Virtualisation

StorSimple–The Answer I Thought I’d Never Give

May 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

Lately I’ve found myself recommending StorSimple for customers on a frequent basis. That’s a complete reversal since February 28th, and I’ll explain why. StorSimple Microsoft acquired StorSimple, a physical appliance that is made in Mexico by a subsidiary of Seagate called Xyratex, several [...]

My Experience at Cloud & Datacenter Conference Germany

May 8, 2017 // 0 Comments

Last week I was in Munich for the Cloud & Datacenter Germany conference. I landed in Munich on Wednesday for a pre-conference Hyper-V community event, and 2 hours later I was talking to a packed room of over 100 people about implementing Azure Site Recovery with Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V. [...]

Talking Hyper-V & Azure At Upcoming Community Events

March 27, 2017 // 0 Comments

The last 12 months of my existence have been a steady diet of Azure. My focus at work has been on developing and delivering a set of bespoke Azure training courses aimed at our customers (MS partners) working in the Cloud Solutions Provider (CSP) channel. As of last week, my calendar became a lot [...]

VMQ On Team Interface Breaking Hyper-V Networking

March 20, 2017 // 2 Comments

I recently had a situation where virtual machines on a Windows Server 2016 (WS2016) Hyper-V host could not communicate with each other. Ping tests were failing: Extremely high latency Lost packets In this case, I was building a new Windows Server 2016 demo lab for some upcoming community events in [...]

Ignite 2016 – Storage Spaces Direct

September 30, 2016 // 9 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, [...]

Microsoft Makes vSphere Look Like A Toy Once Again

August 26, 2016 // 4 Comments

Microsoft has increased the maximums once again for Hyper-V, with the upcoming release of Windows Server 2016. They’re leaving VMware not just in the dust, but somewhere so far behind that they’re over the horizon. How does vSphere 6.0 stack up against the superior Hyper-V? Ouch! Enjoy, [...]
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