microsoft Ignite 2016. The presenters were: Claus Joergensen: Program Manager Cosmos Darwin, [...]

DataOn CiB-9112 V12 Cluster-in-a-Box

March 16, 2016 // 19 Comments

In this post I’ll tell you about the cluster-in-a-box solution from DataOn Storage that allows you to deploy a Hyper-V cluster for a small-mid business or branch office in just 2U, at lower costs than you’ll pay to the likes of Dell/HP/EMC/etc, and with more performance. Background So you [...]

My First Hands-On With Surface Book

March 15, 2016 // 2 Comments

We’re still not able to distribute Surface Book in Ireland, but I got a very brief play with a demo unit in the office yesterday. What was it like? Let me preface it by saying that I have owned 3 high-end ultrabooks over the last few years: Asus UX31 which is a class piece of design, other than [...]

Broadcom & Intel Network Engineers Need A Good Beating

December 18, 2015 // 14 Comments

Your virtual machines lost network connectivity. Yeah, Aidan Smash … again. READ HERE: I’m tired of having to tell people to: Disable VMQ on 1 GbE NICs … no matter what … yes, that includes you … I don’t care what your excuse is … yes; you. That’s because VMQ on 1 GbE NICs is: On by [...]
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