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 [...]

Cluster Shared Volumes Reborn in WS2012: Deep Dive

June 18, 2012 // 7 Comments

Noes from TechEd North America 2012 session WSV430: New in Windows Server 2012 File services is supported on CSV for application workloads.  Can leverage SMB 3.0 and be used for transparent failover Scale-Out File Server (SOFS) Improved backup/restore Improved performance with block level I/O [...]
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