Storage

What The Hell Is WS2012 ReFS?

August 2, 2012 // 0 Comments

You’ve probably heard of Windows Server 2012 ReFS on podcasts, read about it in articles, and wondered: what the hell is ReFS!?!? NTFS is ancient by IT terms, dating back to the days when NT was originally written in the early 1990s.  You might remember back in the build up to “Longhorn” [...]

Rough Guide To Setting Up A Scale-Out File Server

July 25, 2012 // 35 Comments

You’ll find much more detailed posts on the topic of creating a continuously available, scalable, transparent failover application file server cluster by Tamer Sherif Mahmoud and Jose Bareto, both of Microsoft.  But I thought I’d do something rough to give you an oversight of what’s going [...]

Windows Server 2012 Cluster-In-A-Box, RDMA, And More

June 18, 2012 // 4 Comments

Notes taken from TechEd NA 2012 session WSV310: Volume Platform for Availability Huge amount of requests/feedback from customers.  MSFT spent a year focusing on customer research (US, Germany, and Japan) with many customers of different sizes.  Came up with Continuous Availability with zero data [...]
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